Q&A: What Is Meant By The “Restitution Of All Things” (Acts 3: 21)

Question: What did Peter mean when he spoke of the “restitution of all things” in his second sermon to Israel? Answer: The Greek word translated “restitution” is apokatastasis, occurring only in Acts 3: 21, while the verb form is found in Acts 1: 6. It means bringing something back to a former state or condition….

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…

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…

The Scoffers Of 2 Peter 3

    Perhaps the most interesting epistle in the New Testament, at least from an eschatological standpoint, is 2nd Peter.  Although this epistle has been bitterly attacked throughout the centuries  —  some denying its apostolic authorship, and others disallowing its place in the N.T. canon  —  it remains a fruitful field of study for those who truly love Christ and…

The Eschatology Of Noah’s Ark

     For some time, I’ve been wanting to write an article discussing the eschatological significance of Noah’s Ark.  This is a timely subject.  For among professing Christians today, there seems to be a deal of confusion regarding the precise significance of the ark, and what it stands for.  I even fault myself for hitherto not…

The Seven Kingdoms Of Daniel 2

    As the end-time approaches, I have become increasingly interested in the study of prophecy;  especially as it relates to “what’s next” on the prophetic calendar.  In recent posts I have demonstrated that the next great event will be the descent of our Lord into the lower heavens to set up His tribunal over…

The Basis of Our Expectation

   When most Christians think about the parousia of Christ, at which time both the dead and living in Christ are to be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air (1 Thess. 4: 16-17), they think of it as an imminent expectation.  That is, the rapture and resurrection of believers…