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Stephen Whitsett BA
Giving an orthodox apologetic answer for Preterism / Dispensationalism
Preterism Views
While every "Preterist View" posits the last days events as being (almost) fulfilled by 70 AD These 8 give an accurate picture of the absolute confusion among preterism and how to interpret scriptures and yet they claim to be the most consistent.
Fulfilled Revelation Theology (Barry J DuPont’s view, but written by someone else)
Nature and Time of Parousia:
image/glory of God in AD 70

Nature and Time of Resurrection:
changing of the mindset/knowledge of the church body during the last days to the mind of Christ/finalized on the last day in AD 70

Nature and Time of the Gathering/Rapture:
changing of the mindset/knowledge of the church body during the last days to the mind of Christ/finalized on the last day in AD 70
Post-Apocalyptic view (Frank Daniels)
Nature and Time of Parousia:
Jesus returned in judgment through the Roman armies as they sacked Jerusalem and demolished the temple. No future return is forecast.

Nature and Time of Resurrection:
Good people enter the afterlife (“resurrection”) when they die.
Bad people cease to exist when they die.
In typical linguistic form, our individual judgments are collectivized in the NT.

Nature and Time of the Gathering/Rapture:
The so-called “rapture” was a metaphorical call to war in AD 70. The readers had heard that all of Jesus’ followers would participate in the judgment. Some were dead. This was an explanation as to how the living and the dead would be part of that judgment.
Israel Only (Rivers of Eden, Corey Shultz)
Nature and Time of Parousia:
Literal, historical Parousia (c. AD 70). Var. (Roger Beck) A spiritual presence that was awakened by the preaching of the gospel until AD70.

Nature and Time of Resurrection:
Individual, physical resurrection of all dead and living descendants of Abraham up to, and including, the apostolic generation.
Var. (Roger Beck) Spiritual awakening from death of darkness taken from the worldly view, which the religious leaders incorporated into their own beliefs.
Var. (Timothy Matthews) Non-physical; recognition and fellowship with and by the God of Israel.

Nature and Time of the Gathering/Rapture:
Individual, physical resurrection on the last day only (c. AD 70).
Var. (Roger Beck) Spiritual, unification of those that believe.
Var. (Timothy Matthews) Non-physical, same as resurrection.
Evangelical Preterism (Charles Meek)
Nature and Time of Parousia:
AD 70. This was Jesus’ effectual divine presence in judgment.

Nature and Time of Resurrection:
AD 70. All those saints residing in hades at that time went to heaven in their glorified, immortal bodies.

Nature and Time of the Gathering/Rapture:
AD 70. This was related to Jesus’ final redemption of the saved/elect consistent with such passages as Luke 21:28; Hebrews 9:28; 1 Peter 1:3-9; etc.

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Charismatic Preterism (Maurice Perry)
Nature and Time of Parousia:
Judgment upon those that killed the apostles and prophets in 70 AD

Nature and Time of Resurrection:
Temple's destruction signified that the resurrection of the dead had begun in 70 AD

Nature and Time of the Gathering/Rapture:
Same as above, but perpetual, per Revelation 14:13
Comprehensive Grace (Tim King's term)
Pantelism (Eric Bolden)

Nature and Time of Parousia:
AD70, destruction of Temple and end of Age of Law. Also hold possible "visible appearance of Christ in the clouds, alluded to by Josephus

Nature and Time of Resurrection:
Physical for dead saints at AD70; not sure about "the rest of the dead"

Nature and Time of the Gathering/Rapture:
rapture was literal (physical)
Full Revelation Bible View (Marthy Austria, aka Mati Kalubusan)
Nature and Time of Parousia:
Literal coming of Jesus Christ when he was incarnated and born on earth. After his death and resurrection, he ascended to heaven (literal) but it also means he got “all authority in heaven and earth” and “exalted far above all heavens” and filled all things. At 70 A.D. he came to Israel (both prophetically and historically) and destroyed Jerusalem and its temple (heavens and earth). Since Christ’s incarnation he was here on earth, yes he is present. "parousia" is “presence”.

Nature and Time of resurrection:
There are two kinds of resurrection but both are physical. The contrasts are not “physical” and “spiritual” but “natural” and “spiritual”. When a man is resurrected, he gets “spiritual” body of flesh and it is “spiritual” in contrast with the “natural” or “soulish” body that’s destined to die. It doesn’t mean that his “natural body” in the grave will rise again but God prepared a “spiritual” body in the heavens for him
Covenant Eschatology (Larry Siegle)
Covenant Eschatology celebrates the victory of God in the redemption, reconciliation and restoration of what lost through the entrance of sin-death into the world through Adam (Rom. 5:12; 6:23). The symphony of God’s “purpose of the ages” (Eph. 3:11), is traced through the progressive unfolding of redemptive history, having been “promised before the ages began” (Titus 1:2 ESV), from Genesis to Revelation. The crescendo and grand climax of God’s purpose that brings about the “restoration of all things” (Acts 3:21) occurs during the “fulness of the times” (Eph. 1:10), or “last days” (Joel 2:28-32; Acts 2:16-21), between the Cross and 70 CE. This period of time ushers in the arrival of the “new heavens and a new earth” (Isa. 65:17; 66:22; II Pet. 3:13; Rev. 21:1-4), and the New Jerusalem as the dwelling place for all of the redeemed.
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