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.

Israel Only Debate: Is It Scripturally Defendable?

Iodebate

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

ExaminingCrossroads

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

“World” Study

Due to the lack of serious study within the Christian Church, many false and misunderstood teachings have crept in. Not only do many popular teachings lack Biblical and historical context, they are also propounded by failing to properly understand the phrases and words that have been translated into English. In this study we will examine some Greek words to get a bit more clarity.

The Greek words that are translated “world” in the English Bible are: oikoumene, kosmos, ge, and aion. For the sake of this study, we will focus on oikumene and aion, namely because they are the 2 words that speak of things that were about to come (the oikoumene to come (Hebrews 2:5) and the aion to come (Hebrews 6:5)”.
The term “oikumene” seems to be best understood as referring to the surrounding environment, or what some would refer to as economy (order of things). This is used in the following places in Scripture: Matthew 24:14; Luke 2:1; Luke 4:5; Luke 21:26; Acts 11:28; Acts 17:6; Acts 19:27; Acts 24:5; Romans 10:18; Hebrews 1:6; Hebrews 2:5; Revelation 3:10; Revelation 12:9; and Revelation 16:14.

Honest and careful study, “rightly dividing the Word of Truth (2 Timothy 2:15)”, would lead us to understand the world commonly translated world from the Greek oikumene is not speaking about the whole planet. Therefore, this causes a challenge to what many are expecting to happen throughout the whole planet – BECAUSE THE WORD DOESN’T MEAN THAT!!!

Peter Leithart, a NT scholar, made a good point in remarking, “In many passages of the New Testament, oikumene refers to the Greco-Roman imperial world. More theologically, it refers to the arrangement of Israel and Gentiles that God formed during and after the exile”.

The term “aion” references a denoted period of time. The Jews understood 2 ages – the present evil age and the age to come, both periods of time marked out by the systems being used (Old Covenant- New Covenant). This is used in the following places in Scripture: Matthew 12:32; Matthew 13:22, 39, 40, 49; Matthew 24:3; Matthew 28:20; Mark 4:19; Mark 10:30; Luke 1:70; Luke 16:8; Luke 18:30; Luke 20:34-35; Acts 15:8; Romans 12:2; 1 Corinthians 1:20; 1 Corinthians 2:6-8; 1 Corinthians 3:18; 1 Corinthians 10:11; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Galatians 1:4; Ephesians 1:21; Ephesians 2:2, 7; Ephesians 3:9; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 1:26; 1 Timothy 6:17; 2 Timothy 4:10; Hebrews 1:2; Hebrews 6:5; Hebrews 9:26; Hebrews 11:3.

Reading the “end of the age” in line with what Jesus prophesied in Matthew 24:3 helps clarify what was being referred to as the “end times”. When we read these words consistently and appropriately we are able to let go of false teachings and hopes that misapply what was being detailed throughout the Scriptures. Instead of the 1st century disciples hoping for an end to the planet, we note they were hoping for an end of the oikoumene and the aion, which surely occurred after the destruction of the Temple and the city of Jerusalem during the Roman-Jewish War of AD 70.

Lastly, many continue and propound confusion by asserting that before the end comes, the gospel must be preached to the entire “world”, however they fail to understand how the words for “world” are used. The following link will bring you to a chart that shows the different uses of words that applied to the “Great Commission”, as well as other thoughts to further your understanding:
http://livingthequestion.org/signs/

Blessings in Christ Jesus,
Pastor Michael Miano
The Blue Point Bible Church

An Introduction to and Praise of the Corporate Body View (CBV)

Establishing Himself as the fulfillment of all that was hoped for, Jesus Christ said:

“I am the Resurrection and the Life: he that believes in Me, though he were dead, yet he shall live: and whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this (John 11:25)”.

The Christian believes Jesus Christ to be the fulfillment of all that Israel longed for. The Apostle Paul explained the “hope of resurrection” best when he testified before governor Felix in Acts chapter 24:14-15:

“But this I admit to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect I do serve the God of our fathers, believing everything that is in accordance with the Law and the Prophets: having a hope in God, which these men cherish themselves, that there shall certainly be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked”.

When we go back to the beginning of the Biblical story we read that Adam suffered death because of disobedience and this “death” was manifested as his being cut off from the garden of Eden and accessing the Tree of Life (essentially the true life manifested in the presence of God), as well as a return to dust. This “death” effected him while he was alive, as well as after he biologically died. His progeny, Israel, began to have a hope for resurrection after they “like Adam transgressed the covenant (cf. Hosea 6:7)”. The Law of Moses was given to Israel as an “atonement” (a covering that provided life when they walked in obedience – cf. Deuteronomy 30:15). However, instead of walking in obedience, Israel walked in disobedience and reaped death. Like the death of Adam, this death effected Israel while they were alive, as well as after biological death. This death was a covenant reality for all of Israel as they failed to walk in obedience to the Law of Moses, however the Law and the Prophets hoped for the “resurrection of the dead”.

“The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the Law (1 Corinthians 15:56)”

When we begin to examine the “hope of Israel” otherwise known as the “resurrection of the dead” through Scripture we arrive at an understanding of the corporate “bodily hope”. Understanding the focal point of this “bodily hope” as a “corporate reality” which establishes eternal life for the dead and the living, is referred to as the Corporate Body View (Salvation in the Body of Christ). This view is in contrast to what is often referred to as the IBV (Individual Body View), which demands that the doctrine of the “resurrection of the dead” involves an individual body that the saints receive – an Individual Body at Death (IBD). CBV advocates demonstrate that the “resurrection passages” found throughout the Bible are speaking about the “change” (alasso in the Greek) of the living saints and the making stand upright (apantesis in the Greek) of the “dead ones” into one immortal “corporate body” (the glorified Body of Christ). CBV advocates also assert that none of the “resurrection passages” found throughout Scripture, nor the “hope of Israel” otherwise known as the doctrine of the “resurrection of the dead”, pertain to any kind of individual body that the saints received or will receive. This is simply a false notion regarding the goal of eschatology that has been passed on throughout Church History, and is built upon faulty presuppositions as well as assumptions (Futurism, the Immortality of the Soul, the Resurrection of the Flesh, to name a few).

“He is the Head of the Body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything (Colossians 1:18)”.

A simple reading through the context of the Apostles Paul’s hope and his writings, say for example reading through the Book of Romans, will show that the “bodily hope” is detailing the death to one body and “newness of life” found in another. This is the Body of which Christ is the Head. It is important to note how Israel under the Law of Moses was understood to be a corporate people, and the Greeks are well known for their great “assemblies” or “bodies” (soma in the Greek) which they boasted in regards to. It was dying to these assemblies/bodies of identification and the being raised into the Body of Christ which would have been readily understood by people inclusively focused as the original audience was. This is what much of the “bodily talk” in the New Testament pertains to. This is a concept that a Hellenized spirituality (a spirituality based upon otherworldly notions that come from the imaginations of men as seen and passed on through Greco-Roman culture), or a 21st century mindset is not necessarily predisposed to.

Also, a Biblical consistency is revealed when we understand the narrative and the context of the “hope of Israel”. The death being defeated through Jesus Christ and the life being offered as represented through baptism begins to make sense. The resurrection of which Colossians 1:8 says that which is first in surely couldn’t be physical biological resurrection since we see this happen many times throughout the Scriptures. Also, as we study the Law and the Prophets, we see how unnecessary discussion about individual realities becomes and instead we develop the a prophetic imagination and get brought into the corporate reality fulfilled through Jesus Christ.

As we continue to see reformation happen within the Body of Christ, especially pertaining to eschatological details (which the “resurrection of the dead” is involved with), we need to move away from these strange notions of and focuses on individual realities, and instead cling to what we might call “resurrection realities”. Consider two texts that pointed to the hope of resurrection and what the outcome would be:

“Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but others to disgrace and everlasting contempt. Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever (Daniel 12:2-3)”.

“And the Lord God will save them in that day as the flock of His people; for they are as the stones of a crown, sparkling in His land. For what comeliness and beauty will be theirs! Grain will make the young men flourish, and new wine the virgins (Zechariah 9:16-17)”.

The “resurrection of the dead” is the ultimate conclusion of fulfilled Bible prophecy. The fulfillment of the every joy and tittle of the Law and the Prophets it all that the prophets longed and hoped for. In and through that fulfillment the Mystery of the Ages would be revealed The living and the dead would and were raised into a new “bodily experience” when the Messiah fulfilled all that was necessary for the restitution of all things. The Apostle Paul detailed the overcoming of the covenantal death, which was lamented through the Prophets in this manner:

“But when this perishable will have put on the the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting”.

Praise God for the Corporate Body Resurrection! The Glorified Immortal Body of Christ where Resurrection and Life is found.

 

 

MORE ARTICLES OF PASTOR MICHAEL MIANO’S ON THE CBV VIEW:

https://mianogonewild.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/resurrection-of-the-dead-ones/

https://mianogonewild.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/1-corinthians-15-summaries/

https://mianogonewild.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/the-effect-of-a-fulfilled-corporate-gospel/

https://mianogonewild.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/the-hope-of-israel-transition-part-3/

LONG ISLAND: Dishonest Futurism Strikes Again – 9/25/2015 – PRESS RELEASE

The Full Preterist view of the “End Times” has caused so much of a challenge to “Christian thought”, that now local Christian leaders across the United States, especially here on Long Island are avoiding having to deal with the details.

The “End Times” of Bible prophecy has been in the media a lot lately, as some Christians have posited the ‘end of the world’ is near, especially regarding the “blood moons” and “the rapture”. As of today, 9/25/2015, we can all say we survived yet again another false end time prediction.

Full Preterism has a lot to say about this, instead of constant false prediction after prediction, the Full Preterist view of Bible prophecy gives evidence that these events are in the past, specifically regarding the events of the Roman-Jewish War of A.D. 64-70.

Pastor Michael Miano, of the Blue Point Bible Church (which is a local church that adheres to the “Full Preterist View”), has continually affirmed and defended that the Biblical “end times” are indeed in the past.

Pastor Miano debated Pastor Bruce Bennett, of the Word of Truth Church, in 2013 regarding the “end times”, a Youtube video of that debate has reached over 11,000 views. You can view that debate by copy & pasting the following link into your browser:

Ironically, Pastor Bruce Bennett is hosting an examination of different views of the “end times” next week, October 2nd-3rd, and did not invite the “Full Preterist” view to be represented. He may claim this is because he does not feel the need to have it represented, however Pastor Miano notes this is because Pastor Bennett knows that Full Preterism cannot be refuted, especially when compared with other confusing “Futurist views” of the “end times”. (Futurism means that the “end times” are in the future, where as “Preterism” asserts the “end times” in the past).

Pastor Bruce Bennett’s dishonest look at the “End Times” will be October 2nd-3rd, 2015 at Word of Truth Church- and on, Sunday, October 4th, Pastor Miano will begin a series explaining the Book of Revelation from a Full Preterist view- the end times completed in the first century, not in our future…and ultimately, what that means for us today- at The Blue Point Bible Church.

Also, a recent broadcast of ‘Iron sharpens Iron’ hosted by Mr. Christopher Arnzen hosted an interview with a supposed “former” Full Preterist, who spoke about a bunch of questions that need to be asked of the “full preterist”, yet Pastor Miano has noted that public engagements are rarely opened up to responses from proponents of Full Preterism.

This is all nothing short of dishonesty.

Pastor Michael Miano has asserted that Full Preterism Has Answers (which is the title of a new Youtube series he is hosting) and has challenged any local pastors on Long Island to show him where he is wrong. He has opened up a public debate setting, at The Blue Point Bible Church, in March of each year to further show that it is the “Futurist view” of Bible prophecy that cannot be held up to Biblical examination, not the “Preterist View”.

Furthermore, Pastor Miano has invited any pastor to debate the “Resurrection of the Dead” in March 2016 (which the opponents keep saying in what proves “Full Preterism” wrong). Will anyone answer the call?

Stay tuned to the Power of Preterism Network, or The Blue Point Bible Church (located in Blue Point, New York) for further information.

Websites for further information are as follows:

www.powerofpreterism.com

www.bluepointbiblechurch.org