Refuting Preterism: The First Foundation: “This Generation”

   Preterism is the belief that most, if not all, of Bible prophecy was fulfilled at the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70. Essential to the preterist view is the belief that “all these things” mentioned in Matthew 24: 1-34 were “filled full” during the first century. How far the preterist follows this thread to…

The Orange Mailman- Daniel’s Seventieth Week Is Yet Future

Daniel’s Seventieth Week Is Yet Future My series which dealt with Preterism focused mainly on the Olivet Discourse. There are events that we must concede were fulfilled in A.D. 70 if we are to be fair about the whole debate. But there are other events which simply have not been fulfilled in the way that the…

Rev. E.W. Bullinger, D.D.– On The Errors of Preterism

(from “No Millennium Without Christ,” 1887)   Those who think that in St. Matt. and Mark the Saviour refers to the destruction of Jerusalem, are compelled to “interpret” Matt. xxiv. 30, of Titus and his armies:— “They shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” They…

Matthew 24: The Foundation of Preterist Interpretation

  We’ve sometimes dealt with those who place the fulfillment of Christ’s Olivet Discourse in the time frame of the Jewish war (A.D. 67-70).  These folks, most of whom stand in the Reformed/non-evangelical lists, teach that there was a ‘coming of Christ’ at the time of Jerusalem’s destruction by Titus.  This makes a sharp distinction between two schools of theology,…

A Prospect From Mount Olivet

  One of the most important eschatological passages in the Bible is Jesus Christ’s great prophecy concerning “the end of the age.”  This prophecy was issued on two distinct occasions.  The first (recorded in Luke 21) was when Jesus Christ taught the people in the temple (Luke 20: 1), whereas the second (recorded in Matthew 24 &…

The Abomination of Desolation

  In Matthew 24, our Lord speaks of a time when the Jews would have to flee from the midst of Jerusalem.  This was predicted to occur when the “abomination of desolation” was revealed (Matt. 24: 15-18).  Despite the opinion of many, it seems to me that Christ is not speaking of the destruction of Jerusalem in…