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Ploughshares and pruning hooks

The language of prophecy is powerful, spoken with the force of metaphor and in extremes of hyperbole. Too often the rich poetry of the prophets is sacrificed on the altar of prediction, the colour drained by fortune-telling zealots rather than considerate disciples. I should know, I was one of them.…

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Ezekiel's Temple Vision: Gates

Ezekiel chapters 40 to 47 have fascinated me since I was little: the blueprints for a future Temple! However it is in these chapters more than any other that I wish the Bible included some handy illustrations to go alongside the text. I've been sitting on this study for a…

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Zechariah 14

Zechariah 14 is a great place to start Bible Prophecy Snippets: it's a plain-language prophecy with an obvious link to the return of Christ. Although a jigsaw puzzle analogy may seem a little trite, it's a fairly accurate description of how this series will proceed. To help build a picture…

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Bible Prophecy Snippets: Introduction

Investigating the events of the last days can be an exercise in bewilderment. The diversity of views on the subject is staggering, ranging from the vaguest of fluffy generalisations right through to borderline-crazy conspiracy theories. This post is the first in a new series that aims to distil the end…

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