Stephen Whitsett BA
Giving an orthodox apologetic answer for Preterism / Dispensationalism
E C F Works

1 Clement of Rome (c. AD 35 – 105) Epistle of Clement
 Ignatius of Antioch (c. AD 50- 117) “Spurious Epistles”
Papias Bishop of Hierapolis* (c. AD 60-130) “Fragments V”
Shepherd of Hermas* (c. AD 65 -150)
 Polycarp (c. AD 69 – 155) “Fragments II”
 Saint Justin Martyr (c. AD 100–165) “On the Resurrection”
Irenaeus * (c. AD 130-202.) “Against Heresies book V”
 Athenagoras (c. AD 133 – 190) “The Resurrection of the Dead”
Clement Titus Flavius Clemens* (c. AD 150-215) “The Second Epistle of Clement”
Tertullian* (c. AD 160-220) “On the Resurrection of the Flesh”
 Hippolytus of Rome (c. AD 170 – 235) “Antichrist, The End of the world”
Origen of Alexandria* (c. AD 185-254) “Commentary of St Mathew”
Victorious* (c. AD ? - 304) “Commentary on the Apocalypse of the Blessed John”
Saint Methodius of Olympus (c. AD ? - 311) “On the Resurrection”
Eusebius* (c. AD 263 – 339) “Letter on the council of Nicea”
 Athanasius (c. AD 296 – 373) “On the Incarnation of the word
Jerome Saint * (c.?AD 347 – 420) “De Viris Illustribus )
 Gregory of Nissa (c. AD ? - 386) “On the Soul and the Resurrection”
 John Chrysostom (c. AD 347–407) “Homilies on First Corinthians


             “And let no one of you say that this very flesh shall not be judged, nor rise again. Consider in what [state] you were saved, in what you received sight, if not while you were in this flesh. We must therefore preserve the flesh as the temple of God”. “The Second Epistle of Clement” chap. 9

              “Therefore it may be boldly affirmed that the season of the expected judgment does not require times, but as the resurrection is said to take place in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye,1 Corinthians 15:52 so I think will the judgment also be”. Origen Commentary on Mathew Bk 14 Cp 10

             “May it be seen completely as well in His second glorious Advent, when all nations shall see His glory, and when He comes in the heavens with power and great glory. To that day the remainder of the prophecy must be referred, as I shall show in my own argument. As I have in this Book collected so many passages concerning the prophecies of the coming of God, my next task should be to connect with them an account of what was foretold as to the nature of His entry into human life. De Viris Illustribus (On Illustrious Men) Jerome
            “3. And you will also learn about His second glorious and truly divine appearing to us, when no longer in lowliness, but in His own glory—no longer in humble guise, but in His own magnificence—He is to come, no more to suffer, but thenceforth to render to all the fruit of His own Cross, that is, the resurrection and incorruption; and no longer to be judged, but to judge all, by what each has done in the body, whether good or evil; where there is laid up for the good the kingdom of heaven, but for them that have done evil everlasting fire and outer darkness. 4. For thus the Lord Himself also says: Henceforth Matthew 26:64 you shall see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of power, and coming on the clouds of heaven in the glory of the Father. 5. And for this very reason there is also a word of the Savior to prepare us for that day, in these words: Be ready and watch, for He comes at an hour you know not. For, according to the blessed Paul: We must all stand before the judgment-seat of Christ, that each one may receive according as he has done in the body , whether it be good or bad”. Athanasius “On the Incarnation of the Word “

           “3. We believe in One God, the Father Almighty, the Maker of all things visible and invisible. And in One Lord Jesus Christ, the Word of God, God from God, Light from Light, Life from Life, Son Only-begotten, first-born of every creature, before all the ages, begotten from the Father, by Whom also all things were made; Who for our salvation was made flesh, and lived among men, and suffered, and rose again the third day, and ascended to the Father, and will come again in glory to judge the quick and dead. And we believe also in One Holy Ghost:” Eusubias Letter on the council of Nicea

 The Nicene Creed …….from thence he shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead;

     The Nicene creed alone establishes the "Christian Church" at that time all believed and affirmed Christ had not yet returned!!

“We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son, he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come."
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