Israel’s promised land, described as a land of milk and honey, and the seventh day sabbath, are both types of the rest that Hebrews 3-4 encourages believers to enter. Entering this rest requires belief. Continue reading “Doug Cox: Milton S. Terry and the grammatico-historical principle (2012)”
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)”
Preterist Idealism is an interpretive method which comprehensively systematizes biblical typology. A broader label, Modern Idealism, refers to the hermeneutical structure of Preterist Idealism. A narrower label, Metamillennialism, refers to the kingdom theology of both Preterist Idealism and Modern Idealism.
Under this line of thought, where we discuss scripture interpreting scripture, I want to post a few parallels. I will change up the topics as time goes on.
The fact is, that the phrase Old Testament is constantly employed in two different ways,–in one, following the authority of the Holy Scriptures; in the other, following the most common custom of speech.
The fact is that the sack of Jerusalem by the Romans just was not big enough to be the fulfillment of the prophecies of the Book of Revelation, or even of the Olivet Discourse. To try to limit the “end times” to that single event smacks of the complacent surmise by Tacitus that the whole of Jewish messianic prophecy was fulfilled by the ascension of Vespasian to the imperial title in Rome.
I have offered many preterists the opportunity to a public debate, both by sending emails as well as by public announcements on many internet lists. In response, I have received nothing but excuses
It is vitally important, when studying prophecy, to use a proper study method, or hermeneutic. Failure to do so will give results which are not only incorrect, but which destroy our view of the gospel.
I do believe that God is progressive in the covenants and periods of time in which He deals with His people and the human race. Although, I believe that this “progessiveness” has to be understood in the context of His promises and His relationship with His people.
The teaching of Jesus concerning “the end of the age,” and the Son of man coming in the clouds,” appears to have been given in the latter days of his ministry, in connection with the overthrow of the Jewish temple at Jerusalem.