An Examination Of Gary DeMar’s “Limited Geography” (Part 1)

(Note: This article was originally published on 12/4/2008, but was recently revised. Part 2 is also under revision to be published shortly. Although DeMar’s original article is no longer available, he is still using the same presuppositional arguments to support his Preterist view).  In his article, “Limited Geography and Biblical Interpretation,” Preterist teacher Gary DeMar…

The Modernists Are Still Among Us

In this brief audio message, Brian Simmons addresses some statements made in George Tyrrell’s 1910 book “Christianity At The Crossroads.”  Although Tyrrell was a Roman Catholic, his treatise contains a profound note of concern which modern evangelicals need to take to heart.  Since Tyrrell wrote his book, modernism has spread its leaven so thoroughly throughout the…

Anti-Preterist’s Best Shot Re-lived!

   The following podcast was recorded on May 4, 2008.  It was featured on the Reign Of Christ Ministries website, and has to do with the doctrines of “Full” or “Hyper” Preterism.  In this 2-hour podcast, host Jason Bradfield asks me for my rock-solid proof against Hyper-Preterism.  Well, I give it to him in the…

The Growth Of The Church In The First Century

In this 20-minute Bible study, Brian Simmons examines New Testament history to chart the growth of the church from Pentecost until the closing of the canon. While most students consider the growth of the church as an organic body, here the emphasis is placed on the church as an institution. A study of the historical…

What About Jewish National Repentance?

Is Jewish national repentance inseparably connected with Jesus Christ’s second coming? To those who know their Scriptures, the answer is yes! However, Preterists and Hyper-Preterists, in their mania for past fulfillment, lose sight of this important doctrine, claiming that He came in A.D. 70 because the Jews failed to repent.  Huh?  In this 35-minute Bible study…

Signs In The Sun And In The Moon

    This 27-minute Bible study answers the question of whether the cosmic signs preceding Christ’s second advent (as mentioned in Matt. 24: 29) are to be taken symbolically — that is, in a figurative sense. Examining key passages in the Old Testament, Brian Simmons brings out the literal rendering of the text, and shows that…

Is The Parousia A Personal Coming?

Preterists often tell us that the “parousia” mentioned in Matthew 24: 3 is not a personal coming of Christ, but a figurative and providential one.  But does this really agree with the Scriptures?  In this brief study, we explore the concept of Christ’s coming as the “Son of Man,” and what it implies.  We conclude that…