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Category Archives: Preterism

What is a “Coming of God?”

What is a “Coming of God”? Part 1 of 4 There is much confusion in Christianity today surrounding the milieu of biblical eschatology. Specifically, there is widespread misunderstanding about the nature and timing of Jesus’ coming, arrival or presence (parousia in Greek). In popular preaching and imagination, it’s often called his “second coming” or “return.”Continue Reading

Olivet Discourse Fulfilled – A Short Film

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N.T Wright On the Black Hole of Understanding About ‘Parousia’

Here is a quote of N.T. Wright wisely criticizing the academy’s over-attachment to tradition. He is nearly calling for reform on the topic of traditional beliefs about the often-misunderstood idea of Jesus’ ‘parousia‘. Parousia simply means ‘presence’ or ‘arrival’. It sometimes get’s translated as ‘second coming’ but it does not mean ‘second coming to endContinue Reading

Our Fulfilled Spiritual Resurrection

Challenging Concepts of the Resurrection William Bell, Jr. It is clear that for some, resurrection can only mean the rising of a [physical] human body from the grave. Such is observed in the comment by Wayne Jackson. “What ever there is about man that “lies down” when he dies, is that which will “stand up”Continue Reading

Resurrecting the Shalom in the World

Resurrecting the Shalom in the World It seems that one of God’s Big Ideas for the world is, and has been, to ultimately bring shalom, or a kind of peace, justice and universal flourishing to the world. Though this may seem like a far off hope for those living in places of real suffering today,Continue Reading

Amillenialism, Partial-Preterism, Full Preterism – What’s the Difference?

Here is a great article by Mike Sullivan that helps explain the main differences between Amillenialism, Partial-Preterism and Full-Preterism. It also exposes some of the inconsistencies in the former two, and how Full-Preterism is the organic outgrowth of a consistently applied reformed hermeneutic. In other words, if you consistently apply reformed hermeneutical or interpretive principlesContinue Reading

Where Is Jesus Now? “IN US!” says Marty Angelo

Where Is Jesus Now? “IN US!” says Marty Angelo

Where is Jesus now? Have you ever wondered that? In the below article and book by my friend Marty Angelo, he points to encouraging Scriptures that show us one of the most comforting and amazing messages of the New Testament; that Jesus lives IN and AMONG US now, by His Spirit. That, since Pentecost, HeContinue Reading

Julie’s Story: From Jehovah’s Witness to Preterist

Julie’s Story: From Jehovah’s Witness to Preterist

 So much can be learned from each other when we have the courage to share our stories. Here is Julie’s story about coming out of a Jehovah’s Witness background into a Fulfilled or Preterist view. Julie McAllen says: Under my previous religion, our message was not the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. OurContinue Reading

Rethinking the Resurrection (part 6): Is The Resurrection Past?

Rethinking the Resurrection (part 6): Is The Resurrection Past?

Here is another good read by David Embury about the corporate body resurrection, below. He writes about a concept that, looking back, I can’t believe I didn’t notice in Scripture before, but it is right before our eyes.  Did you know that the New Testament records several instances where the first century believers thought thatContinue Reading

Rethinking the Resurrection (part 5): We Shall Be Like Him

Rethinking the Resurrection (part 5): We Shall Be Like Him

Here is a post about the concept “we shall be like Him” (1Jn 3:2), in regard to Jesus’ – and first century spiritual Israel’s/our – resurrection, which has been often and mistakenly used to support the idea of a future physical-body general resurrection. It is a repost by David Embury over at Pantelism.com. This post is a continuation – afterContinue Reading