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Theophylact
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HISTORICAL PRETERISM
(Minor Fulfillment of Matt. 24/25 or Revelation in Past)

Joseph Addison
Oswald T. Allis
Thomas Aquinas
Karl Auberlen
Augustine
Albert Barnes
Karl Barth
G.K. Beale
Beasley-Murray
John Bengel
Wilhelm Bousset
John A. Broadus

David Brown
"Haddington Brown"
F.F. Bruce

Augustin Calmut
John Calvin
B.H. Carroll
Johannes Cocceius
Vern Crisler
Thomas Dekker
Wilhelm De Wette
Philip Doddridge
Isaak Dorner
Dutch Annotators
Alfred Edersheim
Jonathan Edwards

E.B. Elliott
Heinrich Ewald
Patrick Fairbairn
Js. Farquharson
A.R. Fausset
Robert Fleming
Hermann Gebhardt
Geneva Bible
Charles Homer Giblin
John Gill
William Gilpin
W.B. Godbey
Ezra Gould
Hank Hanegraaff
Hengstenberg
Matthew Henry
G.A. Henty
George Holford
Johann von Hug
William Hurte
J, F, and Brown
B.W. Johnson
John Jortin
Benjamin Keach
K.F. Keil
Henry Kett
Richard Knatchbull
Johann Lange

Cornelius Lapide
Nathaniel Lardner
Jean Le Clerc
Peter Leithart
Jack P. Lewis
Abiel Livermore
John Locke
Martin Luther

James MacDonald
James MacKnight
Dave MacPherson
Keith Mathison
Philip Mauro
Thomas Manton
Heinrich Meyer
J.D. Michaelis
Johann Neander
Sir Isaac Newton
Thomas Newton
Stafford North
Dr. John Owen
 Blaise Pascal
William W. Patton
Arthur Pink

Thomas Pyle
Maurus Rabanus
St. Remigius

Anne Rice
Kim Riddlebarger
J.C. Robertson
Edward Robinson
Andrew Sandlin
Johann Schabalie
Philip Schaff
Thomas Scott
C.J. Seraiah
Daniel Smith
Dr. John Smith
C.H. Spurgeon

Rudolph E. Stier
A.H. Strong
St. Symeon
Theophylact
Friedrich Tholuck
George Townsend
James Ussher
Wm. Warburton
Benjamin Warfield

Noah Webster
John Wesley
B.F. Westcott
William Whiston
Herman Witsius
N.T. Wright

John Wycliffe
Richard Wynne
C.F.J. Zullig

MODERN PRETERISTS
(Major Fulfillment of Matt. 24/25 or Revelation in Past)

Firmin Abauzit
Jay Adams
Luis Alcazar
Greg Bahnsen
Beausobre, L'Enfant
Jacques Bousset
John L. Bray
David Brewster
Dr. John Brown
Thomas Brown
Newcombe Cappe
David Chilton
Adam Clarke

Henry Cowles
Ephraim Currier
R.W. Dale
Gary DeMar
P.S. Desprez
Johann Eichhorn
Heneage Elsley
F.W. Farrar
Samuel Frost
Kenneth Gentry
Steve Gregg
Hugo Grotius
Francis X. Gumerlock
Henry Hammond
Hampden-Cook
Friedrich Hartwig
Adolph Hausrath
Thomas Hayne
J.G. Herder
Timothy Kenrick
J. Marcellus Kik
Samuel Lee
Peter Leithart
John Lightfoot
Benjamin Marshall
F.D. Maurice
Marion Morris
Ovid Need, Jr
Wm. Newcombe
N.A. Nisbett
Gary North
Randall Otto
Zachary Pearce
Andrew Perriman
Beilby Porteus
Ernst Renan
Gregory Sharpe
Fr. Spadafora
R.C. Sproul
Moses Stuart
Milton S. Terry
Herbert Thorndike
C. Vanderwaal
Foy Wallace
Israel P. Warren
Chas Wellbeloved
J.J. Wetstein
Richard Weymouth
Daniel Whitby
George Wilkins
E.P. Woodward
 

FUTURISTS
(Virtually No Fulfillment of Matt. 24/25 & Revelation in 1st C. - Types Only ; Also Included are "Higher Critics" Not Associated With Any Particular Eschatology)

Henry Alford
G.C. Berkower
Alan Patrick Boyd
John Bradford
Wm. Burkitt
George Caird
Conybeare/ Howson
John Crossan
John N. Darby
C.H. Dodd
E.B. Elliott
G.S. Faber
Jerry Falwell
Charles G. Finney
J.P. Green Sr.
Murray Harris
Thomas Ice

Benjamin Jowett
John N.D. Kelly

Hal Lindsey
John MacArthur
William Miller
Robert Mounce

Eduard Reuss

J.A.T. Robinson
George Rosenmuller
D.S. Russell
George Sandison
C.I. Scofield
Dr. John Smith

Norman Snaith
"Televangelists"
Thomas Torrance
Jack/Rex VanImpe
John Walvoord

Quakers : George Fox | Margaret Fell (Fox) | Isaac Penington


PRETERIST UNIVERSALISM | MODERN PRETERISM | PRETERIST IDEALISM

Dr. Gary North
RECONSTRUCTIONIST/POSTMILLENNIAL
Preterist Publisher/Author

The Unannounced Reason Behind American Fundamentalism's Suppost of Israel | David Chilton, R.I.P.

"I recommend the immediate public recantation and personal repentance of Russell's theology (Full Preterism). Barring this, I recommend the heretic's excommunication by his church's judicial body.  The elders should allow the accused member to identify the heresy for which he is then excommunicated." (David Chilton, R.I.P.)

 

(On the Fulfillment of Prophecy)
"But there was: the fall of Jerusalem to the Roman army in A.D. 70. That historic event was clearly prophesied by Jesus (Luke 21 :20-24), yet it took place long ago. It took place after the New Testament writings were finished but long before you or I appeared on the scene. The fact is, the vast majority of prophecies in the New Testament refer to this crucial event, the event which publicly identfied" the transition from the Old Covenant to the New Covenant.." (P. 44)

(On Matthew 24:34, Luke 21:20-22)
"Rather than conclude this, dispensational commentators have played exegetical games with Jesusí clear statement regarding the tribulation that would face the early Church: "Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things have been fulfilled (Matt. 24:34). The Great Tribulation took place in A.D. 70: the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the temple, just as He warned (Luke 21:20-22). It is finished. (p.90)

(On Modern Israel)
"There is only one Bride; God is not a bigamist. He took no gentile wife under the Old Covenant, and He will not accept a pale imitation of Old Covenant Israel Ė modern Judaism Ė as His wife in the future. Gentiles could become part of God's Bride in the Old Covenant only by abandoning their national gods and accepting the God of the Israelites, as Shechem did, by circumcision (Genesis 34). Today, the same rule applies in the New Covenant era: Jews can become part of the Bride only by abandoning their Judaism by being baptized. God is not a bigamist." (Gary North, The Judeo-Christian Tradition: A Guide for the Perplexed (Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1990), pp. 16-17.)

(On the Great Tribulation)
"What the Bible teaches is that it took place in A.D.70, and Christians did not go through it." (preface, The Great Tribulation, xi.)

(On Full Preterism)
"I would suggest that we not encourage (David Chilton's) heresy by interacting with him on this matter on this or any other forum.  It is now a matter of Church discipline, assuming that he is under any." (North on Chilton)

"We can and should pray for the restoration of his mind, but to debate with him publicly will almost certainly drive him deeper into this heresy. He will feel compelled to defend himself in public. Let him go in peace. It is not our God-given task to confront him at this point. That is for his local church to do."  (North on Chilton)

"I recommend the immediate public recantation and personal repentance of Russell's theology (Preterism). Barring this, I recommend the heretic's excommunication by his church's judicial body.  The elders should allow the accused member to identify the heresy for which he is then excommunicated."

"Church officers who learn of any member's commitment to the doctrine of "full preterism" have an obligation to help this member clarify his or her thinking, and either become fully consistent with the full-preterist position or else fully abandon it. The member should be brought before the church's session or other disciplinary body and asked the following six questions in writing:"

"the member must also be asked to sign an affirmation of Chapter XXXIII of the Westminster Confession of Faith and answer 90 of the Larger Catechism. This signed statement constitutes a formal rejection of the "full preterist" position. The member must be told in advance that this signed statement can be shown to others at the discretion of the session. If the member refuses to sign such a statement under these conditions, the elders should continue the disciplinary process."

"There are only three lawful ways out of a local congregation: by death, by letter of transfer, and by excommunication. Presbyterian laymen who have been brought before the church's session because they are suspected of holding heretical preterism, and who persist in their commitment to heretical preterism by refusing to sign a statement that is consistent with the Westminster standards, must be removed from membership in the local congregation by excommunication." ("Full Preterism" : Manichean or Perfectionist-Pelagian?)

(On Orthodoxy)
"When you think "screening," think "Arius." Had the early church not screened Arius and his followers by means of a judicially enforceable confession, Trinitarianism would not have prevailed. The church, had it survived, would now be some variant of the Jehovah's Witnesses or Islam: unitarian. Heretics, once in power, know how to screen out their opponents, as the Arians demonstrated for two decades after the Nicene Creed was officially adopted (325). Athanasius was on the run for the rest of his life, because of his orthodoxy. But the defenders of the Nicene Creed had visibly triumphed by 381. We are the heirs of their triumph, a triumph based on excommunication and the formal screening of candidates for ordination.

Without sanctions, there is no law. Without excommunication, there is no orthodoxy." (
Dualism's Doctrine of the Eternality of Evil)

(On Cursing and Verbal Assault)
"The question eventually must be raised: Is it a criminal offense to take the name of the Lord in vain? When people curse their parents, it unquestionably is a capital crime (Ex. 21:17). The son or daughter is under the lawful jurisdiction of the family. The integrity of the family must be maintained by the threat of death. Clearly, cursing God (blasphemy) is a comparable crime, and is therefore a capital crime (Lev. 24:16)."

What about the integrity of the church? What if someone who is not a member of the church publicly curses the church? Is the State required to apply the same sanction? The person may not be covenantally subordinate to the particular church, or any church, unlike the subordinate child who curses a parent. There is no specific reference to any civil penalty for cursing anyone but a parent or God, nor is there any civil penalty assigned for using Godís name in vain. Then is there a general prohibition against cursing? On what grounds could a church prosecute a cursing rebel?

One possible answer is the law against assault. Battery involves physical violence against a person, but assault can be verbal. A threat is made. A curse is a threat: calling the wrath of God down upon someone. Another approach is the law against public indecency. A third: cursing as a violation of the victimís peace and quiet. Restitution could be imposed by the civil magistrate to defend a church or an individual who is victimized by cursing.  (Gary North, The Sinai Strategy: Economics and the Ten Commandments (Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1986), pp. 59-60 )

(On Stoning By Government)
"The fifth and by far the most important reason is that stoning is literally a means of crushing the murdererís head by means of a rock, which is symbolic of God. This is analogous to the crushing of the head of the serpent in Genesis 3:15. This symbolism testifies to the final victory of God over all the hosts of Satan.

Stoning is therefore integral to the commandment against murder. " (Gary North, The Sinai Strategy: Economics and the Ten Commandments (Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1986), p. 123)


(On
Political Ambitions)
"The long-term goal of Christians in politics should be to gain exclusive control over the franchise. Those who refuse to submit publicly to the eternal sanctions of God by submitting to His Church's public marks of the covenant--baptism and holy communion--must be denied citizenship, just as they were in ancient Israel. " (Gary North, Political Polytheism: The Myth of Pluralism (Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1989), p. 87.)

"Is Christianity just another special-interest group, clawing for political power? Or, even if Christians are acting as God's spokesmen, must Christians always conduct themselves politically as if Christianity were just another special-interest group? Do Christians conduct evangelism this way? Do they believe that the gospel is just another competing worldview among many? That Jesus is just another Messiah competing among many? That the God of the Bible is just another divinity competing against many?" (Gary North, Political Polytheism: The Myth of Pluralism (Tyler, TX: Institute for Christian Economics, 1989), p. 99. )

(On Y2K)
"I am an anti-premillennialist (anti-apocalypticist), and I have spent about a million dollars to publish books against apocalypticism. For this reason I am distrusted by the fundamentalist leadership. I am what is known as a postmillennialist, a position that is anti-apocalyptic to the core. For this reason, my stand on Y2K is not understood by my many fundamentalist critics. They regard my views on Y2K as too apocalyptic. My views sound far more like what they believe. . . . Y2K has nothing to do with the so-called end times promoted by fundamentalists, because those end times are a misrepresentation of what the New Testament teaches. For saying this for over 30 years, I have gained considerable opposition from fundamentalists."

Ecclesiastical Megalomania "After this speech, David Chilton subsequently suffered a heart attack from which he initially recovered and eventually died. One wonders if the terror and desperation he felt in the Tyler Church contributed to his health problems. After his heart attack, Chilton and his lecture were viciously attacked by Gary North, the chief financier of the Tyler Church, both publicly and privately. This editor was threatened in writing with "destruction" by North for publicizing Chiltonís speech. Several former members of the Tyler Church contacted the editor after we published this Review, saying that Chilton had not told the half of it. They were still frightened of the leaders of the Tyler Church years after they had left."

 

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Date:
09 Sep 2003
Time:
05:32:08

Comments

a coward who will not fight the holocaust of the unborn and rails on those who do not half the man that paul hill is.. joe pavone


Date:
06 Oct 2003
Time:
20:51:28

Comments

What does any of this (except perhaps the first five quotes) have to do with proving or disproving partial or full preterism? Its only purpose, like much of the rest of this website, seem to be ad homenim argumentation, simply trying to discredit the author by saying "look what else he believes". Darren Camp XnomoslogosX@Xyahoo.comX 


Date:
28 Oct 2003
Time:
23:11:02

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I don't understand why everyone is beating around the bush and trying to be diplomatic here! Someone must come right out and say it... Gary North is clearly an intellectual giant and a social/relational midget. Like so many brilliant Christian thinkers before him he is ever so willing to sacrifice agape on the altar of truth. If error were ever the issue then we would have be lost! While we all strive to represent God, God's nature, and God's Word accurately and purely we should be ever mindful of the hard reality of sin and the fall. In every Christian - Mr. North included - there will always be a mix of truth and error won't there? Are we not considering ourselves better than Jesus and setting up a new idol - our own intellect and understanding of the truth - if we can't accept and befriend with those who are in error (be they Christian or not)? If Christ loved us when we were yet His enemies how can we do less? Dr. Francis Schaeffer wrote that "The mark of the Christian is love." From what I have seen and directly experienced, Gary North is missing the mark.... BADLY missing the mark. May God richly bless us one and all!


Date:
06 Nov 2003
Time:
15:16:00

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I am not an expert on North despite having subscribed to his financial newsletters over the years. However, having recently read a paper in which North speaks poorly of David Hunt, I suggest North maya not be as bright as he seems to think he is. My partner, Frank Van Lohn, deceased, first knew North when Gary was a student at UCLA and approached Gary's recommendations with a most careful eye. lbuhler@juno.com


Date:
07 Jan 2004
Time:
06:27:22

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My dearest Dr. Gary North, I have been trying to reach you by e-mail but your email on ICE (free books) is not working. I have your writings about Theology of Christian Resistance, Covenantal Theology, Divorce and Remarriage. I agree with you and want to start a covenant church in Pakistan. I also want to be fully educated according to ICE. Since I fully agree. I want your more literature and your guidance. Please contance me: aftab62pk@yahoo.com. Believe me I am anxiously waiting for your response. May God in Jesus Christ bless you all the more.


Date:
14 Jan 2004
Time:
21:48:10

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Dear Dr. North I just finished your book "last train out" and subsequently stumbled acrossed this web site. I would be interested in finding some of the books referenced in "last train out". I am fascinated that you are a preterist, and perhaps a believer. please respond if able, Vance vwashkow@juno.com


Date:
31 May 2004
Time:
18:19:10

Comments

Could it be that Gary North and the rise of Right-Wing Christianity in the United States in particular will lead to a "new world order" government run by "Christians". Could it be that the scripture "they will think they are doing God a service by killing you" is speaking of this group??? Wouldn't it make sense that the "AntiChrist" would be a man pretending to be a Christian leader and would have a Christian army of followers. Just wondering???


Date:
03 Aug 2004
Time:
05:29:43

Comments

Yes, North is correct.


Date:
03 Aug 2004
Time:
05:34:48

Comments

North is correct in so many ways where does one begin? Firstly, many misconstrue or rather pit Truth v. Love. Telling the Truth IS love. Those that sugar coat the truth are not loving at all. Also, the quotes above are taken out of context in every situation. Nonetheless, the truths do come through. I suggest those on the list actually get ahold of some North books and actually read them all the way through. Then go through the footnotes. North, unlike most modernist, evangelical writers, actually meticulously footnotes AND places the footnotes on the pages where you can easily check them out. Be careful trying to spar with this guy. North is probably the closest to Lewis or Shaeffer of any writer out there.


Date:
03 Aug 2004
Time:
05:38:38

Comments

I'd like to answer the following question, "Could it be that Gary North and the rise of Right-Wing Christianity in the United States in particular will lead to a "new world order" government run by "Christians". Could it be that the scripture "they will think they are doing God a service by killing you" is speaking of this group??? Wouldn't it make sense that the "AntiChrist" would be a man pretending to be a Christian leader and would have a Christian army of followers. Just wondering???" with an unequivocal NO. Whoever you are you need to study before you yap. Firstly, North amongst all the writers would put politics far down the list. Secondly, the "right wing" that you describe generally supports centralized government whilst the North-types (Chilton, DeMar, Grant, etc.) support limited government such as our forefathers had in mind. You are so far off the track that your paranoia is clouding your sight.


Date:
14 Aug 2004
Time:
17:31:10

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Gary North, what a joke. This man has been rejected even by R. J. Rushdoony, the very founder of Christian Reconstructionism. North believes that Jesus would send a man to hell for stopping a killer (by means of force). Gary, you don't speak for all Reconstructionists, Postmillennarinas, or Calvinists when you condemned Paul Hill. I plan on refuting your letter, which doesn't even have the facts straight. As Pavone said, North isn't half the man that heroes like Paul Hill are. You seem to not understand the difference between retributive vigilante justice and premeditated defensive action. You are a coward, and a liar. ALOC


Date:
14 Sep 2004
Time:
13:38:02

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Yes, I plead for help. I am trying to recover a lost message on your alternate higher education approach and I cannot find it. Can you tell me to recover it. Thank you. (this is the; work for experience in chosen field and get degree on-line) jerrybop@mybluelight.com


Date:
12 Dec 2004
Time:
09:12:43

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hi i hope you are the same personn who wrote on the degree programs if you are please grt back to me , am living in germany and i want to study through correspondance , because this is the only way that i could manage , i have a six month baby and i want to have a degree in in english by doing it at home , afterhowever reading your report in the IO journel of which i subribe , i wonder whether i should preceed with this plan, what adice would you give me , my email is cathymaina2000@yahoo.com , i will be very grateful to hear from you


Date:
15 Dec 2004
Time:
13:40:04

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Gary North isn't a Christian. He's a dogmatic with a dangerously narrow view on God's creation and God's people. He refutes the Law of Jesus with Mosaic Law then ignore the important tenants of Mosaic Law. Remember...God so loved THE WORLD, he gave his only begotten son. It doesn't say God so loved the Dispensationalist or God so loved those who try to micromanage Him...the Bible says "the world." Maybe if we also remember the parable of the two wealthy men, and who obeyed God and who loved his money so much he turned away from God then Mr. North can remember morals and ethics aren't always the same.


Date:
29 Jan 2005
Time:
10:06:56

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It was said: "Gary North, what a joke. This man has been rejected even by R. J. Rushdoony..." Disassociating himself from Rushdoony is reflective of his orthodoxy, not indicative of some joke. Rushdoony is hardly reflective of the summation of reconstructive thought historically or presently. The guy was living in open sin by his refusal to put himself under ecclesiastic sanctions. Rushdoony may have been well read, but his writings are a tad simplistic.


Date:
29 Jan 2005
Time:
10:08:13

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Date: 21 Jul 2006
Time: 18:04:11

Comments:

Mr North reminds me of the pharisees, stiff necked, dogmatic and blinded by their own vision of how things were. They missed Christ on His first visit. I am reminded of the parable of the fig tree and how people who are preterists cannot discern the signs of the times. They are abundant and obvious. From Israels return to the land, to the alignment of the Mid-East nation and their Russian connection, to the proliferation of Nuclear Bombs and the current tensions in Israel.
In my spirit I can feel the closeness of the Lord and it cannot be too long before we see Him.
I pray that Mr North sees it too otherwise we will just have to explain it to him on the way up.
My God richly bless you all. Maranatha.


Date: 13 May 2007
Time: 20:24:51

Comments:

Frankly,
North is a brilliant, egotistical nerd!!!
He never makes a mistake... just ask him. BUT he surely did miss it on Y2K predictions, and we who listened to him are still suffering financially while North with his and wife's millions go merrily on their way. Pity.
Win Peters


Date: 17 Feb 2009
Time: 21:23:00

Your Comments:

I am a partial preterist, and can PROVE that it (preterism) is true. It can be calculated from history and the bible, and brought into this century. There is, however, a haunting paradox to this...much of what the fundamentalists predict is about to come true...on THEM! They are to be made examples of, just as the Jews of the first century were. I have a timeline that extends from at least the time of Christ through the next 2,000 years. If the right people are interested, they can contact me.


Date: 29 Mar 2009
Time: 18:46:32

Your Comments:

I think you got your theology from a cracker jack box and should demand your money back...you got ripped off!!!!! Have you ever read what the bible has to say about anger????!!!! I think that you have some MAJOR issues and you need to be prayed for and God help you to understand mercy,grace and forgiveness..Oh yeah and that little verse about not letting the sun go down on your anger. I'll be praying for you and I'll be applying the above mercy grace forgiveness to myself as I remember the Plank is in our own eye and the speck is in the others eye. In His Powerful Exclusive Name....debbie

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