AD70

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This week I was chatting to one of the builders working on our house about the events of Easter in AD70. Like most people, he had never heard the story of how Titus allowed hundreds of thousands of pilgrims into Jerusalem for Passover before locking them inside and slaughtering them all. It’s a terrible story, but one Jesus saw coming. If you’ve ever wondered why Jesus said half the things he said about Jerusalem, the answer has to do with…

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The Old is Good Enough (Luke 5:39) – Escape to Reality – Christian Article

Here’s a verse that perplexes some folk: No one, after drinking old wine wishes for new; for he says, “The old is good enough.” (Luke 5:39) If the new wine is the new covenant, why would anyone prefer the old? People go with the law only because they haven’t tried grace right? The new covenant is better in every way – the Bible says so. Surely no one who has tried both would prefer the old. It doesn’t make sense.…

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What are the Shortened Days? (Matthew 24:22) – Escape to Reality – Christian Article

If they made an historically-accurate movie about the fall of Jerusalem in AD70, two things would stand out. First, the magnitude of the city’s destruction would break your heart. (In a city home to 200,000, as many as a million people died. It was a unique and unprecedented genocide.) Second, if you were familiar with the scriptures, you would be amazed at the accuracy of Christ’s prophecies. Jesus made no less than 40 detailed predictions about the fall of Jerusalem,…

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UPDATE: This offer has now closed – all 1000 books have been snapped up. Make sure you don’t miss out on future giveaways by signing up to E2R. It’s free! Escape to Reality is eight years old this week! To celebrate, I want to give you a free PDF copy of my latest book, AD70 and the End of the World: Finding Good News in Christ’s Prophecies and Parables of Judgment. This offer is limited to the first 1,000 subscribers,…

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Jesus for Jerusalem – Escape to Reality – Christian Article

On the night he rose from the dead, Jesus instructed his disciples to preach a new message of unconditional forgiveness. Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. (Luke 24:46–47, NKJV) The message of grace and forgiveness was for all nations, but it was particularly for…

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The Eagles are Coming – Escape to Reality – Christian Article

For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together. (Matthew 24:28, NKJV) This is one of the strangest prophecies in scripture. It is also one of the most interesting. It is found in the middle of Christ’s warnings about the fall of Jerusalem. Jesus is basically saying there will be a dead body (the fallen city) and birds of prey will gather around it. But why eagles? Because that’s what the Romans carried on their aquila or…

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Why Flee to the Mountains? – Escape to Reality – Christian Article

When trouble comes, you have two choices: fight or flight. Fleeing is the underrated choice. In these days of belligerence and bullying, the temptation is to fight or die. Yet Jesus told his disciples that there would be times when fleeing is the better option: Whenever they persecute you in one city, flee to the next. (Matthew 10:23) Contrary to what you may have heard, Jesus does not expect you to die for the cause. He died so that you…

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Forty Fulfilled Prophecies – Escape to Reality – Christian Article

Here’s a quiz question: When Jesus came riding into Jerusalem on a donkey, was he received as (a) the long awaited Messiah, or (b) a prophet? It might surprise you, but the answer is (b): When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet…” (Matt. 21:10-11) The Judeans recognized Jesus as the prophet of God and we think, “He was much more than that. Jesus is the…

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The Blood of Righteous Abel (Matthew 23:35) – Escape to Reality – Christian Article

Does God punish nations for the sins of their forefathers? Did God punish Israel for killing his prophets? It seems like it when you read these words of Jesus: Therefore, behold, I am sending you prophets and wise men and scribes; some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city, so that upon you may fall the guilt of all the righteous blood shed on…

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The Parable of the Fig Tree (Luke 13:6–9) – Escape to Reality – Christian Article

A man had a fig tree, which had been planted in his vineyard, and he came looking for fruit on it and did not find any. And he said to the vineyard-keeper, “Behold, for three years I have come looking for fruit on this fig tree without finding any. Cut it down! Why does it even use up the ground?” And he answered and said to him, “Let it alone, sir, for this year too, until I dig around it…

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What is the Sign of the Son of Man in heaven? – Escape to Reality – Christian Article

What do you make of these words of Jesus? Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. (Matthew 24:30) What is this prophecy about? And what is the sign of the Son of Man in heaven? Mr. Futurist: “This is about Christ returning from heaven and coming back…

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Will Jesus return in 2019? – Escape to Reality – Christian Article

And so another year kicks off with a certain Christian magazines/websites making gloomy predictions about these last days. (I was going to provide some links here but it was depressing reading and I don’t wish to promote newspaper eschatology. If you’re interested, this stuff is not hard to find.) What do all these articles have in common? I mean, apart from peddling fear and anxiety about current events? Answer: they all believe Jesus is coming back soon. In other words,…

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Is Jesus Returning Soon? – Escape to Reality – Christian Article

Me: “I am coming to your house soon.” You: “Great! When?” Me: “I have no idea. I don’t even know what day.” You: “Um, okay.” Me: “You’ll have to wait a really long time.” You: “But you said you’d be here soon.” Me: “Soon, sure! But it could be centuries.” If I delivered mixed messages like this, you would think I’m unreliable. Untrustworthy, even. “Paul doesn’t know what he’s talking about. I wouldn’t believe anything he says.” Yet apparently this…

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