A Preterist Exposition of 1 Corinthians 15

by Kurt Simmons

1 Cor. 15 is among the chief eschatological passages - any discussion on Christ's second coming sooner or later will end up here. Not surprisingly, there is a fair amount of disagreement about its meaning among Preterists. This article will attempt to help clear things up.

The Prophecies of Daniel 2

by John Evans
On June 14-15 a Bible Conference is to be held in Sparta, North Carolina that is to be built around the theme of understanding the marriage motif that is found in the Old Testament and finds its fulfillment in the New Testament, which indicates that God chose the Christian church to be the bride for His son and that the marriage took place following the completion of a betrothal period that ran from approximately AD 30 to 70. In addition to presentations that center around the marriage theme, there will be some discussion of how the Book of Daniel fits into the marriage framework as well as discussion of the biblical understanding of the role of money.

TruthVoice 2008 Smashup

by Virgil Vaduva
TruthVoice 2008 is now behind us, and I finally got around to writing a quick paragraph about it hoping to thank everyone participating...all the attendees, speakers, volunteers and even children participating and helping with whatever small detail they were part of.

Equality, Submission, And The Role Of Women

The Bible teaches that both men and women are created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27), that is, both men and women are equal bearers of the divine image. This means that both men and women are equally human beings. Consequently, women are not inferior members of the human race and are not to be counted as second-class citizens.

Gore Ducks, as a Backlash Builds Against Biofuels

With prices for rice, wheat, and corn soaring, food-related unrest has broken out in places such as Haiti, Indonesia, and Afghanistan. Several countries have blocked the export of grain. There is even talk that governments could fall if they cannot bring food costs down.

Open Source Theology: Christ and Eschatology (1)

by Peter Wilkinson

Eschatology is usually understood in theology to be the interpretation of things that happen at the end of time, and tends to occupy a separate section, somewhat detached from other theological concerns, at the end of systematic theologies. This divorce of ‘the end of time’ from the rest of theological history is a striking feature of theology, for which I wish to propose an alternative not so far offered on this site.

Confessions of a Libertarian Polygamist

by Anonymous
Our family looks a lot like any family you'd like to have as your neighbors. We're quiet, decent people, and we mind our own business. We don't party, our kids are all well behaved, and even if you tried, you wouldn't catch either of us so much as holding our wife's hand outside. We're not wild sex swingers and we're not horny kids. Our sex lives are private - even from each other as much as we can. In the town where we live we look as dull and normal as much as possible. My libertarian stuff is all on-line, under a different name than the one my neighbors know. The only difference between our family and others is that we have an "Uncle Steve" that lives with us.

The Soteriology of Being "Born Again"

Some time ago this writer came across a study entitled "The Eschatology of Being "Born Again"". In that study it was proposed that "born again" is essentially a reference to a "corporate resurrection of Israel" rather than the typical Evangelical individual new birth. This "individual" emphasis was observed in these words:

Discuss TruthVoice 2008 Here

TruthVoice 2008 is currently in progress with various speakers presenting their topics and issues today and tomorrow. See the message above for live-streaming information and discuss the topics, post question for the speakers and bring up new topics here in the comments section. A schedule is included below.

Covenantal Realization of the New Heavens and New Earth

Deuteronomy 4:26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed.
Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

The Contemporary Relevance of Augustine's View of Creation

by Davis A. Young

A common impression exists among lay Christians and many non-Christians that the church interpreted Genesis 1-3 literally until the last two centuries. This allegedly traditional rendering includes the idea that God created the cosmos over a span of six ordinary 24-hour days, that there was no death in the world until the fall of Adam, and that at the time of the fall God introduced many other unpleasantries into the world-order as a punishment for sin. Included is the notion that thorns and thistles were not part of the original creation.

Why I Hope Obama Wins

by Nathan Dubois

Why the historical Jesus matters

by Andrew Perriman

This is not to say that we can only construct our ‘truth’ narratively. We are a creative people, and we must always learn to speak about our existence in the world philosophically, sociologically, artistically, mystically, and so on. But insofar as we regard ourselves as a biblical people (I think that this is a crucial choice that the church as it emerges from Christendom has to make), surely it is incumbent upon us at some basic level to think biblically. We don’t have to understand that in foundational terms: it can be a matter of process, critical examination, dialogue; it can be a matter of simple uninterpreted story-telling or the liturgical reading of scripture. But it is all too easy, otherwise, to develop a belief system that is at odds with the biblical witness.

The Future According to Jesus

by Jay Gary

Are the notions about "Jesus shall reign" best left in the past? What can a Galilean Jew still teach us about creating our future? This essay will 1) propose that Jesus held a three-futures framework, 2) walk through this first-century foresight model, and 3) offer conclusions on how a post-conventional faith can approach the future.

In Search of the God Particle

The biggest experiment in particle physics, the Large Hadron Collider, starts this summer in Switzerland. The goal is to find signs of an elusive particle called the Higgs boson—also known as the "God particle" because it might ultimately lead to a grand theory of the universe. What impact will the experiments have on our ideas of the cosmos and our place in it? To find out, NEWSWEEK's Ana Elena Azpurua spoke about science and religion with theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg at the University of Texas in Austin.

When Would Salvation Come?

Peter writes to us in 1 Peter 1 that salvation was “ready to be revealed” (vs. 5). Traditionally it is believed that this salvation comes at the alleged “end of time” due that this salvation was to be “revealed in the last time” (vs. 5) and “at the revelation of Jesus Christ” (vs. 13). Scripture is full of parallels that illustrate when this salvation was to occur. The biblical setting of this event falls in the first century end-time framework.

Greetings from Indian Preterists

Greetings in the name of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

We are a group of Preterists from Bangalore, India. We came across
your name on the net.

We have been preaching Preterism in India for nearly 8 years now. We
could establish 7 congregations in three states of India, for the
glory of Our Lord.

NTWright and Preterism

Not an article but a question: On his new Surprised by Hope book, the famous bishop delivers a strong paragraph describing Preterism as "... a bizarre position to hold, there are some who not only hold it but also eagerly propagate it and use some of my arguments to support it..." Page 127.

Symbolism of Heavens and Earth: National & Political, or Covenantal?

Like the question which death was destroyed in AD 70 (Ans: Hadean), the proper interpretation of the symbolism behind use of “heavens and earth” in prophetic imagery is becoming more and more important to Preterism. In this article, we show that the prophets consistently use the imagery of the heavens and earth as symbols of thrones and dominions, and peoples and nations, and never in reference to the Old or New Testament.

De-universalizing the Gospel

by John McPherson

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