PRETERISM, PRETERIST THEOLOGY AND THE PRETERIST VIEW OF ESCHATOLOGY IS THE CHRISTIAN BELIEF THAT ALL END TIME PROPHECIES HAVE BEEN FULFILLED.
Critics of preterism expose their ignorance of Roman history by their criticisms. These people claim that such and such a prophecy has not occurred–meanwhile Roman historical records say that it has!
NEW EVIDENCE ADDED TO EXISTING ARTICLES ALMOST DAILY!
The following may seem unbelievable. However, all information is taken from unbiased historical records and is easily verifiable.
THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF PRETERISM: FULL PRETERISM AND PARTIAL PRETERISM
Full Preterism is the belief that all end time prophecies have been fulfilled.
Partial Preterism is the belief that some end time prophecies have been fulfilled. Most Biblical scholars are partial preterists to varying degrees. Though the following commentary will show that all end time prophecies have been fulfilled, this is not evidence against the partial preterist view. Perhaps the first century events that fulfilled all end time prophecies were types or shadows pointing to the ultimate fulfillment of these predictions again in the distant future?
MOSTLY JUST APOCALYPTIC RHETORIC AND CRYPTIC SYMBOLISM?
HAVE ALL BIBLE END TIME PROPHECIES INCLUDING REVELATION REALLY BEEN FULFILLED IN THE JEWISH WAR?
Christians often assume that there is no historical record that
Biblical scholars have long known that Gog is in Turkey. Interestingly, there was a LITERAL 1000 year reign of Christianity in Israel from the fall of Jerusalem (A.D. 70) to the conquest of Israel by the Turks (A.D. 1071) and the resulting crusades, the Battle of Gog and Magog (A.D.1095).
However, all four events ARE recorded by Roman historians alongside a multitude of supernatural phenomena that appear to FULFILL ALL BIBLICAL END TIME PROPHECIES DOWN TO THE SMALLEST DETAILS and yet seem to be either entirely unknown to or ignored by Biblical scholars.
WHY IS JESUS NOT RULING ON EARTH?
In A.D. 33 day became night, and in A.D. 66 night became day. These two miracles broke the covenant of Jeremiah 33:20-21. Thus the Messiah would not rule physically on an earthly throne. Instead, Christ rules the world at the right hand of God in heaven (Mark 16:19): “[T]he Most High does not live in houses made by men. . . . ‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool (Acts 7:48-49).'” The Messianic kingdom is called the kingdom of heaven in the Gospels because it is centered in heaven. It is here that the saints ultimately experience a blissful, loving existence with Christ after death.
WHAT ABOUT THE NEW JERUSALEM?
The New Jerusalem is the church. Because it is present in both heaven and earth and because the church is destined for heaven, the church is described in the likeness of the Jerusalem that is in heaven mentioned in Hebrews 12:22 and Galatians 4:26. Testimony from near-death experiences suggests that it exists right now!
WHAT ABOUT THE MARK OF THE BEAST? (It’s not JUST a spiritual mark)
Graven images like the implicitly defied face of Caesar on Roman money was a violation of the Law (Exodus 20:4-6). Sympathetic to Jewish Law, Rome allowed Jewish-dominated Palestine to mint their own money without the graven images of Caesar on them. After the fall of Jerusalem in A.D. 70, Vespasian forced the entire empire to use Roman money marked with his image and name on them with no one exempt. One coin minted in A.D. 72 read, “IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII.” The numerical sum of these letters transliterated into Hebrew characters totals 666: “It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. . . . That number is 666 (Revelation 13:16-18).”
OFTEN-IGNORED SECULAR ROMAN HISTORICAL RECORDS REVEAL THAT MANY, MANY MORE END TIME BIBLE PROPHECIES HAVE BEEN LITERALLY FULFILLED THAN WAS PREVIOUSLY SUPPOSED.
THE FOLLOWING BARELY SCRATCHES THE SURFACE OF THIS NEW EVIDENCE:
As shown in the PRETERIST COMMENTARY ON REVELATION below there appear to be NO BIBLE PROPHECIES YET TO BE FULFILLED.
MUCH MORE of the Bible is End Time Prophecy than previously thought.
Just as the custom of the daily sacrifice is now known to be a Messianic prophecy pointing to the sacrificial death of Christ, in the aftermath of the end of the age it is now clear that MUCH MORE of the Bible is end time prophecy than was previously supposed. In addition to providing a preterist interpretation of the fulfillment of Revelation and all other major end time prophecies, the links below will also address the fulfillment of a small sample of these hidden end time Bible verses.
The Preterist View of Eschatology can no longer be criticized on the basis of appealing to empty symbolism:
Though Revelation is undeniably a highly symbolic book, the following commentary on all major end time prophecy below will show that the Book of Revelation is MUCH MORE LITERAL than ever supposed. Not only were the events described in Revelation often fulfilled in a shockingly literally manner, even the preponderance of fantastic symbols in this series of visions were very real images often seen by John’s intended audience.
Apocalyptic prophecies were also fulfilled in Old Testament History much more literally than previously supposed
“If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously, so do not be alarmed (Deuteronomy 18:22).” Though Bible prophecy is often written in an apocalyptic or poetic style, Deuteronomy 18:22 clearly shows that Biblical prophecy is not empty rhetoric, but rather must have at least a literal core of truth to it so as to be recognizable and verifiable. If not, then Israel could not be expected to recognize its real and false prophets. The following Preterist commentary shows that even the most fantastic apocalyptic predictions–though often hyperbolic–were fulfilled in the Jewish War shockingly literally. This fact implies that apocalyptic predictions fulfilled in Old Testament history were also fulfilled in a similar manner. The following are the two most frequently cited examples used to interpret apocalyptic language purely symbolically: