House Church Talk - Re: Was baptisms Now dispensations/ Preterism

jim pierceall jpierceall at
Tue Feb 10 11:32:22 EST 2004

It would certainly be understandable to see "completions" of many of Jesus
foretellings, w/ the destruction of the physical Temple of 70AD...  but also
comes the human tendency, a personal propensity to look no further and
"camp" at a firm conclusion...

Did ya ever wonder if our Lord spoke in such a fashion, that every
generation, since that first, might also see many of these matters during
their lifetimes?  I mean, if we had been a part of the generation that saw
an anti-christ papacy rise to dominate physical political/religious power,
wouldn't we have been certain, this is what Jesus was telling us to look
for?  What of those that saw the sudden rise of Nero?... or...
Diocleties/Constantine?  What of Charlemagne?  Of Napoleon?  And surely we
have not looked past that time period, where Hitler offered his ruthless
"final solution"?  Surely if we had seen his victims tattooed w/ numbers,
(Jew and Christian) while engaging the whole world to war - would we have
NOT said - Jesus will return post immediately!  Always the world's
anti-christ arising and a faithful remnant Looking to Jesus ...  I believe
that is the history recorded...

To the One that is Truth - all truth is held simultaneous in the I AM...
and every generation given eyes to see and ears to discern, shall see the
merit and application of His superior insight and wisdom...  With this
blessed hope, our eyes and ears shall be trained on Him...  as we too echo
from deep within our hearts...  Come Lord Jesus! \O/

As for me, I hold fewer "final conclusions" than what I might had first
supposed...  All of my shakable shall be shaken, until such time, at what is
unshakable - He shall remain...

Yet in my Conclusion:  I do not completely comprehend, neither can I
defend, nor prove...  BUT I am increasingly confident...

"As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives,
And at <the> last, He will take His stand on the earth.
 "Even after my skin is destroyed,
Yet from my flesh I shall see God;
 Whom I myself shall behold,
And whom my eyes will see and not another.
My, <how my> heart yearns within me!

JimP - kentucky

These would be fanciful words, and rightfully worthy of ridicule, had they
not been spoken longtime before me by Job 19: 25-27

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