|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
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 >>>
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|
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.>>
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>>>
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,
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
"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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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
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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