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The mission of this site to further the study of eschatology and preterism. Eschatology is from the Greek eschatos, “last,” and signifies the study of “last things.” Eschatology is far and away the most difficult and challenging disciplines of Biblical study. The usus loquendi of the prophets was highly figurative; their speech was veiled with poetic exaggeration and metaphors; they wrote in signs and symbols. Without a working familiarity with their method, the prophets are difficult to apprehend.
This has caused widely divergent interpretations of their writings. However, through the application of sound hermeneutical principles, we believe that the message of the prophets can be objectively ascertained, and that it is best understood by that school of interpretation called preterism. Read >>>

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Why I am a Preterist

  This study examines the three categories of end-time scripture - Time Texts, Characters & Events, and Symbolic Imagery - and shows that, alone and together, they testify that the second coming is an event scripture unequivocally places within the first generation of believers.

          Part I       Part II         Part III

The Three Story Pyradmid of Biblical Interpretation
   

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The Dead Sea Scrolls & Preterism

 

In this article, we look at the Dead Sea Scrolls and find that they are essentially preterist, in that their authors held many of the same end-time beliefs, involving the same actors and events, and looked for their fulfillment in the same time-frame, as Preterists today.  Read >>>

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The Dragon, the Beast, and the Restraining Angel of RevelationTwenty

In this article, we discuss the identity of Revelation’s dragon, beast, and binding angel of chapter twenty. We will conclude that the latter of these refers to Claudius Caesar in combination with the jus gladii, and the religio licita, which we also identify with the “restrainer” of II Thessalonians two. The dragon and beast we will conclude refer to Rome and the persecution under Nero Caesar. Along the way, we solve many of Revelation’s other riddles.  Read >>> Claudius Caesar

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With What Body Do They Come?

A Look at the Resurrection

 

Preterists believe the general Resurrection occurred in AD 70, in connection with Christ’s kingdom coming in power against the Romans and Jews to put His enemies beneath His feet (Dan 12:2; Matt 16:27, 28; John 5:28m 29; Heb 10:13). This corresponded with the destruction of Hadean death, which was the last enemy (1 Cor 15:26, 55; Isa 25:8). Although all Preterists agree the eschatological resurrection occurred in AD 70, there is disagreement about the type of body received in the resurrection. Three views exist: 1) individual, physical bodies; 2) individual, spiritual (immaterial) bodies; and 3) a collective, mystical, covenantal body. Read >>>

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Preterism 101:

The Foundations of Fulfilled Eschatology

As more and more people become serious students of “last things,” the number of those investigating Preterism is constantly increasing. Hence, there is a recurring need to set forth the “first principles” of the Preterist interpretation of scripture. In this article, we will look at the foundations of fulfilled eschatology. Read>>>

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Commentary on Matthew Chapter Three

The Eschatology of

John the Baptist

 

 

1- In those days

We learn from Luke that this was the fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesar (Lk. 3:1). Roman emperors dated their reigns by calendar years, or from January 1 to December 31 following their accession (the “non-accession” method). Augustus Caesar, who was the reigning emperor when Jesus was born, died August 19, A.D. 14. Thus, the first regnal year of Tiberius would have been the calendar year A.D. 15, making his fifteenth year the calendar year A.D. 29. Read>>>

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Demons and Unclean Spirits shown to be

Madness, Epilepsy, and other Physical Maladies

 

And they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with diverse diseases and torments,

 Since Matthew already reported that Jesus healed all manner of disease among the people of the Jews dwelling in Galilee, we must conclude that those mentioned here are Jews from other parts of Palestine together with Gentiles dwelling in Syria.

 and those that were possessed with devils,

 There are two basic views about devils, demons, and unclean spirits. One view has it that they are supernatural beings, either the spirits of the wicked dead, or fallen angels; that Satan’s proper name is Lucifer; that he was chief among the angels, but sought to be equal with God and thus led a revolt in heaven, but was defeated by Michael and his angels and was cat down to earth, where his inveterate hatred for God drives him to wreak havoc, tempt man, and persecute God’s people. Further, Adam’s sin gave Satan dominion in earth and over death and Hades, where he reigns, tormenting the souls of the damned. Read >>>

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Review of John Noe's

"Unravelling the End"

 

In this article, I review John Noe’s most recent book “Unraveling the End, A balanced scholarly synthesis of four competing and conflicting end time views.”

John approached me with an invitation to debate his book, but as I had not read it, I was hardly in a position to agree to debate it, so I offered instead to read it and write a review. For those who are not familiar with John, John has been in the Preterist movement for many years. He authored several very influential books, including “Beyond the End Times,” “Shattering the Left Behind Delusion,” and “Dead in Their Tracks.” John has also been a prominent speaker in Preterist circles and was by all accounts a leader in the movement. However, John’s following has waned in recent years by making public his view that the charismata (gifts of the Holy Spirit) are still extant, and more recently and especially by his public announcement that he is a Universalist.  With publication of his newest book, it looked like John was getting his publishing career back on target. Unfortunately, this book fell short and missed the mark.  Read >>>

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The New Standard for Historical Exegesis of Daniel's Prophecies

"If Daniel is fulfilled, all is fulfilled"

 

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The book of Daniel has long been understood to prophesy the kingdom and coming of Christ, but its prophecies have been wrongly projected into the future.  Learn how the prophecies of Daniel, including the Hadean resurrection, were fulfilled by the time of Jerusalem's fall in A.D. 70

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Revelation and the

Moral Condition of the World

 

F.W. Farrar

 The epoch which witnessed the early growth of Christianity was an epoch of which the horror and the degradation have rarely been equaled, and perhaps never exceeded, in the annals of mankind.  Were we to form our sole estimate of it from the lurid picture of its wickedness, which St. Paul in more than one passage has painted with a standpoint.  We might be accused of throwing too dark a shadow upon the crimes of Paganism, when we set it as a foil to the lustre of an ideal holiness.  But even if St. Paul had never paused amid his sacred reasonings to affix his terrible brand upon the pride of Heathenism, there would still have been abundant proofs of the abnormal wickedness which accompanied the decadence of ancient civilization. Read >>>

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How Do Preterists View the Kingdom of  Christ?

Those who look for a future kingdom typically believe that it will involve modern state of Israel and the restoration of the Davidic throne, which will be extended over all the earth.  They believe that the kingdom entails Jesus reigning over earth from earth, seated upon an earthly throne. This notion grows out of the fact that David reigned over an earthly kingdom whose capital city was Jerusalem.  Since Christ was to be the restorer of the Davidic throne, they suppose that Christ must also reign from earth, seated in Jerusalem. But this mistakes the case entirely. Read >>>

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A Contemporary-Historical Analysis of the Apocalypse

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This is a condensed commentary on Revelation, designed for easy reading and quick, thorough answers. Priced to share with friends. 65 pages, soft cover.

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The
Marriage of the Lamb

The marriage of the Lamb is an eschatological theme, tied to the second coming of Christ (Matt. 25: 1-13).  What is the significance of this imagery and when was it fulfilled? 

Marriage Imagery in the Old Testament - Covenant with Israel

In the Old Testament, the imagery of marriage was a symbol for the law of Moses and covenant with Israel. God espoused (betrothed) Israel to himself in the exodus from Egypt. Read >>>

 

 

 

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THE PRÆTERIST INTERPRETATION

Frederic W. Farrar

(c.1831-1903) ; D.D., F.R.S.

From The Early Days of Christianity
1882 - London

“It has been usual to say that the Spanish Jesuit Alcasar.. was the founder of the Præterist School...But to me it seems that the founder of the Præterist School is none other than St. John himself.”  Read >>>

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