Q&A: How Is Christ The “Lamb Slain From The Foundation of The World”? (Rev. 13: 8)

Question: In Revelation 13: 8, John says that all that dwell upon the earth shall worship the beast, whose names are not written in the book of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. How is Christ the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world? Answer: To understand this, you have to…

Q&A: What Is The “Great Mystery” Of Ephesians 5:32?

Question: What is Paul talking about when he says “this is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church“? Answer: Paul had just been speaking of the married life of Spirit-filled believers as illustrating the affection of Christ towards His church. What he is saying, however, goes deeper than any mere analogy….

Preterism & The Problem Of Evil

Man needs to be saved not only from SIN, but from his SINS. This will require a change in his very nature. It is through Christ’s work on the cross alone that this salvation is effected. Although “salvation” is an all-inclusive word that embraces every redemptive process from regeneration to eventual glorification, the end result…

The Bar-Cocheba Incident

Preterists generally don’t like hearing anything about Simon Bar Cocheba, the Jewish revolter who took back the city of the Jerusalem circa 132 A.D. before being finally crushed by the Romans. In fact, if you read any Preteristic literature, you will scarcely find a passage concerning him. Back in the days of Todd Dennis’s Preterist…

Should Christians Engage In Social Media?

The question is a very blunt one, and gets straight to the point. Perhaps it is too blunt and needs to be approached in a more roundabout way. But like the elephant in the room, it is an issue which one must acknowledge eventually. Should Christians engage in social media? In order to the answer…

A Few Words On The Growing “Ex Christian” Atheist Movement

In all eras of church history there have been defectors from the faith. It was not until recent years, however, that “movements” have become increasingly popular. Nowadays, one can easily find blogs and videos by people who have renounced their Christian faith and are “living it up” in a state of luxurious unbelief. While this…

Does Preterism Lead To Atheism?

I’ve been reading more and more comments recently, to the effect that “I used to be a Christian, but am now an atheist. But before I left Christianity, I was a Preterist.” This naturally raises the question of whether there is something within Preterist theological understanding that inclines towards skepticism and/or infidelity. Of course, I…