If you study the work of the translators of the KJV, you will find that some of the words they chose to use were already outdated and in some cases "archaic" when they used them.
The reasoning was that those particular words were fixed in meaning as they were not commonly used.
29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
I don't see any reference to two witnesses in this passage.
Revelation mentions two witnesses:
Rev 11:3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
I don't see any reference in Luke 16:29-31 of sackcloth, nor of them prophesying for 1260 days.
Moses and the prophets have been around a lot longer than that.
There are more questions than answers because you don't have many answers, even fewer reasonable answers, and still fewer biblical answers.
We have had SDA guys come on here from time to time pushing their interpretation of the Bible.
They sincerely believe their interpretation is right.
That doesn't make them right, no matter how sincere their belief.
And they get banned here very quickly, despite there not being opportunity to discuss their difference of interpretation - because everyone knows their interpretation is wrong, even though they don't or can't see it.
Ok folks - carefully read my explanation, and look at this false teacher's comments. It quickly becomes obvious how much twisting and misrepresentation of God's Word is required to follow these ridiculous blue comments.
There is a lack of research evident, a lack of understanding of words, terms, and sentence structure, and a simple denial of plainly stated facts.
If this set of replies does not seal this in everyone's mind, then it is obvious that this false teachers has achieved part if his goal of deception.
Wait for further installments from him on other subjects.
I must point out that simply posting Scripture does not make a post correct.
There have been numerous posters on this site over the years who post vast amounts of Scripture in their posts, but their misuse of, abuse of, and misrepresentation of those Scriptures to teach false doctrine has resulted in them being banned.
Even Satan has (mis)used Scripture, by quoting certain passages.
So the mere fact of posting Scripture in an answer does not make the answer automatically correct.
And to point out the error without using Scripture in response is not automatically wrong.
24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
This prophecy is to do with "thy people and thy holy city."
The whole 70 weeks. Israel is the people, Jerusalem is the city. This prophecy has nothing to do with the churches. Vs 24 states that plainly.
The timing starts from the command to build the city.
This gives us the start point of this countdown.
Smarter men than I have calculated the end of the 69th weeks of years to precisely coincide with the death of Christ.
Coincidentally vs 26 says after the 69th week Messiah is cut off. This is obviously by the context referring to the death of Christ - no other event fits the description, and the timing from the decree works too.
Vs 26 continues on to note that the city and the sanctuary are destroyed, there is a flood, and a war of desolation.
All this happens after the 69th week begins.
We know this because the next and only other week mentioned - this must be the 70th week - is in vs 27.
Here a covenant is confirmed for a week. This is the final week of the 70.
In the midst of that week the sacrifice and oblation are caused to cease.
This is the plain order of events according to Dan 9.
You will note that the events of vs 26 happen after the end of week 69 but before the beginning of week 70.
The final week can not possibly be an I start continuation from week 69, for there must be time for the vs 26 events to occur.
You will note that although the gap is written into to passage, there is no indication of the duration of the gap in Dan 9.
The existence of the gap is evident, the timing of the gap is evident (after week 69 ends), but the duration of the gap is not.
Note : the ceasing of the sacrifice and oblation CAN NOT be referring to the death of Christ as dome false teachers promote, as the sacrifice etc continued while t he Temple was in existence. It does not refer to the effectiveness of the sacrifice, but the practice.
This means that for those to make the death of Christ the middle of the 70th week for that reason MUST have a gap as well, for we know the sacrifice continued TO BE PERFORMED after Christ's death.
Note further that Daniel makes no reference to "this generation".
The simple and plain reading of Daniel 9 denotes a gap between the 69th week and the 70th week.
So, if you read the passage without someone putting lies in your ear, you must come to the conclusion that vs 26 happens after week 69 and before week 70.
That is what it says.
Now wait for the lies and misrepresentation to spew forth.......
What I can not understand is that you are coming down on Eric like this but defending those here who are false teachers, and not even questioning their false statements which are currently running rampant.
1Pe 3:1 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;
1Pe 3:2 While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.
A better way to look at it is as an opportunity to bring him to salvation.
It WILL be hard for you, but if he needs to be saved, and is now bedridden, your testimony may be his only hope of salvation.
Allowing the Lord to work through you in this situation could be the thing that he needs to see the Lord in you, and see his own need of salvation.