Five Solas

主なる神の言葉である聖書を、あらゆる事柄に関する最高権威、人生における規範とし、イエス・キリストを主とする神の国(支配)の拡大と完成を願っています。

Chilton, Paradise Restored, p.182

Chilton, Paradise Restored, p.182
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【論文名】
20. The Beast and the False Prophet (Revelation 13)

【著者名】
David Chilton

【書名・(巻・号)・出版社・出版年・(版)】
Paradise Restored: A Biblical Theology of Dominion, Ft. Worth, Texas: Dominion Press, 1985, pp.175-184

【本文の構成】
PREFACE
Part One: AN ESCHATOLOGY OF DOMINION
 1. The Hope
Part Two: PARADISE: THE PATTERN FOR PROPHECY
 2. How to Read Prophecy
 3. The Paradise Theme
 4. The Holy Mountain
 5. The Garden of the Lord
 6. The Garden and the Howling Wilderness
 7. The Fiery Cloud
Part Three: THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM
 8. The Coming of the Kingdom
 9. The Rejection of Israel
 10. The Great Tribulation
 11. Coming on the Clouds
 12. The Rise of Antichrist
 13. The Last Days
 14. The Restoration of Israel
 15. The Day of the Lord
 16. The Consummation of the Kingdom
Part Four: STUDIES IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION
 17. Interpreting Revelation
 18. The Time Is at Hand
 19. A Brief Summary of Revelation
 20. The Beast and the False Prophet (Revelation 13)
 21. The Great Harlot (Revelation 17-19)
 22. The Kingdom of Priests (Revelation 20)
 23. The New Creation (Revelation 21-22)
Part Five: TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH
 24. Fulfilling the Great Commission
APPENDIX A-The Eschatology of Dominion: A Summary
APPENDIX B-Josephus on the Fall of Jerusalem

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 It is important to remember that Judaism is not Old Testament religion, but rather a rejection of the Biblical faith altogether in favor of the Pharisaical, Talmudic heresy. Like Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, the Unification Church, and other cults, it claims to be based on the Bible; but its actual authority comes from the traditions of men. Jesus was quite clear: Judaism denies Christ because it denies Moses. Orthodox Christianity alone is the true continuation and fulfillment of Old Testament religion (see Matt. 5:17-20; 15:1-9; Mark 7:1-13; Luke 16:29-31; John 5:45-47; 8:42-47). (p.182)

 The Jewish false prophets had the appearance of a lamb (Rev. 13:11), as Jesus had warned (Matt. 7:15); but they “spoke as a Dragon” (Rev. 13:11). How does the Dragon speak? He uses deceptive, subtle, seductive speech to draw God’s people away from the faith and into a trap (Gen. 3:1-6, 13; 2 Cor. 11:3; Rev. 12:9); furthermore, he is a liar, a slanderer, and a blasphemer (John 8:44; Rev. 12:10). The Book of Acts records numerous examples of Draconian false witness by the Jews against Christians, a major problem for the early Church (Acts 6:9-15; 13:10; 14:2-5; 17:5-8; 18:6, 12-13; 19:9; 21:27-36; 24:1-9; 25:2-3, 7). (p.182)
 イエスが警告されたように(マタイによる福音書7章15節)、ユダヤ人の偽預言者は小羊の見た目を持っている(ヨハネの黙示録13章11節)。しかし、彼らは「竜のようにものを言っていた」(ヨハネの黙示録13章11節)。竜はどのように語るのだろうか。竜は、神の民を信仰から引き離し、罠へと陥らせるために、人を騙す、巧妙で魅惑的な言葉を用いる(創世記3章1~6節、13節、コリンとの信徒への手紙二11章3節、ヨハネの黙示録12章9節)。その上、竜は偽りを語る者、中傷する者、そして[神を]冒瀆する者である(ヨハネによる福音書8章44節、ヨハネの黙示録12章10節)。使徒言行録は、ユダヤ人によるキリスト者に対する過酷な偽証の数々の例が記録されている。それは初期の教会にとって重大な問題であった(使徒言行録6章9~15節、13章10節、14章2~5節、17章5~8節、18章6節、12~13節、19章9節、21章27~36節、24章1~9節、25章2~3節、7節)。

 The Jewish leaders, symbolized by this Beast from the Land, joined forces with the Beast of Rome in an attempt to destroy the Church (Acts 4:24-28; 12:1-3; 13:8; 14:5; 17:5-8; 18:12-13; 21:11; 24:1-9; 25:2-3, 9, 24). They led Israel in worship of the Emperor (Rev. 13:12); and, in the service of apostasy, the false prophets even performed miracles (Rev. 13:13-15). Jesus had warned that “false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, the very elect” (Matt. 24:24). Again, Acts records instances of miracle-working Jewish false prophets, including the fact that, as Jesus had foretold (Matt. 7:22-23), some of them even used His name in their incantations (Acts 13:6-11; 19:13-16). (p.182)

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