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Featured The Rod of Iron Rule....when is it? How does it work?

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by Iconoclast, Dec 24, 2017.

  1. Iconoclast

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    Agedman said;

    I asked;
    Sinners sin every day...so how do you see the rod of iron rule actually operating?
    Later JOJ offered this;


    My question here is...is there any biblical support of this idea? is this even a possibility?
    How is the GLORIFIED LORD JESUS CHRIST on earth with sinners who are sinning all around Him, somehow a level of sin is okay, but other sin is not okay?
     
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    I believe the rod of iron rule is being exercised right now.
    Every sin ,even every idle word we speak will be punished in full.
    The long suffering of God is the only reason that the nation's are not mightily corrected right now.
    The gospel is still going worldwide and will spread from sea to sea gathering in all God intends to save...then cometh the end.
     
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    AMEN!

    AMEN!
     
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    from around the web;
    more confusion here;
    These seem to be very bad web theology....
     
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    Here is historic premill..R.Todd Mangum;
    Secondly, Christ's return is described as a cataclysmic event inaugurating a period in which He "rules with a rod of iron" (Rev. 19:15; Rev. 12:5; Rev. 2:26-27). Why would such a "rod of iron" be necessary in the eternal state, when all the enemies of God are disposed of in the Lake of Fire? Rather, as premillennialists have traditionally suggested, the Bible's description of Christ's post-second coming reign seems to be of a time when Christ is firmly in control, but He also still has enemies that He must persistently and vigilantly suppress in the exercise of His righteous authority. I.e., the biblical picture of the future is one in which a "silver age" of Christ's millennial reign precedes the "golden age" of the eternal state.

    Here is a response by Greg Strawbridge;
     
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    A wrong assumption leads to a wrong conclusion.
     
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    I was quoting R.Todd Mangum....that was his statement...
    TC, what are your thoughts on the rod of Iron rule....when is it, how does it work?
     
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    Mangum makes two unwarranted assumptions that make his conclusion incorrect.
     
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    I agree....just trying to offer ideas men have offered to promote discussion...i am very open to any biblical imput....he is a well educated person;
    Todd Mangum received the John F. Walvoord Award for Outstanding Work in Eschatology from Dallas Theological Seminary where he received his PhD in 2001. Dr. Mangum’s first book, The Dispensational-Covenantal Rift (Waynesboro, GA: Paternoster, 2007), is widely acclaimed as providing a definitive history on the debate between dispensationalists and covenant theologians. He has also written numerous articles seeking to repair breaches among various segments of Bible-believing Christianity, and advancing a generously orthodox, missional approach to theology and ministry in the postmodern, post-Christian context.

    Dr. Mangum is ordained by the Southern Baptist Convention and he serves frequently as pulpit supply in several area churches; he is also an active churchman at Grace Bible Church, Souderton. Todd and his wife, Linda, reside in Souderton, PA, as do their three sons and one daughter-in-law.


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    There is more Scriptures as far as prophecy statements concerning the millennial reign in comparison to the eternal state of what is prepared for believers after the final judgement.

    There are more Scriptures as far as prophecy statements concerning the millennial reign in comparison to the eternal state of what is prepared for the "devil and his angels" and the unbelievers.

    There are more Scriptures as far as prophecy statements concerning the millennial reign in comparison to the church age.

    Yet, the millennium and now even a characteristic of the age is being discarded.

    Perhaps there was never a church age following the 70AD diaspora.

    Satan is bound, God has put all the enemies of Christ under His feet, there is no rebellion no more sorrow, believers are in their eternal estate, and the marriage supper has already taken place.

    Prove to me any of these are factual.

    How are these going to work their place in history?

    What proof is there that these things will even happen?

    "Is there biblical support" for these things?
     
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    The Rod of Iron Rule....when is it? How does it work?

    Um Anytime one holds it in the hand and wacks the offender with it modifying the behavior of said offender.


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    Hello a g, it is redeemed man that is doing all these things in the Earth right now as we speak according to Hebrews 2:5-8the writer of the Hebrews quotes from
    Psalm 8 discussing what is man that thou art mindful of him now we see in the context of chapter 2 which redeemed man who God has called to accomplish this work as we go with the Great Commission that's the short answer but I'll answer more in detail when I get to my keyboard later.
    We see not yet all things put under him
     
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    Do you think that would be the work of the church and doing some of that?
     
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    Like I posted, more Scriptures concerning the millennium then the church age.

    That some desire to appoint the church at THIS time as having the responsibility given to it at THAT time is merely attempting to refuse acknowledgement of a true millennial reign.

    If one considers that there are statements of the millennium that apply to the age yet to come, then there is no inconsistency with acknowledging the mission of the church now and the mission then. The rule of the church now and that yet to come. The victory of the church now in comparison to that then.
     
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    Nope.

    The church is not given the authority to rule this world with a rod of iron at this time (unless you are papist in thinking).

    This is repeated by Christ in statements that the believers are to be persecuted and killed. Paul said, as sheep for slaughter.

    However, there will be a time, a time in which Christ will rule with an iron rod, and believers shall judge just as the Scriptures state in 1 Corinthians 6:2.
     
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    What if it is the Millennium is now. You say there's so many verses about the Millennium what if it's meant to be for right now and we're in it and enjoying the fruits of it the peace of God that passes all understanding what about it Romans 14 the kingdom of God is righteousness joy and peace in the Holy Ghost what if that's all now?
    What if passages like Isaiah 11 or metaphorical and symbolic language to demonstrate the reversal of the curse that's found in the kingdom of God or the peace of God demonstrated by animals that normally would be hostile being calm not literally that the animals are calm and so on but what it what if it's meant to just convey the image of the peace that we have in Christ?
     
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    Now in another thread I believe it was you that said well in the literal one Thousand-Year Millennium Christ will rule with a rod of iron and keep it under control now the question is how exactly does that take place a person is working somewhere and then he's going he's tempted to steal or what do something there's an angel show up and and put cuffs on them or you knows I don't know how we'll just see how this can happen?
    I see no indication and scripture of some literal framework where you have unsaved people, angels ,and non glorified people in the same space at the same time with people who are unsaved because they're able to rebel at the end of this thousand year. So you have a good many unsaved people coexisting on Earth how does this happen?

    I believe we have that situation on earth now you have Angels who are present but invisible you have Saints or going about being faithful preaching the gospel and you have unsaved people who resist and Rebel and fight against the kingdom of God. Now the rod of iron rule like I said earlier I believe is that God is going to punish all sin even Every Idle word that men speak he keeps account and at the judgement it will all be righteously judged by God
     
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    When Believers declare the law of God the law word of God much in the same way as John the Baptist confronted the king about his adulterous and fornicating lifestyle don't you think that has anything to do with the rule of God in this world?
     
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    Why not take the prophecies concerning the birth, death and resurrection of Christ as symbolic?

    Because they are past?

    Because they have been evidently fulfilled?

    If those were true, why not those that are not yet evidenced?

    Certainly, one can try to "spiritualize" all manner of things, even try to escape the judgement, or eternal lake of fire, or present sinful living.

    However, if one is to accept the truthfulness of statements concerning the first advent, and then try to spiritualize the second, it is most inconsistent.

    Reminds me a bit of those sadduccees who spiritualized the resurrection to the point of no longer believing in such an event.
     
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    Nope.

    Such a presentation at this time is a matter much exampled as what Paul did with any of his presentations.

    Does not Romans 1 and 2 give that EVERY person has the law written upon their hearts? (That which is known of God is evident in them and to them?)

    The presentation of the Millennium is not that of one being reconciled to God through Faith (assured hope of that not yet seen), though that certainly will occur but as a result of sight and not assured hope as is that found in believers of this age.
     
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