Mission

This website explores a number of Biblical themes of interest to the author. These are

  1. what the apostle Paul called the “mystery of iniquity”, what John in the book of Revelation calls “Mystery Babylon”, and the rise of the Antichrist, the fulfilment of which we can see in current moves towards One World Government;

  2. the prophecies of the book of Daniel, specifically Daniel’s four kingdoms and their precise identification, and his seventy “sevens”, or “weeks”, and their termini;

  3. archaeological and geological evidence for the veracity of the book of Genesis;

  4. the evolution/creation debate;

  5. current news seen in the light of Bible prophecy;

  6. the debate concerning the timing of the Rapture in relationship with the “tribulation”, and the equally lively debate over the precise origins of pretribulationism;

  7. those passages of Scripture which deal with, or which are held to deal with, that final posited seven-year period leading up to Christ’s Second Coming.

Please bear in mind that this is a website under construction. I hope over the next few days, weeks and months to fulfill the promises made on each of these pages. But it’s going to be a slow process.

Please visit us again, as you will find new articles of interest as time goes on.

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Breaking News: Messianic pretender’s tomb found empty!

 

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Empty Tomb

Finally, I took a look at some of the academic scholarship regarding the empty tomb of Jesus. I was truly surprised to find that a large majority of scholars today agree that Christ’s tomb was found empty.

Consider…

  • The Jerusalem Factor. Since Jesus was publicly executed and buried in Jerusalem, it would have been impossible for Christianity to begin in Jerusalem while the body was still in the tomb. Christ’s enemies in the Jewish leadership and Roman government would only have to exhume the corpse and publicly display it for the hoax of the empty tomb to be shattered.
  • The Jewish Response. Rather than point to an occupied tomb, the Jewish leadership accused Christ’s disciples of stealing his body. Wouldn’t this strategy seem to establish that there was, in fact, an empty tomb and a missing body?1
  • The Women’s Testimony. In all four Gospel accounts of the empty tomb, women are listed as the primary witnesses. This would be an odd invention, since in both Jewish and Roman cultures women were not esteemed and their testimony was not admissible.
    • When you understand the role of women in first-century Jewish society, what’s really extraordinary is that this empty tomb story should feature women as the discoverers of the empty tomb in the first place. Women were on a very low rung of the social ladder in first-century Palestine. There are old rabbinical sayings that said, ‘Let the words of Law be burned rather than delivered to women’ and ‘blessed is he whose children are male, but woe to him whose children are female.’ Women’s testimony was regarded as so worthless that they weren’t even allowed to serve as legal witnesses in a Jewish court of Law. In light of this, it’s absolutely remarkable that the chief witnesses to the empty tomb are these women… Any later legendary account would have certainly portrayed male disciples as discovering the tomb — Peter or John, for example. The fact that women are the first witnesses to the empty tomb is most plausibly explained by the reality that — like it or not — they were the discoverers of the empty tomb! This shows that the Gospel writers faithfully recorded what happened, even if it was embarrassing. This bespeaks the historicity of this tradition rather than its legendary status. 2
      1 Historical sources: Matthew, Justin, Tertullian.
      2 Dr. William Lane Craig, quoted by Lee Strobel, The Case For Christ, Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1998, 293.

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    Former disciple turned informer hangs himself

    From Matthew:

    When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and the elders. “I have sinned,” he said, “for I have betrayed innocent blood.”

    “What is that to us?” they replied. “That’s your responsibility.”

    So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.

    The chief priests picked up the coins and said, “It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money.” So they decided to use the money to buy the potter’s field as a burial place for foreigners. 8That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day. Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: “They took the thirty silver coins, the price set on him by the people of Israel, and they used them to buy the potter’s field, as the Lord commanded me.” (Matthew 27:3-9)

    Text of title which Roman procurator places on cross angers local religious leaders

    From the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John:

    Above his head they placed the written charge against him: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS. (Matthew 27:37)

    The written notice of the charge against him read: THE KING OF THE JEWS. (Mark 15:26)

    There was a written notice above him, which read: THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. (Luke 23:38)

    Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read: JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS. Many of the Jews read this sign, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the sign was written in Aramaic, Latin and Greek. The chief priests of the Jews protested to Pilate, “Do not write ‘The King of the Jews,’ but that this man claimed to be king of the Jews.” Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.” (John 19:19-22)

    Text taken from the title which the Roman procurator, Pontius Pilate, placed on cross:

    IESVS·NAZARENVS·REX·IVDÆORVM
    Ἰησοῦς ὁ Ναζωραῖος ὁ Bασιλεὺς τῶν Ἰουδαίων
    ישוע הנצרי ומלך היהודים

    English translation: Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews

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    Doubts raised over legitimacy of trial

    Serious doubts have been raised over the legitimacy of Messianic pretender, Jeshua ben David’s, trial, in reality a series of hearings before different authorities, and under precisely whose jurisdiction he was executed.

    Following his arrest in Gat-Sh’manim, or Gethsemane, he was brought before the deposed Cohen Hagadol, or High Priest, Annan (in Greek, Annas), which produced no formal result.

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    Bystanders spooked by strange goings on at crucifixion

    As reported in Matthew:

    From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land. About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?”—which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” When some of those standing there heard this, they said, “He’s calling Elijah.” Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a stick, and offered it to Jesus to drink. The rest said, “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to save him.” And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus’ resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people. When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely he was the Son of God!”

    As reported by Luke:

    It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a righteous man.” When all the people who had gathered to witness this sight saw what took place, they beat their breasts and went away. But all those who knew him, including the women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.

    Messianic pretender crucified as common criminal outside Jerusalem

    doubts raised over legitimacy of sentence; former disciple turned informer, J’huda, hangs himself; text of title placed on cross by Roman Procurator angers local religious leaders; bystanders spooked by strange goings on at scene of execution

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