When RJ Rushdoony, the grandpapa of theonomy, died, the movement ended. One of his students, Andrew Sandlin, declared the end of it. It was a good thing to declare. Preterism, however, is a different story. Continue reading “Russell Warren: Reflections on the End of Movements (2007)”
Conference video from Carlsbad, New Mexico eschatology conference Continue reading “Todd Dennis: The (New) History of Full Preterism (2007 Video)”
I think we need to distinguish between full preterism and hyper-preterism. Full preterism is an optimistic eschatology. Don’t think I can say the same thing about hyper-preterism, which has led some right out of Christianity. Continue reading “Discussion on Consistent Preterism and the Impact of AD70 as the Terminal Date (2015)”
Why, indeed, should the destruction of Jerusalem be regarded as of such immense moment, that Christ and his apostles should be continually speaking of it, especially when we consider the nature, and object, and solemn importance of the cause in which they were engaged?
heaven now (Christians are in “heaven now” via covenantal change rather than physical death); universalism (all human beings will eventually be saved). All of these “ideas” are false. Continue reading “Arthur Melanson: Annihilation? Heaven Now? Universalism? (2002)”
So long, then, as Popery is not utterly overthrown, destroyed, the Lord has not come.
It may be urged In favour of the universalist exposition of the 25th of Matthew, that the spread of the Gospel among the Gentiles and their induction into the gospel faith, is what is meant by the “blessed coming to inherit the kingdom,” &c. and their coming into life eternal; but this did not take place in any special sense, at the destruction of Jerusalem.
The verbal pivot on which swings the question, Does the Bible teach the doctrine of Endless Punishment? Is the word Aión and its derivatives and reduplications.
These passages show that the revelation of Christ in judgment was, very near, on the eve of opening when the revelator wrote, which, as we have said, was immediately preceding the event, about A. D. 69; and the destruction of Jerusalem took place about two years after, A. D. 70, so fulfilling all the predictions of Christ and his apostles
Some recent authors have expressed much surprise, that Universalists of the present day should apply so many passages of the New Testament to the destruction of Jerusalem.