Clement did hold to a future advent of Christ, and like many throughout history, supposed that it would be within his own lifetime. Thus, while Dispensationalists like Thomas Ice use the “immanence” argument to support a “pre-trib” rapture, the only real conclusion that we can draw from this statement is that Clement was wrong. Continue reading “The Amillennial Preterism of Clement of Alexandria [A.D. 162]”
It is mortifying to remember that I not only held and taught these novelties myself, but that I even enjoyed a complacent sense of superiority because thereof, and regarded with feelings of pity and contempt those who had not received the ‘new light’ Continue reading “Philip Mauro Study Archive”
Wherefore this day was no other but that fearful and tremendous day, a season for the destruction of Jerusalem, the temple, city, and nation of the Jews Continue reading “John Owen Study Archive”
But of that day and hour knoweth no man] Which is to be understood, not of the second coming of Christ, the end of the world, and the last judgment; but of the coming of the son of man, to take vengeance on the Jews, and of their destruction Continue reading “John Gill Study Archive”
He considers that there are no grounds for expecting the Lord’s personal, visible presence on earth, but rather a presence of the Spirit and its power in his ordinances with his saints living on earth Continue reading “Hugo Grotius Study Archive”
Now, instead of using the Transition Text Theory as a means of distinguishing between Historical Preterism and Modern Preterism, our method classes the views according to the presence or absence of a Double-Fulfillment Theory.
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Read Josephus, and see how the Romans destroyed those murderers and burned up their city. The words are remarkable in their awful force and accuracy. Only Omniscience could foresee and foretell so fully and faithfully the woes that were to befall the murderers and their city.
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a proper understanding of justification destroys their claim that death was not defeated until AD70 Continue reading “Sharon Nichols: Spurgeon, Justification and Full Preterism”
However the gospel may be defended, it cannot be defended by concessions which deprive it of its essence or which detract from our Saviour’s title to be called The Word of God. Continue reading “F.F. Bruce Study Archive”
In short, if one cannot present a clear, consistent argument from all of the relevant material, then one begins to make a series of exceptions in order to excuse away the apparent inconsistencies. Such a way of argument is the stuff of politicians. Continue reading “Sam Frost: Critique of Stevens’ View of Resurrection (2018)”
“‘This generation’ can only with the greatest difficulty be made to mean anything other than the generation living when Jesus spoke.” Continue reading “D.A. Carson Study Archive”
It is indeed generally agreed that this passage must bespeak a pre-70 situation. . . . There seems therefore no reason why the oracle should not have been uttered by a Christian prophet as the doom of the city drew nigh. Continue reading “John A.T. Robinson Study Archive”
Judgment and sovereignty, the fulfilment of the purpose of God, are what the Prophet means by the Second Coming of Christ.
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That is, in fleeing from persecutors from one city to another, you shall not have gone to every city in Judea till the end of Jewish economy shall come. Continue reading “Albert Barnes Study Archive”
Taking the book as a whole, it is evident that the return of Christ was still the church’s hope. It was not conceived, however, as an isolated event. It was, in fact, inclusive of a large and varied series of events which would lead up to it. Continue reading “Greg Bahnsen: Hermeneutics in the Book of Revelation (1984)”