The book we have under review is entitled, “The End of All Things”, and it’s author is C. Jonathin Seraiah. For a book that espouses the still-yet-future-to-us Second Coming (for Seraiah, that would be a “third coming”), the title of his book is an unfortunate choice for him to make. Continue reading “Kelly Birks: The Potency of a Proper Placing of the Parousia (2002)”
This commentary is not to be understood as an attack against Mr. Stevens himself, but rather it should be seen as an attempt to understand how he arrived at his conclusions according to his own public teaching on the subject, and in doing so, to demonstrate the fallibility of the position as he has enunciated it by our study of the scripture in order to discover what the Bible really says on the subject. Continue reading “Kelly Birks: A Response to ‘Silence Demands a Rapture’ (2002)”
While there are a few important variations among preterists, here the most significant variation exists between what Sproul calls “radical” and “moderate” preterism. Continue reading “Rick Quinn: Book Review – R. C. Sproul, The Last Days According to Jesus (2000)”
I can never read the New Testament again the same way I read it before reading The Parousia. I hope better scholars than I will continue to analyze and evaluate the content of J. Stuart Russell’s important work.
Gentry claims to provide “a brief introduction, summary, and critique of the system.” This is something that he truly does not do. Nowhere in the book does he lay out in detail the support for the Full Preterist viewpoint Continue reading “Frank Daniels: Days of Future Passed: You Missed It (2016)”
One can only marvel at the hermeneutical duplicity at work here and the way it ravages genre analysis. By means of such a hermeneutic any text could be made to say anything Continue reading “Randall Otto: Jesus the Preterist: a review of R.C. Sproul’s The Last Days According to Jesus (1999)”
I cannot recommend my friend David’s commentary on Revelation. Continue reading “Greg Bahnsen: Another Look at Chilton’s Days of Vengeance (1988)”
Whatever hyperpreterism is, it is NOT anything like ANY KIND of Christianity. It is something altogether foreign to Christianity.
The predictions in the Scriptures of the second coming of Christ, the end of the world, the resurrection of the dead, and the general judgment with its awards, must be explained in a figurative or spiritual, rather than a literal sense, and in such a sense as admits an application to what has already taken place.
If the fact that Christ has not yet come in person in the clouds of heaven, raised the holy dead, and judged the living, proves that he is never to come in that manner and exert those great acts ; why does not the fact that we have not already entered on a life after death, and been adjudged to eternal happiness or misery, prove equally that we are never to be the subjects of those great events?