|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.|
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
Three Usages of "The Kingdom of Heaven"
The kingdom is a major theme of scripture. It occupies a large place among the Old Testament prophets, and the teaching of John the Baptist and Christ. Not surprisingly, significant confusion about the kingdom has always existed. Part of the reason for the confusion is that the phrases “kingdom of heaven” and “kingdom of God” are used in several different ways. In this article, we want to identify the different usages in scripture and provide explanations and examples of each.>>
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>>>
The Resurrection of the Flesh
The resurrection of the dead is a question fraught with difficulty for many. Preterists maintain that the resurrection was and is nonphysical, consisting in the spirit, not the body, of man. Others, including Postmillennialists, believe that the resurrection is essentially fleshly; that there can be no resurrection apart from physical bodies rising from their graves. In this article, we want to examine the idea of the “resurrection of the flesh” to see if it accords with the scriptures. We believe a candid study will demonstrate that the resurrection subsists in the immaterial realm of the spirit, not the flesh. Read >>>
The "Age to Come" and the Eternal State
The gospels are full of parables and instruction about the "end of the world" or "age" and the world or age "to come." Futurists mistake this "end" as referring uniformly to the end of the physical cosmos, and the world "to come" as heaven. Preterists often go to the opposite extreme and interpret the "end" exclusively in reference to the end of the Mosaic age, and the age or world "to come" in reference to the Christian age. Both of these extremes are wrong. In this article, we examine texts referring to the "end" and the age and world "to come" and conclude that the definition must be guided by the context. Read >>>
The Violent Face of Futurism:
Fifth Monarchists or Fifth Monarchy Men
[Editor’s note: Futurism is punctuated by a recurring history of fanaticism, radicalism, and violence. In this article, we look at the “Fifth Monarchy” men, who thought that the “fifth world empire” of Daniel two and seven would soon appear, marked by Christ’s second coming. These radical Futurists contributed to the English civil war under Charles I, the kangaroo court and judicial murder of the king, and the rise of the Puritan commonwealth under the military dictatorship of Oliver Cromwell. The article is adapted from Exlibris.org.]
The Fifth Monarchy Men or the Fifth Monarchists were a quasi-political religious movement which was prominent from 1649-61. It was based on a strong millennium message, they hoped to reform Parliament and the government for the imminent coming of Christ's' Kingdom on Earth.>>>
Origen was a Preterist!
In this article, we show that the earliest and greatest of the “church fathers” was a confirmed Preterist.
Orthodoxy and the Patristic Writers
Overall, Christians today probably are not as familiar with the “patristic writers” and “church fathers” as men of former ages were. We do not read early church history or the treasury of writings that have come down to us as perhaps we should. We take for granted the apologetic proofs of Christ in the Old Testament and Psalms that fill so much of their writings. The issues that fill their pages seem obscure or irrelevant to our day; the heresies they wrote about no longer exist and we feel no need to acquaint ourselves with them. Hence, we tend to neglect the writings of early church fathers. >>
The New Standard for Historical Exegesis of Daniel's Prophecies
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The book of Daniel has long been understood to
prophesy the kingdom and coming of Christ, but its
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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
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 >>>
How Do Preterists View the Kingdom of Christ?
Those who look for a future kingdom
typically believe that it will involve modern state of
THE PRÆTERIST INTERPRETATION
Frederic W. Farrar
(c.1831-1903) ; D.D., F.R.S.
From The Early Days of Christianity
“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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