Author Archives: James Johnson

About James Johnson

Bible student for 60 years. Preacher of the gospel for over 40 years. Author of commentary on Revelation, All Power to the Lamb. Married with children. Worked in aerospace and computer engineering for over 40 years.

The Abyss, the Bottomless Pit, Tartarus, Hades, Torment, Hell, Gehenna, and the Lake of Fire

The Abyss, the Bottomless Pit, Tartarus, Hades, Torment, Hell, Gehenna, and the Lake of Fire When one reads the Bible, he encounters the terms Abyss or Bottomless Pit, Tartarus, Hades, Hell, Gehenna, and the Lake of Fire. Just exactly what … Continue reading

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Why Only Seven World Empires?

We meet a seven headed beast in Revelation 12:3 and 13:1, but the text does not explain there what the heads represent.  We know from the Revelation 13:1’s composite beast that the bizarre seven headed creature is related to Daniel, for it … Continue reading

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The Seven Sayings of Jesus on the Cross

The event of Jesus crucifixion is the reason Jesus came into the world. Just a few days before His crucifixion Jesus exclaimed, John 12:27 ¶Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? “Father, save me from this hour?” … Continue reading

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Joseph and Jesus Reveal Themselves to Their Brethren in the Flesh

In Genesis 45:1-10 Moses gives the history of Joseph revealing himself to his brothers. It is a touching and heroic scene where Joseph shows his willingness to sacrifice himself for his brothers in spite of their wickedness in order that … Continue reading

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There is no man that sinneth not (I Kings 8:46) For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; (Romans 3:23) There is none righteous, no, not one: (Romans 3:10) They are all gone aside, they are … Continue reading

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Are There Three Classes of People at the Judgment?

At the Judgment, all the nations are gathered before Christ (Mt 25:32), and He commissions His brethren (1 Cor 6:2) to separate the nations into two classes:  the sheep (the approved) and the goats (the condemned).  Christ pardons the sheep … Continue reading

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Chronological Outline of Revelation

As the text is laid out in Revelation, the events described there are not in chronological sequence.  This diagram attempts to outline the major sections of Revelation in a more chronological sequence of events.  The major portion of Revelation (Rev 8-22) is Christ … Continue reading

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Adam Clarke and Matthew 16:28

Matthew 16:28 is often used by the preterists in an attempt to show that the Second Coming was the destruction of Jerusalem. They do that by reading Mt 16:28 where it says, “There be some standing here, which shall not … Continue reading

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Parallels Between the Exodus, the Crucifixion, and the Second Coming

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The Location of Mt Sinai and the Location of the Red Sea Crossing

The location of Mt Sinai and the location of the Red Sea crossing are closely related. The traditional site is in the middle of the Sinai peninsula and the choice of Red Sea crossing points has mainly been driven by … Continue reading

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