This Web page is dedicated to all who wish to further their knowledge of eschatology (Bible prophecy) from a Preterist (past fulfillment) perspective.
Discussion is always encouraged, we only ask that you be civil in your comments or objections. Our purpose is not to offend anyone, but we realize that views of how to interpret Bible prophecy are varied and strongly-held. If you have already made up your mind, and are unwilling to entertain other possibilities of interpretation, this is NOT the place for you (unless, of course, you're already a Preterist)! We will attempt to update this page as necessary or requested. Please feel free to contact the owner: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some people believe that because God is eternal and lives outside the constraints of the time/space continuum, He is unconcerned with communicating accurately regarding time. For example, many interpret the passage in I Pet. 3 as indicating this. They say that for God, one day is the same as 1,000 years and vice versa. Using this assumption, they ignore the time limitations of prophetic texts, saying they are "flexible." In this way, such statements as "at hand" and "near" are interpreted to mean "a long time," and "far."
Why is it so difficult to simply take God at His Word? Jesus emphatically declared that He would return before the generation He was speaking to had passed away (Matt. 24:34). Despite the convoluted attempts at altering the meaning of His words, He meant exactly what it sounds like! He even told those He was speaking to that some of them would live to see His return (Matt. 16:27-28).
If Jesus was referring simply to His transfiguration that took place only six days later, He greatly exaggerated what was to take place! The implication of what He said is that some of the people He was speaking to would have died by the time it came to pass. Where was the judgment that was to take place in the presence of the angels?