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Bible Prophecy: Principle of Double Reference

In studying Bible Prophecy, what is the principle of double reference? What are the four types of double referencing when considering Bible prophecy? Show by example.

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1. In studying Bible Prophecy, what is the principle of double reference? What are the four types of double referencing when considering Bible prophecy? Show by example.

Double Reference

There are a number of prophecies in the OT which have a primary application to the millenial kingdom or the eternal kingdom, but are fulfilled in part in the church age. Furthermore, there are prophecies which seem to focus on the immediate historical context of the prophet, yet there is a more complete fulfillment later.

This tendency to speak of events that are separated by time, as though they were not, is called the principle of double reference.

The tendency of scripture to reveal God's plan by way of double reference is consistent ...

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In studying Bible Prophecy, this solution explains the principle of double reference and also describes four types of double referencing, along with supporting Bible scriptures.

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