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AD70 Dispensationalism: According to that view, AD70 was the end of ‘this age’ and the start of the ‘age to come’.    Those who lived before AD70 could only ‘see in part’ and such, lacking the resurrection and redemptive blessings which supposedly came only when Herod’s Temple in Jerusalem fell.    Accordingly, AD70 was not only the end of Old Testament Judaism, but it was also the end of the revelation of Christianity as seen in the New Testament. HYPER PRETERISM

“Full preterist” material is being archived for balanced representation of all preterist views, but is classified under the theological term hyper (as in beyond the acceptable range of tolerable doctrines) at this website.  The classification of all full preterism as Hyper Preterism (HyP) is built upon well over a decade of intense research at PreteristArchive.com, and the convictions of the website curator (a former full preterist pastor).  The HyP theology of final resurrection and consummation in the fall of Jerusalem, with its dispensational line in AD70 (end of old age, start of new age), has never been known among authors through nearly 20 centuries of Christianity leading up to 1845, when the earliest known full preterist book was written.  Even though there may be many secondary points of agreement between Historical/Modern Preterism and Hyper Preterism, their premises are undeniably and fundamentally different.


Lack of Christological Focus Hurts Christianity Focusing on Shadows Instead of Substance
At what point does AD70 hinder the message/messenger?

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Upon realizing the fundamental error of “Full Preterism” in 2006 (which is ‘mistaking the shadows for the substance of prophecy‘), I began a study into whether the view of totally fulfilled eschatology was simply mistaken, or if it was indeed a critical departure from acceptable Christian doctrine.  I say “acceptable” because there comes a point where the doctrinal departure is large enough to create a message different from that originally received and delivered.  Any doctrine that corrupts and/or distorts the “present gospel” of Jesus Christ is both ichabod and anathema.   This is a serious charge which was not made without a great deal of sacrifice.  Only fools would dismiss it out of hand, especially considering the credibility of this source.  PreteristArchive.com founded the full preterist movement on the Internet and built it to a position above where it lies today.

The hyper preterist position that the New Covenant didn’t really come into maturity until AD70 (despite the fact that Christians had already been given access to the “holiest of all” 40 years prior — cf. Hebrews 10:19-22)  results in a different gospel message than that originally received from the pen of Inspiration.   At Calvary, Jesus said “It is finished”.  This statement was confirmed by the tearing of the veil of separation in Herod’s temple.   To teach that access into the holiest of all is based on something other than Calvary is a horrible error.  There are many other examples of AD70 becoming a primary focal point, outshining the glory revealed in the Sacrifice of the Lamb.   The AD70 Storyline is Fundamentally Different from Historical Christianity’s clear and united focus on Calvary as the definitive statement of the faith.   [Full Preterist Response“I categorically state that the physical object of the cross, wood and fiber, is not worthy of the love and adoration of Christians.”]


“Hyper” Preterism is defined here as that form of “fulfillment eschatology” which goes too far in declaring AD70 prophetic fulfillment and/or completion.  In many cases, this threshold is reached by declaring that the shadows and types which were given to point to the Eschaton were actually the fulfillments themselves.   One need not be a “Full Preterist” to embrace aspects of Hyper Preterism ; however, Full Preterist systems consistently apply Hyper Preterism to all areas of doctrine.  Therefore, one could consider Full Preterism to be “Consistently Hyper Preterism”, “Fully Hyper Preterism” or “Systematic Hyper Preterism”.   The point being that Full Preterism is actually systematized Hyper Preterism… and is ever so much dangerous than the more inconsistent forms of Preterism, or Historicist and Futurist systems which may advocate particular hyper preterist doctrines.

  • Larry Siegle: “There are three aspects to the events of A.D. 70 that deserve clarification in order to achieve a proper balance in our understanding of exactly what happened in the first-century. There are those who draw conclusions that are not necessarily the logical implications and therefore takes a person down a very long and dark pathway into error in their understanding of the Scriptures. Unless one is able to properly discern what “ended” in A.D. 70, in contrast with what “began” and therefore what “remains” his conclusions will be to take an extreme position concerning the truth.”




The valor and determination of Full Preterists to conquer error is reminiscent of the Romans who first came against Jerusalem.   These adventurous soldiers, simplistically seeing an open path to the walls, overzealously charged up to her very gates, only to find themselves suddenly surrounded on all sides (with Providence alone saving the life of General Titus).  Full Preterism, driven by its initial sincere and noble desire in the pulling down of Futurist error, charges too hard and far in the setting up of perceived truth, having incorrectly assessed the situation due to the speed of attack (and emboldened by the pride that always comes with initial victories).   This imagery also applies to the Jewish defenders of Jerusalem who, flushed with pride at the victory at Beth-Horon, diligently pursued an ultimately Apocalyptic Catasrophe.

There is no question that Jerusalem’s history is rich with theological wealth and meaning ; however, she was – and will always be – a deadly harlot who betrays those who succumb to her alluring charms.  If you approach too closely to her she will strike you like the serpent she is — and her poison goes straight to the heart.  Please consider my decade of leadership experience in forming and shaping the online movement — and my observation of countless people in this situation — by accepting at face value my warnings for what they are – sincere attempts to help .   If you have gotten too close to the harlot, having lost your senses in wonderment (as did John prior to being rebuked), AWAKEN AT ONCE before the pride of puffed up knowledge blinds !!  Set your eyes upon the spotless bride instead of the filthy whore, and you will be saved to carry on the battle with the Banner of Truth.


It is important to keep in mind that many ideas and doctrines full preterism appeals to are by no means distinctive to that view.  A primary example is in the early dating of Revelation — which is a belief shared by many non full preterist systems.  Such is also  the case with objections to the errors of Dispensationalism..  and with seeing the complete end of the Old Covenant world in AD70.   Exponentially more non HyPs believe these things than HyPs ever have, so it is important to keep in mind that one need not embrace a Hyper Preterist system in order to endorse these (and like) ideas or doctrines.   Following are exceptional doctrines which, so far as I’ve seen, are only taught by adherents of Hyper Preterism.:


  • All Bible Prophecy was Fulfilled By AD70
  • Atonement Incomplete at Cross ; Complete at AD70
  • The Supernatural Power of Evil Ended in AD70
  • The Spirit of Antichrist was Destroyed in AD70
  • “The Consummation of the Ages” Came in AD70
  • “The Millennium” is in the Past, From AD30 to AD70
  • Nothing to be Resurrected From in Post AD70 World ; Hades Destroyed
  • The Christian Age Began in AD70 ; Earth Will Never End
  • “The Day of the Lord” was Israel’s Destruction ending in AD70
  • The “Second Coming” of Jesus Christ Took Place in AD70-ish
  • The Great Judgment took place in AD70 ; No Future Judgment
  • The Law, Death, Sin, Devil, Hades, etc. Utterly Defeated in AD70
  • “The Resurrection” of the Dead and Living is Past, Having Taken Place in AD70
  • The Context of the Entire Bible is Pre-AD70 ; Not Written To Post AD70 World

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  • Baptism was for Pre-AD70 Era (Cessationism)
  • The Lord’s Prayer was for Pre-AD70 Era (Cessationism)
  • The Lord’s Supper was for Pre-AD70 Era (Cessationism)
  • The Holy Spirit’s Paraclete Work Ceased in AD70 (Cessationism)
  • The Consummation in AD70 Caused Church Offices to Cease (Cessationism)
  • The Resurrection in AD70 Changed the “Constitutional Principle” of Marriage (Noyesism)
  • Israel and Humanity Delivered into Ultimate Liberty in AD70 (TransmillennialismTM)
  • The Judgment in AD70 Reconciled All of Mankind to God ; All Saved (Preterist Universalism)
  • Adam’s Sin No Longer Imputed in Post AD70 World ; No Need to be Born Again (Preterist Universalism)
  • When Jesus Delivered the Kingdom to the Father in AD70, He Ceased Being The Intermediary (Pantelism/Comprehensive Grace?)
  • The Book of Genesis is an Apocalypse; is About Creation of First Covenant Man, not First Historical Man (Covenantal Preterism)

Key discoveries unearthed in PreteristArchive’s tenth anniversary year (2006) included the fact that the two earliest known full preterists — Robert Townley and P.S. Desprez — had also matured into a wiser view of prophecy’s telos and eschatos.   These two, as well as the others, were as convinced of AD70 Dispensationalism as many contemporary preterists are today.

hyper-preterism” defined
and self applied by Full Preterist Book:

“It may surprise students of Biblical theology: When we combine the eschatological teachings of the great theologians of the Reformed church throughout the centuries, we arrive at “hyper-preterism”:

(A House Divided Back Book Cover)

From the back cover – “hyper-preterism” is what is arrived at:
Richard Anthony

  • Scriptures Say When Jesus Would Come! (2002) “If Jesus didn’t come back in the first century when he said that he would, then you might as well throw your Bible out”
    • Every man was rewarded according to his works in AD70
    • Every reference to the Lord’s coming is a time statement pointing to AD70
    • “Jesus was a liar if his second coming wasn’t in AD70
    • Scripture is not inspired if Jesus’ second coming wasn’t in AD70

Brad Baker

  • What We Are Saved From? (2009) “Salvation was only for the first death and separation from God. All of mankind has been resurrected from that sin and first death which reigned from Adam to Christ.. Since AD 70 the resurrection of the unrighteous were punished in the presence of God where they are tormented in the spiritual realms”
    • The first death was destroyed in AD70
    • Spiritual death was completely destroyed in AD70
    • Separation from God was destroyed in AD70
    • All of mankind saved from sin and death

illiam H. Bell Jr. – Church of Christ

  • Do You Pray For The Kingdom to Come? (2009) “As a third grade student, we had devotionals in our public school classroom everyone morning which involved the class singing in unison what is typically known as the Lord’s prayer, See Matt 6:9–13.after studying the prayer, I discovered that I could not conscientiously pray that prayer as Jesus taught his disciples to pray it…  We no longer live in expectation. We therefore should no longer pray, your kingdom come, but rather, offer gratitude and thanks for the kingdom and live as it demands.” (“AD70 Dispensationalism”)
    • Lord’s prayer is not applicable post AD70
    • Christians aren’t supposed to live in expectation or anticipation post AD70
    • The harvest was in AD70
    • Christians should not expect Jesus to come past AD70
  • When Did Miracles Cease? – “If that redemption were “completed” at the cross or on the day of Pentecost, then miraculous gifts were a useless commodity to the church”
    • The church came under a new dispensation after AD70
    • There are no “miraculous operations of the Spirit” after AD70
    • The gift of inspiration to apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers ceased in AD70
    • Christian Age on earth doesn’t start until AD70
    • Christian Age on earth is without end
    • Supernatural power of evil ceased in AD70
    • The earnest and sealing of the Holy Spirit was only until AD70
    • The “day of redemption” was in AD70
    • In AD70 God was seen “face to face”
    • In AD70 the church came to the unity of faith
  • The Parousia and Acts 1:11 – “Any interpretation of Acts 1:11 that fails to honor the time limitations for the parousia is not “exegesis” but “eisegesis”!”
    • Jesus’ prayer “thy kingdom come” no longer valid – kingdom came in AD70
    • God anticipated the errors of “parousia delay” by placing related verses next to time texts
  • The Dead Are Raised – “Yes, the dead are raised. Hades has been destroyed. The way into the holiest of all is now manifest. Thanks be to God who gave us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
    • The “eternal new covenant age” is earthly, and started in AD70
    • There was no resurrection prior to AD70
    • Sonship in Christ is equated with resurrection
    • Jesus’ declaration that there is no marriage in the AD70 age to come doesn’t preclude marriage
    • The patriarchs were resurrected into the eternal kingdom when it came in AD70
    • The saints from the east, west, north and south sat down and inherited the kingdom in AD70
    • The gathering of the elect from the four winds happened at the fall of Jerusalem in AD70
    • The great sound of the trumpet happened in AD70
    • Hades was destroyed in AD70
    • The way into the holiest of all was made manifest in AD70
  • A Boat Divided Against Itself Cannot Float (1998) “Noah’s ark cannot be split according to scripture. The division in Matthew is unsupported, unsubstantiated and indefensible. Luke 17 links Noah with the fleeing event, all in the day when the Son of Man is revealed. A future coming of Christ that disregards these facts simply cannot be as it was in the days of Noah.”
    • God anticipated the errors of “parousia delay” by placing related verses next to AD70 time texts
    • Christ’s only coming was in AD70, the parousia limited to that event
  • Challenging Concepts Of The Resurrection – “The resurrection of saints from Hades and the change of the “living” as far as we know, was not perceivable to the physical eye. The limits of physical observation do not deny, disprove, or otherwise negate the clear teachings of scripture that the resurrection occurred in 70 A.D.”
    • Israel’s captivity was symbolic of the saint’s captivity prior to AD70
    • The “fall of Babylon” is the fall of national Israel in AD70
    • AD70 was the resurrection of the saints to their homeland, the new heaven and earth
    • The deliverance of the saints in AD70 was the opening of the graves and the bringing forth of all into judgment
    • The indwelling of the Spirit ceased in AD70
    • The dead saints were resurrected from Hades in AD70
    • The resurrection of the “living” occurred in 70 A.D., in connection with the fall of Jerusalem
  • This Present Evil Age – “Eternal life will be seen in Matthew where it is seen in Hebrews, in A.D.70, at the fall of the temple and Jewish commonwealth. ”
    • “the gospel which Paul held firmly till his death (2 Timothy 4:6-8) did not belong to the “present age” of scripture”
    • The Bible was written in a different dispensation, as it was all written prior to AD70
    • The Christian age didn’t start until AD70
    • The “world to come” is earthly in nature, and started in AD70
    • The saints deliverance from “this age” was in AD70 at the return of Christ
    • “the law” is the “Jewish age”
    • Jesus taught that the consummation of the age was Jerusalem’s fall in AD70
    • Matthew 24-25 cannot be divided — all referring to AD70
    • The church could not enter into the holy of holies until AD70
    • Eternal life did not come until the fall of the temple in AD70
  • The Illusion Of The Conclusion – “Old Covenant Israel must be introduced into the equation as consideration of the creation in Romans 8. There was a real need to deliver them from the bondage of sin-death. Christ took on the nature of his brethren (Old Covenant Israel) that he might suffer sin-death with them in order to destroy the power of Satan and subsequently deliver his brethren from that bondage,.”
    • Old Covenant Israel was the creation that was to be freed from sin/death in AD70
    • Christ took the nature of Old Covenant Israel to die sin/death and deliver them from bondage
    • The “present age” was a transition period from Old Covenant to the establishment of the New  in AD70
    • This transition was from AD30 to AD70
    • Judaizers persecuted Christians because of their teaching of an imminent return of Christ
    • The “sufferings” were eschatological in nature
    • The creation’s reception of glory came in AD70
    • The “world” of 1 John 3:1-2 was Jewish
    • The consummation of the ages was in AD70
    • The New Testament saints were freed from the bondage of corruption in AD70
    • New Covenant saints were perfected in AD70
    • The Holy Spirit completed his work in AD70
  • Philippians 4:5 – Spatialogy or Eschatology – “No mild fit of intellectual wresting can sever this text from the subject of the Parousia, nor lessen its emphatic nearness.”
    • Universal acknowledgment of Christ’s sovereignty came in AD70
    • The resurrection was completed in AD70

Alexander Brown

  • The Great Day of the Lord: A Survey of New Testament Teaching on Christ’s Coming in His Kingdom, the Resurrection, and the Judgement of the Living and the Dead (1890)  “To sum the whole into a sentence — with the fall of Jerusalem, the then existing age was ended, the dead were judged, the saints were raised to heaven, and a new dispensation of a world-wide order instituted, of which Christ is everlasting King, and ever present with His people, whether living here or dead beyond.” (p. 257)   – A simple but fundamental mistake, confining the new aion within the brackets of carnal chronology.   It is the same exact mistake of Futurism, except that the incorrect HyP AD70 dispensational line in history past has immense theological consequences with which Futurists will never have to deal, placing their dispensational line as they do in history future (thereby not ever having to deal with the myriad complications of living in a global change of spiritual economy — which yields theological Universalism of some sort.. hence the high concentration of Universalist/Pantelist/Comprehensive Grace teachers within full preterism).

Charles Geiser – Church of Christ

  • New Testament Eschatology: Jude – Jude wrote of the end time, at least in part of his letter, of the Jewish estate just prior to A.D. 70.
    • All Bible prophecy fulfilled by AD70
    • God’s scheme of redemption was fulfilled in AD70
    • The blessings of the kingdom were inherited in AD70
    • Saints were kept by the Lord until AD70
    • The sinning angels were kept in chains until “the great day” in AD70
    • The one judgment day was in AD70
    • The Lord came with 10,000 of His saints in AD70
    • The mercy of Christ came in AD70
    • Christians were presented faultless in AD70
    • Christians received their redemption in AD70
  • A Survey: Eschatology In Hebrews – Contains fulfillment, prophecy, promises, and the blessings of the new heaven and new earth.
    • Redemptive salvation came in AD70
    • All prophecies regarding “the coming world” are about Earth post AD70
    • The earth was made new in AD70
    • There were two habitable earths from AD30-70
    • The Sabbath rest for the people of God came in AD70
    • The judgment was in AD70
  • Greek Word Studies: Time Substantives – “There are at least five Greek terms denoting relative time factors in regards to “near future” events prophesied to take place within the first century milieu or genea (see Matthew 24:34).”
    • The Roman saints were raised out of sleep in AD70
    • The Roman saints were redemptively saved in AD70
    • The everlasting kingdom of Jesus Christ was established in AD70
    • The resurrection of all dead was in AD70
    • AD70 was THE judgment day
  • The Advent of Christ & Acts 2 – “The establishment of the eternal kingdom is equated with the time of Christ’s coming in His kingdom with power, which is commonly assigned to Pentecost Day. But this is an assumption lacking scriptural proof.”
    • Salvific redemption came at AD70
    • The Times of the Gentiles ended in AD70
    • Otherwise, same line of argumentation used by orthodox preterists such as DeMar and Lightfoot.
  • The Sermon on the Mount – “Traditionally in churches of Christ many future references in God’s Word have been interpreted for individual Christians in each succeeding generation through time.”
    • All promises regarding eternity were fulfilled in AD70
    • All promises regarding the everlasting kingdom were fulfilled in AD70
    • All of the countless blessings of the kingdom came in AD70
    • The kingdom of Christ came at the Fall of Jerusalem
    • The rewards of the kingdom came in AD70
    • Salvation/Redemption came in AD70
    • God’s heavenly things in the new age came in AD70
    • The meek inherited the Earth in AD70
    • Christians were filled with God’s righteousness in AD70
    • Mercy was obtained in AD70
    • Spiritual rewards were given in AD70
    • The pure in heart saw God in AD70
    • The kingdom of Christ was consummated in AD70
    • The resurrection of the dead was in AD70
    • The living were changed in AD70
    • Forgiveness, mercy, grace, God’s love, salvation, etc. came in AD70
  • Are Christians Today “Strangers and Pilgrims?” – “Would you rather “hope” (as a pilgrim) or “have” as a Christian enjoying and realizing eternal life and the forgiveness of sins?”
    • The Christian inheritance was received in AD70
    • Salvation was revealed and realized in AD70
    • Grace was brought to Chrsitians in the revelation of Christ in AD70
    • The one and only “day of visitation” was in AD70
    • AD70 was the “day of redemption”
    • The establishment of the kingdom of Christ was in AD70
    • Christians are not strangers and pilgrims on the earth since AD70
    • Christians have been immortal and incorruptible since AD70
    • All the blessings of God were received in AD70
  • Hebrews 1:14 in Realized Eschatology – “We shall subscribe some concepts to this passage in this writing which we believe are consistent with a realized fulfillment of Bible prophecies concerning salvation in the new heavens and new earth of God which we believe exists today as the eternal kingdom of God.”
    • All Bible Prophecy fulfilled by AD70
    • The eternal kingdom of God is the post AD70 Earth
    • Salvation came in AD70
    • Every use of the Greek word “mello” in Hebrews is about AD70
    • The “continuing city” of God came to Earth in AD70
    • Final inheritance of all things new came in AD70
    • Eternal life came in AD70
    • Ministering spirits were for pre AD70 saints.
    • The world that bore thorns and briars was Judaism
  • Heaven & Earth: OT Studies, Parts I-III – To materialize stars, moon, sun, etc., in Bible prophecy is to step out of the true redemptive history and goal of the promises to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – If one stays with the Biblical definition of ‘earth’ in eschatology, then II Peter 3:10-13 will not be saying that this physical planet we call earth is what is meant.”
    • In Bible Prophecy, “heavens and earth” only means Judaism
    • “The princes of this world” are only Jewish priests
    • Prophecies of “this world” and the “world to come” are only to be taken spiritually
    • “heavens and earth” passages refer to the nations earlier and Israel later in the OT
    • The children in bondage, in fulfillment of the prophecy of Gal 4, were in Jerusalem


David Green

  • If Futurism Is True, Are Preterists Anathema? (2009) “If preterists today are wrong when they say “the resurrection” of 2 Timothy 2:16-18 is past, are preterists under the condemnation of Hymenaeus and Philetus?   Absolutely.”
  • New Covenant Salvation – “We must not say that the Old Covenant was a covenant intended to save man through obedience and that the New Covenant is a covenant of grace. ”
    • All promises regarding eternity were fulfilled in AD70
    • All promises regarding the everlasting kingdom were fulfilled in AD70
    • Salvation incomplete until AD70
    • Jesus’ Presence came to earth in AD70
    • “In the regeneration” applies to AD70
    • The end of OC Judaism is the end of Bible Prophecy
    • One couldn’t break the NC until AD70
    • “Man was condemned through the cross and the [AD70] Parousia (Coming of Christ), but it was through the cross and the Parousia that God justified His elect”
    • Works salvation was sifted out of God’s Kingdom in AD70
  • Preterism and the Ecumenical Creeds (1999) “A time is coming when preterism must be answered with the Scriptures in an ecumenical council in order to authoritatively find whether it is damnable, erroneous or true. History has never seen such a council on prophecy, much less on preterism. We preterists look forward to that council. Until that time, our creedalist brothers who refuse to prove or disprove us from the Scriptures should wisely withhold their fiery indignation until and unless such a time comes as it may be appropriate. “
  • The Arbitrary Principle of Hyper-Creedalism (2004) “response to Ken Gentry’s chapter in Keith Mathison’s multi-authored book When Shall These Things Be?  The main purpose of Gentry’s chapter is to show that because (full) preterism deviates from the Ecumenical Creeds of the historic Church, we must conclude that (full) preterists are teaching a corrupt form of Christianity.”
  • 101 Preterist Time-Indicators in the New Testament (2002) “The incredible eschatological confusion that has plagued the Christian world since the days of the Reformation is a testimony to (the power of denial).”
  • Baptism Now Saves You – “As Noah and his family endured patiently in the ark, so were the first-century Christians patiently enduring a spiritual baptism, sharing the sufferings of Christ. Old-Covenant baptisms were a fading and ceremonial removal of the filth of the flesh, but New-Covenant, Spiritual baptism in Christ became the appeal of a good conscience toward God (Heb. 10:2). “- “As Noah and his family endured patiently in the ark, so were the first-century Christians patiently enduring a spiritual baptism, sharing the sufferings of Christ. Old-Covenant baptisms were a fading and ceremonial removal of the filth of the flesh, but New-Covenant, Spiritual baptism in Christ became the appeal of a good conscience toward God (Heb. 10:2). “
  • The Gift of Tongues and That Which is Perfect – “The condemning, old (covenant) things passed away long ago.  All (covenant) things were made new.  Since the old-testament temple fell, Christ in the heart is forever the true “Tabernacle of God among men.”
  • And it Came To Pass – A Review (1994) “the people of the first century actually saw Jesus physically coming on the clouds with the angels. He says this because of the account of Josephus in The Wars of the Jews, Book VI, Ch. V, Sec. 3, where it is written that “chariots and troops of soldiers in their armor were seen running about among the clouds, and surrounding the cities.”
  • A Response to With Unveiled Face (1998) “I believe that it is scripturally demonstrable that the cessation of the gifts at the Coming of Christ (in A.D. 70) is a biblical doctrine. There is biblical basis to say that for a preterist to be a charismatic he must bring the charismatic view to the Bible and give up the meaning of certain passages as unsolved mysteries. In contrast, the cessationist view is explicitly taught in various places which taken together produce an exegetically solid, systematic doctrine.”
  • What do Preterists Believe About the Lord’s Supper?


Daniel Harden – Reformed

  • Dan Harden’s Response to Walt Hibbard’s Support of Ian Harding’s Book (2006) “..(O)ur spiritual condition is drastically different from those of the pre-Parousial saints, based solely on the fact that our High Priest returned and brought back with Him our completed atonement.  Christ has made us whiter than snow, blameless before the Lord, despite our shortcomings.  What was a promise / deposit for the pre-Parousial saints is a reality for us today — even while living on Earth.  Our going to Heaven when we die is BECAUSE of these fulfilled promises.  We don’t look forward to them being fulfilled in fullness when we die, or else we would never be qualified to make it on our own, for we are unable to do so on our own.  Indeed, if we didn’t have glory in fullness already, we couldn’t go to Heaven at all, for God cannot abide anything less than perfection.  But our entrance into Heaven is assured because we already have Eternal Life in fullness NOW!”
  • Rebuttal to “Absent From the Body”
  • Split Decision: Olivet Stands United “While Dr. Gentry uses other terms to identify Preterism, it needs to be made clear that the only true Preterist is what some call Full Preterists, and that Partial Preterists aren’t truly Preterists at all, but Futurists with Preterist tendencies. So for the purposes of this article, when I refer to Preterism, I mean “Full Preterism”.


Jim Hopkins

  • The Binding of Satan (1999) “People are unable to accept that the Kingdom of God is present. They think in the physical realm where Satan still exists. But in the spiritual realm Satan has been removed from between man and his maker.”
    • NT Prophecies which speak in past tense as having been fulfilled at the cross were actually not fulfilled until AD70
    • Satan was placed beneath the Church’s feet in AD70
    • Satan is no longer in charge of the world starting in AD70
    • The Lord’s Day of Wrath is AD70
    • Sin will continue on earth forever
  • The Use of the Old Testament – “Ending the Jewish age at the cross and inserting a Christian age in between ‘the coming age’ is not handling aright the word of truth.”
    • The Old Covenant ended in AD70, not the cross
    • The New Covenant started in AD70, not the cross
    • The Spirit was consummated in AD70
  • The Day Drawing near – To place the end of the Jewish age at the cross, rather than at Israel’s judgment, leads one into conclusions which tend to make void the prophecies of the Old and New Testaments and promote a false expectation and hope”
    • The day of the Coming One is AD70
    • The only Day of the Lord is AD70
    • The Lord’s Day of Wrath is AD70
    • The kingdom was established in AD70
    • The kingdom was possessed in AD70
    • Every single Bible prophecy was fulfilled by AD70
    • The restitution of all things was in AD70
    • The Fullness of the Gentiles came in at AD70
    • All Israel was saved in AD70
    • Vision and Prophecy ceased in AD70
    • A fountain was opened for sin and uncleanness in Jerusalem in AD70
    • The perfect came in AD70
  • The Martyrs of Jesus – “The existance of these witnesses also does something else; it gives credibility to the early date of the book of Revelation. The persecution that befell the witnesses was all about their having seen Jesus and they were still alive to tell it.”
  • Dating the Book of Revelation – “The date of the Apocalypse I now assign, with the majority of modern critics, to the year 68 or 69 instead of 95, as before.”
  • The Consummation (End) of the Age – “In the first century, the earnest of the Spirit was consummated in the receiving of the kingdom.”
  • Redating the First Deportation of Judah – Redating the First Deportation of Judah From 606 B.C. to 597 B.C.


Don Preston – Church of Christ

  • The Passing of the Elements: II Peter 3:10 – “The word translated as world is from cosmos. It is unfortunate that when this word is used in scripture most people think it has to speak of the physical universe.”
    • The Greek word “stoicheia” only has reference to the rites of Old Covenant Israel
    • For Paul, the destruction of the world meant the passing of the Old Covenant world
    • The passing of the “old world” and the coming of the “new world” was in AD70
    • The “day of the Lord” was exclusively AD70
    • The crucifixion initiated atonement, but left it incomplete until the second coming.
    • Atonement was completed in AD70
  • An Airtight Argument? – “We are convinced the only construct of Mark 8:38-9:1 and parallels which satisfies the chronological and contextual demands is to understand Jesus predicting his return in full glory to judge all men… This happened in 70 A.D. when he destroyed Jerusalem”
    • The kingdom was not full grown until AD70
    • The scheme of redemption was completed in AD70
    • Kingdom established, yet not fully established on Pentecost
    • Jesus returned in fully glory in AD70
    • Jesus returned, with his angels, to judge every man in AD70
  • Misconceptions About Misconceptions – “Since the disciples did not lack understanding as has been generally assumed, it is easy to correlate the parallel passages of Mark 13 and Luke 21 with Matthew 24.”
    • The parable of the tares was fulfilled in AD70
    • The parable of the pearl was fulfilled in AD70
    • The parable of the fish net was fulfilled in AD70
    • Matthew 24 is a singular discourse about the only parousia of Christ, which was in AD70
    • AD70 Dispensationalism
  • When All Things That are Written Must Be Fulfilled
    • The Old Covenant ended in AD70, not the cross
    • The New Covenant was fully established in AD70, not the cross or Pentecost.
    • The Messiah’s Age came in AD70
    • The Messiah’s Age is the New World
    • The Spirit was consummated in AD70
    • The Fall of Jerusalem represents the fulfillment of all Bible prophecy
  • World Without End
    • The Old Covenant ended in AD70, not the cross
    • The New Covenant was fully established in AD70, not the cross or Pentecost.
    • The Fall of Jerusalem represents the fulfillment of all Bible prophecy
    • The “Age to Come” is identified as an earthly aion
    • Earth will exist forever
    • Sin will continue forever
    • Death will continue forever
    • AD70 Dispensationalism
  • Typology and Covenant Eschatology
    • Noah’s flood was solely a type of the “AD70 flood”
    • The Great Supper of God was in AD70, when the Roman armies surrounded Jerusalem
    • Otherwise, mostly the same stuff taught by orthodox preterists
  • Toussaint, Matthew 23:39 — The Song of Ascent

Thomas Rattray

  • The Regal Advent and the Resurrection, of the Past (1878) “The subject of the regal advent as accomplished in A.D.70 is not a novelty. The learned Grotius of the seventeenth century, and some others of note in that and subsequent times advocated it.

Larry Siegle

  • New Wine, Old Wineskins (2009) “I do believe that some statement must be made to provide a sense of balance to the recent departure from (full) Preterism of some, back from whence they came. These actions are neither new, nor are they surprising as often is the case when the strongholds of “tradition” are neither broken, nor forsaken. .   The greatest error of Preterism is in our reluctance to “kill the beast” of allegiance in the hearts and minds of the people to their vain “traditions” and obsessions with conformity to the doctrines and practices of those who created the corpses of denominations that are dying all around us today… When I heard of the recent departure of some within the community my honest reaction was a deep sense of sadness in the very depth of my being.”





Identifying “the age to come” solely with an earthly aion is under consideration for a special warning label, in that this misconception has become axiomatic in all “consistent preterist” theologies.  Certain orthodox preterists claim this “ages view” as well, so I won’t at this time classify it as “Hyper Preterism”.  It will suffice for now to simply call attention to the consequences of the “AD70 World/Age Hypothesis”.

Luke 20:35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry , nor are given in marriage (“Worthy to obtain” demonstrates that the “world to come” isn’t received based upon simple chronology (i.e. AD70), but upon the grounds of worthiness, which can only be one’s identification with the Cross of Jesus Christ.)


It is important to note that when Jesus prophesied the fall of the temple, he was speaking of Calvary.  To move the focal point to Herod’s temple is obvious idolatry.  This form of iniquity against the temple of God is the ultimate charge of sin cast against Israel.

Habakkuk 2:17. For the iniquity of Libanus shall cover thee, and the ravaging of beasts shall terrify them because of the blood of men, and the iniquity of the land, and of the city, and of all that dwell therein.

“The iniquity of Libanus. . .That is, the iniquity committed by the Chaldeans against the temple of God, signified here by the name of Libanus.” Douay Rheims Bible (1586)

Those who attempt to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem today are guilty of this charge.   Those who attempt to patch up the veil of separation for 40 years are likewise guilty.  This “rebuilding of the temple to destroy it again” (40 years later) is exactly the same doctrine Dispensationalism holds to today.

The blessings of a single mind and heart (heaven and earth) redirected towards the fall of His temple  is worth 1,000 redirected to the fall of their temple,

The Reality of Just How Different HyP Actually Is
N.T. Wright “You may be allowed to eat meat offered to idols, but you cannot deny the future bodily resurrection and claim that denial as an allowable Christian option.”

(The Resurrection of the Son of God, pg 331) 


“Thus, like the reformation period, I believe that full preterism is in a very similar state as Luther in the first major reformation (no surprise to you of course that I might say that). Does it bother me that we don’t have hundreds of writers who agree with us? Nope…not one bit. My conscience refuses to simply accept the traditions of popular opinion, scholarly or otherwise, because they are in abundance, when no scholar has yet to convince me that they are correct…or that they can finally agree with one another for once! ” Joe Vincent 1/20/11 on Fb


Universalism in America, Volume II : Bibliography “And having satisfied our minds respecting the time of the coming of the Son of man to judge and reward men according to their works, and being assured that that event took place when Jerusalem was destroyed, and the Jews dispersed; it remains an easy task to settle the question respecting the meaning and fulfillment of all the passages in the New Testament which speak of that judgment, and the awful calamities which fell on the people. But we must always keep in mind the fact that all those scriptures were fulfilled in that generation in which Jesus and his disciples lived.” (Hosea Ballou, 1805 – Treatise on the Atonement) | Tentmaker Books | Online Bible Books: Ed Stevens’ “What Happened in AD70?” – List Preterist Universalists


  • 1826 : Thomas Brown –  A History of the Origin and Progress of the Doctrine of Universal Salvation “I shall now prove, and prove only from the scriptures, that this was the end of the world, the end of the age, the day of judgment, and “the days of vengeance, that all things which are written by Moses and the prophets might be fulfilled.”  And the hell that people have so long been talking about was in Jerusalem.” “Now the whole just amounts to this, that the only way to prove a hell of endless punishment, must be to prove that what is said by the prophets.. means endless punishment.  If that can be done, then we must, to our great grief and sorrow, and to the sorrow of all good men, give up Universal Salvation.  .. I conclude that no man of sense and learning will ever undertake it, nor to find a law that ever threatened such punishment for sin, then we have gained the victory, the great and long controversy is decided.”
  • 1832: Thomas WhittemoreNotes and Illustrations of the Parables of the New Testament “Some recent authors have expressed much surprise, that Universalists of the present day should apply so many passages of the New Testament to the destruction of Jerusalem. To name no other, Rev. Parsons Cooke speaks ‘of the credulity of those who embrace the system of Universalism,’ in believing ‘that so large a part of the Bible should relate to the destruction of Jerusalem.’  ‘If ever I succeeded,’ says he,’ in digesting the monstrous absurdity, I would be honest enough to call things by right names, and label the New Testament, “JERUSALEM’S DESTRUCTION FORETOLD.”
  • 1843 : Adin Ballou – The True Scriptural Doctrine of the Second Advent, an Effectual Antidote to Millerism “The “second coming,” “appearing,” or “revelation,” of Christ, in his regal and judicial glory, took place about the time of the final dispersion of the Jews, at the end of the Mosaic age. The general resurrection and day or age of judgment, then commenced in the invisible world, denoted to mortals only by the remarkable signs, terrors, and dreadful events, attendant on the destruction of Jerusalem. Then all departed souls in Hades came forth, clothed with immortality, before the judgment seat of Christ, they that had done good to the resurrection of life, and they that had done evil unto the resurrection of condemnation. The patriarchs, prophets, apostles and saints, who had previously finished their course on earth, and were resting in hope, then entered into their glory in the resurrection of the just.” (p.3)
  • 1843 : Thomas B. Thayer – Universalist Miscellany The “Coming” “Appearing” “Revelation” &c. in Scriptural Usage – “These passages show that the revelation of Christ in judgment was, very near, on the eve of opening when the revelator wrote, which, as we have said, was immediately preceding the event, about A. D. 69; and the destruction of Jerusalem took place about two years after, A. D. 70, so fulfilling all the predictions of Christ and his apostles.”
  • 1845 Review: Dr. David Thom – Three Grand Expositions of Man’s Enmity to God  Thom’s Response to Robert Townley (earliest known Full Preterist), who converted to Universalism shortly thereafter. “Professor Bush is, I perceive, a favourite writer with him. He is also a favourite with the American Universalists, a body which boasts of numbering among its adherents above 600,000 individuals, and which happens to agree with my friend in his notion of Christ’s second coming being past.”


Converted to Universalism Shortly After Releasing Earliest Known Full Preterist Book in 1845

    • 1854: P.S. Desprez – The Apocalypse Fulfilled in the Consummation of the Mosaic Economy  “It remains to be tried whether the ideas of a finished salvation, a perfected Christianity, an open kingdom of heaven, a life-state in Christ, an eternal reign in an eternal kingdom already set up, might not have a more constraining influence upon mankind than the questionable theory of an uncertain coming.
    • 1878: Thomas Rattray – The Regal Advent and the Resurrection, of the Past  “The subject of the regal advent as accomplished in A.D.70 is not a novelty. The learned Grotius of the seventeenth century, and some others of note in that and subsequent times advocated it.
    • 1879: Hyper Preterist Assassin, Charles Guiteau – The Truth: A Companion to the Bible “Christendom must have a new theology — a theology to fit the fact that Christ came A. D. 70. The great practical effect of this doctrine will be to establish the faith of Christendom in the Bible. This doctrine throws a calcium light upon the New Testament. It illuminates its otherwise mysterious words, verses, and chapters. No one can understand the Bible without this view of the second coming. It is a living stream of water running through the New Testament. This doctrine is the missing link, uniting Primitive Christianity with modern Christianity, and, it is believed, Holy Ghost power will come to the church by a belief in this doctrine. Thousands have rejected the Bible, to their eternal death, on account of its apparent inconsistency, not knowing the truth concerning Christ’s second coming..  We epitomize the history of the race thus : Adam, Noah, Abraham, Christ’s birth, Christ’s death and resurrection, Christ’s second coming, A. D. 70. Christ’s second coming is the pivotal fact of history.” (pp. 53,55)
    • 1890: Alexander Brown – The Great Day of the Lord: A Survey of New Testament Teaching on Christ’s Coming in His Kingdom, the Resurrection, and the Judgement of the Living and the Dead  “To sum the whole into a sentence — with the fall of Jerusalem, the then existing age was ended, the dead were judged, the saints were raised to heaven, and a new dispensation of a world-wide order instituted, of which Christ is everlasting King, and ever present with His people, whether living here or dead beyond.”

1900: William S. Urmy Christ Came Again : The Parousia of Christ a Past Event ; The Kingdom of Christ a Present Fact ; With a Consistent Eschatology “We commence by quoting 1 Cor. xv, 20-28, a passage which has proved difficult of solution principally because it has been made by the majority of commentators to refer to a far-distant period, when all earthly affairs should be ended and the universe cease to be.   But another view is tenable – one which has been presented by Preterists, and is a much more satisfactory explanation of an intricate subject.”

  • 1971: Max R. King – The Spirit of Prophecy
  • 2010: Free Online PDF Book by Full Preterist Joe Michael Vincent II – The Millennium: Past, Present or Future? “Check out my new book on “The Millennium,” Past, Present, or Future? Simply click on the image on the right to open the PDF document and begin reading. I make a Biblical defense for the 40 Year transition period (AD30-AD70) in fulfillment of the Millennial period. ”
    • DISTINCTLY FULLPRET POSITIONS – It is common to mix toxic doctrines in with standard Christian theology.   Those views which are the domain of Hyper Preterism alone are being segrgated by red text, therefore.  These doctrines are highlighted in box at the top-left of all HyP articles.   Those, in turn, are listed below the title of the article on this page.
    • COMMENTARY NOT SCRIPTURE – All notes modifying the body of scripture quotations using parentheses are colored red.  This is done to notify the reader that the Bible reading is being massaged to suit the author’s purposes.  Doing so doesn’t imply dishonesty.. just the need for the reader to proceed very cautiously.   The same practice is applied when HyPs quote non-HyPs


Don Preston

  • The Ashes of the Red Heifer – “If Christ has not completely fulfilled the prophetic aspect of the red heifer sacrifice the old law is still in effect. If he has fulfilled the prophetic element of that offering the old law has passed—and death has been abolished.”
  • Every Eye Shall See Him – “It is strange indeed that such a literalistic interpretation has been imposed on Revelation 1:7 when this violates the inspired interpretation (Matthew 24:30-34) of the source of the verse (Zechariah 12:10.)”
  • A Critical Text – “We conclude that Matthew 16:27-28 is a prediction by Jesus to return in judgment, in his kingdom glory, in the lifetime of his disciples.”
  • With The Sound of the Trumpet – “The trumpet was to be blown for the gathering of God’s elect from the “death” of separation from God’s presence and fellowship.”
  • How Heaven & Earth Passed Away! – “If you believe that the Old Covenant has passed away then you must believe that Heaven and Earth have passed away!”
  • How Is This Possible? – “Since the Thessalonican concept of the day of the Lord was the Old Covenant concept, and their concept was CORRECT then it follows that the day of the Lord for which they were looking was not the end of time but was instead a time when God would judge his people.”
  • A Local Judgment? – “We find untenable the contention that the fall of Jerusalem was a localized judgment. It was in fact the universal judgment of the living and the dead!”
  • More On No Death, No Sorrow, No Pain – “To literalize means that the Old Covenant prophecies have not yet been fulfilled and Jesus taught that all prophecy had to be fulfilled before the Old Covenant could pass.”
  • World Without End – “The Bible does not speak of the end of time, but of the time of the end.”
  • Can God Tell Time? – “If “at hand” time statements mean nothing at all, then God cannot tell time.”
  • Babylon The Great of Revelation – “In Revelation the coming of Christ, the New Creation, judgment and resurrection are associated with the fall of Babylon. To mistakenly identify Babylon is to incorrectly interpret these issues.”
  • When All Things Written… – “When we mistakenly believe the Bible is concerned about the “end of time” instead of the “time of the end” we cannot allow Jesus’ words in Luke 21:22 to speak for themselves.”
  • Hebrews 9:28 – The Second Coming – “Since Christ’s coming in 70 was the coming for redemption, and since he was to return only once for salvation per Hebrews 9:28, then Christ’s return in 70 was the final coming of Christ.”
  • Thessalonians & The Olivet Discourse – “Context and consistency demands the identical subject matter of the Olivet Discourse and II Thessalonians 2–the end of the Old World of Judaism at the coming of Jesus Christ in 70 AD.”
  • The Time Has Come – “1 Peter 4:17 has revealed very powerful evidence that Peter was anticipating the consummative judgment coming of Jesus.”
  • Nature of the Parousia – “In his discussion of the transition from the “outer man” to the inner, from the temporal to the eternal, Paul says “we do not look on the things that are seen, but on the things that are unseen” (2 Corinthians 4:16f). He patently cannot be saying that the resurrection change would be unperceived! It would be seen (perceptual) but unseen (not optical!).”

MS Cheo – Singapore Preterist

  • The New Heaven and New Earth, Millennium, New Jerusalem – Explained! – “Making fragile human Christians living between A.D.30 to A.D. 70 to be reigning with Christ as Kings and Priests is stretching the words too much.”
  • “They who pierced Him” and the Horrible Death of Jesus – MS Cheo “This association comes to me as my belief in preterism increases.  I hope the above analysis will bring forth further harmony of the Bible, and (finally) identify the real “they who pierced Him” to be, or at least, the real reason behind. Though I am a preterist, it may not necessary reflect the view and belief of other preterists.  Nevertheless, please share with me your thoughts, reasons and arguments if you think I am going onto a loony path.”
  • Just who is the Elijah-to-come – Singapore “I believe the crux of the problem in identifying this prophesied Elijah is that we had been taught (or led) to associate the Messenger of Mal 3:1 and the Elijah-to-come  of Mal 4:5 to be one and the same person!  In the flash of a moment, it occurred to me that they could be two distinct persons.  Further studies show me that these two distinct persons did come and faithfully complete their missions during the lifetime of Jesus!  “

David B. Curtis – Reformed

  • The Law is Fulfilled  “The Mosaic Law is a unit. It exists as a unit or not at all. This notion that the Mosaic Law can be sliced and diced into ceremonial, civil, and moral is not one that you will find anywhere in the Bible. “
  • Preterism and the Lord’s Supper – “Redemption is complete, we are now dwelling in the promise land of the New heaven and earth, in the very presence of God. As we observe the Lord’s Supper, we celebrate a completed redemption.”
  • The Theme of Revelation – “Revelation was written before Nero’s death in 68AD. The book is largely fulfilled.”
  • The Resurrection from the Dead – “The Scriptures testify that the time of the resurrection was to be at the end of the Old Covenant age. We know this to have happened in AD 70 with the destruction of the Jewish Temple. The disciples knew that the fall of the temple and the destruction of the city meant the end of the Old Covenant age and the inauguration of a new age.”

Kenneth Davies – Evangelical

  • An Answer to the Article By Dr. Larry Spargimino – “The “blessed hope” of the New Testament is that Christ would return within the lifetime of at least SOME of those to whom Jesus spoke (Matt. 16:27-2824:34, etc.). Dr. Spargimino should deal with the verses cited in the article, “An Air of Expectancy,” by Terry Siverd. If that hope was delayed or never occurred (as critics of Christianity, such as the atheist Bertrand Russell allege), then Jesus and His apostles either lied or were mistaken, and Christians truly do have a “blasted hope”!

Dan Delagrave

  • The Times of the Gentiles – “Jerusalem’s first century desolation represented the time when Christ put his enemies – read I Thessalonians 2:15-16 – under his feet. This was accomplished during a forty two month period which Jesus called “the times of the Gentiles”.

Gene Fadeley

  • What Happened to the Rapture? – ” How little has the expectations of 21st century people changed from the expectations of first century Jews. People are still determined to have the physical king and kingdom that the first century Jews did not receive. However, the words of Jesus still ring true, “my kingdom is not of this world” and “the kingdom is within you. The root of the problem has been the failure of seeing the difference between the physical and the spiritual.”
  • Who is the Antichrist? –“The word “antichrist” is only used four times in the scriptures, all by the apostle John. Surprisingly, the word “antichrist” never appears in the book of Revelation.”

Michael Fenemore

Ward Fenley

Bryan Forgy

Elton Foster – Comprehensive Grace

  • The New Man – “the “Resurrection” and the “Spiritual body” cannot and should not be separated. The scriptures are clear, that the two co-inside with each other.”

Eric Fugett, Author of A Personal Revelation

  • The Birth of Jesus (2004) “Is it just a coincidence that when the one true High Priest comes into the world, that for the first and only time, a temporary High Priest is appointed to perform the important duties for the Day of Atonement? Not if you believe, as I do, that the exact date for Jesus’ birthday is the Day of Atonement or September 11, 5 BCE. “
  • Matthew 24: Before the Second Coming of Jesus (2004) “In this article, “A Personal Revelation” author, Eric Fugett explains the signs of Matthew 24 that describe the events that were to occur before Jesus returned.
  • The Seven Heads and Ten Horns (2004) “David Chilton makes a case for the number “eight” being the number that represents resurrection in his book, Days of Vengeance (pp. 434-437). He sites the eight survivors of the flood, and Jesus’ resurrection on the eighth day (since it was a Sunday) as his reasoning. Therefore, since Rome had struggled through the reigns of Galba, Otho, and Vitellus, Vespasian’s reign represented a resurrection of the Roman Empire’s power. Vespasian defeated most of Judea and sent his son Titus to destroy Jerusalem. Titus is the prince (NKJV) who was prophesied to come and destroy the city and the sanctuary in Daniel 9:26.”
  • A Personal Revelation (2003) Chapter 1: The Quest Begins “In the first three verses John uses the words “soon take place” and “time is near” to describe the events that he will be writing about. We are told in verse seven that Jesus is coming. If we combine that with the time frame that has already been discussed, then the 1st Century Church must have been relieved, excited, and alarmed as well.”
  • The Resurrection of the Dead – “1 Corinthians 15:52 tells us that the last trumpet will sound and the dead will be raised. Seven Feasts of Trumpets passed from the time that John was given The Revelation (September 11 63 CE (AD)), to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE (AD). Remember that eight is the number that represents resurrection. The eighth Feast of Trumpets occurred on September 24, 70 CE (AD) shortly after the destruction of Jerusalem. This was the day that the dead were resurrected.”

Joseph E. Gautier, Jr.

  • Preterist ApoLOGICetic (1998) – “All over the world, on a daily basis, traditional-thinking Christians are being converted to partial preterism. Likewise, all over the world, partial preterists are studying themselves right into full preterism, shedding futurism along the way. The direction is towards the truth.”
  • David Chilton –   “How is it that David Chilton went towards heresy? Is that what we do? We just wake up one morning, and decide to embrace what we know is heresy? Could it be that David Chilton got it ?”
  • The Domino Effect of Matthew 16:27 – “Everything that the Old Testament Prophets had prophesied were fulfilled in that first-century generation of Christians. Just as Jesus said they would.”

Gabor Gombor – Reformed

  • More on the Man of Sin (2003) “If the iniquity refers to the Jewish priesthood and the Man of Lawlessness was probably a leader of a rebellious Jewish party how the two are connected? According to Josephus, neither John Gischala, nor Simon of Gioras were not priests, but simply plunderers, wicked men. How the biblical ignorance of Law can be applied to criminals?
  • Response to Regarding “Annihilationism” (2003)
  • Word Games on the Rapture (2002) “The critic who stands against the physical rapture fights against a picture of saints flying into the space. It is the next word game with the “air”. Why did not use the author the world “ouranos” here? Let us realize that a rapture does not require flying into sky. The spiritual-physical rapture does not require for a body to fly up. The body can simply disappear and the invisible new uncorrupted body emanates to the Lord. “
  • Habitats of the New Jerusalem (2002)

Danny Green

  • Answering Hank, the ‘Bible Answer Man’ (1996) “we’re having a problem here..  because now we’re not talking about acceptable differences among Christians with regard to the timing of the end, but we’re now discussing something that has to do with the Gospel itself”

Jim Gunter

  • Prophetic Apocalyptic Language (2006) “when we read this type of prophecy in the “new testament,” whether by Jesus, or by one of the inspired writers, I personally believe that it is imperative that we go to the original source of such language if we are to arrive at its true meaning!  This is important, because, as we just learned, Jesus’ use of that awesome, colorful, celestial imagery in Mt. 24:29 was not the first time that those words were uttered in prophecy.  As we have seen, it had its roots in the old covenant Scriptures – the Law, the Prophets, and the Psalms.”
  • The New Heavens and Earth (2006) “I just can’t see but one way to interpret those words of the Lord, and that is: If “heaven and earth” have not yet “passed away,” then that old covenant, the law of Moses, is still in effect today! I just don’t see any other possible way to understand that passage. Therefore, if we take the position that the law of Moses has indeed been fulfilled and removed, which we all do, then it would naturally follow that “heaven and earth,” whatever they were, have also “passed away.” Beloved, if this is not the case, then Jesus’ words here have no meaning at all, but are contradictory in themselves!”
  • The Hope of Israel (2006)
  • Little Verse — Big Controversy! (2006) “There is one particular verse in the New Covenant Scriptures which, although relatively short in content, is of enormous significance as it relates to our eschatological thinking in the 21st century Christian community . This is because of the fact that it has much to do with how we think regarding the “Parousia” (coming, presence, arrival), which is most often spoken of as the “Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” This little verse is from a statement made by our Master in Mat.24:36 in His “Olivet Discourse,” and reads: “But of that DAY and HOUR no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.”
  • “Heaven and Earth Must First Pass Away” (2004) Matthew 5:17,18  “I am fully persuaded by these words of Jesus, that if “heaven and earth” have indeed NOT “passed away,” then we today would of necessity still be held sway under the Old Covenant or Law of Moses.  If in fact “heaven and earth” have not “passed away,” then it would mean that not ONE “stroke or the smallest letter” found in the Law has passed away!”
  • “The Last Days”  (2004) “Beloved is there any wonder why Peter on Pentecost pleaded with them to “Be saved from THIS PERVERSE GENERATION?” (Ax.2:40). Yes, folks, as an inspired apostle, Peter knew what was about to befall THAT GENERATION.”
  • The Apostle That Remained: John 21:23 (2004) “From a careful study of the Word, one would also have to conclude that if His “coming or presence” has already occurred, then it would have been accompanied by “The Resurrection and The Judgment,” seeing that all of these events all are inextricably linked together. The following are just a very few of the passages that, when all considered, are so persuasive to me that John did indeed “remain till the coming or Parousia of Jesus”
  • “And Thus, All Israel Will Be Saved” Romans 11:26 (2004) “In its simplest terms, this verse is saying, “And in this manner (in this way), all Israel will be saved.”

Walt Hibbard – Reformed

  • Hibbard Replies to Sam Frost’s Analysis and Critique of Taken to Heaven in AD70: Blessings Expected a the Parousia By Ian D. Harding (2006) “At this point I think it is only fair, open and honest to urge the “heaven now” preterists to return to sanity in their eschatological studies. If they choose not to do so, they are laying themselves wide open for ridicule and laughter from the entire futurist community and many preterists as well – and even worse will do insurmountable damage to the preterist cause, and to the credibility and honor of the Lord Jesus Christ, the very One whom preterists strive to honor in virtue of their adopting the preterist viewpoint! “
  • A Response to Ken Gentry’s “A Brief Theological Analysis of Hyper-Preterism” (2004) “Having been a covenant theologian for many years now, it must seem odd to Ken to now find himself in a debate opposing a viewpoint which, more than any other, deserves the name of covenant eschatology, the full preterist position! “
  • An Open Letter to Harold Camping of Family Radio (2003)”As a Bible teacher heard on Family Radio around the world, you carry an enormous responsibility before our Sovereign God to proclaim the Word of God faithfully in His sight. Millions of people around the world are looking to you as a reliable Bible teacher. Because it is a very serious matter to be a teacher of God’s Word, James records under inspiration in the first verse of his third chapter that “teachers…will receive greater judgment.” It behooves those who teach, therefore, to be absolutely certain that they accurately and honorably reflect God’s message to their hearers.”
  • Our Presuppositions Are What Makes A Difference – “Only Jesus Christ was resurrected in His sinless earthly body. Only to Jesus was it promised that His body would not suffer decay (Acts 2:3113:37). He was sinless and born of the Virgin Mary. He did not inherit Adam’s sin unto Himself, but was sinless and undefiled. “
  • The Context Trap “Puzzling prophetic passages, regardless of whether certain “key words” are found in the immediate context of a passage or not, can not be postponed or re-assigned to an “end of history” because there is no Biblical proof that there is such a thing at all! The scholar who insists on creating a future-to-us fulfillment focal point enters into a “no man’s land” of prophetic speculation, which is pure fantasy! “
  • The Resurrected Body of Jesus Christ  (2004) “I am not denying that Christ has a body. I am affirming that it is a “body of glory” that He did not possess before His crucifixion and ascension. Neither am I affirming that our resurrection will be bodiless! I believe that the resurrection does indeed involve the saints receiving new bodies (1 Cor. 15:37-38) – new, immortal, imperishable, spiritual bodies (vs. 42-49) – changed in nature from the bodies we now have.”
  • The Bridge from Futurism to Preterism (2004) “Perhaps the logic of it all ought to be turned back upon the opponents of preterism. How can they dare to suggest that Jesus really did not fulfill His promises that He said He would and in the way that He said He would? If it is scary to 21st century ears that the second coming has already happened, how much more scary should it be to suggest that the second coming has not yet taken place?”
  • Five Views of the AD70 Rapture “..Mr. Ian Harding of Australia. I see his refinement of “The Literal Rapture Expectation” view, which I have called simply “The Perfect Is Heaven” view, as the only preterist view of the rapture and related events that meets the full requirements of scripture.”
  • A Brief Study of Two Amazing Imminency Verses in Acts 24
  • You Have Made the Commandment of God of No Effect by Your Tradition
  • A Courteous Response to  Dr. Gary North’s Vitriolic Essay: “‘Full Preterism’: Manichean or Perfectionist-Pelagian? – “No early ecumenical creed, or confession that emanated from the Protestant Reformation has ever interpreted Christ’s Olivet Discourse, or any part of it, from even a pseudo-preterist perspective.”
  • Hibbard Responds to Sandlin’s Response – “While being careful to distance Ken Gentry from the more consistent “full preterists,” Sandlin seems to defend the “partial preterist” view as thoroughly orthodox. Yet in spite of this, Sandlin pounces on Sproul’s statement that “the preterist is a sentinel standing against frivolous and superficial attempts to downplay or explain away the force of these [eschatological time] references”.
  • Introduction of Sandlin and Hibbard | David Chilton, Leading RpP, Turned Preterist

Matthew Hocker

Tom Huber

  • Letter to Some Brethren on 2 Peter 3 Regarding the Destruction of the Heavens and the Earth (2004)  “Due to the recent discussion on 2 Peter 3, I felt I should present my understandings in a verse by verse format. I believe this will present my opinions in a clearer manner. I hope that what I have presented below is received as a reasonable understanding of these texts. I just want to show that there is a credible basis for what I believe to be true, and that nothing in what follows is against sound doctrine. Thank you for your time, and patience.”

Timothy James

David Johnson

Max R. King – Transmillennial (TM)

Michael Krall – Pristine Grace

  • The Law Fulfilled – When? (2006) “Now here is the dilemma. If these fall feasts are still waiting to be fulfilled then according to our Lord’s words in Matt 5 we are still obligated to keep the whole of the law. There is no getting around that. They are either all fulfilled or are all still binding.”
  • The Sting of Death (2006) Most people apply the verses in Charles Wesley’s “Easter” hymn, as referring to Christ’s resurrection. After all is that not what the whole song is about? Yes it is, but are those verses quoted in 1Cor 15:54ff, which are taken from two Old Testament passages, fulfilled at the resurrection of Christ or at some time future to that resurrection? Paul is quite clear when he says “So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written…”
  • The Receiving of the Kingdom (2006) “When was the kingdom of God received by Christ and the saints of the Most High? There are several passages that show us exactly when and how the kingdom was received.”
  • A Look at Who Babylon is in the Book of Revelation (2005) “Note that in both these sections of Scripture the city is burned and then comes the marriage feast. Is there any doubt now as to the reality of whom the great city is? The comparison of Matthew 22 with Revelation 18-19 is very striking.”
  • The PALTALK Adversaries of Preterism: What Are They Afraid Of? (2004) It is obvious that the reason they are afraid to debate on neutral ground — and some even hide behind the false statement that they don’t debate heresy — is because they cannot respond to the timing texts and the issue of audience relevance. They think the nature of the resurrection is the big issue but none of them have as of yet taken the time to respond to any articles or answer questions that deal with the nature of the resurrection from a Preterist perspective. “
  • The Shoehorn Theology of Manata’s TAAHP Argument (2004) “when asked point blank in a discussion group if there are any liars or unclean people in the internal (to use his term) New Covenant he said “deal with progressive sanctification.” Implying by that statement that truthfulness and cleanness come progressively in the life of Christian and before the believer dies he MUST be fully delivered from what is unclean and lying (false doctrine) through this progressive sanctification, or else how can he enter that city described in Rev 21:27?”
  • The Nature of the Resurrection (2004) “the kingdom comes without observation when Jesus comes in power and great glory in the glory of the Father whose comings in the Old Testament were also not with observation.”
  • More Refutation of Paul Manata’s TAAHP Argument Regarding Liars in the New Heavens and Earth (2004)
  • The Promise of a New Heavens and New Earth – When? (2003) claiming a double fulfillment does not solve this problem as to who this is that preceded the coming in of the new heavens and new earth. Timing has been established and claiming double fulfillment is mere speculation resulting from a preconceived notion that there must be a literal destroying and recreating of the cosmos.”
  • Refuting the Transcendental Argument Against Preterism (2003) So what are we left with if this is a description of heaven? We are left with either some intermediate state of the dead in Christ or soul sleep neither of which  would be a place where these blessings can and will be realized.”
  • The Manifestations of the Sons of God (2003) “The New Covenant is a fulfilled hope where the believer is living in the light of the full and complete redemption of our blessed Redeemer.”
  • What if Fulfilled Eschatology is Proved False? (2003) “Those holding to fulfilled eschatology take the time factors in the New Testament such as “there are some standing here that will not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom” in Matthew 16:28 to be literal.”
  • Israel’s Hope (2003) Compiled by Mike Krall “the hope of Israel was indeed the resurrection of the dead.”
  • A Better Resurrection – “So if he is yet to return at the end of the age of  everlasting covenant instead of the end of the old covenant then these  hopes are not fulfilled and we are not in possession of eternal life, do not have righteousness by faith nor do we have salvation. That is what we are left with if Christ has not returned and he is then  an absent king and the New Covenant is still a time of unfulfillment.”

Brian L. Martin

  • Behind the Veil of Moses (2004)
  • All These Things… (2002) “This is God speaking to Moses at the burning bush. He is going to deliver the Israelites out of Egypt, and bring them into Canaan. More importantly, here we have presented in face value scripture that the Lord came down. It wasn’t physical, although much happened in the physical realm as evidence of His coming down. This is exactly what Preterists believe happened in 70 AD. Christ returned, delivered His saints, and judged His enemies. How can we believe the scriptures when they tell us that the Lord came down in deliverance/judgment in the first generation, and yet not believe them when they tell us that He would do the very same to the last (His) generation – especially when we see virtually identical events taking place?”

Vern Mason

  • How to See Him Now – “He was then with them physically, but was to soon be in them. “The world seeth me no more, but…” They were to soon see Him in a infinitely greater dimension, one which had no end. And they did. “
  • Idolatry in the Doctrine of the Second Coming? – “We have no need for a physical presence, for the Spiritual is infinitely superior to the physical. It was the spiritual aspect of the Kingdom that was central to Christ’s teachings.”

Richard McPherson

  • What Kind of “God” Do We Know? (2003) “Thomas Ice states that Daniel 9:24-27 supports a gap and that Daniel knew there was a gap between the 69th and 70th week. He also believes that Jesus did not know about the gap when He quoted Daniel. Daniel knew about and not Jesus. God the Father must have forgotten to tell Jesus about this little gap. Not only that, Jesus lied to His disciples and to the people when He taught to about the “Kingdom of God” being “near” or “at hand”. If Jesus lied about this, what other things did He lie about?”
  • The Lord’s Supper: Is it for Today?
  • If Christ Has Not Come “The Futurist needs to rethink everything, because under their belief we should be living under the Law of Moses still, to be consistent with scripture.”
  • Does Satan Exist Today? – “The Bible says NOTHING on the origin of the Devil. Personally, I really do not wonder about his origin. The big thing is that he is defeated, destroyed and is no more. Where did the devil start? Who really cares, because he is no more.”

Jack C. Scott Jr. – Church of Christ

  • A Troublesome Thorn, But For Whom? – “No one should ever be intimidated by someone who has “assumed” a particular theological view to be correct, who then sets up some tidy little questions, that if not answered correctly (according to his view), would theoretically prove one’s own view incorrect. Starting with an “assumption” or a “this is the way we have always believed it” mentality has no place in the realm of valid exegesis and hermeneutical science.”
  • But What Will They Do Will Luke 17? – “A warning to the intrepid! Daring to rise up and question some of the issues of eschatology that have been so readily believed and taught, or more accurately, the “way” they have been believed and taught, can result in vilification and one being treated as a pariah. This is not an area of study for the easily frightened. “
  • Sticking To The Issues?

Larry Siegle – Church of Christ

  • On the Resurrection (2004) “The IBD view steps backwards and seeks to find a physical application to that which God intended to be spiritual in nature.”
  • Salvation Surgery – “From a physical standpoint, Adam and Eve did not experience death “in the day” of their transgression. Therefore, the “death” Adam and Eve would face “in the day” of their transgression must have had reference to something other than biological cessation.”

Daniel T. Silvestri

Terry Siverd – Church of Christ

  • The End of All Things – “When Peter said “all things” he was referring to the fulfillment of ALL Biblical prophecy.”
  • An Air of Expectancy – “If it is true, that the early (pre-70 A.D.) Christians behaved like an expectant church, eagerly anticipating the consummation of all things in their life time, one must ask why did not the apostles correct such a distorted vision?”
  • Identifying Babylon in the New Testament, Part 1 – “His letters declare the imminent destruction of the city and temple of Jerusalem. Peter’s “Babylon” was none other than Jerusalem! “
  • Identifying Babylon in the New Testament, Part 2 – “The hermeneutical key that will open up new perspectives and insights is the realization that the book of Revelation follows in the tradition of Christ, the prophets and the apostles by speaking out against `Jerusalem’ and covenant apostasy.”

Edward Stevens – Reformed

  • Regarding “Annihilationism” (2003) “Now I wish there was some hermeneutical or exegetical way to physicalize or spiritualize this text out of existence, but the stark reality of a real eternal torment in a spiritual place called the Lake of Fire is too clear in this text.  Hell exists forever and ever, and the wicked and demons who go there will consciously experience the torment day and night forever and ever.  Scary, isn’t it?  It should be.”
  • Silence Demands a Rapture (2000) “A rapture easily explains why no Christian after AD 70 mentioned the occurrence of the parousia (they weren’t around to document it).  So when a non-rapture preterist asserts that the rapture preterist has a “documentation problem,” it leaves three fingers pointing back at him.  The non-rapture preterist has three other events to find documentation for (parousia, resurrection and judgment). “
  • A Servant’s View (1997) “we are not theological liberals or theistic evolutionists! And, in regard to our similarity to the Reconstructionist position? I see nothing wrong with their desire to reconstruct our nation and world around a Biblical-Christian world view. I do not agree with their Post-mil futurist eschatology, but I do appreciate their very conservative and timely approach to malting our world a more Godly place for future generations to live in.”
  • A Response to “The A.D.70 Doctrine” (1997) “I have heard many people assert that there is an “abundance’ of evidence to support the 96 AD date of Revelation. All of it I have seen is based on a poorly-translated statement by Irenaeus. This is the guy who said Christ lived until the age of fifty.”

Bruce Terry

Daniel Thompson

  • Romans 11:11-32 – A Commentary – 56 pp. Booklet by “we have no hint of such a blindness followed by an “apocalyptic” doctrine of national conversion in the whole of Paul’s argument to this point in Romans 11. Even Paul’s “how much more their (Jews) fullness” in verse 12 is stated to secure the truth that assuredly if Gentiles who turn in faith are saved through Jewish unbelief “how much more” sure is Jewish acceptance guaranteed if they turn in faith.”
  • A Commentary – Romans 7:13-25 – “Romans chapter seven has been the subject of unending debate since St. Augustine saw a different man portrayed in Romans 7:14-25 than the previous three centuries. For three hundred years, the Christian expositors had seen this section of Scripture as depicting an unconverted man and his struggles with sin and the law – apart from the life of God.”

Tracy D. VanWynGaarden

  • Dualistic Eschatology: An Extensive Refutation of Partial Preterism “I find it interesting that Gentry criticizes Dispensationalism for their eschatological dualism saying, “In multiplying eschatological coming, resurrections, and judgments, premillennialism suffers from what Jay Adams calls eschatological ‘diplopia’ (Three Views on The Millennium and Beyond p. 243). How is this any different than Gentry’s eschatological dualism? His system multiplies the one end time, one second coming, one passing of heaven and earth, one new creation, one resurrection, one judgment and one hope. Doesn’t this qualify as “eschatological diplopia? Gentry’s views apparently have much in common with dispensationalism.”
  • Problems with Premillennial Preterism
  • Response to Marc Gibson’s “The AD 70 Doctrine Examined”