The Priesthood of Melchisedec

“And being made perfect, He became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey Him: called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec” (Hebrews 5: 9-10). ************ The priesthood of Melchisedec has vital bearings on eschatology. Hyper-Preterists are tempted to confine Christ’s priesthood to the nation of Israel, and that…

The Logic of Full Preterism (Part 3)

   In our last two articles of Preterist logic, we have discussed the basic and fundamental difference between two methods of interpretation– between a priori and a posteriori reasoning.  We have been brought to the conclusion that Full Preterism relies essentially on a priori logic.  That is, it requires the formation of generalities, which often…

Isaac and Rebekah

“But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac”  (Genesis 24: 4). ***************     The marriage of Isaac and Rebekah typifies the divine union between Jesus Christ and His church.  When Abraham charged his servant to find a wife for his son Isaac, he gave…

Joseph and The Cross

“But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive” (Gen. 50: 20).     If it is indeed true that Christianity is compatible with a life of worldly ease and pleasure, we have not found it…

A House Divided

    In our last article, we pointed out a grave dilemma of the Hyper-Preterist system of interpretation. It is one upon which their whole scheme is based: namely, that the New Testament canon of Scripture is no longer current. In order to get at the real truths of our faith, Scripture itself is not enough….

The Logic of Full Preterism (Part 2)

   In my previous article on Preterist logic, I disclosed the basic method of reasoning which Full Preterists use to arrive at their conclusions. Their prevalent mode is a priori, or deductive. This rests on general assumptions, and is opposed to a posteriori, or inductive, reasoning, which rests on facts and experience. A main characteristic…

Personal Application of Christ’s Triumphal Entry

“And Jesus went into the temple of God and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers and them that sold doves, and said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer for all people, but ye have made…