Q&A: What Is The “Great Mystery” Of Ephesians 5:32?

Question: What is Paul talking about when he says “this is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church“? Answer: Paul had just been speaking of the married life of Spirit-filled believers as illustrating the affection of Christ towards His church. What he is saying, however, goes deeper than any mere analogy….

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 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…

Timing Of The Rapture

This brand-new Bible study lesson is a sequel to Preterism and The Rapture. The question it addresses is one of great importance. When does the rapture of 1 Thess. 4: 16-17 occur? In this 35-minute podcast, Brian Simmons goes through some more texts to demonstrate that the rapture will occur in the middle of Daniel’s…

The Millennial Reign: Earthly Or Spiritual?

Throughout the centuries, Christians and scholars have disagreed concerning the nature of the Millennial reign. Will it be earthly or heavenly? In this short podcast Brian Simmons touches upon the issues involved, and establishes the earthly nature of the Millennium by examining some key Biblical texts. Listen now: millennium

Preterism And The Rapture

 Does Preterism preserve the correct concept of the rapture? Although most orthodox Preterists do maintain the reality of the doctrine, Hyper-Preterists go far astray in their interpretation of the rapture as a non-physical event. In this full-length Bible study podcast we examine the doctrine of the rapture, and show that it will occur in the…

Resurrection and The Land Promises

   One of the strange inconsistencies of “orthodox Preterists” is seen in regard to the doctrine of the Resurrection. Preterists tenaciously hold to belief in a future resurrection of the body. Naturally, this is part and parcel of New Testament theology. And we’re glad that Preterists maintain their position against the outright denial of the…