Recently, preterist theologian Gary DeMar of American Vision was invited to debate ex-preterist and now-futurist Dr. Brock Hollett, who is the author of Debunking Preterism: How Over-Realized Eschatology Misses the Not Yet of Bible Prophecy.
The topic would have been on the coming of the Son of Man in Matthew 24:30 and whether that is a past or future event. DeMar declined to debate Hollett.
We are pursuing other preterists who are willing to defend their preterism in a public moderated debate.
Dr. Brock D. Hollett formerly embraced preterism while earning his Master of Divinity at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2000 because the preterist perspective seemed to provide him with coherent arguments regarding the time statements of the New Testament. Persuaded by the arguments put forth by preterist scholars, especially R. C. Sproul, Hank Hanegraaff, N. T. Wright, Gary DeMar, and Kenneth Gentry, Dr. Hollett became a teacher at a church with a preterist orientation, and defended preterist eschatology as the host of a weekly radio program, Fulfilled Life, on Covenant Key FM. By 2013, he had finished writing a book defending preterism and was scheduled to be a conference speaker at a preterist prophecy conference. However, on the very night that he received the first box of 100 books from his publisher, the Lord spoke to his heart to reexamine the biblical doctrine of the resurrection of the dead, which led him to repent of his involvement with preterism. In 2017, God placed a fresh burden on Dr. Hollett’s heart to write a book that sets forth a proper biblical eschatology and a roadmap for refuting preterism. He wrote Debunking Preterism: How Over-realized Eschatology Misses the “Not Yet” of Bible Prophecy in only three months, sensing a prophetic urgency regarding the project. Debunking Preterism will undoubtedly become the gold standard on the topic of preterism. The book is replete with a wealth of illustrative figures and comparative charts that reinforce its main concepts. Special emphasis is placed upon a proper understanding of the biblical time statements and the “already and not yet” principle of eschatology.
See Dr. Brock Hollett’s interview with Joel Richardson below.