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WELCOME TO THE PRETERIST ARCHIVE OF REALIZED ESCHATOLOGY
Significance of AD30 - Calvary is judgment de jure; AD70 is only judgment de facto ("WPG")

Jirair Tashjian: The Second Coming (2011) "When writers and preachers make such a big fuss about the Second Coming and the end of the world, they are forgetting something much more important. They are in effect minimizing the First Coming. In a real sense the world ended some two thousand years ago in Jesus. Something decisive happened for humanity and for our relationship with God in the life, death and resurrection of Christ." [The destruction of the veil proves de jure fulfillment] // "For Christ has appeared, and in him the shadows have given way to the perfect and abiding reality."


"Armageddon Now" Theology & Christian Zionist Politics
Pro-Dispensationalism |
Dispensationalist Dementia

FOR QUESTIONS ON WHETHER EXPLORING THESE ISSUES IS ANTI-SEMITISM, REFER TO THE "ANTISEMITISM" ARCHIVE

STUDY ARCHIVES: Amillennialism | Apocalyptic | Christian Zionism | Dispensationalism | Eschatology | Hermeneutics | Historicism | Idealism | Millennial Reign of Christ | Preterism | New Covenant Theology | Postmillennialism | Premillennialism | Pre-Tribulational Rapture | Reconstructionism | "Seventy Weeks" | Parousia | Universalism | J.N. Darby | Jerry Falwell | Thomas Ice | Tim LaHaye | Hal Lindsey | C.I. Scofield | Jack and Rexella Van ImpeJohn F. Walvoord | Christian Zionism and Salvation for the Jews | Philip Mauro: The Gospel of the Kingdom & The Hope of Israel

Are you a Christian Zionist?  Take the litmus test: "Do you believe that the modern state of Israel is a fulfillment of Bible prophecy?"
Christian Zionism: The Tragedy | How Evangelicals Became Israel's Best Friend

"It is time to speak out because Christian Zionism has become a formidable and dangerous movement. By portraying the modern state of Israel as God's chosen people on earth, the role of the church has been reduced in the eyes of many to providing moral and biblical justification for Israel's colonization of Palestine. Those who oppose her are demonized. While not all Christian Zionists endorse the apocalyptic views of Hal Lindsey and Tim LaHaye, the movement as a whole is nevertheless leading the West, and the church with it, into a confrontation with Islam. Using biblical terminology to justify a pre-emptive global war against the `axis of evil' merely reinforces stereotypes, fuels extremism, incites fundamentalism and increases the likelihood of nuclear war." Zion's Christian Soldiers


4/12/14:

4/11/14:

  • Pope Benedict XVI on Origen: "He was a true teacher." "I invite you to welcome the teachings of this great teacher of the faith into your hearts."

    F.W. Farrar - "The more merciful opinions on some of these subjects, though notorious, and though even by that time they had been continually discussed, were not condemned by the first four General Councils; were in the case of the two Gregories never condemned at all; were not (as I shall endeavour to show) distinctly condemned (as his other errors were) even in the case of Origen; did not so much as come into discussion (as is sometimes falsely asserted) at the Fifth Oecumenical Council; and were spoken of at first, even by those who did not share in them, with perfect calmness and toleration."  "Mercy and Judgment"

    Philip Schaff "Did the Fifth Synod examine the case of Origen and finally adopt the XV. Anathemas against him which are usually found assigned to it? It would seem that with the evidence now in our possession it would be the height of rashness to give a dogmatic answer to this question. Scholars of the highest repute have taken, and do take to-day, the opposite sides of the case, and each defends his own side with marked learning and ability. To my mind the chief difficulty in supposing these anathematisms to have been adopted by the Fifth Ecumenical is that nothing whatever is said about Origen in the call of the council, nor in any of the letters written in connexion with it; all of which would seem unnatural had there been a long discussion upon the matter, and had such an important dogmatic definition been adopted as the XV." Cite

    Roger Pearse "Now I was under the impression, rightly or wrongly, that the Council of Constantinople held by Justinian had condemned Origenism, and perhaps anathematised Origen himself, depending on some text-critical questions.  To pronounce a man anathema 300 years after he died in the peace of the church, and died moreover from the effects of torture in confessing Christ, would be morally wrong of course."

     

  • Joel Taylor: R.C. Sproul: Dispensationalism Brought Us The ‘Carnal Christian,’ The ‘Sinner’s Prayer, And More Antinomianism - Some outcomes of Dispensationalism for the Christian life “They asked me, ‘R.C., what’s your problem with dispensationalism? And I said, You know, my biggest problem with dispensationalism is your historic doctrine of regeneration.’ And that was met with bewilderment. These professors said, ‘What are you talking about? What’s our problem with regeneration?’

  • WWCOG Recognizes Jesus Christ as fulfillment of the Sabbath & the Old Covenant (aka AD30 Preterism). "Jesus came as the climax, the conclusion, and the very reason for the old covenant."

    "I've been doing some cleaning-house (or rather cleaning-office), and I came across an article I used to read in my old sabbath-keeping sermon. The following are excerpts from Editor in Chief, Joseph W. Tkach, article "The Sabbath Rest in Christ" on page 1 of the August 1995 issue of the Worldwide Church of God's magazine, "The Plain Truth":

    "The Worldwide Church of God [has] changed its historical position as a strict seventh-day (Saturday) Sabbath-keeping fellowship. ... It no longer holds to the doctrine that the old covenant Sabbath commandment is binding on Christians.
    "The Church's new doctrinal position resulted from a careful, prayerful, and honest study of the scriptural teaching.

    "The Worldwide Church of God has come to understand that the New Testament affirms that the law (all the law, not selected parts of it) ... that none of it is valid and binding for Christians 'apart from' its fulfillment in Christ. ... In other words, the key to interpreting the validity of the Old Testament laws for Christians is understanding how they are fulfilled in Christ.

    "Jesus came as the climax, the conclusion, and the very reason for the old covenant. The old covenant pointed to Him, not He to it. It existed to foreshadow Him, not He to reestablish it. And once He came, it became obsolete.

    The Law and the Prophets are fulfilled in Jesus Christ. That means they must be interpreted in light of God's supreme act of salvation in Him. Our former doctrinal framework resorted to the opposite. ... We now understand that this flaw in interpretation led to all sorts of wrong conclusions and the imposition of a 'form of godliness' that denied the power of the Savior."

4/10/14:

  • Critical Articles: Orange Mailman: What if I am a Preterist? (2007) "As I stated when I first began this blog, I am a Futurist, and now you understand the reasons why. While Preterists can make some good points concerning 70 A.D. fulfillment, the coming of the Son of Man, the Great Tribulation, the Abomination of Desolation, the Gathering of the Elect, the signs in the sun, moon, and stars, all these remain yet in the future."
  • Scot McKnight: The Future of Christian Eschatology (2009) "This is a 5-part series we will post this entire week at about this time. It will unpack a "partial preterist" view of Jesus' eschatology."
  • Dale M. Coulter: Why Evangelical Support for Israel is Waning (2014) "While there is no doubt a push for greater recognition of Palestinian Christians among certain evangelical groups, a key issue that has yet to be addressed is the role of dispensationalism and its view of the End. When John Hagee, the founder of Christians United for Israel is a prominent advocate of a rapture theology, one can be sure dispensationalism is in the background. There is a theological issue at stake in this debate that offers a backdrop for the political debate. Evangelicals who want greater support for Israel ignore this issue at their peril."

  • Fr. Dwight Longenecker: The Rapture Doctrine is "a kind of child abuse" (2014) "This used to scare us as kids, “Would we be ‘Left Behind’?” In fact, thinking back, it is not only a pretty effective preaching scare system–”All the good people will be taken by Jesus and you’ll be left here with the bad people-so you better get saved.” It is also pretty creepy to put kids through that because every kid is terrified of getting lost or his parents dying and him being left behind. I can understand why some non believers consider it a kind of child abuse. Oh well…let’s move on."

4/9/14:

  • Prophecy Super-Sign: Vatican rejects “chosen people” claim, calls on Israel to end “occupation” Greek-Melchite Archbishop Cyrille Bustros sparked an interreligious firestorm when he suggested that Israel was “using Scripture” to continue its occupation of Palestinian territory. "We Christians cannot speak of the promised land as an exclusive right for a privileged Jewish people,” Bustros continued. "This promise was nullified by Christ. There is no longer a chosen people – all men and women of all countries have become the chosen people."

  • Prophecy Super-Sign: Israel Says It Is ‘Deeply Disappointed’ by Kerry’s Remarks on Peace Talks - U.S State Department pressured Israel into response: "In an unusually pointed rebuke of an ally, the United States, Israel said on Wednesday that it was “deeply disappointed” by Secretary of State John Kerry’s remarks a day earlier that appeared to lay primary blame on Israel for the crisis in the American-brokered Middle East peace talks."

  • dEmEnTiA: Why Christian Zionism is nothing short of outright heresy "Christian Zionism, the belief that the current Zionist state of Israel is an unambiguous portent of the imminent return of Christ, is said to be the largest growing cult in America. With some 70 million Christian evangelicals in the U.S. (a large proportion subscribing to Christian Zionist beliefs), unconditional support of Israel on religious grounds translates into massive lobbying power in a country where the “religious right” has seen itself as the leaders in a fight against the infidels of secularism, Islam, socialism and any one else in their way."

  • Gary DeMar: Blood Moons, Bible Prophecy, and the Integrity of the Bible "In none of these examples does anything actually happen to the sun, moon, and stars. They represent a symbolic de-creation, a time of judgment on a national scale.

    When the sun, moon, and stars are high in the heavens and giving off their light, God is pleased with the nations. When the sun and moon go dark and the stars fall, this is a sign of God’s displeasure and judgment.

    We see a similar motif in the New Testament. God’s describes Israel’s coming calamity in AD 70 when the Roman army razed the temple"

4/8/14:

  • Anti-Semitism: Paul Stanley calls KISS members Anti-Semitic “As a result, the two of them tried to sabotage the band — which, as they saw it, was unfairly manipulated by [us] money-grubbing Jews.”

  • Anti-Semitism: Waging Peace: Live from Israel/Palestine "They’ve been successfully kept separate by walls (the Separation Barrier, or Apartheid Wall), and separate roads, and fences and policies. So, many Israelis here seem to feel afraid of the thought of “the other”. And, given what they’re taught, given what many of their older relatives may have experienced in the world in terms of anti-semitism and given what they have seen of some people’s violent actions here, it is understandable that many people would still feel afraid."

  • Anti-Semitism: Michael Scheuer, Al-Qaeda, and Israel: How Noticing Things Can Cost You Your Job (2014) "Scheuer also mentioned how any criticism of the Israeli-US relationship is painted as anti-Semitic, which only was confirmed by what happened to him. Scheuer’s employer, the Jamestown Foundation, received threats of funding cuts from donors. Scheuer was out the door. He dared to notice the pattern of US foreign policy and the uneven manner in which Israel is viewed or treated. They went right after him, including a Hitler reference. They fed right into his criticism of the toxic foreign policy environment."
     

  • APOCALYPSE NOW: Why a rare astrological event TONIGHT could herald the 'End of Days'

     "The incredible alignment has only happened a handful of times in the last two thousand years but, remarkably, on each of the last three occasions it has coincided with a globally significant religious event.

    The first Tetrad since the Middle Ages, in 1493, saw the expulsion of Jews by the Catholic Spanish Inquisition, which rocked western Europe.

    The second coincided with the establishment of the State of Israel - after thousands of years of struggle - in 1949.

    Strangely, the last one occurred in 1967 - far earlier than expected - precisely at the time of the Six-Day Arab–Israeli War. "Every time this has happened in the last 500 years, it has coincided with tragedy for the Jewish people

4/7/14:

  • Bishop Dunelm: The Arch of Titus and Spoils of the Temple (1896) "It is no exaggeration to say that the Fall of Jerusalem is the most significant national event in the history of the world."

  • Robert L. Pierce: The Rapture Cult: Religious Zeal and Political Conspiracy (1976) "If we are to conclude that the book of Revelation was indeed written as an urgent coded warning to the Christians of the first century, what then was the message? It warned of two things. One was the impending destruction of the City of Jerusalem and the Jewish theocratic state; the other was the impending persecution of Christians by the Roman Empire."

  • John Shepard: Problems with Full Preterism (2002)

  • Articles on Preterism from Bridgeport (TX) Church of Pentecost: "Its slow rise to mainstream attention completed, Preterism was embraced by Sproul and a host of others, despite the impossibility of compressing all of apocalyptic prophecies to be fulfilled from 33 AD to 70 AD. Preterism was no longer an obscured opinion limited to a few. The acceptance by respected theologians gave Preterism the modern credibility it needed to be considered plausible, and the impetus it needed to be spread throughout the world."

4/6/14:

Sizer: Christian Zionism is "an exclusive theology driving a political agenda which elevates one nation over others, rather than an inclusive theology centered on Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. In its worst forms, Christian Zionism uses the Bible to justify racial superiority, land expropriation, home demolitions, population transfer, colonial settlements, the denial of international law, and the dehumanization of Arabs. It fuels not only Islamophobia but also anti-Semitism and Islamist retaliation against Christians."

4/5/14:

4/4/14:


 

David Durell "AD70=Second Coming" quote in 1763 - "But other Parts of Scripture and the Event shewn us, that Christ's Second Coming, and the Dissolution of the Jewish State are one and the same Thing... The Destruction of Jerusalem by Vespasian, which put an end to the Jewish Government, is so well known in Scripture by Christ's, or the Son of Man's, Coming, that it were lost Time to endeavour to prove it, it being mentioned no less than seven Times in one Chapter under that Image." (The Hebrew text of the parallel prophecies of Jacob and Moses relating to the twelve tribes, p. 67)

M. Cooper "AD70=Second Advent" quote from 1745 - "As oft as ye eat this Bread and drink this Cup, ye shew forth the Lord's Death till he come. Which words, till he come, that they lay a particular Emphasis upon; understanding them, either to speak of Christ's gracious coming in the Hearts of Believers, or of his vindictive Advent at the Destruction of Jerusalem." (A Dissertation on the Voluntary Eating of Blood, p. 89)

4/3/14:

4/2/14:

3/30/14:

3/26/14:

  • Steve Gregg - Reclassified Modern Preterist "I have never been much into labels, but I can see that some labels I have accepted may be too inexact. I think you are right that I would be a "Modern Preterist" more than a "Historical Preterist" (Gregg)
     

  • Reformatted site to provide verse quotations on mouse hover-over.  ex. Matt. 24:2< Matt. 21:44

3/24/14:

  • HuffPo: Did Jesus Think He Was God? "According to the Gospels, it was very simple. When Jesus had come to Jerusalem during the last week of his life to celebrate the annual Passover meal in the capital city, he caused a disturbance in the temple—predicting in good apocalyptic fashion that it would be destroyed in the coming judgment. This made the local authorities sit up and take notice... So what were they to think when this outsider from Galilee, Jesus of Nazareth, appeared in town, preaching his fiery apocalyptic message of the coming destruction of the armed forces and predicting that their own beloved temple would be destroyed in the violent overthrow of everything that was opposed to God? They surely did not take kindly to the message or the messenger, and they kept a steady eye on him."

3/22/14:

With that cite for synne it stood so tho,
That yif Romeyns be marcial violence
Hadde nat komen & doon hem al this wo,
The erthe sholde han opnid & ondo,
Deuoured the peeple, void of al refuge,
Or drowned the toun be sum sodeyn deluge.
Breefli to passe, this vengaunce most terrible
Doon upon Iewes for ther transgressioun,
For ther demerites the punshyng most horrible,
Of Iherusalem fynal subuersioun,
Of the temple, tabernacle & toun,
In Iosephus, who list seen al the deede,—
De bello Iudaico, the surplus he may reede.

3/21/14:

3/20/14:

  • Free Online Books: Hugo Grotius: Annotations on the New Testament (1641-44 Latin) - Addition of VOLUME FIVE pdf completes set!  Now, for an English version.. seeking translator. 

    "Christ, if I am capable of discerning any thing, distinctly answers two distinct questions. - The coming of Christ many do not distinguish from the end of the world, being, I apprehend, deceived by the ambiguity of the word; for it is most certain, that the word parousia [or coming] has a diversity of acceptation. - I here interpret it, not of the Judgment, but of THE KINGDOM of the Messiah."

     

3/9/14:

  • Alan Kurschner: Preterism's literalistic interpretation of jesus is coming soon (en-tachei) "preterist interpreters inveigh against futurists for being “literalistic” in their interpretations. Yet, I actually find many of their interpretations literalistic, as in this case, interpreting “soon” as being fulfilled within a few years at the destruction of the Jerusalem temple in 70 AD." (Preterism's Literalistic Interpretation of Jesus is Coming "Soon", En Tachei)

  • Musings From Our Caffeinated Highs: Behold, I am coming quickly  "When approaching the subject of "Hyper-Preterism" it is essential to clarify our terms. There is an important distinction that needs to be made between Partial-Preterism and Hyper-Preterism. Partial-Preterism falls within the realm of Christian Orthodoxy, while Hyper-Preterism is heterodox (outside of Orthodoxy) and therefore a damnable heresy that true Christians cannot believe."


Was Josephus familiar with the Apocalypse of John? Or John with Wars?

John's Revelation - “And there were noises and thundering and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such a mighty and great earthquake as had not occurred since men were on the earth.” (16:18)

Josephus - “for there broke out a prodigious storm in the night, with the utmost violence, and very strong winds, with the largest showers of rain, with continued lightnings, terrible thunderings, and amazing concussions and bellowings of the earth, that was in an earthquake. These things were a manifest indication that some destruction was coming upon men, when the system of the world was put into this disorder; and any one would guess that these wonders foreshowed some grand calamities that were coming” (“Wars of the Jews” 4:4:5)
John's Revelation - "Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath.” (16:19)



Josephus - “it so happened that the sedition at Jerusalem was revived, and parted into three factions, and that one faction fought against the other; which partition in such evil cases may be said to be a good thing, and the effect of divine justice.” (5:1:1)

John's Revelation - “And great hail from heaven fell upon men, each hailstone about the weight of a talent.” (16:21)

Josephus -  “Now the stones that were cast were of the weight of a talent, and were carried two furlongs and further. The blow they gave was no way to be sustained, not only by those that stood first in the way, but by those that were beyond them for a great space. As for the Jews, they at first watched the coming of the stone, for it was of a white color, and could therefore not only be perceived by the great noise it made, but could be seen also before it came by its brightness;” (5:6:3)

Rare David Chilton Lecture Series “The Days of Vengeance”


David Chilton
(1951–1997)
M.Div. PhD.

3/8/14:

3/7/14:

  • Stanley M. Aronson: Our apocalyptic options: Eradication, doom or oblivion  "The name Calypso, from a Greek root meaning to hide, to make secret, also came to define a form of Caribbean music. And then, with the prefix apo-, the Greek word apocalypse, meaning an uncovering, a revelation. The apostle, John (6-c.100 CE), voyaged to the Mediterranean island of Patmos to write what is now the last chapter of the New Testament, called Revelation (or The Apocalypse), which tells, in vivid metaphors, the ultimate battle between good and evil."

  • Gary DeMar: A biblical and historical perspective on earthquakes For decades now, modern-day prophecy writers have been claiming that the increase and severity of earthquakes are sure indicators that we’re living in the “last days” and the “rapture” is near. It happened again when an earthquake hit Haiti January 12, 2010 and also the March 11, 2011 earthquake that sent a tsunami to Japan has already revved up current end-time speculation. Tim LaHaye, the best-selling co-author of the Left Behind series of Bible prophecy novels had this to say about the Japanese earthquake:

      “The Bible tells us in Matthew 24 that one of the signs of the last days – one of the birth pangs to occur – is an increase in earthquake activity and intensity. We’re seeing that happen here. It’s not just earthquakes, but hurricanes and all kinds of natural disasters.

2/16/14:

  • Stephen D. Snobelen: Isaac Newton predicted that the world would end around 2060

    "Newton twice gives 800 A.D. for the beginning of “the Pope’s supremacy”. The year 800 is a significant one in history, as it is the year Charlemagne was crowned emperor of Rome in the west by Pope Leo III at St. Peter’s in Rome. Since Newton believed that the 1260 years corresponded to the duration of the corruption of the Church, he added 1260 to 800 A.D. and arrived at the date 2060 for the “fall of Babylon” or cessation of the apostate Church."

2/14/14:

  • CBS News: Michigan college offers course in zombies, apocalypse "Studying ancient biblical texts isn't most people's cup of tea," he said. "But, when you add zombies, it instantly becomes everyone's cup of tea." / "The prevalence of apocalyptic stories in various media gives us a window into what people are worrying about, what they hope for and how they imagine they would react in the face of a cataclysmic event," Murphy said. "In the same way, we can read the Book of Revelation ... and learn what ancient Jewish and Christian groups were concerned about."

2/12/14:

  • Joel Madasu: Historical Analysis of Preterism From the Early Church

    "This system of the teachings of prophetic events is known as Preterism. “Preterism is the eschatological system that teaches that most (modertate, or partial preterism), if not all (extreme, or plenary preterism), of Jesus’ predictions in the Olivet Discourse were fulfilled at the time of Jerusalem’s desolation and the temple’s destruction in A.D. 70.”[2] R.C. Sproul explains preterism as: “An eschatological viewpoint that places many or all eschatological events in the past, especially during the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70. [Lawrence A. DeBruyn, “Preterism And ‘This Generation’” Bibliotheca Sacra 167 (April-June 2010): 180-200, 180.]" (Thanks to Michael Miano for heads-up)

2/8/14:

2/4/14:

2/3/14:

  • Questions Preterists Wished You Would Not Ask "John stated that the Harlot city ruled over the kings of the earth (Rev. 17:18). The word reigneth in the King James Version in the Greek is hē echousa basileian, which means having rule. Historically, Jerusalem in 70 AD was ruled by Rome, as was much of the known world. One must ask which kings Jerusalem did exercise their rule. How could a nation who had no authority of its own exert authority over other nations? Can Preterists show that Jerusalem received tribute from the kings of the earth as they were forced to give to Rome (Luke 2:1,3)?"

1/26/14:

1500-year-old basilica discovered under Lake Iznik

1/25/14:

  • Parallel Passages ? Matthew 24:40 & Luke 21:23,24 -

    They will fall by the sword, or be carried off into slavery among all the Gentiles. And Jerusalem will be trampled under foot by the Gentiles, till the appointed times of the Gentiles have expired.

    there will be great distress in the land, and anger towards this People.
    Then will two men be in the open country: one will be taken away, and one left behind.

    Weymouth New Testament

1/15/14:

  • "On Sept 24th 2001, he prophesied that “On Hashanah Rabba the actual war of Gog and Magog will commence and last for some 7 years.” Auspiciously, on the eve of Hashanah Rabba on Oct 7th 2001, the United States began strikes against Al Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan....he raised his head after a a period of deep concentration and declared, “The soul of the Messiah has attached itself to a person in Israel” and he would honor his promise to guide his people through a “time of trouble.” In his last prophesy before death, he declared that he had met the Messiah, and he will come shortly after the death of Ariel Sharon."

1/11/14:

  • David Chilton: Rare David Chilton Lecture Series “The Days of Vengeance” The Days of Vengeance is an extraordinary exposition of the book of Revelation and has undoubtedly been welcomed as a cool drenching rain upon a dry, thirsty ground. Long parched and impoverished by speculative spectacularization, the evangelical scholastic wilderness can do naught but soak in Chilton’s careful and literate commentary.  The Days of Vengeance is phenomenal. It is big (nearly 750 pages big, going where no commentary has dared to go before). It is brash (marshalling mountains of long forgotten evidence to the cause). It is a brazen bravura, a delight, a tour de force.

The Syriac Version of the Apocalypse

Murdock Syriac (5th Century)

"The Revelation, which was made by God to John the Evangelist, in the island of Patmos, to which he was banished by Nero the Emperor."

Etheridge Syriac (5th Century)

THE REVELATION WHICH WAS MADE UNTO JUHANON THE EVANGELIST, FROM ALOHA, IN PATHAMON THE ISLAND, WHITHER HE HAD BEEN CAST BY NERO CAESAR.

1/8/14:

  • Gordon Graham - New Heavens and a New Earth: Book Review "The coming of Christ in His kingdom and power and glory is not one instantaneous act or event. It is a long-continuing process comprehensive of His entire work both of redemption and of judgment. He comes in the power of his Spirit to convict the world respecting sin and righteousness and judgment (John xvi, 8); He comes in like manner to forgive the sins of the penitent and to lead the disciple into all the truth; He comes and is present wherever two or three are gathered together in His name. He has been coming through all the Christian centuries to receive unto Himself the faithful souls who have looked for His heavenly appearing and glory (John xiv, 3; xvii, 22–24). As truly as Jehovah came of old in the clouds of heaven to execute judgment on the Egyptians (lsa. xix, 1), so did the Son of man come in the clouds and with the angels of His power to execute judgment on the great city that was guilty of His blood and drunken with the blood of His saints and martyrs. He sitteth at the right hand of Power and sendeth forth continually His innumerable company of angels to minister for them that shall inherit salvation. Such triumphal administration of judgment, mercy, and truth has been, is now, and shall for ages be the work of His Messianic reign. And in full accord with these revelations of His power and glory we cry out with the Hebrew psalmist:

    The Lord cometh, He cometh to judge the earth:
    He shall judge the world with righteousness,
    And peoples with His truth.

    And we also respond with the Christian apocalyptist: Amen: come, Lord

1/6/14:

  • Gerry Watts (Bristol, England) The Great Prophetic Plan Revealed - "All articles written before October 2012 generally reflect the traditional Partial-Preterist view on Eschatology, while those written since October 2012 reflect what I would call the Consistent Premillennial Preterist view"

12/31/13:


No Stone Upon Another: Studies in the Significance of the Fall of Jerusalem in the Synoptic Gospels

Lloyd Gaston


Gabriel Stone

ADDED STUDY ARCHIVE FOR
Second Temple "Gabriel Stone"

Heaven and Earth Shaking Passage 24-25

Knohl:

12. [ ] .. from my house Israel and I will talk about the greatness of
Jerusalem
13. [Thus] said the Lord, God of Israel, now all the nations
14. … enc[amp] on Jerusalem and from it are exi[led]
15. one two three forty Prophets and the elders
16. and the Hasidim. My servant David, ask of Ephraim
17. [that he] place the sign; (this) I ask of you. For thus said
18. the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, my gardens are ripe,
19. My holy thing for Israel. By three days you shall know, for thus said
20. the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, the evil has been broken
21. before righteousness.

Lines 19-21: "Leshloshet yamin tayda ki-nishbar hara melifnay hatzedek" ("In three days you will know that evil will be defeated by justice")

24. his seat. In a little while, I will shake
25. .. the heavens and the earth.

Line 57: "dam tvuhey yerushalayim" ("the blood of the slain of Jerusalem").


8/25/13:

"The topic entails another mode of interpreting Luke's Gospel, complementing other accepted modes (apologetic, pastoral-horatory, doctrinal) and aptly describing described as "historical-typological." This further mode is grounded in the preface to Luke's presentation of his gospel as kind of history. It respects the narrative progression of Luke's Gospel including some attention to the way in which he conditions his typed audience to reflect upon and personally to apply the intended lesson. The fate of Jerusalem is brought about by two major facts. First, the people are insensitive to the terms for peace. Although they are ostensibly favorable to Jesus' teaching (as "Impressed unbelievers have been hitherto, and are warned rather than condemned, they will, as a matter of historical reality, perish for the more serious sins of others. Second, the rulers of the people (the Romans not excepted, but not considered as primarily responsible) have committed injustice and thus bring about the ruin of the people. The fate of Jerusalem, however, is not ultimately weighed as an event in itself - it is a sign for others, and is expressly related to time for (judgment of) nations.

All this proves to be relevant, parabolically, to Luke's readership, a man of affluence and influence, educated, who is expected to perceive in "a history" what should be done and what should be avoided, to discern models of good and of evil, with their consequences for society as he knows it. In effect, Luke's lesson apropos of his account of Jerusalem's destruction is to be construed as a question prompted in the typed reader's mind: If this is what happened to Jerusalem because of the way Jesus and those who represent him, his disciples, were treated, what will happen to my city/nation/society if he (and his followers, who stand for him) are treated similarly? What am I, as a respected man with some influence, expected to do?" (viii)


DANIEL'S WEEKS COMPLETELY FULFILLED BY AD70, TAUGHT BY WELL-RESPECTED MEN

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DANIEL'S PROPHECY OF SEVENTY WEEKS

By BENJAMIN BLAYNEY, B. D.
1775

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FROM BLAYNEY:

"..Bishop of Dromore, to whom at his request I had sent an extra of the eight last verses of the Ninth chapter of Daniel, from the ancient version of the Seventy, lately discovered and published at Rome, most obligingly returned his acknowledgments with the following ingenious remarks.

"The numbers which in this version are found different from those in the common text he thinks, "may be thus accounted for. "Seventy weeks add seven weeks are 539 years. Now "Cyrus's decree according to all the Chronologers was issued 536 years before Christ; and if we reckon by hebdomads of years, we cannot come nearer to Christ's birth. Add to the sixty two years (mentioned ver. 26 and 27. in this Greek version) the surplus of three "years in the period of seventy seven weeks; and you "have the year LXV after Christ, the year immediately preceding the Jewish war.

This too is called "Christ's coming, Matt. xvi. 28. xxiv. 3. &c. ( Thus the period of weeks refers to the birth of Christ "with a sufficient exactness for prophetical language; "and that of years marks his coming in another sense "with historical precision" Thus the year of our Lord LXX, "when the city was destroyed, and the sacrifice ceased, "was the middle year of the week."

 

Origen: "The weeks of years, also, which the prophet Daniel had predicted, extending to the leadership of Christ, have been fulfilled" (Principles, 4:1:5).


  • The Prophecy of the Destruction of the Temple (La prédication de la ruine du Temple) (1886) James Tissot (French, 1836-1902). The Prophecy of the Destruction of the Temple (La prédication de la ruine du Temple), 1886-1894. Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper, Image: 7 1/8 x 11 1/16 in. (18.1 x 28.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum

  • A Comprehensive Study of The Book of Revelation (2003 Audio) The Book of Revelation is one of the most controversial and difficult books of the Bible. Its rich and dramatic apocalyptic language continues to be the subject of widely divergent interpretations. In this series, originally done in 2003, Rev. Charles H Roberts, Th.M. D.Min., takes the listener through a verse by verse study to prove that the events described in this much misunderstood book are in our past, having been fulfilled in the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem in AD 70.


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"The fall of Jerusalem was not the end of the world
but the start of a new age in salvation history."

Excerpt from Joseph Ratzinger's 1977 book: Eschatology (J.R. Became Pope Benedict XVI on 4/19/05) "After the prediction of the destruction of Jerusalem, another trio of texts - Matthew 24, 29-31; Mark 13,24-27 and Luke 21,25-28 -- speak of the Son of Man's return. So far as our problem is concerned, it is extremely important to note how these two aspects -- the imminent destruction of Jerusalem and the Parousia -- are temporally related." (p. 39)

(1977) "Recognizing the task of contemporary eschatology as "to marry perspectives, so that person and community, present and future, are seen in their unity," Joseph Ratzinger brings together recent emphasis on the theology of hope for the future with the more traditional elements of the doctrine."


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  • Matthew Zolezzi Romero: Numismatics, Meteorology, and the Apocalypse (86 pages; 2011) Master Thesis at Point Loma Nazarene Univ. // "Revelation 13:15-17 describes a situation in which economic transactions were disrupted for Jews and Jewish Christians living in Palestine and Asia Minor, resulting in an economic crisis. This crisis found its roots in events prior to the destruction of the temple in 70 C.E., specifically to a series of numismatic reforms initiated by Nero. The author of Revelation, most likely a Jewish Christian, was describing the use of coins in Palestine and Asia Minor rather than prophesying future eschatological calamity."

Parallel passages, from a Preterist-Idealist POV:

Luke 21:20-24, "When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are inside the city depart, and let not those who are out in the country enter it, for these are days of vengeance, to fulfill all that is written." I Corinthians 10:13 "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it."
Zechariah 14:8 "And in that day living waters will flow out of Jerusalem" John 7:38 "He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, 'From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'"
Matthew 24:2 "And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down." Luke 20:18 "Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder."

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"Not everything in heaven and earth is dreamt of in our philosophy"
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By Todd Dennis, Curator (Futurist: 1979-1996; Full Preterist: 1996-2006; Idealist: 2006-Forevermore)

"The work of James Stuart Russell in his book The Parousia is a great labor from a man of the experience of facing the system of the political and church combined operation. This political and church agreement is one of the main subjects of the book of Revelation and the whole gospel. The first century christian were facing the great Babylon. The 21 century christians are fighting with the same matter in a different situation. The new great Babylon is modern and systematic. They have the history as a mirror to look back and to avoid to make the same mistakes of the past. But in effect, as Christ confronted the system in his days the christians must fight the same. In this way the Apocalypse is repeated each time." Juan C. Peña Marrero - Bayamón, Puerto Rico.


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Former Full Preterists

Kurt Simmons - Mea Culpa, On Ephesians 1's 'Redemption of the Purchased Possession' (2011) "Dozens and dozens and dozens of verses affirm that redemption and justification were complete and possessed by the church from and after the cross. Not one verse can be produced showing that justification came in AD 70, or that the church remained under the debt of sin after the cross." (Read the entire Sword & Plow there too)

Sam Frost's "Why I Left Full Preterism" Book

AD70 Resurrection Fundamentally Different / The Best Eschatology is a Proper Christology

"Preterism's focus on the glory of Christ as He was revealed in that day is capable of bringing about another worldwide reformation, as it did during the Roman Millennium."

Recanting Full Preterism: Abauzit  Townley  Desprez - "(Full) Preterism has a long history of adherents who recanted. Here are examined the works of three prominent men who embraced preterist or hyperpreterist views, but later recanted." (Abauzit, Townley, Desprez)

Preterism in A.D. 611 : Andrew of Caesarea - On Revelation 6:14b-17: "Our Lord foretold the future events to the apostles who were asking about the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem and about the end of time, as much as they were able to receive. These things already happened, in the siege of Vespasian and Titus, to the Judeans who killed Christ, just as Josephus the Hebrew narrates."

Scholars differ on what the Bible says about the End Times (2009) "The only views that qualify as unorthodox are those that deny a future coming of Christ" - Russell D. Moore, senior vice president for academic administration and dean of the theology school at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. [PreteristArchive.com's classification for "Hyper Preterism" includes (quite reasonably) this doctrine of "The Second and Only Coming of Jesus in AD70"]

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King James I (1588) "Of all the Scriptures, the buik of the Reuelatioun is maist meit for this our last age..  Iudge yif this be not ye tyme quhairof this place that I have maide chois of doeth meane, and sa ye dew tyme for the reueiling of this prophecie." (Ane fuitfull Meditatioun contening ane plane and facill exposition of ye 7,8,9 and 10 versis of the 20 Chap. of the Reuelatioun - Edinburgh)

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Administrative: Simple Classification and Color Schemes Given to Distinguish Between Forms of Fulfillment Eschatology: 

Futurism (F) - (No Fulfillment of Matt. 24/25 & Revelation in 1st C. - Types of Future Events Only)
 
Historical Preterism (HP) - (Minor Fulfillment of Matt. 24/25 or Revelation in Past)
 
Modern Preterism (MP) - (Major Fulfillment of Matt. 24/25 or Revelation in Past)
 

Hyper Preterism (HyP) - (Absolute Fulfillment of all Bible prophecy - Full Preterism and "Resurrection Past" Teachings; Full Preterism is systematized Hyper Preterism - All Full Preterism is Hyper Preterism, but not all Hyper Preterism is Full Preterism.) 

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AD70 is awesome!  ..when used as a template of how Jesus has worked, is working, and will work.  When seen as a single working 2,000 years ago... not so much.



FIGHTING FOR SUPREMACY: AD30/33 VS. AD68/70
(AND DON'T FORGET AD 312 or 135 or 79)

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones "Christ is fulfilling the law on the cross, and unless you interpret the cross, and Christ's death upon it, in strict terms of the fulfilling of the law you have not the scriptural view of the death upon the cross."  (Studies in the Sermon on the Mount, p. 168)


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James Edson White - The Coming King (1911)


Vespasian Hearing from One of His Generals of the Taking of Jerusalem by Titus
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"Near" / "close" / "at hand" in the Old Testament

My righteousness is near; My salvation went out; and My arms shall judge peoples; coastlands shall wait on Me, and they shall hope on My arm. (Isa 51:5 LITV)

Vengeance and retribution belong to Me; in due time their foot will slip; for the day of their calamity is near, and the things prepared are hurrying for them. (Deu 32:35 LITV)

Alas for the day! For the day of Jehovah is at hand. And it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. (Joe 1:15 LITV)

Blow a ram's horn in Zion, and shout an alarm in My holy mountain. Let all those living in the land tremble. For the day of Jehovah approaches; it is near, (Joe 2:1 LITV)

For the day of Jehovah is near on all the nations: As you have done, it shall be done to you; your reward shall return on your head! (Oba 1:15 LITV)


The Philip Mauro Library - 60 titles on one CD // The 27 Sieges of Jerusalem // Theology Explained

King James I (1588) "Of all the Scriptures, the buik of the Reuelatioun is maist meit for this our last age..  Iudge yif this be not ye tyme quhairof this place that I have maide chois of doeth meane, and sa ye dew tyme for the reueiling of this prophecie." (Ane fuitfull Meditatioun contening ane plane and facill exposition of ye 7,8,9 and 10 versis of the 20 Chap. of the Reuelatioun - Edinburgh)

Emperor Titus "God co-operates with us. -- Their miseries, by your valor and God's assistance, are multiplied. Their factions, famine, siege, and the falling of their walls without a battery, do they not manifest that God is angry with them, and assists us?" (Jewish Wars, l. vi. c. 1. 5.)

 

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James Edson White - The Coming King (1911)

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The Contribution of British Writers Between 1560 and 1830 to the Interpretation of Revelation 13.16-18 - Chapter Five : 1649-1660 - Henry Hammond and the Preterist School of Interpretation "This volume contained a brave but lonely attempt to introduce the preterist interpretation of the Book of Revelation to English soil.  Hammond laid great stress on the opening words of the Apocalypse in which  the book is said to contain 'things which must shortly come to pass.'  .. But those who argued for the preterist interpretation of the Book of Revelation.. were playing to empty galleries, until at least the fourth decade of the nineteenth century.  Their views were anything but popular and those who followed them could soon find themselves branded with the infamous mark of the papal beast."  Others who followed: Herbert Thorndike / "author of an anonymous tract on the Millennium published in 1693 ("Millennianism : or, Christ's Thousand Years Reign upon Earth, considered, in a Familiar Letter to a Friend")"  / Daniel Mace

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James Stuart Russell

  • The Parousia (1878)

    Full Preterist Millennium "violent and unnatural" "Some interpreters indeed attempt to get over the difficulty by supposing that the thousand years, being a symbolic number, may represent a period of very short duration, and so bring the whole within the prescribed apocalyptic limits; but this method of interpretation appears to us so violent and unnatural that we cannot hesitate to reject it. " (p. 514)

    Revelation 20:5-10 Still Unfulfilled "We must consequently regard this prediction of the loosing of Satan, and the events that follow, as still future, and therefore unfulfilled." (p. 523)


 

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