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The Messianic Prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 – Part 8

Reconciling the Messianic Prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 with Secular History Finalizing the Solution   Summary of Findings to Date In this marathon investigation so far, we have found from the scriptures the following: This solution placed the end of the 69 sevens in 29...

The Messianic Prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 – Part 7

Reconciling the Messianic Prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 with Secular History Identifying Solutions – continued (2)   6.      The Medo-Persian Kings Succession Problems, A Solution  The passage we need to investigate for a solution is Ezra 4:5-7.  Ezra 4:5 tells us...

The Messianic Prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 – Part 6

Reconciling the Messianic Prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 with Secular History Identifying Solutions Introduction So far, we have examined the issues and problems with current solutions in Parts 1 and 2. We have also established a base of facts and hence a framework to...

The Messianic Prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 – Part 5

Reconciling the Messianic Prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 with Secular History Establishing Foundations for a Solution – continued (3)   G.      Overview of the Events of the Books of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther Note that in the Date column, bold text is a date of an event...

The Messianic Prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 – Part 4

Reconciling the Messianic Prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 with Secular History Establishing Foundations for a Solution – continued (2)   E.      Checking the Starting Point For the starting point we need to match the prophecy in Daniel 9:25 with a word or commandment that...

The Messianic Prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 – Part 3

Reconciling the Messianic Prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 with Secular History Establishing Foundations for a Solution A.      Introduction To find any solutions to the problems we identified in parts 1 and 2 of our series, firstly we need to establish some foundations...

The Messianic Prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 – Part 2

Reconciling the Messianic Prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 with Secular History Issues Identified with Common Understandings – continued Other Problems found during research   6.      The High Priests succession and length of service/age Problem Hilkiah Hilkiah was High...

The Messianic Prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 – Part 1

Reconciling the Messianic Prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 with Secular History Issues Identified with Common Understandings Introduction The passage of scripture in Daniel 9:24-27 contains a prophecy about the timing of the coming of the Messiah. That Jesus was the...

The Nature of God’s Son: Who Cast Down Satan and When?

Hello, Eric Wilson here. I’ve been surprised by the reaction my last video provoked from the Jehovah’s Witnesses community defending the JW doctrine that Jesus is Michael the Archangel.  Initially, I didn’t think this doctrine was that critical to the theology of...

The Nature of God’s Son: Is Jesus the Archangel Michael?

In a recent video I produced, one of the commenters took exception to my statement that Jesus isn’t Michael the Archangel.  The belief that Michael is the pre-human Jesus is held by Jehovah’s Witnesses and Seventh Day Adventists, among others. Have witnesses uncovered...

Does Current Watchtower Theology Blaspheme Jesus’ Kingship?

In the article How can we prove when Jesus became King? by Tadua, published on 7th December 2017, evidence is offered in a contextual discussion of Scripture. The readers are invited to consider the Scriptures through a series of reflective questions and make up their...

The Fruit Bearing Tree

[this post was contributed by Alex Rover] How would you illustrate these two verses? "Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be my disciples.” (John 15:8 AKJV) “so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all...

WT Study: Imitate Jesus’ Courage and Discernment

[From ws15/02 p. 10 for April 13-19] “Though you never saw him, you love him. Though you do not see him now, yet you exercise faith in him.” – 1 Peter 1:8 NWT In this week’s study, there is a footnote for paragraph 2 that reads, “First Peter 1:8, 9 was written to...

Logos – Part 4: The Word Made Flesh

One of the most compelling passages in the Bible is found at John 1:14: “So the Word became flesh and resided among us, and we had a view of his glory, a glory such as belongs to an only-begotten son from a father; and he was full of divine favor and truth.” (John...

Logos – Part 3: The Only-Begotten God

“At that time Jesus prayed this prayer: “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike.” – Mt 11:25 NLT[i] “At that time Jesus said in response: “I...

Logos – Part 2: A God or The God?

In part 1 of this theme, we examined the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) to see what they revealed about God’s Son, Logos. In the remaining parts, we will examine the various truths revealed about Jesus in the Christian Scriptures. _________________________________...

Logos – Part 1: The OT Record

Just under a year ago, Apollos and I planned to do a series of articles on the nature of Jesus. Our views diverged at that time about some key elements in our understanding of both his nature and his role. (They still do, though less so.) We were unaware at the time...

Commentary on John 15:1-17

[this post is contributed by Alex Rover] A consideration of John 15:1-17 will do much to encourage us to greater love for one another, for it demonstrates Christ's great love for us and builds appreciation for the great privilege of being brothers and sisters in...

Where Should the Horse Go?

[A couple of years back, Apollos brought this alternate understanding of John 17:3 to my attention.  I was still well indoctrinated back then so I couldn't quite see his logic and hadn't given it much thought until a recent email from another reader who had a similar...

What Is the Word According to John?

Under inspiration, John introduced the title/name "the Word of God" to the world in 96 C.E. (Rev. 19:13)  Two years later, in 98 C.E., he opens his account of Jesus' life using the shortened form "the Word" to again assign this unique role to Jesus. (John 1:1, 14) ...

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