Passages

101 Preterist Time-Indicators

Following this brief article are 101 biblical, preterist "time-indicators." (Hence the title.) There are many more than 101 to be found in Scripture, but these are probably the most blunt and obvious of them all. If we were to include every preterist time-indicator in Scripture, the number would possibly be in the hundreds. My purpose in displaying these passages (with…

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Resurrection

Resurrection, the Hope of Israel, and the Song of Moses

Though the entire Song of Moses has strong elements of prophecy, this section was particularly striking as it pertains to the resurrection we now have in Christ. For some time I have contended (and still do) that the fullness of resurrection comes from the OC Israelite hope of being planted in their land. To them that was resurrection. And we…

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New Heaven and Earth

Looking for New Heavens and a New Earth

A basic principle of the Reformation was the priesthood of all believers. Not only could sinners receive the merits of Jesus Christ directly, but they also were given the high and holy privilege to study the Bible directly. Private interpretation does not mean interpretive autonomy. Scripture must be used to interpret Scripture. Nowhere is this principle more vividly illustrated than…

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New Heaven and Earth

Rethinking II Peter Three

IntroductionIn this article we examine II Peter 3:7-13 and decide that the heavens and earth that were marked for destruction involved considerably more than merely Old Testament Judaism, Jerusalem, and the temple.   Early Preterist Perceptions The modern preterist movement is very young; although we have learned much, we still have much to learn. We are still mining the depths…

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Preterist Introduction

Does Eschatology Matter?

On July 11, I spoke on the subject of how to share the preterist view. In that message I asked the question, "Is eschatology important?" Does it really matter what your view on the second coming is? Will it somehow impact your life? In answer to that question I gave four reasons why your view of eschatology matters. They were:…

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Typology

Lev. 23 The Feasts of the Lord, Part 5

We are studying the Feasts of the Lord found in Leviticus 23. The study of the feasts is a study in typology. Typology is the interpretation of Old Testament events, persons, and ceremonies as signs, which prefigured Christ’s fulfillment in the New Covenant with the church. For time sake, I’m not going to do any review this morning, but we’re…

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Typology

Lev. 23 The Feasts of the Lord, Part 4

We are studying the "Feasts of the Lord" found in Leviticus 23. The study of the feasts is a study in typology. These Feasts of the Lord were given to us by God, so His people could understand the coming of Christ and the role that Christ would play in redeeming man back to God following the fall of man…

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Typology

Lev. 23 The Feasts of the Lord, Part 3

We are studying the "Feasts of the Lord" found in Leviticus 23. The study of the feasts is a study in typology. Typological hermeneutics involves explicating signs in the Old Testament as foreshadowing events and people in the New. These seven feasts represent and typify the sequence, timing, and significance of the major events of the Lord’s redemptive history. They…

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Typology

Lev. 23 The Feasts of the Lord, Part 2

We are studying the Feasts of the Lord. There are seven of them and they are listed in chronological sequence in Leviticus 23. Leviticus 23:4 (NKJV) ‘These are the feasts of the LORD, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times. The word "feasts" means: "appointed times." The word "holy convocation" means: "rehearsal." In other words, the feasts…

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Typology

Lev. 23 The Feasts of the Lord, Part 1

As Americans, when we think of holidays, we think of a time away from work when we can do what we enjoy. We observe quite a few holidays; we celebrate everything from Christmas to St. Patrick’s Day. But Old Covenant Israel’s holidays were prescribed by God. There were seven of them. These seven holidays are discussed throughout the Bible, in…

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