Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Silly, Silly Rumors

There are so many silly rumors when it comes to the history of prophecy and where certain beliefs came from. As I cruise the Internet, I'm constantly reading erroneous claims. One of the major fallacies is that the 70 weeks of Daniel (Daniel 9:24-27) was exclusively considered to be fulfilled by Christ's ministry until the 1830's when Darby concocted the theory that the 70th week was still future. Many historicists, postmillennialists, and amillennialists have bought into this rumor.

Irenaeus lived in the second century AD, and was a disciple of Polycarp, who was a disciple of John, the penman of Revelation. Below is a portion from his enormous amount of writings, and should be proof enough that the rumors are false.

Irenaeus 130-202 AD
Book V, Chapter XXV
The Fraud, Pride, and Tyrannical Kingdom of Antichrist, as Described by Daniel and Paul

And then he (Daniel) points out the time that his (Antichrist) tyranny shall last, during which the saints shall be put to flight, they who offer a pure sacrifice unto God: “And in the midst of the week,” he says, “the sacrifice and the libation shall be taken away, and the abomination of desolation [shall be brought] into the temple: even unto the consummation of the time shall the desolation be complete.” Now three years and six months constitute the half-week.

http://www.ccel.org/fathers2/ANF-01/anf01-63.htm#P9242_2690367

1 comment:

Steve said...

Rev 22:18