Kurschner and Hays: 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 Continue reading “Kurschner and Hays: Preterism’s Literalistic Interpretation of Jesus is Coming “Soon” (En Tachei)”

H. Grattan Guinness: Interpretation of the Prophecies in Pre-Reformation Times (1881)

The historical school of interpretation regards these prophecies as reflecting the history of the fourth or Roman empire… It is held by many that the historic school of interpretation is represented only by a small modern section of the Church. We shall show that it has existed from the beginning, and includes the larger part of the greatest and best teachers of the Church for 1800 years. Continue reading “H. Grattan Guinness: Interpretation of the Prophecies in Pre-Reformation Times (1881)”

John Reilly: Book Review: Beyond the End Times (1999)

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.

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William Chalfant: Refutation 2 of “Does the Nation of Israel Have a Future Separate and Distinct From the Kingdom of God” (2004)

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.

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