MATERIALS FOR THE STUDY OF PRETERISM: FULFILLED ESCHATOLOGY AND COMPLETED REDEMPTION IN KING JESUS
It is also observable, that the Romans after having been thus made the executioners of divine vengeance on the Jewish nation, never prospered as they had done before; but the Lord evidently fought against them, and all the nations which composed their overgrown empire; till at last it was subverted, and their fairest cities and provinces were ravaged by barbarous invaders.
OFFICIAL TERM FOR AD70 / 135 “The ‘destruction of Israel’”
“A historic document that can be definitely dated based on a reference to a historical event such as the ‘destruction of Israel’ has never been discovered.”
NEW SPECIES OF “JUDEAN DESERT” FRAGMENT. SEEMS CERTAIN TO POST-DATE ENTIRE DSS CORPUS, SO SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN RECOVERED FROM A DIFFERENT CACHE
Fragment from AD 74 or 139 Discovered in police bust “Unusually, the first line of the document indicates a precise date, the IAA said – “Year 4 [AD] to the destruction of Israel”, which could indicate either AD74, when Jerusalem’s Second Temple was destroyed, or AD139, the date of a Jewish revolt violently put down by Rome.
Preterist-Idealism:Willibald Beyschlag, New Testament Theology (1895) “The common error.. of conceiving the parousia as a single historical event instead of the whole course of Christ’s victory and triumph over the historical world, dominates also the writer of the Apocalypse. But this error marks simply the necessary limits of prophecy, which Paul describes in the words (1 Cor. xiii. 12): “Now we see (in our prophecy) through a glass in a riddle, but then face to face.” To see the things of the future face to face is granted only to the after life ; to him who looks forward the future appears only in the mirror of the present ; the symbol of the future hovers before him in the signs of his time. Hence the conflict of Christian history and the hope of eternal victory were to the writer of the Apocalypse symbolically reflected in the confusions of his time ; and if he saw close at hand the eternal triumph of the kingdom of God, he simply erred in the same way as Isaiah or his greater post-Exilic successor, the former of whom expected that the Assyrian oppression and deliverance from it, and the latter that the Babylonian captivity and deliverance, alone separated them from the Messianic salvation.” (This is a “must read” for anyone investigating a hybrid preterist view of any sort)
THE DOOMSDAY DEMENTIA OF CHRISTIAN ZIONISM Dispensationalist / Christian Zionist Writings From Numerous Viewpoints
The Dispensationalist view of bible prophecy teaches that the nation of Israel is still waiting for its kingdom and King, as well as the reception of the inheritances of the biblical ‘Abrahamic Covenant’. Accordingly, they teach, the Second Coming and Great Tribulation is right around the corner to settle affairs. The political collaboration between the United States and the State of Israel is, in part, influenced by the theo-politics brought about by the merging of Zionism and Dispensationalism.
Doomsday dEmEnTiA – Presenting the critical materials for the theology of Dispensationalism and the politics of its Christian Zionism
Dispensational Futurism – Presenting the supportive materials for the theology of Dispensationalism and the politics of its Christian Zionism
Mother Jones Magazine: Future Schlock(2001)
“There are a half-dozen Web sites with URLs like preteristarchive.com or longnow.com or even earth-mother-crying.homepage.com. For a whole new set, the future is a sure thing.”