A Response to Preterism’s Failed Prophecy of False Messianic Claimants in AD 70ish (Matthew 24:23-25)

“Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the messiah!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For false messiahs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand. 26 So, if they […]

Why Jesus’ Prophecy in Matthew 10:23 Refers to His Second Coming, NOT to His First Coming – Ep. 82

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/ep_82_Why_Jesus_Prophecy_in_Matthew_10_23_Refers_to_His_Second_Coming_NOT_to_His_First_Coming.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedIn this episode I gave a few reasons why I believe the reference to the “Son of Man comes” in Matthew 10:23 refers to Jesus’ future second coming, not his first coming. “Whenever they persecute you in one place, flee to another. I tell you the truth, […]

On David Chilton’s Preterist-Postmillennial Commentary on the Book of Revelation, Days of Vengeance

Preterists commonly accuse (mock) futurist commentaries on the book of Revelation for sensational interpretations. Admittedly, there are more than a few popular pretrib commentaries on Revelation that rightly are “way out there.” However, David Chilton’s postmillennial and preterist commentary on Revelation rivals the most kooky and far-fetched interpretations on the book of Revelation: The Days […]

VIDEO: Preterism, the Antichrist, and the Early Church Fathers

On Antichrist’s Persecution of the Church: Epistle of Barnabas, Shepherd of Hermas, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Tertullian, Hippolytus, Cyprian – Ep. 71 In this episode I read the primary literature of quotes from seven early church fathers who explicitly taught that that the Church would suffer at the hands of the Antichrist before Jesus returns: On […]

Preterist Gary DeMar Promoting Fake Exegesis

“I tell you the truth, this generation (γενεά) will not pass away until all these things take place.” (Matt 24:34 NET) Yesterday, I pointed out how preterists promote fake history in their interpretation of Matthew 24:5 regarding “many messiahs.” Interestingly, today I noticed that preterist Gary DeMar has an article entitled, “Fake news” is not […]

Preterism Fails to Find Prophetic Fulfillment of ‘Many Messiahs’ from Jesus’ Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24:5

Preterism claims that Matthew 24-25 was fulfilled around the time of the Jewish revolt of AD 66–70, or at least from the time of Christ to the fall of Jerusalem. I want to draw your attention to one of several prophecies from Jesus’ Olivet Discourse that is deeply problematic for preterist interpreters. “For many (πολλοὶ) […]

The Earliest Christian Document Outside of the New Testament (the Didache) Explicitly Teaches that the Church Will Face the Antichrist – Ep. 70

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/The_Earliest_Christian_Document_Outside_of_the_New_Testament_the_Didache_Explicitly_Teaches_that_the_Church_Will_Face_the_Antichrist.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedWe discussed how the very Early Church affirmed Jesus’ teaching that the Church would face the persecution of the Antichrist before the return of Jesus and the resurrection. The earliest Church document outside of the New Testament—the Didache—establishes this point. The core teaching of prewrath goes back […]

How to Prepare for Jesus’ Second Coming: DON’T Take the Mark of the Antichrist – Ep. 66

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/How_to_Prepare_for_Jesus__Second_Coming_DONT_Take_the_Mark_of_the_Antichrist.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThis episode warned of the future mark of the Antichrist and its consequences for taking it. The Bible’s warning in Revelation 13–14 is for the Church. This will be a real, future event that individuals living at this time will have to face—it could be this generation. […]

How to Prepare for Jesus’ Second Coming: 4 Views that Militate Against Biblical Readiness – Ep. 65

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/How_to_Prepare_for_Jesus__Second_Coming_4_Views_that_Militate_Against_Biblical_Readiness.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI started a series talking about how to prepare for Jesus’ second coming in a biblical fashion. Today I described four views that militate against this readiness. 1. Pretribulationism: The warnings are relegated to “tribulation saints.” We will be raptured out of here so we do not […]

Futurism in Matthew 24

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5 Views that Deny the Church Will Face the Antichrist’s Great Tribulation

There are five views that deny the church will face the Antichrist: 1. Preterism 2. Historicism 3. Pretribulationism 4. Agnostic-Tribulationism 5. Pan-Tribulationism The Prewrath (as well as many post-tribs) affirm that the last generation of the church will face the Antichrist’s great tribulation just before Christ’s returns. See my book on this topic on Amazon: […]