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A new Preterist public discussion forum is underway - Preterism@yahoogroups.com! Preterism will be discussed here from a Reformed and Calvinistic point of view, but those of an Arminian and Futuristic persuasion are free to benefit from the lively eschatological topics. Check us out!
As recounted by the Media Research Center (parent company of CNSNews.com), ABC bleeped the word "Jesus" in a West Coast feed of the program last week. On that particular show, Joy Behar of "The View" was talking about ending her diet: "Yes, and thank you, thank you, Jesus, is all I have to say..."
In his latest TV program, Jack Van Impe criticized a Cleveland lutheran preacher for not allowing his congregation to read the Left Behind books, and for saying that the millennium started at Pentecost and it continues today. Jack also claimed that the millenium reign of Christ is similar to the seventh day of rest in Genesis...according to his calculations, and with the fact that one day equals 1,000 years (2 Peter), Jack figured out that the 6th day ends in year 2002, thus Christ's 1,000 year reign will start this year.
Christian Forums (www.christianforums.com), who embraced Preterists a week ago, have changed their minds and now ask Preterists to refrain from posting in the Eschatology forum.
The senior admin of Christian Forums also states that Preterism is about History, not Fulfilled Prophecy.
In another bold move the senior admin claims that Preterism does not comply with the Nicene Creed. Are we to assume Preterists are not Christians?
Stupidity is all around us, extending from the executive suites at the Enron Corp., Congress and the White House to Yale University classrooms and our own back yards, according to a Yale professor who edited a new book on the subject. Sternberg said, "Lately, we've also been hearing it (stupidity) seems to affect members of the clergy".
We have some great news to report! Planet Preterist is spinning off The Open Bible Project, a non-profit project, with the goal of producing a fulfilled-prophecy study bible! The website OpenBibileProject.com will allow interaction between all that want to contribute with content towards the project, and allow quick and rapid response from all involved.
by Virgil Vaduva
Yesterday, as part of my seminary requirement credits, I attended a senior student presentation on various theology topics. For a Baptist university, most students discussed generic topics, such as church and society, grace, forgiveness, etc. Everything was fine and almost boring, until the last presentation was on the topic of covenant ecclesiology.
Scientists have revealed the full technical details of their discovery of vast reservoirs of ice beneath the Martian surface.
So much ice has been found in the polar regions that if it were to melt it would deluge the planet.
The ice may stretch far underground to regions where it is warm, raising the possibility of warm caverns of meltwater in which scientists hesitantly speculate conditions could be suitable for life.
But they caution that we may never know until we have rock and ice samples returned to Earth by an unmanned probe for analysis.
The world has this picture. The Romans, a cruel civilization that oppressed people, that forced people to submit to it’s every dictate,
that destroyed cultures, that killed Jesus.
But is this a fair representation of the ancient Roman Empire? For what will future historians say about America? That America was a decadent,
immoral society that tried to impose its ideas on other nations and cultures? Isn’t this already an accusation?