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)”
The things that are said in prophecy about the promised land, are about the reality that is foreshadowed by the land. I suggest that the promised land itself represents the truth, into which Jesus said the Spirit will guide the church. Saying the prophecies about Israel’s return to the land apply to unbelieving Jews, is confusing shadow with reality! Continue reading “Doug Cox: The Promised Land: Shadow vs. Reality (2011)”
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.
Typically, the coming of the Lord is seen as a single historical event. However, the Greek word parousia, upon which the English is often rendered simply as ‘coming’, suggests much more. The simple identification of the origins of the word parousia offers a tremendous opportunity to cut through centuries of error in order to comprehend the prenatal work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer.
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. “