“Preterist Israel” — aka “Israel after the flesh” — found its beginning and end in the process of time. “Idealist Israel” — aka “the Israel of God” — is that eternal nation in Jesus Christ for which the temporal nation only served as an objective representative. Continue reading “Todd Dennis: Preterist Idealism Explained”
This 70-year section of time – the “hypothetical” earthly lifespan of Christ, so to speak – I see as a microcosm of the vast macrocosm of ALL humans, potentially, and I coined this way of seeing it as the “anthropic view of eschatology.
Continue reading “Alan Bradley: Anthropic View of Eschatology (2018 Chart)”
The writer of these lines can testify from experience that, by the simple process of believing what is written in the New Testament concerning the actual present existence, among the things not seen, of the true Zion, of the city of the living God the heavenly Jerusalem, of the holy nation which is a royal priesthood, and of other spiritual realities, the main difficulty in the understanding of the Old Testament prophecies which speak of a glorified state of the things named above, vanishes away. Continue reading “Philip Mauro: The Descent of the High Priest at Pentecost (1922)”
By making the assumption that Jesus is only taking about the physical generation of the first century, one misses the exact point Paul was making about the allegorical things it represented.
Continue reading “Scott Thompson: Have Heaven and Earth Passed Away? (2007)”
Granted, when aiōn is used in these ways the sense of limitless duration is often implied. The question at hand however, is how does the meaning transfer or change when brought into English? Continue reading “Richard Liantonio: Into the Age – The Meaning of “Eternity” in the New Testament (2012)”
It became less of an issue of “what then?” and more of an issue of “what now?”. And that encapsulates the distinction between preterism and idealism. Continue reading “Rethinking Revelation 30: Todd Dennis Interview – Coram Deo, Olam Habo & Metamillennialism”
But one who strikes hard and tears away the mental curtain, given wings by the Spirit of God, flies in like a bird and reaches the inner meaning, which is the Holy of Holies. Continue reading “Methodius: De Lepra, On Leprosy (303)”
They needed to remain steadfast in the faith and reject the wicked if they were to be saved. If they had fallen into the zealous Judaist cause they would have been caught unawares at His return and would have been destroyed with the rest Continue reading “Nathan DuBois: Understanding the Reward Scripture Promised At Christ’s Coming (2014)”
But many of the most thoughtful of the Praeterists admit (or strongly advocate) that the visions and these events have lessons for all ages, and look forward as well as back. Continue reading “Thomas Scott on Preterist Idealism (1891)”
Yes, the Lord is returning, but it isn’t the end of the world that we need to worry about so much. What we should be concerned about is when He comes for each of us as individuals in our own lives, and to be ready each day for His return for ourselves.
Continue reading “Marcia Morrissey: Everyday Rapture and Personal Coming of the Lord”
After chatting with Todd Dennis I found that the Preteristic Idealism view believes only those in Christ are free from Adam’s sin and death. Therefore Adam’s sin and death still is ongoing for those not in Christ. Continue reading “Brad Baker: The Development of Modern Day Preterism (2010)”