Category Archives: Theory Implications

The Nature of the Bible Texts: Something Worth Pondering

Preterists have figured out that the second coming of Jesus happened circa 70AD, even though there is ZERO historical narrative about that event in the Bible. They figured it out largely based on the prophecies that it was GOING to … Continue reading

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Changes Worksheet

Here’s a useful tool, which I will improve as time allows. Take this survey, which deals with various facets of Jesus’ original ekklesia.  For each of the facets listed, indicate whether: It is still occurring today. It is still supposed … Continue reading

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Comparative Probabilities of the Temporary and Perpetual Ekklesia Theories

Two questions: How probable is it that Jesus’ ekklesia was only meant to be temporary, and that it only lasted about 40 years? How probable is it that Jesus’ ekklesia was meant to remain perpetually on the earth, and that … Continue reading

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Missing Information About The Ekklesia

There is a powerful impulse in modern Christianity to assume that “the Bible tells us everything we need to know”, but the adamancy of those who believe this does not make it so.  The error is easy to understand, as … Continue reading

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Predictions of the Temporary Ekklesia Theory

Although the TET is not science in the classical sense of the word, it can certainly be handled in a “scientific” manner.  One feature often found in scientific theory work is that of predictions.  The idea goes something like this:  … Continue reading

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On the Meaning of Life

I’m asked from time to time what my Temporary Ekklessia Theory and my “preterist” position has done to affect my “world view” or my general paradigms of life.  In one recent conversation, the original poster asked conversants what they believed … Continue reading

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Questions Answered by the Temporary Ekklesia Theory

The Temporary Ekklesia Theory, if true, would readily explain many questions that tend to concern mindful believers today.  As you read the list below, try to make note of how many of these questions have crossed your mind before and … Continue reading

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Unauthorized Representatives

On really funny thing about modern-day Christianity is that it is wholly unauthorized, and yet nobody seems to care.  Now, I realize that this is itself a remarkable claim, so let me explain exactly what I mean.  Here’s a list … Continue reading

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What Now?

What follows is a placeholder until I have time to write a more proper article to address this important question.  It is a re-post from my answer to the same question posed by a friend on a discussion forum. ————————–

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Does God Still Answer Prayer?

This is a re-post from a discussion forum on which a friend asked for anecdotes that would suggest that God still answers prayer today.  The following is my response. ———— Not to dodge your question, but simply add to the … Continue reading

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Refuting Don Preston on the Lord’s Supper

In the FAQ section of his Escatology.org website, minister Don Preston (who is a “Preterist”*) addresses the following question (see it online here): Question: If the Lord did come in A.D. 70, then should we partake of the Lord’s Supper? … Continue reading

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