Galatians 3:16 “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. “
He interpreted John’s visions in such a way as to make them relevant for the church of all times, similar to modern “idealist” interpretations.
For my part, I find the arguments for the preterist reading of Revelation quite compelling, though I also believe there are paradigmatic spiritual truths found throughout the book, as the idealist camp argues.
Interestingly, Christ, in response to the question of how many times a man should forgive his brother, responded by saying, “until seventy times seven,” which is the exact amount of time in Daniel’s seventy weeks.
“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”