Christian History Aspects

Christian History Aspects

NOTE: Naturally, pre-A.D.70 writings (such as the book of Revelation) are still in the framework of prophecy, and not fulfillment; However, I wish to show the time-frame references of Scripture to show the apparent absolute nearness of external fulfillment.  Many precise dates are not known by the Archive curator. In such cases, the time will be listed as whether early (E), mid (M), or late (L) in the appropriate century/centuries. Robinson’s dates are used for all first century Christian writings.

King Jesus
(Around AD30)
Matthew
(
c. 40-60+)
Mark the Evangelist
(c. 45-60)
Luke: “Western Acts”
(c.-57-62+)
Apostle John
(c.40-70)
James the Just
(c.47-62)
Apostle Paul
(c.50-58)
Apostle Peter
(c.60-65)
Hebrews Author
(c. 67)
Didache
(c. 40-60)
1 Clement
(
early 70)
Jude
(61-2)
Barnabus
(c. 75)
 

 

 

Dead Sea Scrolls
(I Cent. BC/AD)
Mara BarSerapion
(“A.D.73 Syrian”)
Josephus
(75-79)
“Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs”

EARLY CHURCH (EC) – A) Views espoused by all Christian sources during the first thousand years of church history, during which the only systematizing being done was in Catholic and Orthodox circles.  B) This class includes all the earliest church fathers, historians and pseudepigraphic writers, dating back to the writings of the New Testament.  C) Sources could be considered “Historicist” or “Futurist” but very rarely “Preterist” in any developed way (Eusebius would be the most likely to be considered Preterist)  (Broadest in Years, Broadest in Doctrine – First Thousand Years of Church History – Pret-related comments color-coded with “Historical Preterism” due to similarities)

Shepherd of Hermas
(-c. 85)
Second Baruch
(c.70s)
Odes of Solomon
(L I Cent.)
Ignatius
(50-117)
Mathetes
(130-200)
Justin Martyr
(150)
Melito of Sardis
(M, II Cent.)
Pseudo Clement
(L, II Cent.)
Hegesippus
(165-175)
Gospel of Peter
(80-110)
Clement of Alex.
(L, II Cent.)
Irenaeus
(174)
Origen
(L II, E III Cent.) 
Hippolytus
(L II, E III Cent.)
Cyprian
(250)
Victorinus
(270-303)
Lactantius
(260-330)
Eusebius
(325)
Athanasius
(327)
Aphrahat
(345)
Chrysostom
(347)
Epiphanes
(315-403)
Pseudo Chrys.
(L, IV C.)
Syrian Ephraim
(c.306-373)
Sulpicius Severus
(360-425)
Pseudo Hegesippus
(370)
Ambrose of Milan
(390)
Gregory of Nyssa
(385)
Sulpicius Severus
(403)
St. Jerome
(405)
Augustine
(409)
Isidore of Pelusium
(412)
Joshua the Stylite (507)
On the region of Mesopotamia also, in which we dwell, great calamities weighed heavily in this year, so that the things which Christ our Lord decreed in His Gospel against Jerusalem, and actually brought to pass..” (Syriac Chronicle XLIX)
John Cassian
(435)
St. Remigius
(437- 533)
Andreas
(L V, E VI Cent.)
St. Remigius
(437-533)
Arethas
(M, VI Cent.)

Below is a table of some of the Christian theologians of the Middle Ages.  Many display prophet fulfillment in the form of spiritual exercises, but nearly all remain within the official Futurist Catholic dogma.

Irish Questions on the Gospels
725
Venerable Bede
(731)
Veronica Legend
(7th or 8th Cent.)
Maurus Rabanus
(776-856)
St. Symeon
“The New Theologian”
(c. 949-1022)
Theophylact
(11, 12 Cent)
Thomas Aquinas (1265) John Wycliffe
(1350)
Huchown
(1380)

 

 

John Calvin
(1536)
Martin Luther
(1540)
John Jewel
(1556)
David Lyndesay
(1555)
Douay-Rheims Bible (1586)
Thomas Nashe
(1593)
Geneva Bible
(1599)
Robert Chambers
(1600)
Jesuit Alcazar
(1618)
Vondel
(1620)
Schabalie
(1635)
Hugo Grotius
(1644)
Robert Baillie
(1645)
James Ussher
(1650)
Thomas Manton
(1651)
Blaise Pascal
(1655)
George Fox
(1656)
John Lightfoot
(1658)
Henry Hammond
(1659)
Isaac Penington
(1659)
Blaise Pascal
(1660)
Margaret Fell
(1668)
Benjamin Keach
(1670)
Bishop Bossuet
(1670)
John Bunyan
(1688)
John Locke
(1705)
Beausobre and L’Enfant
(1718)
Dr. John Owen
(1721)
Matthew Henry
(1721)
Sir Isaac Newton
(1725)
William Whiston
(1737)
Philip Doddridge
(M 18th Cent.)
Jonathan Edwards
(1739)
John Alb’t Bengel
(1742)
J. J. Wetstein
(1750)
Thomas Newton
(1754)
John Wesley
(1754)
Firmin Abauzit
(1760)
Jonathan Edwards
(1776)
William Newcome
(1778)
Johann Herder
(1779)
Ralph Churton
(1785)
Nehemiah Nisbett
(1787)
William Warburton
(1787)
Johann Eichhorn
(1788)
Touttee’s St. Cyril
(1790)
Adam Clarke
(1798)
Conybeare & Howson
(L 18th Cent.)
James Macdonald
(L 18th Cent.)
Henry Kett
(L 18th Cent.)

 

The Ways of Providence.. The Overthrow of the Jewish Commonwealth by the Romans and the Destruction of Jerusalem by Titus – Robert Roberts (1881) The survey of the ways of providence would be incomplete without something more than a glance at the events attending the overthrow of Jerusalem and disruption of the Jewish polity over thirty-five years after Christ left the earth. At first sight, it might seem as if this were outside the scope of the work which aims at the illustration of the subject from Biblical narrative alone. On a further consideration, however, the matter must appear otherwise. Although we have no scriptural narrative of the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus, yet we have much scriptural forecast of that terrible event, and therefore the particulars of the event are the particulars of a divine work. ” | Holford, George Peter – The Destruction of Jerusalem (1803) | Renan, Ernest – Antichrist (1873) | Terry, Milton S. – Apocalypse of the Gospels (1898) | The Parousia  (1878) | Schaff, Philip – History of the Christian Church (1898)