The False Prophet, as I claimed in my blog The Little Horn of Daniel, is Annas, the High Priest, who was responsible for condemning Jesus to die. Annas was the first Jewish High Priest appointed by Rome. He was appointed by Quirinus, governor of Syria, to be the first High Priest appointed in Jerusalem after the Herodian dynasty was removed from Judea, and it seems Rome was particularly interested in him and his family. Josephus says that his five sons were appointed High Priests and this honor was not bestowed upon any other priestly family. In many ways Annas was Rome’s man in Jerusalem. Read the rest of this entry »
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The Persecution of the early Messianic Jews began with the stoning of Stephen in about 34 CE. Stephen had gotten into trouble by denying the need of the Temple. He showed in his testimony before the Sanhedrin in Acts 7 that God was mobile not stationary. He visited Abraham in Mesopotamia, Joseph in Egypt, Moses in Median, took care of Israel in the wilderness and only condescended to David to reside in a stationary Temple because of David’s heart request. Read the rest of this entry »
This blog is a revision from the original posting (revised on March 9, 2011).
It is difficult to even think of the last days before Christ’s second coming without thinking of an end time strong man, called the beast. Some scholars believe the Bible claims this leader will befriend the nation of Israel and later betray them. He is then supposed to sacrifice some unclean thing or erect an idol in their newly built Temple. Such a sacrifice or idol is referred to as the abomination of desolation. This theology, however, has no Biblical foundation! Unfortunately, much of what is understood as legitimate Christianity has bought into this destructive doctrine. It is a doctrine that has evoked a great deal of fear from the people of God, but the greater tragedy is it takes the emphasis off Christ. Read the rest of this entry »