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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Preterist Introduction

What is Preterism?

The term “preterism” is derived from the Latin praeteritus, meaning that which has past. (Praeteritus is the past participle of praeterire, to go before: prae (comparative of before) ire, to go.)  The term is derived from Matt. 24:34 where it occurs in the Latin to describe the time of Christ’s Second Coming:  "Verily I say unto you, This generation shall…

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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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Significant Historical Excerpts

The Road Back to Preterism

Any discussion of eschatology’s history in the church should begin with Jesus and the apostles, for they are the fount whence our instruction flows. And here there can be no dispute: Jesus and the apostles were plainly Preterists. Jesus’ very ministry began with the clarion call that the eschatological kingdom long foretold by the prophets was “at hand.”   “Now…

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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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Preterist Introduction

Preterism 101

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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Preterist Introduction

What is the Preterist View?

Have you ever wondered why it is that men can read the same Bible and come up with totally different views of the second coming? How can some study the Bible and be futurists while some see the partial preterist view and yet others are full preterists? "Preterist" means past in fulfillment, and "Futurist" means future in fulfillment. Futurists believe…

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New Heaven and Earth

Heaven and Earth Passed Away

We looked last week at the time statements in the Bible as to the coming of the Lord. We saw that he said he would come — while some that were standing there were still living; in that generation; soon; quickly; at hand; he said his coming was near. Everywhere that the Bible talks about the Lord’s coming it gives…

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