The following articles are related to the topic of PRETERISM

Was the Lord’s “Second Coming” in A.D. 70?

The theory of "realized eschatology," better known as the A.D. 70 doctrine, alleges that all Bible prophecy, including the "Second Coming" of Christ, was fulfilled with the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in A.D. 70. A major problem with this idea is in explaining clear Bible passages which depict the Lord's return in a visible manner, which did not ... read more »

Resurrection: Literal or Merely Symbolic?

All four of the Gospel accounts affirm that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead (Mt. 28:6; Mk. 16:6; Lk. 24:6; Jn. 20:9). Later, the apostle Paul argues that the resurrection of Christ is the very foundation of the Christian's faith. "But if there is no resurrection of the dead, neither hath Christ been raised: and if Christ hath not ... read more »

A Study of Last Things

The New Testament was written in Koine Greek, the common language of the Mediterranean world. It was a tongue spoken in Rome, Alexandria, Jerusalem, etc., just as it was in Athens. That Providence chose this language for the composition of the New Testament is beyond doubt to any serious investigator. It is the most colorful, expressive form of communication ever ... read more »

1 Timothy 1:20 – Delivered unto Satan

During the course of his apostolic ministry Paul was forced occasionally to deal with false teachers who were damaging the faith of others. Two of these renegades were Hymenaeus and Alexander, who had made shipwreck of the faith of some.Accordingly, Paul informed Timothy that he "delivered unto Satan" these rebels that "they might be taught not to blaspheme." "This charge ... read more »

What Is the Meaning of “Shortly Come to Pass”?

"What is the meaning of the expression 'shortly come to pass,' found in Revelation 1:1?" The final book of the New Testament begins in this fashion. "The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show unto his servants, even the things which must shortly come to pass?" (Rev. 1:1a). The phrase, "must shortly come to pass," translates the ... read more »

The Biblical Concept of Sleep

Since sleep is such a significant part of the human experience, it is no surprise that biblical writers should allude to it frequently. There are a variety of ways in which this term is employed in the literature of scripture. Literal Sleep The word "sleep" is used literally of the state of the body in normal, unconscious repose. On one ... read more »

What Is the Meaning of Matthew 10:23?

"Would you please explain Matthew 10:23?'When you are persecuted in one place, flee to another. I tell you the truth, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.'" There are a number of ways by which the meaning of a passage might be determined.One should look at the grammatical forms employed, remembering ... read more »

Did the Law of Moses Continue until A.D. 70?

A man argues that the law of Moses was binding until Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans in A.D. 70. One of the passages used to support his position is 2 Corinthians 3:11, which states that the law "is passing away" (NKJB). Therefore, it had not yet been removed. What are we to make of this? The gentleman is a ... read more »

The Resurrection of the Human Body

In his defense before Agrippa, Paul asked his Jewish audience: "Why is it judged incredible with you, if God doth raise the dead?" (Acts 26:8). There have always been those who found the concept of the bodily resurrection unbelievable, and their modern counterparts are appearing increasingly-even in within the framework of "Christendom." False Ideas About the Resurrection The ancient Greeks ... read more »

When Was the Book of Revelation Written?

Traditionally, the book of Revelation has been dated near the end of the first century, around A.D. 96. Some writers, however, have advanced the preterist (from a Latin word meaning "that which is past") view, contending that the Apocalypse was penned around A.D. 68 or 69, and thus the thrust of the book is supposed to relate to the impending ... read more »