And now, dear friends, I must close by asking you this question—have you been quickened? And I must warn you that, good, or bad, or indifferent, if you have never been quickened you are dead in sins, and must be cast away at the last. Continue reading “C.H. Spurgeon: Spiritual Resurrection (1857)”
The angel quite clearly ties in this time of unparalleled tribulation with the physical resurrection of the dead. Throughout the passage is the phrase, “at that time,” “at that time.” The entire passage is speaking of the same general time period. According to Wright’s schema however, the tribulation spoken of here would be 70 A.D, whereas the resurrection of the dead would be at least 2000 years later. Yet the text allows for no such gap in time. Continue reading “Joel Richardson: N.T. Wright’s Perversion of Biblical Hope (2014)”
Indeed, so “multifaceted” does the hyper-preterist doctrine of the “bodily” resurrection become, that the reader may soon feel hopelessly lost. Continue reading “Val Loomis: Berkouwer’s Doctrines of Resurrection with Regard to the Rise of Hyper-Preterism (2007)”
For those who already consider themselves “preterist,” there are two passages in particular where there is disagreement: 1 The. 4, and 1 Cor. 15. ..they yielded Russell’s most controversial opinions and torpedoed any chance at wide-spread adoption of what we might dub “preterist-premillennialism.” But before we get to those passages, let’s set the stage by discussing where Christ is said to reign at his parousia.
Continue reading “Erick Blore: 9 to 5 Thesis (2011)”
Christians were “changed” (raptured) in AD 70, and the “spiritual body” is what you get when you die. The physical “shell” of the “seed” simply goes the way of the dirt. Continue reading “On the Resurrection: Physical or Spiritual in 1 Corinthians 15:15-16?”
His disciples said to him, “When will the repose of the dead come about, and when will the new world come?” He said to them,“What you look forward to has already come. but you do not recognize it.”
Prior to the invention of the rapture doctrine, all published commentators interpreted this First Thessalonians passage as referring to the resurrection.
And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet apart from my flesh shall I see God
Verses 12-16 supports the non-physical interpretation of the resurrection, which claims that the resurrection of Jesus was a time when His followers rose from their despondence to come to the realization that Christ was eternal in being, and that He was still present with them.