Now What? The Next “World Event”

Written by Mr. Ancil McBarnett 

Those of us who hold to an AD 70 view where we acknowledged the Old Covenant ended, and the New Covenant and the ever increasing Kingdom is here, the inevitable question is now what?

We all know the futility of looking at world events and identifying every crisis as a “sign” that the end is near.

There is NO end time event happening now.

What God is interested in, is all the nations of the world actively becoming and experiencing the Kingdom or our God. And how that takes place is not through whether Syria or North Korea is an end time apocalyptic event.

What God is more interested in, is a world event of people all over the globe who are truly Kingdom, so that when nations ask us “Show us your ways”, we have been living it.

We are supposed to be the mountain of the Lord’s House where nations ask “show us your ways.”

Right now our “Christian” ways are too embarrassing and unintelligent to even show, much less requested by others.

Nations don’t want to know about your prophetic line and how people are slain by the spirit.

Nations would be asking to “show us your ways”, not “show us your theology or political ideology”.

Nations are interested in systems, and a systemic approach to life, for example:

– how are you able to successfully manage life,
– how are you, the church able to bring people together for a common goal, without coercion, taxation,
– how did you manage to heal people,
– eradicate corruption,
– bring peace,
– have marriages that last,
– suffer through crisis but yet be mature,
– bring up children that do not collapse,
– love one another across geographical boundaries,
– submit to one another,
– value the other better than yourself….

That is the world event, God is only interested in.

How can the Body of Christ implement systems and training, to bring up generation after generation of stellar human beings, extremely productive in society, and who live out Kingdom and His righteousness and impact redemptively this society. Now that is Christ.

That is the impact of Christ and His Kingdom.

That’s the visible influence, impact, exertion of the Kingdom on these lives of men and systems of this earth.

That is the “world event” we should be interested in, happening every day in people’s lives as they become more mature.

That is the “world event” we should be interested in, creating systems as the Body of Christ so that when a school has a potential next shooter on their hands, they can turn to us, to restore such a human, because we have a system that works.

That is what I am interested in, more than whether North Korea begins world war 3

And that is New Covenant life, fueled by the finished work of Christ.

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April 2018 – Preterist Conferences

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Well, glory to God! This past weekend (April 20-22) there were 2 Preterist conferences happening at the same time. The Berean Bible Church led by Pastor David Curtis had their usual annual conference (which dvd/mp3 ordering will begin for soon). Many attend and speak of the edification that comes from BBC. Visit their website to get more information, http://www.bereanbiblechurch.org/conference/

However, I am writing this blog to speak about the Indianapolis Eschatology Seminar. I am just now realizing that there was a debate between well-known Preterist leader Dr. John Noe and Church of Christ preacher Steve Baisden (who is also a Preterist). I know I am looking forward to checking that out. Also, they had a great line up of speakers – Mr. Scott Klaft, Mr. Holger Neubauer, Mr. Roy Runyon, and Mr. Charles Parsley. Admittedly, I have only read a few things by these names, however they seem to be on the frontline of the reformation happening not only in the Churches of Christ, but even within the larger Christian body. As I said at the beginning, glory to God! The following link has details about the speakers and the conference, http://westsidecoc.org/jm/index.php/events/17-indianapolis-eschatology-seminar

I am looking to having an interview with the lead preacher, John Watson, from Westside Church of Christ (where this conference happened) in weeks to come. Matter of fact, tune in to the Hairy Ticks Variety Show on TFC Radio (www.tfcradio.org) on Tuesday, May 1st and you will get to hear that interview.

Also, in the meantime, I’d like to encourage you to view the resources that have been put out from this conference. I know I will be diving in to the details throughout this week. The following link is to the YouTube page where you can view the speakers for yourself, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEmsXxNOI45GFZIGmfA1kog

May we continue to see God glorified as we study and discern His Truth!

In Service to Christ Jesus,

Michael Miano
Pastor, Blue Point Bible Church
Director, The Power of Preterism Network

Israel Only Debate: Is It Scripturally Defendable?

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As of March 22nd, 2018 – the debate regarding “Israel Only: Is It Scripturally Defendable?” between Mr.  Michael Bradley and Mr. Michael Miano has come to an end. This was a 4 part debate and a written and video presentation was provided by both participants in each part of the debate. Below you will find all the presentations listed.

DAY 1 – OPENING STATEMENTS

MICHAEL BRADLEY
Written – https://drive.google.com/file/d/188ftYigkDaNzIkeJan1DHGpbZW65D5Xo/view
Video –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7flNHob0MUs&feature=youtu.be

MICHAEL MIANO
Written –  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oxnC10sqZD3txOXedStYY1J5s_567apK/view
Video –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF8JNENAx6g

 

DAY 2 – 1ST ROUND REBUTTALS

MICHAEL MIANO
Written – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1O4dEC_PQkuK1w1FVcB14ZNGveKGt3_qm/view
Video –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFS6h86f7wA&feature=youtu.be

MICHAEL BRADLEY
Written – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fELeuNh_nqmLzLjTqkXiEIsrUOmcXTpV/view
Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtSh6_ZFEvY&feature=youtu.be

 

DAY 3 – 2ND ROUND REBUTTALS

MICHAEL BRADLEY
Written – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HVrzv55megNkdxjSXqMNDhJ7_KmztpIG/view
Video –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX4kjfCQu24&feature=youtu.be

MICHAEL MIANO
Written – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yEVzvaYOnjZZjprE_lhbUAh3wnVJ3Jlb/view
Video –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4OjFpVsOV8&feature=youtu.be

 

DAY 4 – CLOSING STATEMENTS

MICHAEL MIANO
Written – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OLMGwe8kvd3MXiFkYdVQRLS7Ef4A3ddr/view
Video –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlRey8MRwCw&feature=youtu.be

MICHAEL BRADLEY
Written – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qtJpXs7JiWSXhZl0zN_nvfDyEKK1mwu1/view
Video –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oToWYrZYIuE&feature=youtu.be

 

Also, you can now purchase debate merchandise at the following link, https://teespring.com/stores/preterism-topics

Crossroads Examined: Review of BPBC’s Conference

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I shared all about the conference earlier today on this weeks broadcast of the Hairy Ticks Variety Show. Here is a link to that show, https://www.spreaker.com/user/10014082/3-27-2018

I figured I would also write out some pertinent highlights from the Examining Crossroads: Biblical Controversies Conference that happened this past weekend (March 23-25, 2018) at The Blue Point Bible Church. Many praised God that this 5th annual Bible conference was the best one we have had yet at BPBC. Glory to God!

FUTURE STUDIES & TOPICS

Mr. Glenn Hill will be coming out with a book in the near future, Christianity’s Great Deception (detailing the doctrine of hell). Also, Mr. David King has since made a Facebook page, group, and website by the title “Hell Is Not Real”. (Check out www.hellisnotreal.com)

I will continue to bring forth details about “Conceptual Salvation” and “Soma Salvation”, both of which I spoke about at the conference. Keep your eyes tuned for more blogs at www.mianogonewild.wordpress.com

Mr. Adam Maarschalk has brought forth some challenging ideas regarding a 1000 year millennium between the two great revolts (63-73 AD & 132 – 135 AD). Keep an eye on his blog (www.adammaarschalk.com) and I look forward to having him as a guest soon on the Hairy Ticks Variety Show.

Pastor Steve Schilling highlighted the necessity of studies of atonement and the correlation of “pitch” in the Hebrew (the same word) and the significance, as well as distinction of understanding Jesus Christ as our propitiation (cf. 1 John 2:2).

Mr. Ancil McBarnett highlighted a great Biblical history of “Heaven and Earth”. His presentation challenged us to develop a track record of “light” and “darkness” as found through the Biblical narrative. Also, Ancil recommended reading Isaiah chapters 51-65 in an attempt to better understand the prophetic realities of “Heaven and Earth”. I look forward to a transcript of his presentation and to further engage his thoughts on an upcoming broadcast of the Hairy Ticks Variety Show.

Dr. Cindye Coates offered up great insights regarding “God’s government” and how we must walk in a manner of; 1. Being fruitful; 2. Increasing and multiplying; 3. Having dominion; 4. Subduing all things; and 5. Replenishing things. I look forward to further dialogue with Dr. Cindye Coates on an upcoming episode of HTVS as well.

 

#TeamPRETERIST – UPCOMING PRETERIST CONFERENCES

Indianapolis Eschatology Seminar – April 20-21
Westside Church of Christ/ Contact – John Watson http://westsidecoc.org/jm/index.php/events/17-indianapolis-eschatology-seminar

How Shall We Then Live – April 20-22
Berean Bible Church, Virginia Beach/ Contact – Pastor David Curtis http://www.bereanbiblechurch.org/conference/

Springville Lecture: The Time of the End – May 4-6
Springville Church of Christ, California/ Contact – Brent Bischel
* No web link at this time

Creationfest Northeast(Music Festival/ Preterists Meet-up) – June 27-30
Agape Farms, Pennsylvania
https://creationfest.com/ne/

Preterist Pilgrim Weekend – July 12-14
Preterist Research Institute, Ardmore, Oklahoma/ Contact – Don Preston http://www.bibleprophecy.com/events-2/annual-ppw/

Texas – The Big Texas Conference – September 21-23
Kerrville, Texas/ Contact – TJ Smith http://bigtex2018.info/

 

I surely hope to see and/or meet you at one of these conferences in the very near future. Not only that, but I pray that through this blog, I have furthered encouraged your diligent studies and maybe provided you with some resources.

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Michael Miano The Blue Point Bible Church The Power of Preterism Network

What A Weekend It Will Be (Mar. 23-25, 2018)

As we see the last couple of snowflakes fall, and hear the roar of snowplows, the excitement builds regarding the upcoming Examining Crossroads: Biblical Controversies Conference happening this weekend at The Blue Point Bible Church. We have a great line up of topics and speakers. As the saying goes, be there or be square. Herein you will find information about both each conference time frame, details, and speakers.

On Friday, March 23rd – 7pm – 10pm
Our theme for Opening Night will be “How Great A Salvation!” and we will be blessed with the gift of song by Mrs. Meredith Piniella, get some great laughs from the skit-comedy group Herman & Nudix, and welcome two speakers – Mr. Glenn Hill & Pastor Michael Miano. There will also be an extended time of Q & A.

On Saturday, March 24th – we will have two sessions; 11am – 4pm; 7pm -10pm
Our Saturday theme will be “Complex Concepts”. So many challenging thoughts will be shared. We will also find time to go out and grab an early dinner. Speakers on Saturday include; Mr. Adam Maarschalk, Pastor Steve Schilling, Mr. Ancil McBarnett, Deacon Ed Silsble, Pastor Michael Miano, & Dr. Cindye Coates.

On Sunday, March 25th – Service – 10:30 – 11:45am; Roundtable – 1:30 -3:30pm
Our in-house worship will magnify the presence of God opening our Worship Service, and Pastor Miano will lead us in corporate prayer, as well as preach on the topic of Palm Sunday. Yes, palms will be available. Also, after a lunch outing we will close the conference with a roundtable going through the “Efficacy of the Church” with all the conference speakers and including Apostle Johnny Ova.

Speakers:

Mr. Glenn Hill was a non-denominational preacher for 45 years. He authored “Christianity’s Great Dilemma”, which highlighted some challenging truths regarding eschatology. He is also currently working on a 2nd book titled, “Christianity’s Great Deception” regarding the church’s doctrine of hell. Brother Glenn is a widower, who is blessed with a large, wonderful, and loving family.

Mr. Glenn Hill will be speaking on the topic of hell on Friday evening.

Pastor Michael Miano is pastor of The Blue Point Bible Church. Active in various aspects of ministry, he places special emphasizes on having a “zeal empowered by knowledge”. He also serves as director of The Power of Preterism Network which seeks to highlight the reformational and missional power of fulfilled eschatology. In an effort to provide continued edification to the Church, Pastor Miano continually writes online articles, regularly participates in theological debates, and at this point published 2 books and a study guide – “Freaked Out by the New Covenant”, “Wicked”, and “Clarity in Revelation”.

Pastor Michael Miano will be speaking on Friday night about salvation, on Saturday about “bodily salvation”, and on Sunday he will deliver a Palm Sunday sermon.

Mr. Adam Maarschalk, from Newport, Kentucky, lives with his wife Jasmine, and enjoys writing about fulfilled eschatology, Christian Zionism, and other topics on his blog – AdamMaarschalk.com. He also participates in volunteer work through Kentucky Refugee Ministries and recently cofounded a non-profit organization for Chin refugees from Burma who live in his area.

Mr. Adam Maarschalk will be speaking on Saturday about the millennium.

Mr. Ancil McBarnett, is an elder from Zion Assembly of Harrisburg, Virginia. His passion is the message of Christ and His Kingdom, where Believers fully embrace life under the New Covenant, so that strong marriages, strong families, and young people do not collapse under the pressures of life but pursue wisdom, become the reality. In 2017, he and Jen Fishburne commented on the entire Bible (except the Book of Revelation) from the Preterist perspective, in the “Read Your Bible Challenge” Facebook group. He is supported by his wife of 20 years, Althea and their 3 kids.

Mr. Ancil McBarnett will be speaking on Saturday about “Heaven & Earth”.

Pastor Steve Schilling is pastor emeritus of The Blue Point Bible Church. Serving as an Elder, he willingly and responsibly, when the time of need came, stepped up to pastor BPBC for over 3 years. Pastor Schilling is happily married to Olivia, and has two children, and 2 grandchildren.

Pastor Steve Schilling will be speak twice on Saturday. One presentation about the atonement and propitiation, and another presentation about the need for unity in the Preterist Movement.

Deacon Ed Silsbe is an architect by trade who has served faithfully in the deaconate at The Blue Point Bible Church for over 15 years. He has been a member of BPBC over 25 years. Deacon Ed also serves as President of the Blue Point Community Civic Association.

Deacon Ed Silsbe will be speaking on Saturday about the effect of rumors.

Dr. Cindye Coates wrote her doctoral thesis on Matthew 24 Fulfilled, which will soon be published under the title “The Fulfilled Prophesies of Jesus”. Dr. Coates serves as Provost of Life College on-line campus. She is married 34 years to Dr. Stan Coates – 3-time Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter. Together they have planted 7 churches in the Metro Atlanta area and mentor ministry leaders all over the world.

Dr. Cindye Coates will be speaking on Saturday about the effects of “Present Truth” on faith, family, and life decisions.

Apostle Johnny Ova leads the Sound of Heaven Church, on Long Island with his wife Rachel. At 16 he began training to become a professional wrestler, which led him to travelling all over America, Canada, Jamaica, & even Mexico doing what he loved to do – wrestle. It was during that time at the age of 17 that he gave his life to the Lord. Beyond his Sound of Heaven work through which he labors to train and equip Believers to do extraordinary things for God, he has a heart for the nations and works planting churches across the world, as well as raising his 4 beautiful children Johnny, Zoë, Massimo and Lucy.

Apostle Johnny Ova will be joining the Efficacy Roundtable on Sunday.

Herman & Nudix were created in 2011 by budding cartoonist, Joe Perrott. He utilized the confusing word “hermeneutic”, which is a high Latin word meaning “how to read a book” to create characters Herman & Nudix. So began the cartoons that depicted every sort of offbeat Bible theology. There are now hundreds of cartoons on every topic and nothing is “sacred”. Joe and Mr. Jean Pierre Cote began reenacting the cartoons at the annual conferences at The Blue Point Bible Church and somehow keep get inviting back for more. This year they intend to up the ante with a little more “pow” and “zowie”.

 

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Examining Crossroads: Biblical Controversies Conference

Blue Point Conference 2018

Friday, March 23rd, 2018 – “So Great A Salvation”
7:00 – 7:15 – Introduction to Examining Crossroads (Pastor Michael Miano)
7:10 – 7:15 – Special Music by Mrs. Meredith Piniella
7:15 – 8:00 – Mr. Glenn Hill
8:00 – 8:20 – Herman & Nudix
8:20 – 8:35 – 15 minute break
8:35 – 9:15 – Pastor Michael Miano
Q & A

Saturday, March 24th, 2018 – “Complex Concepts”
11am – 11:15 – Good morning & Welcome/ explain “Complex Concepts”
11:15 – 12:00 – Adam Maarschalk
12:00 – 12:30 – Pastor Steve Schilling
12:30 – 12:45pm – 15 minute break
12:45 -1pm – Herman & Nudix
1pm – 1:45pm – Pastor Michael Miano
1:45 – 2:30 – Ancil McBarnett
2:30 – 3pm – Deacon Edward Silsbe
Q & A

7PM – 7:10 – Welcome & Announcements
7:10 – 7:15 – Special Music
7:15 – 7:30 – Herman & Nudix
7:30 – 8:15pm – Dr. Cindye Coates
8:15 – 8:30pm – 15 Minute break
8:30 – 9:00pm – Pastor Steve Schilling
Q & A

Sunday, March 25th – “Edify the Body”
Adult Sunday School – Discussion Group (9am-10am)
Special Music & Sermon (10:30 – 11:45am)
The Efficacy of the Church Roundtable (1:30 -3:30pm)

 

 

Israel Only: Is It Scripturally Defendable?

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As of this morning, 3/1 – a formal written debate has begun between Michael Miano and Michael Bradley regarding the Israel Only view. The main page for the debate is a public Facebook group. You can access it, even if you do not have Facebook at the following link, https://www.facebook.com/events/147851895931004/
However, the debate components will be posted on this blog and at http://www.powerofpreterism.wordpress.com. Below you can clink on the links to access today’s Opening Statements.

Mr. Michael Bradley’s Opening Statement, https://drive.google.com/file/d/188ftYigkDaNzIkeJan1DHGpbZW65D5Xo/view

Pastor Michael Miano’s Opening Statement, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oxnC10sqZD3txOXedStYY1J5s_567apK/view
Coming Soon (3/8) – Rebuttals