King – Presence Ministries – Planet Preterist
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I consider this new book, which Mr. Martin began to write prior to 2001, to be an important and eye-opening study that preterists need to examine carefully. The Creation Science people are already quite happy with their hyper-literal system and this prevents many of them from embracing preterism; they are consistent! But preterists who accept the global flood are betraying the hermeneutic principles that brought them initially into the preterist movement; namely, recognizing the covenantal manner in which God deals with his people, choosing them out of the great masses of worldwide humanity. Walt Hibbard, Thoughts and Selections from Tim Martin’s “Beyond Creation Science: How Preterism Refutes a Global Flood and Impacts the Biblical Origins Debate” http://www.preteristviewpoint.com/id61.html
This brief review of Timothy P. Martin’s book is intended to whet the appetite of Christians, especially preterists, to take a closer look at what many, including this reviewer, believed was the only acceptable interpretation of the early chapters of the Book of Genesis. Compare the language of Genesis with the language of the Olivet Discourse, 2 Peter 3 and the Book of Revelation, and then strive for a more consistent, and thereby, a more accurate understanding of those early historical accounts. Walt Hibbard, Thoughts and Selections from Tim Martin’s “Beyond Creation Science: How Preterism Refutes a Global Flood and Impacts the Biblical Origins Debate” http://www.preteristviewpoint.com/id61.html
(These quotes demonstrates the view that the eschaton was somehow "covenantal." This is then "retro-fitted" to creation and the flood accounts, re-writing them to be local and covenantal. [Hibbard quotes with approval Martin's absurd notion that the creation account of Genesis does not describe the creation of the physical cosmos, but a mere "covenantal relationship" with Adam. He also quotes with approval the idea that the flood was merely local because the heavens and earth destroyed at the eschaton were allegedly only local. We agree that language of the heavens burning up was figurative; we deny that it was in any sense local.] We thus see the progression of King's error from "spiritualized" resurrection and "covenantal" heavens and earth, to a rejection of the literal Genesis creation and a universal flood in complete disregard of Moses' intended message.)
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