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by Virgil Vaduva
Don Preston, a was kind enough to grant readers of Planet Preterist a short interview. On a terrace in the North Carolina mountains, Don answered a few questions, made a few comments on current issues concerning fulfilled prophecy, and gave us a few updates on projects that he is currently working on. Don is an advocate of Covenant Eschatology and the author of eight titles on the preterist view of prophecy, including Who is This Babylon? a book that has received a positive scholarly review. Click below for the interview...
by Jonathan Companik
At the heart of our eschatology is knowing and understanding the biblical doctrine of the Covenant and the Church. What is the Bible really teaching about the nature of the Church up to and after A.D.70? Who consists of "the Church"? Who are to be considered true members of the New Covenant? I am convinced that there is a formulation of the doctrine of the Church in Scripture that we (Preterists) have not to this point adequately or precisely articulated, and it is to this end that I present the following case:
That's what James Dobson, founder of the conservative Christian organization Focus on the Family, told more than five million American listeners in a March 28 broadcast of his daily radio show. "In the state of California ... I wouldn't put [a] youngster in a public school," Dobson bluntly stated. His words sparked a campaign that reveals the extent of parental discontent with public schools.
From YellowTimes.org: "Of course, under the American Constitution, the nature of many of Israel's policies and the rules governing important parts of her social life immediately would be struck down as unconstitutional. But, even if Israel does not become a fifty-first state, how can she ever have a meaningful Bill or Charter of Rights, something she does not now have, if her raison d'être is to provide a home essentially for one kind of people? "
Fuelled by the speculations and projections of mainstream, latter 20th Century Christianity (and prophecy pundits hailing from more arcane prognostication venues), the Western media has popularized the idea that the planet is facing imminent cataclysmic annihilation. As these futurist authorities have it - the Baby Boomer generation will witness the termination of human history on The Late, Great Planet Earth (to borrow a Lindseyan* phrase).
Student reprimanded for writing a good paper on the rights of illegal immigrants, twelve year old girl forced to erase "God Bless America" from drawings, indian mascot names to be banned in California...and more. Where will the madness stop?
Those of you that did not attend the prophecy conference in North Carolina, have no idea what you missed. The speakers were excellent, the mood was great, and it was a good time to put names and faces together. We were able to grab some of our columnists together for a group picture, so now you can get an idea of who is behind what articles...
If all true Christians were taken from the Earth in the first century (and I tend to believe they were) then there are certain ramifications to that event that need to be considered and a study developed about them:
Last night on MSNBC's highly-rated program Hardball, House Republican Majority Leader Dick Armey ( R-TX) called for the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from the occupied territories and endorsed Israel's conquests of those lands.
by Marcus Booker