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    How to be an Antichrist (Free eBook)

    Ummm... yes and/or no, depending on what you are hinting at. I think it is important to distinguish between the "apocalypse" from the apocalypse of John (also called the "second coming" in the Gospels) and the Christian "last times" or "end times" as discussed in the epistles. The apocalypse...
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    How to be an Antichrist (Free eBook)

    Hi Marcilla, sorry for the delayed reply. Life, you know, plus answering these kinds of questions takes time. Well, so far the only evidence anyone has been able to show me that Josephus, Vespasian, Titus or Domitian was involved in writing the NT is the similarities between the works of...
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    How to be an Antichrist (Free eBook)

    No, I believe that what I have shows definitively that the Gospels were almost entirely based on Josephus and originally intended as a more of a joke than a religion. Because of that, I think futurism is irrelevant. The only part which I think is futurist is in the letters when it talks about...
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    How to be an Antichrist (Free eBook)

    Good question. First, google says this "(especially of a man) bring (a child) into existence by the process of reproduction". It can be that women beget or "bring children into existence", but you are right that in Jewish writings, and all old writings, tended to care more about who the...
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    How to be an Antichrist (Free eBook)

    Thanks. I have updated the book a lot, made a lot of improvements for reading, navigation and added new parallels and have now made it free, so it is probably better to get the new version if yours is old. I keep working on it all the time, there are always things to improve and I only have...
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    How to be an Antichrist (Free eBook)

    In the Christian last days there is supposed to come an antichrist, actually many antichrists: “Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.” – 1 John 2:18 That was written...
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    Jesus and Nicodemus

    Oh, right, thanks.
  8. J

    Jesus and Nicodemus

    Where is this parallel from Joe from? I don't find it in CM, is it from another book or somewhere else?
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    Jesus and Nicodemus

    Hey, Jerry, thanks for the summary of Bauer's "Christ and the Caesars". Would be interested to check it out, but not high on my priorities list right now. Anyway, you seem to confirm what I already suspected about it, that he was sort of at the starting point of "Caesar's Messiah" and "Flavian...
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    Jesus and Nicodemus

    Well, I guess you were making a good point with it, that an artist can hide multiple meanings, which of course is relevant the more I think about it. Remember "The Purpose of Jesus' Parables": “And the disciples came, and said unto him {Jesus;}, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? He...
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    Jesus and Nicodemus

    For more than a thousand years and until very recently people would be burned at the stake or worse for questioning the veracity of the Jesus story. This has produced centuries of biased apologetic scholarship and you can see scholars now who are brought up in the same traditions, even atheist...
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    $#!+ Josephus Says

    "...And I will begin my account of these things with what I call my First Chapter.” – Josephus, The Wars Of The Jews, Preface:12 Oh, really, Josephus, you're going to call your first chapter "your First Chapter"? Wow, that sounds amazing, I cannot wait to read it!
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    $#!+ Josephus Says

    I took the aerial tram, but I saw some people walking up what I am guessing was remains of the old Roman banks. However, I still have a hard time imagining precisely what Josephus means by walking on one foot and then the other, as opposed to any normal way of walking.
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    $#!+ Josephus Says

    “There was a rock, not small in circumference, and very high. It was encompassed with valleys of such vast depth downward, that the eye could not reach their bottoms; they were abrupt, and such as no animal could walk upon, excepting at two places of the rock, where it subsides, in order to...
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    $#!+ Josephus Says

    “…However, there is a place left for your preservation, if you be willing to accept of it; and God is easily reconciled to those that confess their faults, and repent of them. O hard-hearted wretches as you are! ... return from your wicked ways, and have regard to the excellency of that city...
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