Articles of Interest

Don Preston Excerpts

(Significance of AD70)
"We find untenable the contention that the fall of Jerusalem was a localized judgment. It was in fact the universal judgment of the living and the dead!" (A Local Judgment?)

 "Peter foresaw the coming dissolution of another society, the Jewish world. This is exactly what happened in a.d. 70 in the conflagration of the capital, heart, and soul of the Theocracy of Israel."  (The World That Perished)

"A key point of controversy is the contention that the church/kingdom was not fully established on Pentecost but was in a state of incompletion until the Old World was taken out of the way in AD 70. Every anti-Preterist which this writer has read or heard has made a major issue over this point." (A Full-Grown Baby?)

"It is demonstrated from Scripture that the fall of Jerusalem was indeed the antitype of the Flood." (Typology and Covenant Eschatology)

"Since Christ’s coming in 70 was the coming for redemption, and since he was to return only once for salvation per Hebrews 9:28, then Christ’s return in 70 was the final coming of Christ." (Hebrews 9:28 – The Second Coming)

"Context and consistency demands the identical subject matter of the Olivet Discourse and II Thessalonians 2–the end of the Old World of Judaism at the coming of Jesus Christ in 70 AD." (Thessalonians & The Olivet Discourse)

(On Matthew 16:27-28)
"We conclude that Matthew 16:27-28 is a prediction by Jesus to return in judgment, in his kingdom glory, in the lifetime of his disciples." (A Critical Text)

(On Matthew 24:36)
"We believe we have shown that in Matthew 24:36, when Jesus said "But of that day and hour knoweth no man," that his reference was to "that day" that would climax "those days" leading up to the final dissolution of the Old Heaven and Earth of Israel at the return of Messiah in 70 AD."  (Those Days – vs – That Day)

(On Jerusalem / Babylon)
"Commentators seek to change, "where the Lord was slain," to, "by whom" the Lord was crucified.  Yet, the Bible settles even the "by whom" question, and it is not Rome.

The Bible identifies both by whom and where the Lord was crucified.  The Jews were the ones guilty of crucifying the Lord.  It is hardly justifiable, therefore, to make the phrase, "where the Lord was crucified," apply to Rome!

Unless one can prove indisputably that "the great city" of Revelation 11 is different than chapters 16-18, Babylon was Jerusalem.  Unless one can prove two different cities, other than historical Sodom, are "spiritually called Sodom," Babylon was Jerusalem.  Unless one can show that Jesus was slain in two different cities, Babylon was Jerusalem.  Unless one is willing to ignore or deny the united testimony of the Lord, and the apostle Paul, as to the identity of the slayer of Jesus, Babylon was Jerusalem." (Who is this Babylon?; Ardmore, OK: By the Author; p. 33)

(On Heavens and Earth)
"If you believe that the Old Covenant has passed away then you must believe that Heaven and Earth have passed away!" (How Heaven & Earth Passed Away!)

"Many passages in the New Testament speak of the "heavens and earth" with no reference to the physical heaven and earth" (More On Heaven And Earth)

(On Hemeneutics/Methods of Interpretation)
"When we mistakenly believe the Bible is concerned about the "end of time" instead of the "time of the end" we cannot allow Jesus’ words in Luke 21:22 to speak for themselves." (When All Things Written…)

"The Bible does not speak of the end of time, but of the time of the end." (World Without End)

"If it can be shown that the traditional concepts of the ambiguity and relativity of prophetic time statements are incorrect, then the preterist construction of prophecy will have been vindicated." (Is Prophetic Time Elastic?)

"It is strange indeed that such a literalistic interpretation has been imposed on Revelation 1:7 when this violates the inspired interpretation (Matthew 24:30-34) of the source of the verse (Zechariah 12:10.)" (Every Eye Shall See Him)

(On Death of Death)
"If Christ has not completely fulfilled the prophetic aspect of the red heifer sacrifice the old law is still in effect. If he has fulfilled the prophetic element of that offering the old law has passed—and death has been abolished."  (The Ashes of the Red Heifer)

"The trumpet was to be blown for the gathering of God’s elect from the "death" of separation from God’s presence and fellowship." (With The Sound of the Trumpet)

"Since the disciples did not lack understanding as has been generally assumed, it is easy to correlate the parallel passages of Mark 13 and Luke 21 with Matthew 24." (Misconceptions About Misconceptions)

"Since the Thessalonican concept of the day of the Lord was the Old Covenant concept, and their concept was CORRECT then it follows that the day of the Lord for which they were looking was not the end of time but was instead a time when God would judge his people." (How Is This Possible?)

"To literalize means that the Old Covenant prophecies have not yet been fulfilled and Jesus taught that all prophecy had to be fulfilled before the Old Covenant could pass." (More On No Death, No Sorrow, No Pain)

"If "at hand" time statements mean nothing at all, then God cannot tell time." (Can God Tell Time?)

"In Revelation the coming of Christ, the New Creation, judgment and resurrection are associated with the fall of Babylon. To mistakenly identify Babylon is to incorrectly interpret these issues." (Babylon The Great of Revelation)

"1 Peter 4:17 has revealed very powerful evidence that Peter was anticipating the consummative judgment coming of Jesus." (The Time Has Come)

"In his discussion of the transition from the "outer man" to the inner, from the temporal to the eternal, Paul says "we do not look on the things that are seen, but on the things that are unseen" (2 Corinthians 4:16f). He patently cannot be saying that the resurrection change would be unperceived! It would be seen (perceptual) but unseen (not optical!)." (Nature of the Parousia)

 

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