10206Re: church history (was Re: [Covenanted Reformation] Re: Anglicans
- Jul 3, 2004Some Lutheran (Goesswein, Peters) and Reformed divines /Pareus, Steele, Wylie, etc. suggested or uttered that the 1260 years began in 756 or 776, thus the period could be close to its end. The Two Witnesses still continue prophesiyng amd are killed inmediately before to Antichrist Church final destruction in the Parousia.EI
Scripture (and esp. the book of Revelation) provides us with a divine
interpretation of Church history. It indicates that following the destruction
of the Temple and ceasing of the sacrifices (in 70 AD) there would be a
1260/1290 "day" (ie, year) "wilderness" period, before Reformation. During
these wilderness years, God would maintain a 2-witness church-state (IMO, the
Waldenses) in the world, despite widespread corruption. The wilderness period
terminated with the birth (c 1330 AD) and inception of public ministry (1360
AD) of Wyckliffe, the Morningstar of the Reformation. From the British Isles
it spread to continental Europe, where it especially took root in Bohemia,
later Germany, Switzerland, etc. The Waldensian church joined with the
Bohemian church and Reformed churches in the Reformation.
More of an explanation on this is found in my church history book Thy Kingdom
Come II at http://www.puritans.net/curriculum/ .
- Parnell McCarter
> I never mentioned the Westminster Standards
> I simply pointed out what I observed in some remarks.
> That the conclusion some Presbyterians have is there was no Biblical Duly
> Constituted church after the Apostles died.
> If you mention the only Biblical duly constituted church is from 33-70 AD and
> then missing until the 15th/16th century then I conclude you are
> Perhaps I am misunderstanding you....but restorationism teaches that the
> Biblical apostolic church went misssing after the apostles and is
> centuries later.
> That is what I concluded was being asserted or implied.
> If I misunderstand...then please forgive.
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