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An oddity of dispensationalism’s premillennialism is that it spends more time discussing the terrifying seven year Great Tribulation that it does the glorious Thousand Year reign of Christ. By doing this it dwells on a brief aside in history (the seven year Tribulation) rather than history’s supposed long-term goal (the Millennium). It lingers longer over […]

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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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For those who study prophesy for fun and profit, the Lord’s Olivet Discourse becomes a favorite toy. They pick it up of its context then run over to the newspapers to see which prophecy is occurring this day. One of their favorite elements in their view of the future is the “abomination of desolation.” Multi-jillion-selling […]

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