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)”
Dispensationalists have been taking a beating in recent years from debaters of the Preterist camp, and today they will no longer accept challenges to debate. Let us hope this is a sign that the sun is beginning to set on his dangerous doctrine. Continue reading “Kurt Simmons: The Road Back to Preterism – A Brief History of Eschatology and the Church (2006)”
Despite the up-front assertion that “this book is not primarily based on silence,” Silence Demands A Rapture would be a stronger, more appropriate, but more problematic title for the view presented herein. Continue reading “John Noē: Response to Stevens’ ‘Expectations Demand a Rapture’ (2003)”
Fascinated by such an uncommercial, finger-in-the-eye booth at a manifestly slick convention, and wondering just how one can have half a thesis, I sat down on one of the chairs in the booth. Ed Stevens, president of the International Preterist Association, noticed me after a few minutes and asked what I was looking for. Continue reading “Christianity Today: The Great Inflatable Shark Hunt (2002)”
In the pages below I will share some of the reasons I believe the rapture theory deserves our serious consideration. I’m not suggesting this just for fun. I know many will think this theory is about as loony as UFO mania. But I’m after TRUTH like all of us are. Continue reading “Virgil Vaduva: Was There a Rapture in AD70? (2002)”
This paper will briefly examine the HP position in fours areas: (1) Motivation; (2) Methodology; (3) Claims; and (4) Consequences. Continue reading “Dennis Swanson: Reformation or Retrogression? (2002)”
Because full Preterists see the 2 wars (Rev 19:17-21 & Rev 20:7-15) as both happening in AD 70, they are forced to conclude that they are the same war. This creates some serious problems for them.
Continue reading “Lloyd Dale: A Different Preterist Perspective (2002)”
That fact presents Christians with a dilemma: If Jesus was wrong in His prediction (as theological liberals have been saying for many years), we have a much bigger problem than an academic theological issue regarding the doctrine of Eschatology
Continue reading “David Chilton: Foreword to What Happened in AD70? (1996)”
Jesus did not come personally in 70 A.D., as Stevens and Kessel claim, for not ‘every eye” saw him, there was no general resurrection, and the earth was not “laid bare” (2 Peter 3). Continue reading “Buff Scott: The 70 A.D. Doctrine (1993)”
Of the large number of HP publications in the last ten years or so, only three reviews of their books have appeared in non-preterist orientated publications.
He says that He will judge the world when He returns like this: ‘And I saw the dead… stand before God; and the books were opened ….. This didn!t happen in 70 A.D?
No matter how Futurists try to explain it away, the Apostles taught (and the early Church believed) that the return of Christ was imminent, and would happen in their generation.
Thanks for coming to the source! PRETERISTS do NOT “repudiate the Second Advent, the resurrection, the final judgment, and so forth” – they just *affirm* that they HAPPENED in AD 70! Continue reading “Email Exchanges with David Chilton (1996)”
If Jesus has not come into possession of His kingdom yet, as He promised He ‘truly’ would in that generation, then the veracity of Christ and the whole Christian system goes out the window.
This is the only historically plausible explanation I have seen to account for the ignorance of the post-70 church. If there was not a rapture, there should have been plenty of Christians still around after AD 70 who had witnessed the Parousia