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Preterism is still largely unfamiliar to dispensationalists who dominate the evangelical publishing market. Yet it is making headway. And I believe it is making its presence felt due to its great strengths. Let’s consider those, then consider its weaknesses. Preterism’s strengths The leading strengths of preterism are: (1) It retains and emphasizes the relevance of […]

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Of the four interpretive schools of Revelation, one of the most neglected in our times has been preterism. It is however experiencing a strong resurgence in recent days. This seems to be due to two powerful influences: (1) Futurism has warn out the evangelical market with false predictions. (2) As Christians look at the alternatives […]

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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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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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I believe that Revelation was written in AD 65-66 about events in AD 70. Some complain that if that is so, 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 […]

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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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(Update: Please note that this study was corrected and expanded under the title: “Acts 24:14 Revisited.” Please see that article for the fuller presentation.) Acts 24:15 is claimed by hyperpreterists as evidence that Paul expected the eschatological resurrection of the dead to occur soon (in conjunction with the destruction of the temple in AD 70. […]

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