Archives For Preterism

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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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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The postmillennial preterist argues that John uses 666 as a reference to Nero Caesar, and not to some future Antichrist who reduces the world to terror. But dispensationalists often challenge this interpretation with the following question: “Since Irenaeus is one of the earliest sources to refer to the number 66, why did he not know […]

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Preteristic postmillennialism argues that the great catastrophes of Revelation occurred before the temple destroyed, which removes Revelation as an objection to the eventual growth and dominance of the gospel. One argument for the early date is based on Revelation 11:1–2: Then there was given me a  measuring rod like a staff;  and  someone said, “Get […]

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Matthew 23:39 often confuses evangelicals who are considering the preteristic approach of postmillennialism. It states that Israel will one day be converted, and only then will the great tribulation begin (according to the order of verses following Matt 23:39). That verse reads: “For I say to you, from now on you shall not see Me […]

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Some Christians see the strength of the preterist analysis of Revelation. They recognize that it is difficult to get around Revelation’s opening and closely comments regarding the temporal nearness of its prophecies. After all, Revelation 1:1 states rather clearly: The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which  God gave Him to  show to His bond-servants,  the things […]

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