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Disarmed and Dangerous: The Dangers of Hypo-Preterism
Armed with nothing more than wooden swords, partial preterists (whom we should fittingly label hypo-preterists) are dropping like flies, realizing the fallacy of their position. While it may be ok to be a hypo-preterist for a short period of time, a time of transition in someone’s thinking, it is definitely dangerous to dwell in it or become entrenched in such a position. In other words, you can’t have your cake and eat it too.When discussing or debating eschatology with hypo-preterists, charges of heresy and heterodoxy are thrown around when no sound argument is available, and ad-hominem arguments are more than common. Some of the most common and dangerous arguments for hypo-preterism and even futurism that I have encountered so far, are:
There are many more ad-hominem arguments that hypo-preterists usually invoke during a discussion. As Christians that study God’s word and share it in love, we should stay away from such arguments and use God’s word only when discussing prophecy, from any perspective whatsoever.
We should also recognize that an individual using such arguments is either out of ammo and is involuntarily appealing to feelings and presuppositions, or is simply not interested in truth or further evidence. Honesty is a pre-requisite in debating, and I have learned that often, time can be much better spent in God’s word, rather than debating individuals un-interested in the truth.