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This and That 01-12-13

Bob Jones Sr. to Billy Graham: A Bad Prediction, Some Good Advice – Billy, if you leave and throw your life away at a little country Bible school, the chances are you’ll never be heard of.  At best, all you can amount to would be a poor country Baptist preacher somewhere out in the sticks. – Bob Jones, Sr.

The Day William Shatner Tweeted at an Astronaut (and the Astronaut Replied) – And there really is not much more to be said about the matter. Except that, basically, a fake starship captain just sent a tweet to a real-life space station engineer, who replied using the language of the fake starship captain … and all of us got to see it. And then retweet it. And then make lame-but-awesome Star Trek-related jokes about it. MBB: What a world. – Megan Garber

Why I Changed My Mind About the Millennium – What’s wrong is that these many things that premillennialists must believe (because of the way they interpret Scripture), the NT explicitly denies. In other words, in my study of the second coming of Christ I discovered that, contrary to what premillennialism requires us to believe, death is defeated and swallowed up in victory at the parousia, the natural creation is set free from its bondage to corruption at the parousia, the New Heavens and the New Earth are introduced immediately following the parousia, all opportunity to receive Christ as savior terminates at the parousia, and both the final resurrection and eternal judgment of unbelievers will occur at the time of the parousia. Simply put, the NT portrayals of the second coming of Christ forced me to conclude that a millennial age, subsequent to Christ’s return, of the sort proposed by premillennialism was impossible. – Sam Storms

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