Question 401

By: Robert Serreyn

Question? Have you heard of Preterism?

Answer: Yes I have

Preterism by definition means PAST. Adherents of this belief system TEACH that all the prophecies concerning the Olivet Discourse (Future Events) have ALL come to past.

In short Preterism is a FALSE BELIEF SYSTEM that claims…

– That Nero was the anti-christ.

– That the Second Coming of Christ has come to past.

– Since 70 AD the world has been living in the Millenial Kingdom.

– The Tribulation Period occured from 63 AD to 70 AD

If the ABOVE FACTS are accurate then the teachings of Preterism SHOULD AGREE with scripture.

Scripture states that…

– During the Millennial Reign of Christ there would be NO WARS but PEACE.

Isaiah 2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Micah 4:3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

– The Lion shall eat straw like an ox.

Isaiah 11:6-9 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. (7) And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. (8) And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den. (9) They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

Isaiah 65:25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.

– A person will still BE CONSIDERED as a child at 100 years of age.

Isaiah 65:20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child shall die an hundred years old; but the sinner being an hundred years old shall be accursed.

– The Nation of Egypt WILL SPEAK in the Hebrew language IN THAT DAY.

Isaiah 19:18 In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan (Hebrew), and swear to the LORD of hosts; one shall be called, The city of destruction.

NOTE: “That Day” is a reference to the Millenial (1,000 Yr) Kingdom of Christ here on earth.

IN CONCLUSION;

If the world HAS BEEN living in the Millennial Kingdom ALL OF the above stated SHOULD BE present now, but this IS NOT the case.

– There are STILL WARS.

– Lions, Bears, Tigers and the Like STILL EAT MEAT.

– Peole are STILL CONSIDERED very old at 100 years of age NOT AS a child.

AND MOST NOTABLY…

– The Islamic “Dome Of the Rock” is STILL STANDING where the Third Millennial Temple WILL BE BUILT.

– And MOST IMPORTANTLY the Lord Jesus Christ IS NOT YET RULING from the City Of Jerusalem as scripture states that he will.

I SEE NOTHING that Preterist Doctrine even REMOTELY AGREES with scripture and as far as I am concerned is that THE TEACHINGS of Preterism CONTRADICT SCRIPTURE.

The Likes of Hank Hanegraaff, R.C. Sproul and others that TEACH Replacement Theology (Preterism) they take ALL THE PROMISIES given to the Nation of Israel and apply them to the Church, they take verses like Isaiah 19:1 and spirtualize them and then THEY CLAIM Christ “Did Come”(PAST TENSE) unseen (seems a little like Jehovah Witness Theology for they make the same claim in 1914,1925, 1975 etc) BUT they fail to see the three words in V1 of Chp. 19 “AT HIS PRESENSE” in other words HE WILL BE SEEN .

Scripture is clear in how we should deal with such FALSE DOCTRINES and FALSE TEACHERS as the Bible states…

Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins. The moment that you do YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.

-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8

-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24

-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9

“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23

IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH