Treating history and events of the past as if they were written or spoken today or occurred today “gave way to the secular view of its [history] ceaseless evolution…and SECULARISM”

“…hasty moral judgments about people in the past are a form of injustice…hasty intellectual judgments are equally deplorable.”




New heaven and earth; that which is highly esteemed among men is an abomination to God


If Heaven And Earth Did Not Pass (As Jesus Said), Then We Are Still Under Every Jot and Tittle of the Law [and hence Jesus Did Not Fulfill the Law]


Jesus said: that upon you [people He was speaking to] may come all the righteous blood shed upon earth, which shall come upon this generation


The law was fulfilled around 70 AD [destruction of Jerusalem and the temple]–Matthew 5; Matthew 24; Mark 13; Luke 21; and other verses


He cometh in the clouds; and every eye including those who pierced Him shall see Him


Jesus said to His disciples: I will return in the clouds bringing My Kingdom during your generation


Jesus said to His disciples that He was returning in the clouds and bringing His Kingdom–inside us–during the generation of His disciples


Revelation: When did John say things were coming to pass? Who was John writing to? And when was the time referred to that Jesus was returning in the clouds?



“This belief that history has a present use when properly read is a mark of the modern temper; whole periods and peoples have done quite well without it. Now we take it for granted that the physician is wise to take the patient’s history and that the chairman of the board must review the past year in his annual report. To have not only the knowledge but the sense of history is deemed an asset in practical life. This sense detects likeness and difference under the façade and the names of things. To take a crude example, someone whoseesthe same objects when he reads the words coat, hat, and shoe in a book about ancient Greece and again in a book about colonial America LACKS THE SENSE OF HISTORY.” 

Not until Valla, Bude’, and others studied texts comparatively did it dawn on them that an authors meaning depended in part on the time when he wrote. The relation was also true in reverse an author can be dated by his phrasing. Out of verbal analysis came the notions of “an age,” of “period style,” and of their transformation into something different. The feeling of fixity, of permanence under eternal law, which characterized the religious view of life gave way to the secular view of its ceaseless evolution. Comparative history promotes SECULARISM. [The author capitalized SECULARISM] — (As opposed to distinguishing what happened in the past with what is happening now, and learning from the past events that were written to the people THEN.)

From Dawn To Decadence1500 To The Present500 Years of Western Cultural Life, pp. 246-247, Jacques Barzun

SEE below the Bible verses shown after 1 Timothy, immediately below:


My first example always in confirming the above is 1 Timothy where Rabbi Paul is writing TO another Rabbi, Timothy.  Paul did not write this to other people; and HE CERTAINLY  WAS NOT WRITING THIS TO PEOPLE IN 2019 OR THEREAFTER. PAUL’S WORDS TO TIMOTHY WERE FOR PASTORS, ETC. IN 2019 AND THEREAFTER, INCLUDING 1 TIMOTHY 6:10.  See below for Scriptures. Richard Duke

1 Timothy 1:1-2:

1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Savior, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Timothy 6:10:

10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

SEE THSES VERSES (REGARDING: To take a crude example, someone whoseesthe same objects when he reads the words coat, hat, and shoe in a book about ancient Greece and again in a book about colonial America LACKS THE SENSE OF HISTORY.” [Emphasis added]):

Failure to understand the verses in the below two posts prohibits one from understanding that the “end” of the age of the law (Jewish age of the law) in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21. Jesus WAS REFERRING TO THE END OF THE LAW (THE JEWISH AGE OF THE LAW). PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THE END MEANS THE END OF THIS AGE AND WHEN JESUS RETURNS PHYSICALLY. Look up the definition of “age” for theses verses! THIS IS TRAGIC. I recommend reading the above chapters carefully because Jesus said all of “these things” will happen during your (disciples’ generation); and the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple occurred 40 years later, which was one generation.   Richard Duke

“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.”


No prophecy of Scripture is of any personal or private interpretation


“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.” Matthew 5:17. Now read verse 18.


Why did Heaven and Earth pass away? And what replaced the Heaven and Earth that passed away (in 70 AD)?


Heaven and earth passed away; and if they did not then the old law still applies


Look at the events stated in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 that occur before the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple–THIS HAPPENED IN 70 AD; AND NOT IN THE FUTURE


A study of Matthew 24:1-3; 34-35: And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto Him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world?-Richard Duke


Matthew 24-Commentary by John Gill


Matthew 24-The Most Dramatic Prophecy of Jesus–Lynn Hiles (Video)


Mark 13 and the destruction of the temple in 70 AD


Mark 13-Commentary by John Gill


Luke 21 and the destruction of the temple in 70 AD


Luke 21-Commentary by John Gill


The Three Great Deceptions Of Church History – Message by Dr. Chuck Baldwin on May 19, 2019


The Early Church Fathers and the Last Days of the Jewish Age


Meaning of last days and last time in Hebrews 1 and 1 John 2


Hebrews 1:1-2–last days of the OLD COVENANT, not the end of this age






















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