A.D. 70 Dispensationalism: The Postponement Of The Kingdom

If it were not so serious a mistake, one could almost afford to smile at the view that Christ’s coming happened when the temple was destroyed in A.D. 70.  The view is a product of the heavy-handed, stodgy old theology of the post-Reformation period when men were still partly blinded by the dense fogs of…

Preterism & The Problem Of Evil

Man needs to be saved not only from SIN, but from his SINS. This will require a change in his very nature. It is through Christ’s work on the cross alone that this salvation is effected. Although “salvation” is an all-inclusive word that embraces every redemptive process from regeneration to eventual glorification, the end result…

The Bar-Cocheba Incident

Preterists generally don’t like hearing anything about Simon Bar Cocheba, the Jewish revolter who took back the city of the Jerusalem circa 132 A.D. before being finally crushed by the Romans. In fact, if you read any Preteristic literature, you will scarcely find a passage concerning him. Back in the days of Todd Dennis’s Preterist…

A Few Words On The Growing “Ex Christian” Atheist Movement

In all eras of church history there have been defectors from the faith. It was not until recent years, however, that “movements” have become increasingly popular. Nowadays, one can easily find blogs and videos by people who have renounced their Christian faith and are “living it up” in a state of luxurious unbelief. While this…

Does Preterism Lead To Atheism?

I’ve been reading more and more comments recently, to the effect that “I used to be a Christian, but am now an atheist. But before I left Christianity, I was a Preterist.” This naturally raises the question of whether there is something within Preterist theological understanding that inclines towards skepticism and/or infidelity. Of course, I…

On Biblical Vs. Preteristic Meanings Of “Heaven And Earth”

One of the first things a Bible student must do, when approaching the doctrines of Preterism, is distinguish between types that are purely Genetic in origin, and those that are Mosaic. This will allow him/her to separate the layers of fulfillment and discern what was fulfilled and what wasn’t. When we refer to the “omega…

In Search Of The Real

  A few months ago, I did myself one of the biggest favors of my life, by retiring from the stormy and wind-tossed world of “apologetics.” I had long gotten sick and tired of all the bickering and strife indulged in by apologists, and had marked James 3: 13-18 as a text worthy of deeper study.  But I had…