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

Dan Beaty dlbeaty at
Tue Feb 10 22:34:53 EST 2004

Jim and others,

I have been intrigued by this subject for some time now. For myself, I hold
no firm conclusions on the entire chapter 24 of Mat thew,  but parts of it do
seem to have been fulfilled long ago. I hope to hear and learn more along
these lines, but for now I can truly identify with Jim P's comments:
> 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
> unshakable - He shall remain...

One thing for certain: The manner in which the prophecies of the Bible are
fulfilled WILL be known by all in due time! Those who love and obey Him will
be in a much better place than perhaps even those who understood the
mysteries correctly, but were lacking in such love!

While I agree with you Jim that history has repeated itself many times,
there are indications that the "closed" portions of the Book are becoming
more open to each generation. These conversations on the internet are
playing a part in getting us to open our minds to possibilities which before
we could not even allow.

If we can believe that evil men will wax worse and worse in the latter days,
perhaps we can also believe and look for the time when the "knowledge of the
glory of the Lord will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea!" When I
consider that bright future He has planned, my lack of detailed knowledge
concerning it does not hinder. I just want that vision to flood my heart,
mind and body, giving hope, zeal and a greater adoration for my Lord!

Dan Beaty
Columbus, Ohio

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