Copyright © Tim Warner http://www.4windsfellowships.net Where did the idea of an eternity in heaven come from? Certainly not from Judaism, from which Christianity sprang! There is no such concept in the Old Testament. As we saw in the article, (The Kingdom in the Gospels), it definitely did not come from Jesus' teaching, and therefore could … Continue reading Origins of the Heavenly Destiny – Not The Bible
Copyright © Tim Warner “Paul himself also — after that the Lord spoke to him out of heaven, and showed him that, in persecuting His disciples, he persecuted his own Lord, and sent Ananias to him that he might recover his sight, and be baptized — ‘preached,’ it is said, ‘Jesus in the synagogues at … Continue reading Paul & the Mystery
The Early Christians based their hope of inheritance squarely on the permanent and unconditional Land promise of the Abrahamic Covenant. Irenaeus who was a disciple of Polycarp, who was a disciple of John the apostle stated this hope very plainly. Polycarp was appointed bishop of the Church in Smyrna by the Apostles (Irenaeus, Book 3, … Continue reading Irenaeus Believed All Christians had an Abrahamic Land Inheritance
Irenaeus preceded Tertullian as one of the early Christian apologists and defenders of the Pristine Faith against the Gnostic heretics. He was bishop of the church in Lyons, a city of Gaul (France). Irenaeus was a disciple of Polycarp, who had been taught by John the Apostle. He frequently appealed to Apostolic oral tradition in … Continue reading What did Irenaeus Believe?
Irenaeus (AD120-202) “And then he points out the time that his [Antichrist’s] tyranny shall last, during which the saints shall be put to flight, they who offer a pure sacrifice unto God: And in the midst of the week, he says, the sacrifice and the libation shall be taken away, and the abomination of desolation … Continue reading Church Fathers – On the End-Time Events