Few Christians ever believed and taught that Jesus was going to come back in the lifetimes of their grandchildren or great grandchildren… or in about a hundred or a thousand years. No, curiously, everyone seems to believe that Jesus is coming back within THEIR lifetime. Why is this? Because He IS! He comes back for EVERYONE in their lifetimes. Continue reading “Discussion at Facebook Group: Preterist Idealism (2018)”
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)”
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)”
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”
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)”
The Spirit-empowered believer is not the one who can only see the outward but also is able to minister to the inward need of those around us. Continue reading “Have You Heard From God Lately?”
In the Scriptures there are two senses of things: the sense under the first covenant and the sense under the second covenant. For every entity in the first covenant there is a spiritual equivalent in the second covenant. Continue reading “Booker: The Good News of Christ Jesus (2002)”
By seeing historical anchors throughout the process of history we are given an opportunity to raise our awareness of the Kingdom of God and its militant work of inner growth throughout the process of our lives.
Any theology which looks to the temporal things as its finality, any theology which takes ANY scripture and applies them to the temporal realm, and does not apply them to the spiritual truth behind it for which it was written, is an incorrect theology.
By objectifying the coming of the Lord we miss the true imminency presented by the subjective nature of His approach. The coming of the Lord is to each person when they depart from this world for the world to come. As Jesus Himself said, “I will come to you and receive you unto myself.”
Continue reading “The Subjective Coming of the Lord”