|The mission of this site to further the study of eschatology and preterism. Eschatology is from the Greek eschatos, “last,” and signifies the study of “last things.” Eschatology is far and away the most difficult and challenging discipline of Biblical study. The usus loquendi of the prophets was highly figurative; their speech was veiled with poetic exaggeration and metaphors; they wrote in signs and symbols. Without a working familiarity with their method, the prophets are difficult to apprehend.|
II Peter 3:10-13 and The Day of the Lord
II Peter 3:10-13, with its prediction of the heavens and earth dissolving in a conflagration, stands as one of the major texts relied upon by futurists as proof that Christ's second coming has not occurred. In this article, we look at this passage and decide that it refers to the overthrow of world powers in the first century, as Christ assumed the government of the world and put all enemies beneath his feet.
Why I am a Preterist
|This study examines the three
categories of end-time scripture - Time Texts,
Characters & Events, and Symbolic Imagery - and
shows that, alone and together, they testify that the
second coming is an event scripture unequivocally places
within the first generation of believers.
Part I Part II Part III
The Three Story Pyradmid of Biblical Interpretation
The Date of the Apocalypse
Head master of Marlborough College, Canon of Westminster, Archdeacon of Westminster, Chaplain to the House of Commons, Dean of Canterbury.
1882 - London
MILTON has spoken of the
Apocalypse as "the majestic image of a high and stately tragedy,
shutting up and intermingling her solemn scenes and acts with a
seven-fold chorus of hallelujahs and harping symphonies." 
In this aspect of the book - though the notion of its dramatic
form must be rejected - we may perhaps be content with the
arrangement which places it as the last book of Holy Writ.
But the whole weight of evidence now tends to prove that it is
not the last book in chronological order ; that it was
written nearer the beginning than the end of St. John's period
of apostolic activity amid the Churches of Asia Read >
MILTON has spoken of the Apocalypse as "the majestic image of a high and stately tragedy, shutting up and intermingling her solemn scenes and acts with a seven-fold chorus of hallelujahs and harping symphonies."  In this aspect of the book - though the notion of its dramatic form must be rejected - we may perhaps be content with the arrangement which places it as the last book of Holy Writ. But the whole weight of evidence now tends to prove that it is not the last book in chronological order ; that it was written nearer the beginning than the end of St. John's period of apostolic activity amid the Churches of Asia Read >>>
The Dragon, the Beast, and the Restraining Angel of RevelationTwenty
|In this article, we discuss the identity of Revelation’s dragon, beast, and binding angel of chapter twenty. We will conclude that the latter of these refers to Claudius Caesar in combination with the jus gladii, and the religio licita, which we also identify with the “restrainer” of II Thessalonians two. The dragon and beast we will conclude refer to Rome and the persecution under Nero Caesar. Along the way, we solve many of Revelation’s other riddles. Read >>>||Claudius Caesar|
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THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS AND THE DAY OF THE LORD: LOOKING BACK ON THE END
The nature and meaning of Christ’s coming and kingdom has been understood in different ways at different times. The prevailing modern view, which we deem erroneous, is that Christ’s second coming will be visible, bodily, and physical; and will be marked either by a millennial reign of Christ on earth, a material new creation, or by the end of the cosmos itself. >>
The Foundations of Fulfilled Eschatology
As more and more people become serious students of “last things,” the number of those investigating Preterism is constantly increasing. Hence, there is a recurring need to set forth the “first principles” of the Preterist interpretation of scripture. In this article, we will look at the foundations of fulfilled eschatology. Read>>>
Exposition of Revelation Twenty—Twenty-two
Rev. 20 – Revival of the Persecution, Blessed State of the Martyrs, Resurrection of the Dead
The events of this chapter conclude the judgments begun in chapter 17. The battle of Gog & Magog (vv. 7-10) that brings the defeat of the dragon is the same battle that witnessed the defeat of the harlot in chapter 18, and the beast, false prophet, and kings of the earth in chapter 19. They are the same battle; both describe the persecution under Nero. The martyrs and confessors who perish under Nero and the Jews rest in Paradise pending the general resurrection. Following the defeat of his temporal enemies, Christ vanquishes the last enemy, Hadean death. Read >>>
The Great Evolution Debate
Commentary on Matthew Chapter Three
The Eschatology of
John the Baptist
1- In those days
1- In those days
We learn from Luke that this was the fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesar (Lk. 3:1). Roman emperors dated their reigns by calendar years, or from January 1 to December 31 following their accession (the “non-accession” method). Augustus Caesar, who was the reigning emperor when Jesus was born, died August 19, A.D. 14. Thus, the first regnal year of Tiberius would have been the calendar year A.D. 15, making his fifteenth year the calendar year A.D. 29. Read>>>
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