A glimpse into Preterism


The Bible says “love is patient”. Remember the saying “Rome wasn’t built in a day”? Although it sure took that little amount of time to destroy everything.
That being said, the Church has waited 2000 years for Jesus to come back. If you read the Old Testament you will notice the average “wait time” is about 40 years.

Is it possible Jesus already came back?  After reading the book of Revelations over a dozen times, I asked myself this question.

And then something funny happened. I met a Preterist in a Facebook group. Slowly it became several of them.

You might think it was associating them that swayed me, but it was after I’d already come to the conclusion that Preterism was true that I met them.

Along with this I started reading books by 18th century theologian Emmanuel Swedenborg whose theology also lined up with Preterism. Swedenborg believed the “Second Coming” was simply a Messianic Consciousness among believers.

As soon as I start talking about consciousness, many people will try to have me committed. You can’t send me back to the funny farm; they don’t want me anyway.

Some reasons for Preterism:

1) Jesus said this generation would see the signs He was talking about. A generation was 40 years (AD 30-70).

2) The Greek word parousia was defined as judgement on Jersusalem.  The destruction of the second Jewish temple took place in 70AD. This was about the midpoint of the first Jewish War.

3) One of the reasons I read that Jews reject Christianity is because they believe their prophetic books say nothing about a second coming.

That is enough to start with. When I asked myself the question about if the “Second Coming” had already happened, I wasn’t fully being serious. . .

But the gradual Awakening that took place thereafter confirms it. Jesus never left. You have to “see” Him with your spiritual eyes. He has been reigning for nearly 2000 years.

The Body of Christ is the manifestation of the Kingdom of God. One futurist asked if Preterism is true, then our salvation is past too, right?

No our salvation is not in the past or the future. It is in the present because that is where God is. Science shows time slows down in outer space. Time is an illusion and nonexistent in the Kingdom of God.  It’s as if everything is happening at one time.

But what about the rebuilding of the third temple? That is a topic for another blog post. For more information on Preterism, just go to The Fulfilled Connection Magazine at http://tfcmag.com.

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7 thoughts on “A glimpse into Preterism

  1. Not bad – so you know what a Preterist is – and you quote a number of sources – great again – but since the Bible is the source of all truth – in fact – absolute truth – what does it say to support your view?

    • I covered that in the post. It depends on the interpretation of parousia, generation, and the 70 weeks, as well as audience relevance and when the book of Revelations was actually written and reading historical stuff from that time period. And of course a lot of praying because holy spirit conviction is the final authority. That depends on how sensitive one is to the Spirit.

      • Holy Spirit conviction is the final authority – oh my – that could spell trouble – the Word of God, written by God, the living Word Jesus, clearly states that His Word is the final authority. I can see why your post is a statement of confusion as to what is really truth. You do not know Him do you?

      • Holy Spirit conviction is the final authority – oh my – that could spell trouble – the Word of God, written by God, the living Word Jesus, clearly states that His Word is the final authority. I can see why your post is a statement of confusion as to what is really truth.

      • As a writer, I am sure you have that written somewhere – post it again or point me to the post. Would love to read it – I want to know as I would like to specifically keep you in my prayers as you journey in your relationship with God – it matters

  2. Wow, thanks for your honesty here. I’m a pan millenialist and don’t really get into debates about how things are going to happen since there’s an opinion from just about everyone on the planet about how it all comes down (or up for that matter). But I really find it sad that people will often question your salvation based on your seeing things from a different point of view. I’m really intrigued by Preterism and have great respect for those who follow this understanding.

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