Broken Under Our Feet: The Saints' Victory Over Satan

by Parker
Variations on themes of evil and Satan exist within nearly every religious tradition. It should be no surprise that diverse views concerning evil abound even within the camp of those that consider themselves adherents of realized eschatology. Richard McPherson's article "Does Satan Exist Today?" is just one of many full preterist perspectives concerning the defeat of the once-formidable enemy of the saints.

Population growth slowing in developing countries

A new New York Times article flies in the face of dispensationalists doomsayers claiming that overpopulation will bring the end of civlization as we know it. In India alone, by 2100 there may be 600 million fewer people than predicted. The decline in birthrates in some nations defies almost all conventional wisdom. Planners once said -- and some still argue -- that birthrates would not slow until poverty and illiteracy gave way to higher living standards and better education opportunities.

The Sadducee Resurrection

by Roderick Edwards

As you may well know, there isn't one standard view of the Resurrection with preterist. One reason we are often labeled "hyper-preterist" is because many of us believe the Resurrection has occurred in some form or another. Be it physically or spiritually. Do not be put off by the "spiritualizing of the Bible" -- one of the biggest "Bible spiritualizers" in history was none other than Jesus Himself.

Does 'Satan' Exist Today?

by Richard McPherson

The Tabernacle of David

James, the bishop of Jerusalem, when asked by the apostle Paul to rule on the status of the Gentiles in the church, responded thusly: "Acts 15:15-17 15And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written, 16After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up: 17That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things."

Where did the word 'preterist' come from?

Here is an interesting question asked on takeourword.com: "Can you help me understand where and how the word preterist came from? Futurists believe most end-time prophecies are yet to be fulfilled, while Preterists believe that most or all of Bible prophecy has already been fulfilled in Christ and the ongoing expansion of his kingdom. I would like to know how this word came to be used in theological circles."

Labour minister backs new 'gay Jesus' prayerbook

A GOVERNMENT minister has launched an outspoken attack on Church leaders in a new collection of prayers written for homosexuals.

Ben Bradshaw, the Foreign Office minister, accuses Christian leaders of "hostility" to homosexuals in a foreword to the controversial anthology, which includes contributions by Church of England clergy.

A Brief Study of Two Amazing Imminency Verses in Acts 24

by Walt Hibbard
It is of more than passing interest that Acts chapter 24 contains two verses which provide the reader with guidance as to when the resurrection and judgment were to take place. You will recall that in this chapter, the Apostle Paul was proclaiming the hope of Israel before Felix. He made reference to both end time events in this important chapter in verses 15 and 25.

Dispensationalism's Pain Revelations

by Virgil Vaduva
Emil Cioran (1911-1995) was one of the greatest european philosophers. While he was never a Christian, I still feel national pride when talking about him. Just like me, he was born in Romania. Later, he moved to France in 1937, and with friends such as Samuel Beckett and William Gass, Cioran wrote and researched many topics, including Christianity. Throughout his writings, one can easily see the despair and pain of an individual confused by a never-ending puzzle of misunderstandings of God's word and prophecy.

Grant Jeffrey on TBN

by Don Preston

Game Over Man Game Over!

by Albert Persohn

New Topics Added...

Since most preterists believe that God intended for Christians to be active in the society, and have a positive effect on the world around us, we added a new Politics topic to our list of active Topics on our site, that would allow all of us to keep up with current news. Any Politics related news and articles can be submitted under this topic. If you think we should have additional topics to cover on our website, please feel free to contact us and give us more ideas. We are here to serve you...

The Rapture of the Church is Imminent

This "Rapture Ready" website ironically claims "There is a host of scriptures that indicate the Church should expect an imminent return of their Lord. The opponents of imminency constantly try to pick apart each individual reference, but what they should do is look at the big picture. There is an overwhelming number of verses in the Bible that support imminency. " Too bad the author of this article takes all these passages out of their historical context...

The Wright Stuff on Jesus

by Kevin Beck

Who was and is Jesus? Does the "historical Jesus" differ from the biblical Jesus?

Was Jesus a non-violent nonpartisan or a political revolutionary? Did Jesus teach the imminent end of the Mosaic age or the end of the universe?

Ask these questions to ten different people, and you will likely receive ten different answers. All this confusion swirling around Jesus can leave one bewildered.

Where can you go in this maze to find reliable guidance regarding the identity, mission, and vocation of Jesus? The first place to look is the writings of N.T. Wright.

Grace In Times Of Victory

by Albert Persohn

The Josephus math problem...

Josephus Flavius was a famous Jewish historian of the first century at the time of the Second Temple destruction. During the Jewish-Roman war he got trapped in a cave with a group of 40 soldiers surrounded by romans. The legend has it that preferring suicide to capture, the Jews decided to form a circle and, proceeding around it, to kill every third remaining person until no one was left. Josephus, not keen to die, quickly found the safe spot in the circle and thus stayed alive.

Italian statue 'weeps blood'

Thousands of believers have flocked to the Sicilian city of Messina after a statue of the revered Padre Pio began shedding tears some think are blood.
A passer-by noticed that the statue seemed to be crying late on Tuesday night. He called a local priest who was unable to wipe away the red substance leaking from the eyes of the statue in the centre of the city, according to the Italian news agency Ansa.

Alec Baldwin forgot to take his medicine again...

Florida's 2000 presidential election fiasco damaged democracy as badly as the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks hurt the nation, actor Alec Baldwin said Thursday.

Baldwin told a Florida A&M University audience that President Bush and his brother, Gov. Jeb Bush, are hoping that a wartime "moratorium on criticizing the government" will help Republicans in the fall elections.

The Cost of Israel to the American People

by Richard Curtiss

What few Americans understand however, is the steep price they pay in many other fields for the U.S.-Israeli relationship, which in turn is a product of the influence of Israel's powerful U.S. lobby on American domestic politics and has nothing to do with U.S. strategic interests, U.S. national interests, or even with traditional American support for self-determination, human rights, and fair play overseas.

Coming in the Clouds

by Jim Landers

When Jesus was speaking, he said you shall see me again. Christ's "coming on the clouds" is from the Old Testament portrayals of God descending from heaven and coming in power and glory to execute judgment on ancient wicked nations and cities, and in deliverance of His people.

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