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 […]

New Christian Zionists Seek Distance From ‘Wild, Crazy Popular Apocalypticism’ – Ep. 41 Play in new window | Download | EmbedI commented on the following article from the Christian Post, as well as talked about a couple of semi-related issues. New Christian Zionists Seek Distance From ‘Wild, Crazy Popular Apocalypticism’ There was a recent conference, “People of the Land: A Twenty-First Century Case for Christian Zionism” that […]

Gary DeMar Fails Miserably in His Debate Defending Replacement Theology (aka Supersessionism)

I just listened to the debate between Michael Brown and Gary DeMar on whether the church has replaced Israel. This was one doozy of a lopsided debate. You can download it for free here. Gary DeMar is stuck in 1970 when the The Late, Great Planet Earth was published by Hal Lindsey. I have noticed […]

Keith Mathison’s Preterist Hermeneutic and Flawed Presuppositions

I have always believed that hyper-preterism (which is heresy because they deny the future resurrection) is more consistent than partial-preterism, albeit they are consistently wrong. (It goes without saying that I believe futurism is the only feasible, consistent interpretation of Jesus, Paul, and the book of Revelation.) It is not surprising to see a hyper-preterist […]

Preterism’s Literalistic Interpretation of Jesus is Coming “Soon” (En Tachei)

“The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon [en tachei] take place.” (Rev 1:1) Gary DeMar and other preterist interpreters inveigh against futurists for being “literalistic” in their interpretations. Yet, I actually find many of their interpretations literalistic, as in this case, interpreting “soon” […]

A Response to the Preterist Interpretation of “This Generation” in Matthew 24:34

“Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.” —Matt 24:34 This is the go-to proof text for preterists. It is the holy grail of preterism. It is the first and last thing that comes out of their mouths when you talk to them about the Olivet […]

DeMar — An Eschatological Holocaust Denier

Gary DeMar wrote this piece today. He criticizes futurists for teaching that God has ordained an eschatological Jewish holocaust just before the return of Christ. One thing that prewrathers and prettribbers have in common is both agree Israel’s worst judgment is still in the future. However, prewrathers do not believe the rapture happens before this […]

Interpretation of the Beginning of Birth Pangs in Matthew 24

I am encouraged that Joel Richardson is a futurist (he is a posttribulationist), but he is making some critical categorical errors in his interpretation of Matthew 24. Richardson interprets the event of the “beginning of the birth pangs” in Mathew 24 as the time of Jacob’s trouble, the time of eschatological suffering for the Jewish […]

Part 2 – Response to Preterist Gary DeMar

I continue my response to Gary DeMar and his blog post. The title of his article reads, “You’re Not Getting Raptured Out of Here. Deal With It.” I can actually affirm this title, but for an opposite reason that DeMar does. What DeMar means by this is he does not even believe the Bible teaches […]

Part 1 – Response to Preterist Gary DeMar

Gary DeMar, who is a preterist advocate from the American Vision worldview ministry, posted today this surface-level critique of the prewrath position. Actually, it was not so much a critique of the prewrath position as it was more a drive-by rambling against futurism. Gary DeMar is not a scholar, he is a popularizer, but that […]