Of course he was..... He baptized Jesus. He had an enormous following. He was the one the Roman and Jewish authorities feared would start an uprising against them. Jesus, simply followed in his footsteps, continued his message and retained his followers.
[-14] September 9, 2016 at 12:49pm
Your friend is right. You can’t keep even one letter of Judaism. Even Peter admitted that! Yeah, Jesus said lot of stuff, like He reconciled world, Now is the judgement of this world, now is the prince of this world cast out. Yet you believe in a coming judgement and you think satan isn’t cast out. Who’s got ahold on theology? You think humanity isn’t reconciled! Sheesh, the average rube should be able to figure this one out!
You seem to be confusing reconciliation and sanctification.
If two people get divorced, and then they reconcile their relationship, that doesn't mean that there aren't still problems to be worked out and issues to address. It just means that you're not separated anymore.
Reconciliation and purification are not the same things. And just because the prince of the world was defeated, that doesn't mean he's gone for good. As one epic poem once put it, "That old forgotten Seraph King still plots how God shall die."
September 4, 2016 at 12:48pm
The valedictorians I knew were hot girls that flirted with the teachers and took safe general education classes to get 4.0 and got extra credit to bump that even higher. Looking back, it was a smart move because freshman classes at college are the same as 6th grade. The kids that take advanced classes with lower grades are punished.
The elephant in the room: Mathew 24:34 ALL these things will happen to THIS GENERATION. As in what happened in 70ad. All end time theology that states that the end is yet to come, must say that Jesus was a false prophet and a false messiah and a bold face liar! Jesus said he fulfilled all the old testament and that all the end time junk he prophesied and in revelation will happen in a generation. Us millennials and generation x’ers have had enough of the establishment christian lies!
1. You may want to revisit your grammar class workbook and
2. You must be quite important to speak for all "Us" millennials and generation x-ers.
If you are going to try and discredit Scripture, you should really read it first--in context.
Matthew 24:32-34 (NKJV)
"Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near--at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.
Your "elephant" verse is part of the parable of the fig tree. WHEN the fig tree puts forth leaves, THEN that generation will not pass away until the end. It is NOT "as in what happened in 70 AD" but rather, what happened in 1948 when Israel was reborn. That is the fig tree.
With age, hopefully, comes wisdom. God bless and I pray your eyes are opened before its too late.
He also said that some of them would not taste death before all these things were to happen... as in the disciples in his presence. The headline eschatology we've been living with the past 50-60 years is pure nonsense. Look at historical recordings against the timelines of biblical prophecy and it's easy to see 70AD was the climactic destruction Jesus was talking about.
Only a Preterist or people who have zero spiritual understanding can make such ignorant statements
why did you not read the whole of Matt 24 in context? Just read back to verse 30 for what that generation will see
Matt 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
That is what CONCLUDES THAT generation, the 2nd ADVENT
I can assure you the world has not seen the 2nd advent., I sure hope you are not teaching people because your scriptural knowledge is shoddy at best
That is not exactkly what was said and you are playing very serious word games. John saw the conclusion of all things and that is how we have the book of Revelation
John saw and recorded the end of things and did so before he died
You also failed to mention the Mount Of transfiguration where they saw Jesus transformed into His Glory
 March 8, 2016 at 8:12pm
50+ million Christians died in Stalin’s/Hitler’s concentration camps, who gives a flip. Christians facing the same fate, no one cares. History made out that 6 million Jews died and no other group died in camps. Huge mistake, cause now if a Jew isn’t the one in the camp, no one cares.
[-1] March 2, 2016 at 7:33am
For all you Christians out there spelling doom and gloom, here’s a biblical principal verse: Mathew 21:28-32- The parable of the 2 sons. The career politicians say “I will” then never do. The career citizen said “I will not” then changed his mind. Guess who inherits the kingdom?
Funny that an unGodly person uses the bible, then modifies the winners and losers into their party of choice.
And your answer is? Your reasoning?
 February 13, 2016 at 7:02am
The bigger problem is how so many men knew she was a porn actress.
 February 4, 2016 at 6:40pm
My bible says “there is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out all fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love”. If you fear Jesus or God, you do not love Him.
 January 13, 2016 at 9:08pm
I’m kinda sick of having other people do dirty work. The apartment owner should be the one evicting. I have a job were I have to do dirty work for lawyers, IRS, mortgage companies, ect. I’m always the bad guy, and I hate doing it.
Then quit. People do what they can do. Renting property out doesn't make you a legal expert or a heavy or a mover. People hire other people to do things they can't. Be glad you have a job in demand during a weird job market.
 January 12, 2016 at 3:01pm
“For God did not send His Son to the world that he may judge the world, but that the world may be saved through him;”. John 3:17 Sometimes, in order to save a drug addict, you take away his drugs. God took away the law and Jerusalem in order to save Israel. They had nothing to turn too except Jesus.
 January 12, 2016 at 7:58am
I have a police friend that says lots of lonely seniors will call 911 only to see another human being and have a face to face conversation.
 January 12, 2016 at 7:57am
There’s plenty of kids out there that want a chance in the NFL. They need to ban these people, there’s enough talent to take his place.
[-2] January 11, 2016 at 12:16pm
You know, if the money people gave actually went to help those in need I could see his point. But church’ budgets consume about %99.7 in administrative costs making the clinton crime family foundation look saintly.
 January 8, 2016 at 7:29am
Flea, when Jesus gave his prophecy about the end of the age, he was talking to Hebrews and specifically told them (the people he was talking too at that time) that they would see the end times. You say 2+2=4. Yet Jesus said the end was 2000 years ago. Christians can’t even read their own bible, they’d rather stump for an agenda. Reminds me of global warming and evolution. You believe your theology despite obvious facts.
[-5] December 26, 2015 at 6:59am
You do know Paul was talking about his countrymen the Jews right? This exact scenario played out in 70ad when God destroyed the Jewish people and their religion.
 December 4, 2015 at 10:29pm
The facts are in the writings of Josephus Favius in his book the war of the Jews circa 67-70AD. In it is an exact description of the events Jesus and Revelation tell of. Jesus has come back and finished the job. Here’s a fact, take away Christians “end times” and you’ll find they’ve built their entire theology on that alone.
[-4] December 4, 2015 at 9:44pm
This is insanity. The “end times” was 1900 years ago. We have Josephus Flavius’ writings, a die hard Jew that hated Christians. All the events he described are exactly what Jesus described would happen. There was a 42 month siege of Jerusalem 67-70ad at which time the city was burned to the ground and completely torn down. Revelation was written before the destruction, how do you know? Because the temple was still standing in the writing. I swear, when it comes to sound doctrine, you Religious Zealots are as blind as Obama supporters.
pious, what do you think about this?
"About this time there lived Jesus, a wise man, if indeed one ought to call him a man. For he was one who performed surprising deeds and was a teacher of such people as accept the truth gladly. He won over many Jews and many of the Greeks. He was the Messiah. And when, upon the accusation of the principal men among us, Pilate had condemned him to a cross, those who had first come to love him did not cease. He appeared to them spending a third day restored to life, for the prophets of God had foretold these things and a thousand other marvels about him. And the tribe of the Christians, so called after him, has still to this day not disappeared.
- Jewish Antiquities, 18.3.3 §63
Only a Preterist can say something as ignorant as this and actually believe it.
The 3rd temple is set to be rebuilt. Please show me in history a 7 year rule by the anti christ that united a whole world under a mark of the beast system and then show me the 2nd advent of Jesus
October 12, 2015 at 3:46pm
The thief isn’t the devil, and the wolf is what you can judge, and the luke story is about the pharisees. There’s no excuse why we don’t know the bible, except that we listen to wolves every sunday who are stealing from us.
[-7] October 12, 2015 at 8:11am
Top Jewish scholars don’t agree on the temple mount. The measurements match that of the Roman barracks. The temple was on a crescent shaped hill connected to the corner of the barracks. The Romans left the barracks and 3 towers and leveled the rest of the city. The charred walls indicate that it wasn’t torn down, so most likely the temple mount is the Roman barracks. Also Jesus said not one stone would be left on another, so either He was a liar or the temple mount is not where the temple was. Christians often believe make believe stories and ignore cold hard facts. 2 points: the devil comes to steal kill and destroy; you can judge a christian by their fruits. Both aren’t in the bible, yet it’s believed it is. Even Glen Beck believes this lie, and he’s suppose to believe the historical truth and not fiction.
“15″Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16″You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? 17″So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.…”
"No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit."
Just hang on for a couple of years (my supposition ). After WW3 the anti-christ will rise up and say religion can never again be at the source of 2 +/- BILLION people being killed, so no religion can denigrate any other. The anit-christ will broker a deal for the Jews to REBUILD the temple.
So when WW3 happens from the Euphrates, you will know there will be a Jewish temple at that location.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
Jesus is talking about false prophets here, but of course the devil is the slickest false prophet of them all.
The existing wall was not a wall of the temple itself. It was a retaining wall used to expand the mountaintop the temple was built upon.