Sunday Worship – BPBC 2021 “Not One Stone Left” Conference

Worship Opening & Special Music – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWXV17cukos&t=326s

Announcements/ Giveaways/ Gift of Song – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrgIb8E9izY&t=12s

Sermon – Christ Crucified, Resurrected, Ascended, & Has Come – Pastor Michael Miano – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5PVSMcgS9k&t=5s

2nd Day of the BPBC 2021 “Not One Stone Left” Conference

Evangelism Before The End – Daniel Rogers – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgFuDNKnCig&t=8s

Their Rock Is Not Our Rock (Pt. 2) – Ward Fenley – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-K1WRMMUgqU&t=105s

Authors/Book Summaries – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xGWO9IsxGA&t=17s

Lunch Exhortations – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlAh7rrej5Q
(Special Music from Meredith Piniella & Ward Fenley)
(Testimony & thoughts from Phil Westfall)
(Preterist Movement Exhortation from Pastor Michael Miano)

Opening Remarks (evening session) from Ward Fenley – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVBgzjagssU&t=153s

Special Music from Mrs. Meredith Piniella
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO33I9sEG0Q

L.I.F.E. & the 8th Day – Pastor Michael Miano –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a087DfM9j8s&t=64s

Short Exhortation – Jerusalem: AD 70 – Edward Howell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXiB4gJ0E6w

Evangelism After The End – Daniel Rogers – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oQ36EURWUs&t=258s

Q & A with evening speakers – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_4Yn0rKElk&t=100s

Opening Night of the BPBC 2021 “Not One Stone” Conference”

Opening Remarks from Pastor Michael Miano – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p7m4pXgQOY&t=74s

Special Music from Mrs. Meredith Piniella – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQyqHh4td94

Their Rock Is Not Our Rock (Pt. 1) – Ward Fenley – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AoGSUPpjmE

Daydreams of Angels – Deacon Ed Silsbe – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETxHjRltRoM

Short Exhortation – Foundation of Our Faith – Elder Steve Hernandez – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly4VgfyXOGI&t=15s

Q & A with evening speakers – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ7OFX28v84

9/30 – Preterist Power Hour & Resources

This past Thursday, 9/30, was International Podcast Day, and we had a special guest join us for the Preterist Power Hour – Dr. Don K. Preston, of the Preterist Research Institute (www.eschatology.org) – “Catch the power of that!!!”.

While there was some slight technical issues, we were able to compile the program into one clip (you may notice some slight imperfections), however, you catch watch the video podcast at the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujYjRZRtRe4

Much of the discussion was focused on the fact that the “change of the living” cf. 1 Thessalonians 4:15,17; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52) is a relational change not a biological change. Don Preston detailed the eschatological hope as “corporate concepts”, focusing in on the ANE honor/shame cultural motif. Don brought up texts such as Daniel 12; Romans 8, and Colossians 2. He also mentioned resources from Jackson. Wu in regards to Honor/Shame motifs.

“While honor and shame are issues common to human society and individual experience, various cultures exhibit different degrees to which these issues are important…If the basic assumption were that prosperity meant divine favor, then the opposite principle of retribution also applied; if fortunes reversed it meant divine disapproval.” – Cultural Background Study Bible

Also mentioned for review were our previous PPH podcasts on 7/22 and 7/29:

https://powerofpreterism.wordpress.com/2021/07/23/7-22-preterist-power-hour-

https://powerofpreterism.wordpress.com/2021/07/30/7-29-preterist-power-hour-resources/

We look forward to welcoming Don on the Preterist Power again soon as a sort of follow-up and to allow us to ask him some questions of the thoughts he brought forth.

9/30 – Update from The Power of Preterism Network (Resources & Announcements)

Blessings in Christ, 

It has been a while since I shared an update from The Power of Preterism Network (TPPN), however, each Thursday evening, we offer a Preterist Power Hour on YouTube at 6:30pm ET (more about that below). 

A few important resources and announcements to share. 

Last night, Ward Fenley, from NCMI Live, had a debate with Mike Blume regarding the “resurrection of the dead”. I plan to watch and review, and also desire to have Ward as a guest on the Preterist Power Hour soon to share some afterthoughts. You can watch the debate for yourself at the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4OuUtMbAHs

Tonight, Dr. Don K. Preston, of the Preterist Research Institute, will be joining us, me and my co-host, Edward Howell, on the Preterist Power Hour. At 6:30pm et, Dr. Preston will be sharing new details and studies regarding the “change of the living” in AD 70. This will sure be an edifying conversation. You can tune in by Zoom (or) call, and/or watch on Facebook Live (the videos are later posted to TPPN’s YouTube page). 

Zoom ID # – 698 689 7086
Call In # – 1 (646) 558 – 8656
TPPN Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/The-POWER-of-Preterism-Network-225663914176295

Lastly, I hope you are ready, excited, and maybe even planning to join us in person (a livestream will be made available) for our upcoming 7th Annual Bible Conference at The Blue Point Bible Church. You will find the promotional graphic attached to this update, however you can also visit the following link (which is currently being updated) to get more information, http://www.bluepointbiblechurch.org/peace/?page_id=2637

We thank you for your continued interest and support in the clarity, healing, and strategy that comes through the power of preterism. 

To God be the glory, 

Michael Miano
Director 

For more information about The Power of Preterism Network, consider the following links: 

Website – www.powerofpreterism.com

Blog – www.powerofpreterism.wordpress.com

Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/The-POWER-of-Preterism-Network-225663914176295

YouTube page – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLOAln92zuacusIlDspOZVg

9/23 – Preterist Power Hour & Resources

On this week’s Preterist Power Hour, Michael Miano & Edward Howell co-hosted a session outlining their current understanding of the “mark of the beast”. Mentioning an upcoming Futurist presentation regarding the “mark of the beast” happening in the Long Island region, Miano, Howell, and others set out to seek, search, study, and prove the matter according to the Scriptures. 

You can view and review this week’s Preterist Power Hour at the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-uWnxeYetw&lc=UgxPiK_Bl_Abbp0zzk94AaABAg

A few important notations from this week’s podcast are as follows: 

  • In Edward’s outline, he mentioned Revelation 13:16-17, as well as marked out the definition of the Greek word, charisma (mark), with the following points, “A stamp, an imprinted mark; of the mark stamped on the forehead or the right hand as the badge of the followers of the antichrist, Revelation 13:16; 14:9,11; 15:2; 16:2; 19:20; 20:4; Acts 17:29 

9/16 – Preterist Power Hour & Resources

On this past week’s Preterist Power Hour, cohosts Michael Miano & Edward, welcomed a guests named Ivan to join the show. Pastor Miano shared how he had met Ivan, who was a speaker at a recent study group, that he had attended regarding identifying “Mystery Babylon”. Rather than just talk about some of the things he (Ivan) mentioned, especially regarding eschatology/end times, we welcomed him to join us on the show. Highlighting Ivan’s presented, we talked though points from the books of Daniel and Revelation, as well as Matthew 23-24, in regards to “Mystery Babylon”. 

You can watch this week’s podcast session at the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1-S16NGyKw

It was admitted that an hour session is not enough to get into all the details, so points were made, resources offered, and the discussion tabled for a future time. 

Consider the following mentioned resources regarding Jerusalem as “Mystery Babylon”, in contrast to Ivan’s assertion of modern day Vatican City being “Mystery Babylon”: 

Also, two future events were mentioned: 

Saturday, 9/25 – Ivan will be presenting “Mark of the Beast” at a local 7th Day Adventist congregation in Patchogue N.Y. (see graphic)

Fri – Sun, 10/8-10/10 – “Not One Stone Left” Bible Conference at The Blue Point Bible Church 

9/9 – Preterist Power Hour & Resources

You can review the 9/9 podcast of Preterist Power Hour on YouTube at the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAbwrlYif4Q

Cohosts, Michael Miano & Edward Howell talked through the question, “How does fulfilled eschatology (Preterism) empower and enhance one’s walk with Christ?”.

Resources mentioned:

Don Preston’s recent (2 part) article regarding the the feasts of Israel:
https://donkpreston.com/daniel-9-succot-and-shemini-atzerat-1/
https://donkpreston.com/daniel-9-succot-and-shemini-atzerat-2/

Recent united effort by religious leaders to challenge Christians toward “creation care”, https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/pont-messages/2021/documents/20210901-messaggio-protezionedelcreato.html


“Remember Pella” article – https://alt.bible.narkive.com/MsKVUVra/remember-pella

Nov. 2019 Podcast – L.I.F.E. w/MGW – Applying A Fulfilled Hope Daily 
https://www.buzzsprout.com/607474/2049348-l-i-f-e-w-mgw-applying-a-fulfilled-hope-daily?fbclid=IwAR1m6WOZv3gt4RaCwjpS9iAlP7jiFk1u6TCe9cCPt5t8gNWVkod5tajoWj8

Also mentioned, the following Preterist resource site, http://www.bibleprophecyfulfilled.org/

8/19 – Preterist Power Hour & Resources

On this week’s podcast of the Preterist Power Hour, co-hosts, Michael Miano & Edward Howell, reviewed some presentations from the recent Spirit & Life Lectures. You can watch this week’s podcast at the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv6mPrW-CdI

You can gain access to the 2021 Spirit & Life Lectures (as well as as soon-to-be-updated blog of notes regarding the lectureship) at the following link, https://powerofpreterism.wordpress.com/2021/08/19/spirit-life-lectureship-2021/

While Edward mentioned needing to mark out time to properly view the lectures, Michael Miano was eager to share some of this thoughts regarding John Watson, Scott Klaft, and Mario Beasley Sr.’s presentations. 

Correlating to Mr. Beasley’s presentation, Michael mentioned a sermon series he preached on the topic of “One New Man” a few years back. You can gain access to that sermon series at the following link, https://www.academia.edu/26905171/One_New_Man_Sermon_Series_Summary?fbclid=IwAR2R5cJ7n9Bdb_P0Yt6tdOINB0U-reWwyhUlRH-JdWa50wjwfjzk38LItsY

This next week’s Preterist Power Hour, 8/26, will be canceled. However, we look forward to further reviewing the Spirit & Life Lectures, the following Tuesday, 9/2. 

Don’t forget to make your plans to join us for the 7th Annual BPBC Bible Conference – Not One Stone Left: Restored & Complete – this October 8th -10th, 2021. The following link has travel and lodging info, as well as a tentative schedule for the conference (also see attached graphic), http://www.bluepointbiblechurch.org/peace/?page_id=2637

Spirit & Life Lectureship 2021

At the beginning of the month of August, a group of Church of Christ preachers who are convinced of Fulfilled Eschatology (i.e., Full Preterism), got together at the Church of Christ Ludington and offered up lectures for the 6th Annual Spirit & Life Lectures.

You can listen to our 2-part review of the lectures on the Preterist Power Hour at the following links:

Review Pt. 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv6mPrW-CdI

Review Pt. 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcWZA5Vq51o

Below you can see the graphic that advertised the event, and below that you can find each speaker, a link to their message on YouTube, and some notes shared by Michael Miano.

#PowerOfPreterism

John Watson – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GWbltutFFQ
cf. Galatians 1; 2 Thess 2; Phil. 3:17-20; 2 Tim. 3

I enjoyed John Watson’s points about the apostasy that captivated so many in the first century. I also appreciated his bringing up the Apostle Peter’s falling into that camp for a bit (therefore it wasn’t and isn’t too hard to stray cf. Galatians 2:11-13). I was reminded of Dr. Don K. Preston‘s teaching of “Silence of the Church (pt. 1)” where he brought up Matthew 24:10-11.

Also, attaching it to future generations and the ability of error, even in those many refer erroneously to as “church fathers”.

Scott Klaft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB6PhN_RWPA
cf. Matthew 16:1-3

“In my personal experience, allowing people to direct the the direction of the study is how we get distracted in these things”. – Scott Klaft

“Time-limiting-qualifying statements” – true or not?

Scott makes much of his case for preterism based on the “time determines the nature” argument.

The one text – Matthew 5:18

“Let’s establish the historical context before trying to convince people of the implications and the side-subjects, the many different things we might get distracted by. I believe it will make us more successful in effecting Spiritual maturity in the Church and giving increase to the glory of God”. – Scott Klaft
I thoroughly enjoyed Scott Klaft‘s presentation and his premise of knowing the times versus being distracted (as demonstrated in Matthew 16:1-3). Scott highlighted the “time-limiting-qualifying statements” as what should be the focus of our study and he makes his for preterism based on the “time determines the nature” argument (which I agree very much with). Scott marked out Matthew 5:18 as the “one text” that should stir all to consider fulfilled bible prophecy (i.e., Full Preterism). Two great points that Scott made that I quote him on are:

“In my personal experience, allowing people to direct the the direction of the study is how we get distracted in these things”

“Let’s establish the historical context before trying to convince people of the implications and the side-subjects, the many different things we might get distracted by. I believe it will make us more successful in effecting Spiritual maturity in the Church and giving increase to the glory of God”

Mario Watson Beasleyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwZdX-ETGVI
cf. Revelation 10:7; Ephesians 3:3-6; Ephesians 1:8-10; Colossians 1:25-27

I agree with Mario Watson Beasley Sr. about how simple these things are, and yet the Futurist wants to confuse them. I taught a sermon series a few years back on the “One New Man” that correlates well with what Beasley is saying. Glory to God.

https://www.academia.edu/…/One_New_Man_Sermon_Series…

“Saving of the righteous remnant, which would occur at the time of the judgement of Israel, judgement and salvation of Israel go hand in hand”. – Mario Watson Beasley Sr.
“At the sound of the last trumpet, the mystery of God was fulfilled. Israel and Gentiles together in the Body of Christ by the Gospel is the mystery of God. The fulfillment of the mystery of God is the Church.” – Mario Watson Beasley Sr.

A great topic indeed, because just as Mario Watson Beasley Sr. marked out, the hope of Israel as outlined by understanding the Gospel and the mystery of God is so simple, but the Futurist wants to confuse the details (to correlate with what Scott Klaft spoke about – they get distracted). Mario brought up many good texts to affirm his points, namely demonstrating, “Saving of the righteous remnant, which would occur at the time of the judgement of Israel, judgement and salvation of Israel go hand in hand”. Mario concluded his message with a great affirmation that we cleave to as Christians, “At the sound of the last trumpet, the mystery of
God was fulfilled. Israel and Gentiles together in the Body of Christ by the Gospel is the mystery of God. The fulfillment of the mystery of God is the Church.”

I had preached an entire sermon series on the beautiful topic of the “One New Man” a few years ago. Simply visit the following link, https://www.academia.edu/…/One_New_Man_Sermon_Series…

Roy Runyonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHpIvlKJhj0
cf. 1 Corinthians 14:9 – In search of an easy to understand and easy to explain Gospel.

cf. Daniel 7:9-14; Daniel 12:1-13; Revelation 20:11-12 (cf. Matthew 16:27) cf. Matthew 24:15,21, 29, 30-34

Matthew 20:21 cf. Mark 10:37

I love how Roy Runyon includes some humor in regards to the false teachers of Futurism and their constant sutberfuge. 

 To see a prime example of Stephen Whitsett’s wrangling of words, here is a link to the debate I had with him a few years back.

Brent Bischelhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejh2n88ZT2g
cf. Acts 3:19; 2 Samuel 7:12-16; Psalm 110:1-2; 1 Corinthians 15:24-25; Matthew 25:31; 1 Peter 5:4 (cf. Ezekiel 34).

Contrary to popular thought, the devil was not destroyed at the cross (cf. Romans 16:20; Revelation 20:10)

“The Kingdom wasn’t complete TILL he reigned over all nations with the “rod of iron” = the unbendable Gospel. And He had to rule in the midst of His enemies until He could rule over them”. – Brent Bischel

Steve Baidsenhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCaKwRuUAPA
“I am not here to convince you about the past coming of the Lord, I am here to talk about the past coming of the Lord, because it has happened”. – Steven Baisden

Matthew 5:3 – “the poor in Spirit” = those who want to know more!

“One of the ways that I find it easiest to learn about a topic is to study the opposite and compare it to the real thing”. – Steven Baisden

Compare and contrast Matthew 5 with Galatians 5.

“I want to move into a house fully built, with a roof over my head”. – Steven Baisden

“Instead of a restoration movement, the Church should be pleading for the restitution movement”. – Steven Baisden

Holger Neubauerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqeEqk6l-_0&t=1s
“We must learn the Old Testament” – Holger Neubauer

“I know full well how we are trained, we are trained to emphasize the New Testament teaching, we separate that from the Old, and we don’t see that the New Testament is simply the fulfillment of the old promises. And if our teaching doesn’t square with the Old Testament is it s false doctrine. It is!” – Holger Neubauer

1 Corinthians 15 cf. Hosea 6; 13:14 

William Bell on 1 Cor 15. Hosea 6


3 Witnesses – John 20:26-27 (Thomas); Acts 9 (Saul of Tarsus/ Paul); Acts 7 (Stephen)
What did they see?

Holger’s last thoughts on baptism, namely bringing us to   , led me to write the following on Facebook, “”Water baptism must often-times be assumed into texts, rather than understanding the immersion, to be something beyond the physical experience of a person, which is the true importance and demonstration of being found in Christ.” – Pastor Michael Miano