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Oftentimes critics of postmillennialism will go to NT passages such as Matt 10:22 to discredit postmillennialism’s long-term optimism. That passage reads:  You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.” Since postmillennialism expects a future in which Christianity reigns […]

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I believe that Revelation deals with Christ’s judgment-coming against Israel for crucifying Christ. This view is known as the preterist approach to Revelation. More specifically, I distinguish it as “redemptive-historical preterism,” in that it focuses on redemptive history rather than secular history. Redemptive-historical preterism looks at John’s prophecy as having mostly occurred (“preterist” is based on the Latin […]

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Jesus claims the great tribulation was to occur in the first century (Matt 24:34) and that it was associated with the collapse of the temple then-standing (Matt 24:2-3). He was somewhat hampered in his prophetic announcements by not having access to the New York Times or Newsweek magazine. Furthermore, he did not have in his […]

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For the past few days I have been focusing on some of the difficult elements in the Olivet Discourse that seem to counter the preterist interpretation. Today I would like to focus on the great tibulation as the worst-ever catastrophe. Since I am arguing that the great tribulation occurred in the first century, I must […]

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