Archives For Preterism

No eschatological school is enjoys full acceptance of all the various details of a system. But what are some key distinctions within postmillennialism? One of those distinctives is almost getting more discussion than postmillennialism itself.

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Preterism is largely misunderstood and feared among fundamentalists. But when you can sit down and talk with them, they often find the preterist argument hard to overthrow. In this article I will present three important arguments for the preterist analysis of certain biblical prophecies. Three factors generate preterism: (1) the importance of temporal indicators in […]

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Noted scholar Dr. Charles Hill’s has written a critique of preterism which was intended for a “views” book. Though this book was never published, I would like to respond to his objections since they represent well-reasoned arguments by a well-seasoned scholar. His objections are generally quite commonly alleged against the preterist approach to Revelation. Hopefully, these will […]

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From time-to-time when I speak at conferences on the Olivet Discourse, I will have dispensationalists raise a question that they believe presents a problem for the preterist interpretation. I have even seen this in some published articles and books. Perhaps you have heard it yourselves. In fact, I know at least one of you have […]

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Dr. Gentry: If Revelation was written in AD 65-66 about events in AD 70, how could John have expected it to be widely circulated in so short a period of time? It seems the book’s grandiose vision would be largely wasted because of the time frame involved. It couldn’t do much good, especially since the […]

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Historic Differences In discussing the differences in Reformed Eschatological views, I’ve been asked to defend the postmillennial view against the more popular Amillennial view. The challenge here is to clearly define views that, over time, are slowly evolving into each other, particularly with the rise of “optimistic Amillennialism”. The similarities are as follows: 1.) All […]

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ACTS 24:15 REVISITED

Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr. —  February 28, 2012 — 1 Comment

In my February 13, 2012 posting, I briefly focused on Acts 24:15, a passage widely cited by an unorthodox movement known as hyperpreterism. The hyperpreterist uses this verse as evidence that the resurrection of men occurred in the first century, and that it will not occur at the end of history. They believe that the […]

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