Then and Now Preterist Podcast

Then and Now Preterist Podcast

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Studying the past to shape a better future. Taught by Ed Stevens, President of the International Preterist Association. The production of new podcasts has been suspended while Ed prepares the next series. All of our previous podcasts are archived below…


Walking Worthy AFTER the End
May 13, 2016 • 48 min
This is the second of two lessons that Ed Stevens presented at the 2016 Blue Point Endtimes Conference. The first lesson looked at HOW the pre-70 saints lived, and WHY they lived that way. We looked at their expectations and hope and other motivations…
Walking Worthy BEFORE the End
May 13, 2016 • 58 min
This is the first of two lessons that Ed Stevens presented at the 2016 Blue Point End Times Conference. This lesson discusses the kind of godly lifestyle that the pre-70 saints maintained, and explains WHY they lived that way. Their reasons for living…
Deity of Christ and the Trinity
Jun 29, 2014 • 48 min
The most important doctrine in all of Biblical revelation is the Deity of Christ and the Trinity. This teaching is certainly hard to wrap our minds around, but fortunately a full understanding of it is not crucial to our salvation. What is essential,…
Passing of Heaven & Earth - Chilton
Jun 22, 2014 • 61 min
David Chilton gave these two speeches at a full preterist conference in Oklahoma City in 1997, not long after he had become a full preterist, and only a few months before he died. That was the occasion when he made the now famous remark: “…Here I am…
Times of the Gentiles (Lk 21.24)
Jun 15, 2014 • 67 min
Premillennialists connect the “Times of the Gentiles” (Lk 21:24) with the “fullness of the Gentiles” (Rom 11:25), and claim that both texts will only be fulfilled after “all Israel” has accepted Jesus as Messiah, returned to the land of Israel, and…
John 14 and Dwelling Places
Jun 8, 2014 • 66 min
We explain John 14:3 to show that Jesus was promising a real cognitive experiential “reception” (rapture) of his disciples into the unseen realm of heaven at His Parousia. Critics of the first century rapture have to SPIRITUALIZE the “dwelling places”…
How Eschatology Affects Our Ethics
Jun 1, 2014 • 33 min
This is the first episode of our Summer 2014 Series. You are in for a treat this summer. We will be presenting some of our best seminar presentations, and former Preterist Radio podcasts that have not yet been posted here. This session will share a…
Fall of Masada (AD 73)
May 25, 2014 • 62 min
After Titus dismantled Jerusalem, gathered its spoils, and dispersed its captives, he left Judea to join his father in Rome. He commissioned Bassus and Silva to capture the three remaining rebel fortresses of Herodium, Macherus, and Masada. The Roman…
Siege of Jerusalem (AD 70)
May 18, 2014 • 59 min
Vespasian was proclaimed emperor by his troops in Judea, Egypt, and Syria. He left Palestine to go to Egypt before heading to Rome. He left his son Titus in Judea to begin the siege of Jerusalem. Titus waited until the city was full of people at…
Zealot Factions (AD 68-70)
May 11, 2014 • 54 min
Vespasian bottled up the Jews in Jerusalem, so that he could fight them all together in one place in one big decisive battle. Then Nero died and Rome was plunged into civil war and external rebellions. The Zealots thought that would force the Roman army…
Vespasian Gained Control (AD 67-69)
May 4, 2014 • 41 min
Vespasian literally went from victory to victory. He finished reducing all the pockets of resistance in Galilee, and sent detachments all over the Decapolis, Perea, Judea, Idumea, Samaria, and Jericho, methodically driving out all the remaining rebels…
Josephus vs. Vespasian (AD 67)
Apr 27, 2014 • 44 min
This time we dig a little deeper into the details of the Galilean campaign of Vespasian and Titus, as they began to subjugate all the fortified cities of Galilee (AD 67). Josephus had tried to unite all the cities of Galilee under his command, and get…
The War Began (AD 66)
Apr 20, 2014 • 55 min
We give a quick overview of the first year and a half of the Jewish War with Rome, which began in earnest in the Spring of AD 67. When Nero heard about the humiliating defeat of Cestius Gallus in the Fall of AD 66, he immediately sent Vespasian, one of…
Cestius Humiliated by Zealots (AD 66)
Apr 13, 2014 • 47 min
After Eleazar b. Ananias lawlessly put a stop to all Gentile sacrifices, the Moderates and pro-Roman citizens of Jerusalem pleaded with him to restore the sacrifices, but he refused. This division between the Moderates in the upper city and the Zealots…
Put a Stop to Sacrifices (AD 66)
Apr 6, 2014 • 52 min
We are continuing to build a chronology of the Zealot rebellion and their war with Rome. We pick up the historical narrative in May of AD 66 just after Gessius Florus had attempted to seize all the remaining temple gold. This action by Florus forced the…
Eleazar Blew the Horn (AD 66)
Mar 30, 2014 • 45 min
We begin by looking at how the Zealot leader Eleazar started the rebellion by blowing the ram’s horn and rallying the troops inside Jerusalem to block Gessius Florus’s attempt to get the rest of the imageless gold coins out of the Temple. This shows how…
Historical Review (AD 64-66)
Mar 23, 2014 • 54 min
After a few months of looking at the book of Romans, we are now picking back up with our historical studies. The last two historical podcasts (July and August 2013) dealt with the military campaigns of Cestius Gallus and Vespasian against the Zealot…
Listener Interaction Session
Mar 16, 2014 • 50 min
It has been almost two months since we shared some of the great listener feedback that we are getting. This is always interesting and encouraging for other listeners who often have the same thoughts and questions. The first question wanted an…
Rom 12 - Bodies as Living Sacrifices
Mar 9, 2014 • 59 min
As Douglas Moo notes in his Romans commentary, “Romans 12:1-2 is one of the best-known passages in the New Testament.” Here Paul urges the Roman saints to present their bodies as living sacrifices to God, and be transformed by a renewal of their minds….
Rom 8 - Redemption of Our Body
Mar 2, 2014 • 54 min
Another of the most important texts which the Collective Body View (CBV) uses to support its concept of a collective body resurrection is Romans 8:23. They contend that the phrase “our body” mentioned here in this text is a reference to the collective…
Rom 8 - Give Life to Mortal Bodies
Feb 23, 2014 • 47 min
We study three uses of the word “body” (Gk SOMA) which are found in Romans chapter eight, verses 10, 11, and 13. When Paul said their “body is dead because of sin” (Rom 8:10), he meant that their bodies were mortal (subject to death, because of sin)….
Rom 7 - This Body of Death
Feb 16, 2014 • 42 min
We look at two more of the thirteen uses of the word “body” found here in Romans chapter seven, verses 4 and 24. The Collective Body View interprets both of these references to “body” as being collective. However, we show from the context that a…
Biblical Foundations
Feb 9, 2014 • 68 min
This week I listened to one of Ken Ham’s presentations on the Biblical Foundations of Western Civilization. He clearly shows that our compromise with Evolution in the interpretation of Genesis 1-11 has played a major role in destroying the foundations…
Romans 6 – Body of Sin
Jan 26, 2014 • 51 min
We pick back up on our study of the thirteen uses of the word “body” here in Romans. In this session we get down into the context of Romans chapter six to examine two of those “body” texts found in verses 6 and 12. We use the paraphrase translation of…
Listener Feedback and Mt 27:52f
Jan 19, 2014 • 49 min
Every few months we accumulate a good supply of emails from listeners asking questions and making comments. This is always high interest content and extremely helpful for a lot of other listeners who have the same questions. There are several comments…
Rom - Collective Body Fallacies
Jan 12, 2014 • 38 min
We take a historical look at the last sixty years since John A. T. Robinson developed his Collective Body concept, and how Max King adopted it and applied it to his resurrection eschatology. We quote from Robinson’s 1952 book on The Body, as well as…
Romans - Definition of Body
Jan 5, 2014 • 55 min
We first look at the lexical definition of the Greek word SOMA (body), as it relates to the uses of that word in the book of Romans. Paul uses the word “body” thirteen times in the book of Romans. We briefly look at each of those thirteen verses to…
Rom 6 - What Kind of Baptism?
Dec 29, 2013 • 60 min
There is a wide variation of views on baptism among the various Christian traditions. That is no less the case among preterists. Rom 6:3-4 is a good text to study if you want to see how various interpreters explain baptism. Some preterists understand it…
Romans - Meaning of Creation
Dec 22, 2013 • 34 min
One well-known preterist leader who holds the Collective Body View recently taught that the word “creation” as used in Eph 2:10 and Rom 1:20 is referring to Old Testament Israel. That idea is very similar to the Covenant Creationist view, which he says…
Romans - THE sin or SIN?
Dec 15, 2013 • 44 min
Some of the Collective Body advocates have suggested that “the sin” referred to in Rom 6:1 is pointing exclusively to the original sin in the Fall of Adam, and that Paul is talking about a collective body “in Adam” being raised out of “the sin” of Adam…
Rom 6 - Two Questions
Dec 8, 2013 • 35 min
Advocates for the Collective Body view of the resurrection have asserted that the phrase “THE sin” in Rom 6:1 should be understood as a reference to “THE Law.” They then use that idea to suggest that Paul is urging Jewish Christians to quit keeping the…
Rom 3-5 - The Good News
Dec 1, 2013 • 42 min
We give a brief report of our experience at the Evangelical Theological Society conference in Baltimore last week, where we had dozens of great interactions with the attendees there. While there, I found a couple of very helpful books which explain what…
Rom 1-3 - Bad News First
Nov 17, 2013 • 60 min
The first three chapters of Romans lock up all humanity, including the Jews, under condemnation. That is very bad news for everyone, especially for the Jews who considered themselves as automatically saved. Before Paul gives them the good news, he…
Romans - Context and Outline
Nov 10, 2013 • 64 min
Two of the key hermeneutical tools we use to interpret any biblical text are: (1) the historical context out of which the book was produced, and (2) the purposes which it was written to accomplish. It also helps if we have a good outline that traces the…
Romans - Flow of Thought
Nov 3, 2013 • 37 min
We continue our introductory comments and survey of the contents of Apostle Paul’s letter to the first century Christians in Rome. One of the best overviews of the flow of thought found in the book of Romans was written in the Preface of Haldane’s…
Romans - Introduction
Oct 27, 2013 • 54 min
Every prophetic view (futurist and preterist) uses the book of Romans as a source for its particular approach to fulfillment. How we interpret Romans can make a big difference not only in our eschatological perspectives, but in our understanding of…
Overview of 1 Cor 15
Oct 20, 2013 • 62 min
In the past several podcasts we have looked at bits and pieces of the 1Cor 15 context. In this session we summarize all that and provide the overall big picture of what Paul is saying about the resurrection here in his letters to the Corinthian saints….
Expectations of a Change
Oct 13, 2013 • 54 min
What were the pre-70 saints expecting to see, hear, and EXPERIENCE at the Parousia? Was it going to be a non-cognitive and un-experienced event, with those saints left on earth afterwards not even aware that the Parousia had occurred? Apostle Paul…
“Being Raised” in 1 Corinthians 15
Oct 6, 2013 • 52 min
Advocates for the Collective Body View (CBV) of the resurrection claim that the Present Passive form of the Greek verb EGEIRO (“are raised”) can ONLY be legitimately translated as “are BEING raised” with the sense of an ongoing process of resurrection…
WHO and WHERE were the Dead?
Sep 29, 2013 • 44 min
Futurists think that “the Dead” is a reference to dead physical bodies in the graves, so that the phrase “resurrection of the Dead” means dead bodies being raised out of the graves. Some fellow preterists think “the Dead” is referring to the collective…
“Our Body” – Collective or Individual?
Sep 22, 2013 • 66 min
One of the most important texts which the Collective Body View (CBV) uses to support its concept of a collective body resurrection is Philippians 3:21. They contend that the phrase “our body” mentioned here in this text is a reference to the collective…
Why Bodies Were Not Raised?
Sep 15, 2013 • 54 min
Futurists relentlessly pester us preterists with the nagging question: “There is no record of bodies coming out of the graves in AD 70. If the dead were raised at that time, why were the physical bodies of the dead saints NOT raised?” In this session we…
Resurrection out of Sheol-Hades
Sep 8, 2013 • 53 min
There is so much confusion in both futurism and preterism about the place in the unseen realm called Sheol or Hades. We take an in-depth look at the Old Testament concept of Sheol to show that it was the place where the conscious disembodied souls of…
Genesis: Myth, Figurative or Historical?
Sep 1, 2013 • 57 min
Is the Genesis account of Creation and the Flood literal and historical, or merely figurative or mythological? And how does that relate to the Preterist view and our explanation of the NATURE of fulfillment of the endtime events? Every systematic…
Fruit of the Collective Body Tree
Aug 25, 2013 • 33 min
Advocates of the Collective Body resurrection view have accused the Individual Body View of being futurist because we teach that we get a new immortal body and go to heaven at physical death. However, we reverse those charges, and show that the…
Resurrection Predicted in Genesis
Aug 18, 2013 • 58 min
We start off by reading some listener feedback, which notes that most of the confusion about the Resurrection within the Preterist movement comes from a misunderstanding of the opening chapters of Genesis. There is a direct connection between Genesis,…
Perfection Now, but Not Here
Aug 11, 2013 • 58 min
This episode is a special treat. We play excerpts from one of Arthur Melanson’s radio programs where he explains the meaning of Heb. 11:30-40, regarding the “better resurrection” at the first century Parousia, which perfected both the living and dead…
Vespasian Begins the War
Aug 4, 2013 • 54 min
After Nero heard about the failure of Cestius Gallus to crush the Jewish rebellion, he dispatched his most able general Vespasian to do it right this time. Over the winter of 66-67, Vespasian and Titus assembled three legions and hordes of other…
Refuting Resurrection Errors
Jul 30, 2013 • 54 min
Recently there has arisen a couple of false accusations against the Individual Body View of the Resurrection by the hyper-cessationist skeptic Chris Camillo and some of the advocates of the Collective Body View. Here we address both charges and expose…
Cestius Gallus Fiasco (AD 66)
Jul 21, 2013 • 41 min
We look at the early months of the Jewish rebellion (August through December AD 66). We notice how the Zealots quickly organized their government and prepared for the Roman attack. The Roman Legate in Antioch, Cestius Gallus, did not waste any time…
Daily Sacrifice Ceased (AD 66)
Jul 14, 2013 • 44 min
Menahem, who was one of the early Zealot leaders, led his rebel forces to Masada, overpowered the Roman garrison, seized all the weapons stored there, left an occupational force, and then came back to Jerusalem to help the rebel forces in their struggle…
Signs and Zealot Rebellion - AD 66
Jul 7, 2013 • 46 min
We continue looking at the crucial events leading up to the outbreak of the Jewish revolt against Rome in late AD 66. We mention some of the major characters who played a significant role as the rebellion was beginning to take shape, and how the…
Abomination and Lawlessness - AD 66
Jun 30, 2013 • 46 min
If you are interested in considering some possible fulfillments of the Abomination of Desolation and the Man of Lawlessness, this podcast is for you. We look at how Gessius Florus, the Roman procurator over Judea in AD 66, attempted to rob the temple of…
Rapture Questions Answered
Jun 23, 2013 • 61 min
The volume of Listener Feedback has been heavy in recent weeks, so we share some of the best of those questions and comments with you, and then give our response. We first correct a historical goof I made in last podcast, then reply to a FaceBook…
Signs of the End (AD 65-66)
Jun 16, 2013 • 61 min
After Nero waged war against the Christians, things begin to go badly for him. There was a conspiracy against him, a pestilence that killed 30 thousand in Rome, and a hurricane just south of Rome that destroyed many crops and fruit trees. The situation…
The Elect Were NOT Confused
Jun 9, 2013 • 50 min
Over two decades ago, Max King suggested that the reason why the Christians after AD 70 did not mention the Parousia, was because they had been confused by the Hellenizers into misplacing the eschaton. Twenty years ago, Dr. Charles Hill debunked that…
How Many Lived Until the Parousia?
Jun 2, 2013 • 47 min
Critics of the Literal Rapture view have suggested that the SILENCE of Christians after AD 70 about the occurrence of the Parousia, was merely because they were ALL either killed in the Neronic persecution or fell away into apostasy by the time of the…
Listener Questions and Comments
May 26, 2013 • 53 min
Questions about the Nicolaitans, trustworthiness of Scripture, historical documentation for the Parousia and Rapture, value of the rapture for understanding scripture, Romans 8:18-19 and redemption of your bodies, 2 Thess. 1:10 and expectations of…
Where Did the Christians Go?
May 19, 2013 • 46 min
All the Church Historians bemoan the silence and absence of true orthodox Christians in the first two or three decades after AD 70. Where did all those pre-70 saints go? None of them reappear after 70 to claim the fulfillment of the Parousia. What about…
Seven Churches of Revelation
May 12, 2013 • 68 min
Why is it that for a whole generation after AD 70 we hear nothing from, nor anything about the seven churches mentioned in the book of Revelation? What happened to those churches? If you wish to have the PDF lesson outline that is available for this…
Laodicea and Smyrna
Apr 28, 2013 • 62 min
Futurists use the historical situation of Laodicea and Smyrna to suggest that Revelation could not have been written before AD 70. We will show how they have misinterpreted both Scripture and History, and that history and archaeology both show that…
Neronic Persecution - AD 64
Apr 21, 2013 • 41 min
Christians were the victors in that persecution. What about those who fled to Pella? When was Apostle John killed by the Jews? If you wish to have the PDF lesson outline that is available for this podcast, simply email Ed to request it…
Matthew 24 Fulfillments
Apr 14, 2013 • 49 min
One of the first things our Futurist critics ask for is historical evidence showing that all these things occurred in the first century. We provide that documentation from first century historians. If you wish to have the PDF lesson outline that is…
HOW Was It Fulfilled?
Apr 7, 2013 • 55 min
When Futurists grasp the TIME of fulfillment, they immediately want to know HOW these things were fulfilled in the first century. So this lesson looks at the NATURE of fulfillment. If you wish to have the PDF lesson outline that is available for this…
Sequencing the Tribulation
Mar 31, 2013 • 37 min
When we compare Apostle Paul’s sequencing of these three events with the sequence found in Matthew 24, there seems to be an inconsistency. See if you can spot the problem and tune in to see how we resolve it. If you wish to have the PDF lesson outline…
Neronic Persecution & Great Trib.
Mar 24, 2013 • 50 min
Most futurists and even some preterists are confused about the identity of the Great Tribulation. We will discuss the linkage between the Neronic persecution and the Great Tribulation. If you wish to have the PDF lesson outline and Chronological chart…
Fire in Rome & Persecution
Mar 17, 2013 • 45 min
One of the most overlooked events affecting the Christians right before the Jewish War, was the Great Fire in Rome and the Neronic persecution afterwards. This was the great tribulation upon the Church. If you wish to have the PDF lesson outline for…
Great Commission Finished - AD 64
Mar 10, 2013 • 52 min
We show from numerous biblical texts that the Great Commission was finished in the first century before the destruction of Jerusalem, and that the literary efforts of the apostles ceased at that time as well. If you wish to have the PDF lesson outline…
Apostolic Canonization (Pt 3)
Mar 3, 2013 • 28 min
This lesson completes our series on Apostolic Canonization. We take a closer look at Apostle Peter’s role in using the keys of the kingdom (i.e., his binding and loosing authority) to certify all 27 of the New Testament books as inspired, canonical, and…
Apostolic Canonization (Pt 2)
Feb 24, 2013 • 36 min
This is part two in our series on Apostolic Canonization. We discuss the duplication, circulation, and collection of all 27 of the New Testament books before Apostle Peter died in AD 64. If you wish to have the PDF lesson outline for this podcast,…
Apostolic Canonization (Pt 1)
Feb 17, 2013 • 60 min
Shows how all 27 of the NT books were written, copied, circulated, certified, and formed into a completed canon of New Testament scripture before Apostle Peter died in AD 64. This lesson is an introduction to Apostolic Canonization. If you wish to have…
Jude and Second Peter (AD 64)
Feb 10, 2013 • 49 min
Since many modern skeptics have questioned the authenticity and pre-70 dates for both Jude and Second Peter, we need to look at the internal evidence, which leans heavily in favor of the more conservative traditional view. We also look at the…
First Peter Written (AD 63)
Feb 3, 2013 • 49 min
We use Mark’s activities after he left Rome in 63, plus the conditions of the churches in Turkey at the time of writing, to help nail down the date for the First Epistle of Peter. We also look at the expectations Peter gave to those churches. If you…
Paul’s Second Arrest (AD 63-64)
Jan 27, 2013 • 41 min
We follow Paul’s activities after his release until he was arrested again and sent back to Rome for trial and execution. We see when and where his three pastoral epistles were written, First and Second Timothy and Titus. If you wish to have the PDF…
Paul After Release (AD 63-64)
Jan 20, 2013 • 51 min
Three of Paul’s epistles, First and Second Timothy and Titus, were written after Paul was released from his first imprisonment in Rome. We take a look at Paul’s activities after his release and before he was arrested again and killed in the Neronic…
John’s Writings (AD 60-63)
Jan 13, 2013 • 79 min
Futurists believe John remained alive for over two decades after the destruction of Jerusalem, and therefore tend to date all of John’s writings after AD 70. We debunk all this and show that John died in the Neronic persecution, and therefore all of his…
Hebrews Corrects Barnabas
Jan 6, 2013 • 64 min
We look a little more at the activity of Mark in relation to Paul and the book of Hebrews, and especially his role in helping Paul write the book of Hebrews as a correction to the anti-Judaic polemic and hyper-allegorical interpretative methods…
Hebrews and Its Courier
Dec 30, 2012 • 51 min
We cover the historical background of the book of Hebrews, including the churches to whom it was written, why Paul wrote it to those particular churches, as well as why I believe John Mark was the courier to take it to them. If you wish to have the PDF…
Prison Epistles & Hebrews - AD 62-63
Dec 23, 2012 • 44 min
We review the date (AD 62-63) and circumstances of writing for all of Paul’s prison epistles (Eph, Col, Phlm, Phlp, Heb), focusing especially on the epistles of Philippians and Hebrews. It includes more info about the role of John Mark in the scribal…
Luke-Acts & Prison Epistles
Dec 16, 2012 • 47 min
Highlighted our activities to promote the preterist view in our exhibit booth at the Evangelical Theological Society. Date and circumstances of writing of Luke and Acts, plus two of Paul’s prison epistles (Ephesians and Colossians) while Paul was in…
Barnabas (more)
Dec 9, 2012 • 58 min
Why God has arranged for America to endure four more years under Obama, and how Christians should live in response to it. Discusses more of the biblical narrative about Barnabas and Mark, to suggest when the Epistle of Barnabas might have been written,…
Barnabas (intro)
Dec 2, 2012 • 54 min
Picked back up on our historical narrative at AD 61-63, which was while Paul was in prison in Rome, when James was killed, John was exiled to Patmos, and several of the New Testament books were written. It is also the time when Barnabas was killed by…
Historical Problem for Preterism
Nov 25, 2012 • 52 min
Our annual exhibit booth at the Evangelical Theological Society, what we do there, and why it is important for the whole preterist movement. Ed Stevens shared some of the material he is writing for his Masters Thesis on Redating the Epistle of Barnabas….
Signs Begin Appearing (Late AD 62)
Aug 26, 2012 • 59 min
There were many clear signs of the end which appeared with increasing frequency, beginning right here in AD 62. There were some severe earthquakes that occurred in the winter of AD 63, right after John had written his Apocalypse. The birth pangs were…
Date of Revelation
Aug 19, 2012 • 55 min
This deals with the evidence for determining the early pre-70 date of the book of Revelation. We date the book in relation to a number of factors, including internal and external considerations. We arrive at a date in the second half of AD 62, before…
Arrest of James - Exile of John (AD 62)
Aug 12, 2012 • 60 min
The year AD 62 was a very action-packed year for Christians in Jerusalem especially. Josephus tells us that Ananus II took advantage of the temporary lack of a procurator to arrest James (the Lord’s brother) and some of his companions there in…
While Paul was in Rome (AD 61-63)
Jun 24, 2012 • 61 min
We cover several of the Jewish and Roman historical events of significance to Christianity that were occurring while Paul was in prison in Rome. We also discuss which books of the NT were written at this time (1,2,3 John plus Ephesians and Colossians)….
Resurrection - Preterist Concepts
Jun 17, 2012 • 52 min
This is a replay of my seminar speech at the Garrettsville 2011 seminar on the topic of the Resurrection. We discuss the various major concepts of resurrection within Full Preterism, and then show why we believe the Individual Body View is the…
Paul’s Arrival in Rome (early AD 61)
Jun 10, 2012 • 64 min
We look at some of the other Jewish and Christian events that occurred while Paul was on his way to Rome, or just after he arrived there. The writing of the gospel of John most likely occurred here, along with the epistle of James, and the three…
Paul’s Voyage to Rome (AD 60-61)
Jun 3, 2012 • 60 min
We cover the events mentioned in Acts 27-28, from the last few months of Paul’s imprisonment in Caesarea, until he was sent to Rome by Festus the Roman Governor (or Procurator). We discuss the whole voyage, especially the shipwreck on the island of…
Jude’s Grandsons (AD 62-66)
May 27, 2012 • 59 min
In book three of the Ecclesiastical History of Eusebius, he tells the story of the two grandsons of Jude (the brother of Jesus) who were arrested and brought before the Roman court to investigate their aspirations to the Davidic throne in Jerusalem….
Dating the Four Gospels
May 20, 2012 • 61 min
It is pretty clear from reading Paul’s epistles to the Thessalonians (written in AD 51) that Paul was familiar with the Gospel of Matthew. There are over a dozen strong similarities and allusions to the material found in Matthew 23-25, too much in fact…
Paul in Caesarea - Acts 24-26 (AD 58-60)
May 6, 2012 • 62 min
We discuss the events mentioned in Acts 24-26, which occurred there in Judea right after Paul was arrested in Jerusalem at the feast of Pentecost in AD 58. We talk about the possibility that Luke and Acts may have been written by Luke while Paul was…
Who was Theophilus? Acts 23-24 (AD 58-63)
Apr 22, 2012 • 61 min
We look at the theory that Theophilus might have been one of the former High Priests of the Ananus family. There are a lot of historical reasons why this theory makes sense. However, on a later podcast we will suggest an even better possibility that…
Paul taken to Caesarea - Acts 21-24 (AD 58-60)
Apr 15, 2012 • 61 min
After Paul was arrested in the temple, he was put on trial there in Jerusalem before Ananias b. Nedebaeus (the current High Priest). When a plot against his life was discovered, Paul was then sent to Caesarea, where he remained under guard for two…
Paul’s Arrest in Jerus - Acts 20-21 (AD 58)
Apr 1, 2012 • 60 min
We look at the final events at the end of Paul’s third missionary journey, and his arrival in Jerusalem for the festival of Pentecost (June AD 58). He presented the Gentile contributions to the saints in Jerusalem. While he was in the temple purifying…
Corinthians & Romans Written - Acts 19-20 (AD 57-58)
Mar 25, 2012 • 60 min
We look at the last year or so of Paul’s third missionary journey when he wrote the two epistles to the Corinthians (AD 57), as well as the letter to the Christians in Rome (AD 58). There is a PDF lesson outline available for this podcast. Send an email…
Paul’s Third Journey - Acts 19-20 (AD 54-58)
Mar 18, 2012 • 61 min
We survey the major details involved in Paul’s third missionary journey beginning in the Spring of AD 54 and ending with his arrival in Jerusalem in June of AD 58. This was an amazing period of fruitful evangelistic activity for Paul, which resulted in…
Acts 1:9-11 “In Like Manner” (Pt 3)
Oct 2, 2011 • 63 min
This is Part Three of a three part series on Acts 1:9-11 and the Ascension. It is mainly concerned with the question by critics about what the phrase “in like manner” means here. In what sense will the Parousia occur “in like manner” to the Ascension?…
Acts 1:9-11 “In Like Manner” (Pt 2)
Sep 25, 2011 • 65 min
This is Part Two of a three part series on Acts 1:9-11 and the Ascension. It is mainly concerned with the question by critics about what the phrase “in like manner” means here. In what sense will the Parousia occur “in like manner” to the Ascension?…
Acts 1:9-11 “In Like Manner” (Pt 1)
Sep 18, 2011 • 58 min
This is Part One of a three part series on Acts 1:9-11 and the Ascension. It is mainly concerned with the question by critics about what the phrase “in like manner” means here. In what sense will the Parousia occur “in like manner” to the Ascension?…
The Jew-Gentile Issue in Early Church
Sep 4, 2011 • 61 min
The book of Acts does not explain why the Jewish Christians continued to keep every jot and tittle of the Law, while the Gentile Christians were kept free from circumcision and law-keeping. This podcast deals with that issue and explains the purpose…
Resurrection and Change
Jun 19, 2011 • 62 min
This is a condensed version of my Kansas City seminar speech on the topic of the Resurrection of the Dead and the Change of the Living. We explain the resurrection from an Individual Body perspective and a literal rapture perspective. There is a PDF…
Satan - Influence in World Today?
Apr 17, 2011 • 49 min
Since the book of Revelation indicates that Satan was cast into the Lake of Fire at the time of the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70, most preterists assume that Satan is no longer a factor in our lives after AD 70. However, that may not be a safe…