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LIGHTFOOT WAS NOT A PRETERIST!

Lightfoot Whole WorksPMT 2014-100 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.

For several years I have stated that the Westminster divine and great Talmudic scholar John Lightfoot (1602–75) was a preterist. I was wrong. He was an historicist.

By the very nature of the case, historicism often deals with prophecies that refer to events now past, hence prophecies that would agree with preterism. This is because historicism tends to view Revelation as a prophecy of the church from the first century until the end.

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