In this brief series I am providing “talking points” in answer to common questions. I hope these are helpful. Aren’t some of the prophecies in Revelation still in the future? (1) Only a very few events in Revelation occur in the distant future: those introduced as resulting from the “1000 year reign of Christ” (Rev […]

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In this brief series I am providing “talking points” in answer to common questions. I hope these are helpful. Is there double fulfillment in Revelation which can account for both the preterist relevance but also the futurist anticipation? No, for at least two deadly reasons: (1) The book itself claims the events are “near.” Who […]

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In this brief series I am providing “talking points” in answer to common questions. I hope these are helpful. How do you explain Irenaeus’ clear statement that John wrote towards the end of Domitian’s reign? Irenaeus’ statement is: “We will not, however, incur the risk of pronouncing positively as to the name of Antichrist; for […]

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In this brief series I am providing “talking points” in answer to common questions. I hope these are helpful. Is there any evidence that the early church understood Revelation thus? (1) Ironically this question exposes the fundamental error of the futurist viewpoint. It recognizes the need of Revelation’s relevance to its first century audience, which […]

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In this brief series I am providing “talking points” in answer to common questions. I hope these are helpful. What of the re-emergence of Israel as a nation? Is your preterist view AntiSemitic? (1) The Israel as a nation part of the question. (a) Yes, it does write-off the significance of Israel’s nationhood — as […]

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In this brief series I am providing “talking points” in answer to common questions. I hope these are helpful. Who are the 200,000,000 mounted troops? (1) I would respond, first, with: How could anyone possibly project these events 2000 years into the future, when John strongly asserts their temporal proximity? And since the book deals […]

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In this brief series I am providing “talking points” in answer to common questions. I hope these are helpful. Who are the two witnesses? (1) Be aware: this is recognized on all hands to be one of the more difficult identifications in Revelation. (2) Somehow these witnesses relate to Moses and Elijah in that imagery […]

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