Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Let's talk Preterism...

***Kiel Spelts***

How would you go about defending this postion or defending against this postion (either full or partial) I am intrested to see what happens...happy blogging folks.


tyler m taber said...

Perhaps you could provide people with a simple definition of preterism?

rog said...

I will define Preterism as best I can, also making it clear up front that I am very close to a partial position.

Full Preterism- View that believes ALL the prophecy in the Bible refer to events that took place in the first century.

Partial Preterism- View that believes that MOST of the events in the Book of Revelation have already taken place (all except the last 2-3 chapters)during the years surrounding the destruction of the temple in AD 70. Partial Preterists also see the events described in Matthew 24-25, Mark 13, Luke 17, and Daniel as already completed. The difference between Full and Partial is that Partial Preterists still affirm a future bodily return of Christ to earth at a future time.

As far as the verse which I cannot get around which convinces me of at least a partial position is Matthew 24.34 which states, "I tell you the truth, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place

tyler m taber said...

Kiel Spelts,

I don't know a whole lot about preterism. Will you make a case for that?


Kiel Spelts said...

gladly, partial preterists (like myself) believe that when it comes to end time prophecy like in the book of Revelation or a more clear def. as quoted by David S. Clark "teaches that some of the Bible's eschatology was fulfilled in A.D. 70, but a large portion is to be fulfilled in the "last day."- hope this makes sense!- KWS

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