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“WAS JESUS A PRETERIST?” (1)

PMT 2014-116 Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr., Th.D.Introduction

Awhile back I was privileged to hear Dr. Wayne A. Briddle of Liberty University deliver a cogent, careful, and cordial critique of evangelical preterism (which he designated “partial preterism”). Dr. Briddle graciously allowed me a few moments at the end of his presentation to respond. He also asked if I would mind providing him some sort of critique of his presentation for his better understanding of the issues from my perspective. Here is my reply. Continue reading

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REVELATION’S THEME COMPLETED

PMT 2013-037 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.

Jesus preachingThis is my third and final article on the theme of Revelation, which is found in Rev 1:7. I have been presenting evidence that it prophesies the AD 70 judgment on Jerusalem and the temple, even though it seems like it is speaking of Christ’s second coming. Let us consider the remaining evidence. Continue reading

REVELATION’S THEME AND AD 70 (2)

PMT 2013-036 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.

Judgment gavelIn my last article I opened a study of the question regarding the theme of Revelation. I began presenting evidence that John’s theme verse, Rev 1:7, speaks of the AD 70 destruction of Jerusalem and the temple, which concludes forever the old covenant. Though it sounds like he is speaking of the second advent, this is not the case. I will continue with my seriatim presentation of the evidence supporting the AD 70 interpretation. Continue reading

WHAT IS REVELATION’S THEME? (1)

PMT 2013-035 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.

John ApostleTo understand a book, particularly a difficult one such as Revelation, it is important to discern its theme, its driving purpose. Fortunately, John states his theme in the opening of Revelation. In Rev 1:7 we read his theme:

“Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen.”

At first glance it seems that John is speaking of the Second Advent. It certainly does involve language which is quite applicable to the future, glorious, history-ending Second Coming of Christ. Continue reading