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The Epistle of Barnabas is not considered canon. Sticking purely to canon, the bible is very explicit that we do not know. The world could end tomorrow. Or this afternoon. Or 10,000 years from now: Matt 25:13 Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man comes. Mark 13:32 No one knows about that day or ...


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The following information is from John Dickson's The Christ Files, which is available as both a book and a DVD. There are several early records which are thought by many historians to refer to Jesus. Here are three of the earliest. With only a sentence or two, sometimes the identifications aren't perfectly clear, and some of them are debated. As with ...


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See Josephus' Antiquities Book 1, Chapter 6. He gives a rather detailed interpretation of Genesis 10, identifying what nations he believed the Hebrew terms refer to. Japhet, the son of Noah, had seven sons: they inhabited so, that, beginning at the mountains Taurus and Amanus, they proceeded along Asia, as far as the river Tansis, and along Europe to ...


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Phlegon freedman of the emperor Adrian was born at Tralles in Lydia. He was author of several works one of which was entitled "The Olympiads" or "A Collection of Olympiads and Chronicles" in sixteen books. It was a kind of general history of the world from the first to the two hundred and twenty ninth Olympiad or to the times of Adrian. "In the 4th year ...


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Early Christians: Epistle of Barnabas (70 - 130 AD): The way of darkness is crooked, and it is full of cursing. It is the way of eternal death with punishment. (“Epistle of Barnabas”) Ignatius of Antioch (110 AD): Corrupters of families will not inherit the kingdom of God. And if they who do these things according to the flesh suffer death. ...


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Taylor & Francis which is in publication of scholarly information of the highest quality and publishes books in Science, Built Environment, Humanities, Social Science, Education, Health, Behavioral Science, and other professional subjects, published “International Geology Review study” authored by Jefferson B. Williamsa, Markus J. Schwabb & A. ...


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When you think about it, this question is based on circular reasoning. Is there Biblical support for basing your beliefs on those who've come before? The Bible authors "came before." So lets imagine that there's an imaginary Bible verse that says: Thou shalt base thine opinions on those whom came before. 2 Chemicals 8:15 Who wrote 2 Chemicals? ...


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In Daniel 2, Nebuchadnezzar has a dream. Daniel interprets the dream, even though Nebuchadnezzar first insists that Daniel tell him the details of what he saw. He responds: 31 “Your Majesty looked, and there before you stood a large statue—an enormous, dazzling statue, awesome in appearance. 32 The head of the statue was made of pure gold, its chest and ...


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From a historical perspective, the texts which became canonical were those which proto-orthodox Christians accepted and based their practices and traditions upon. Therefore the practices and traditions are in keeping with books which became part of the Bible. If you think about it some Christian traditions must predate the writing of certain texts. In 1 ...


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Since the question asks "what different perspectives", let me present one perspective. The answer would be "Only if those extra-Biblical texts are in harmony with the Bible" for it is written "To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. (Isaiah 8:20) However it is written ...


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There was fulfilled one in 1967 Bible passage: Zechariah 8:7-8 Written: between 520 and 518 BC Fulfilled: 1967, etc. In Zechariah 8:7-8, the prophet said God would bring the Jews back from the east and the west to their homeland (Israel) and that they would be able to live in the city of Jerusalem again. This prophecy has been fulfilled more than once. ...


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The extra biblical texts could be compared with a sermon. Just like a good pastor or sermon doesn't teach from their own knowledge or wisdom but teaches the Scriptures, a good christian text teaches and explain the Scriptures. The purpose of such kind of literature isn't to add to the words of the Scriptures, but explain them and apply them. If a text adds ...


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One Roman writer, Thallus, apparently acknowledged the darkness. He explained it as an eclipse of the sun, presumably to discredit the Christian claims of a miraculous event. Thallus' work is believed to have been written about 52 AD, so it is an important witness to early knowledge of the darkness to the extent we can validate the claim that Thallus wrote ...


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A couple of other ancient references in addition to those mentioned by curiousdannii: The Roman writer Seutonius, "The Twelve Caesars": "[Emperor Claudius] banished from Rome all the Jews, who were continually making disturbances at the instigation of one Christus." (This incident is mentioned in the Bible in Acts 18:2.) There are also two references to ...


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Is there Biblical support for basing your beliefs on those who've come before? Yes. Think about how much the New Testament references the Old Testament -- all over the place! Here is just one of many sites that list New Testament references to Old Testament prophets. The same could be said of any Old Testament prophet who referenced a previous Old ...


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The question asked here seems to be trying to imply something is happening which in virtually every case is not. Restricting myself to Protestantism for the moment, the implication seems to be that because Lewis and Chesterton are widely read, somehow people are basing their doctrine on them. I think it's pretty safe to say they are not. Lewis and ...


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Yet the Bible suggests support for the statement of Barnabas in this regard. Compare Psalm 90:4 - For a thousand years in Thy sight are like yesterday when it passes by, or as a watch in the night. and 2 Peter 3:8 - …with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. with the concept in Mark 2:27-28 that - ...



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