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HISTORICAL PRETERISM
(Minor Fulfillment of Matt. 24/25 or Revelation in Past)

Joseph Addison
Oswald T. Allis
Thomas Aquinas
Karl Auberlen
Augustine
Albert Barnes
Karl Barth
G.K. Beale
Beasley-Murray
John Bengel
Wilhelm Bousset
John A. Broadus

David Brown
"Haddington Brown"
F.F. Bruce

Augustin Calmut
John Calvin
B.H. Carroll
Johannes Cocceius
Vern Crisler
Thomas Dekker
Wilhelm De Wette
Philip Doddridge
Isaak Dorner
Dutch Annotators
Alfred Edersheim
Jonathan Edwards

E.B. Elliott
Heinrich Ewald
Patrick Fairbairn
Js. Farquharson
A.R. Fausset
Robert Fleming
Hermann Gebhardt
Geneva Bible
Charles Homer Giblin
John Gill
William Gilpin
W.B. Godbey
Ezra Gould
Hank Hanegraaff
Hengstenberg
Matthew Henry
G.A. Henty
George Holford
Johann von Hug
William Hurte
J, F, and Brown
B.W. Johnson
John Jortin
Benjamin Keach
K.F. Keil
Henry Kett
Richard Knatchbull
Johann Lange

Cornelius Lapide
Nathaniel Lardner
Jean Le Clerc
Peter Leithart
Jack P. Lewis
Abiel Livermore
John Locke
Martin Luther

James MacDonald
James MacKnight
Dave MacPherson
Keith Mathison
Philip Mauro
Thomas Manton
Heinrich Meyer
J.D. Michaelis
Johann Neander
Sir Isaac Newton
Thomas Newton
Stafford North
Dr. John Owen
 Blaise Pascal
William W. Patton
Arthur Pink

Thomas Pyle
Maurus Rabanus
St. Remigius

Anne Rice
Kim Riddlebarger
J.C. Robertson
Edward Robinson
Andrew Sandlin
Johann Schabalie
Philip Schaff
Thomas Scott
C.J. Seraiah
Daniel Smith
Dr. John Smith
C.H. Spurgeon

Rudolph E. Stier
A.H. Strong
St. Symeon
Theophylact
Friedrich Tholuck
George Townsend
James Ussher
Wm. Warburton
Benjamin Warfield

Noah Webster
John Wesley
B.F. Westcott
William Whiston
Herman Witsius
N.T. Wright

John Wycliffe
Richard Wynne
C.F.J. Zullig

MODERN PRETERISTS
(Major Fulfillment of Matt. 24/25 or Revelation in Past)

Firmin Abauzit
Jay Adams
Luis Alcazar
Greg Bahnsen
Beausobre, L'Enfant
Jacques Bousset
John L. Bray
David Brewster
Dr. John Brown
Thomas Brown
Newcombe Cappe
David Chilton
Adam Clarke

Henry Cowles
Ephraim Currier
R.W. Dale
Gary DeMar
P.S. Desprez
Johann Eichhorn
Heneage Elsley
F.W. Farrar
Samuel Frost
Kenneth Gentry
Steve Gregg
Hugo Grotius
Francis X. Gumerlock
Henry Hammond
Hampden-Cook
Friedrich Hartwig
Adolph Hausrath
Thomas Hayne
J.G. Herder
Timothy Kenrick
J. Marcellus Kik
Samuel Lee
Peter Leithart
John Lightfoot
Benjamin Marshall
F.D. Maurice
Marion Morris
Ovid Need, Jr
Wm. Newcombe
N.A. Nisbett
Gary North
Randall Otto
Zachary Pearce
Andrew Perriman
Beilby Porteus
Ernst Renan
Gregory Sharpe
Fr. Spadafora
R.C. Sproul
Moses Stuart
Milton S. Terry
Herbert Thorndike
C. Vanderwaal
Foy Wallace
Israel P. Warren
Chas Wellbeloved
J.J. Wetstein
Richard Weymouth
Daniel Whitby
George Wilkins
E.P. Woodward
 

FUTURISTS
(Virtually No Fulfillment of Matt. 24/25 & Revelation in 1st C. - Types Only ; Also Included are "Higher Critics" Not Associated With Any Particular Eschatology)

Henry Alford
G.C. Berkower
Alan Patrick Boyd
John Bradford
Wm. Burkitt
George Caird
Conybeare/ Howson
John Crossan
John N. Darby
C.H. Dodd
E.B. Elliott
G.S. Faber
Jerry Falwell
Charles G. Finney
J.P. Green Sr.
Murray Harris
Thomas Ice

Benjamin Jowett
John N.D. Kelly

Hal Lindsey
John MacArthur
William Miller
Robert Mounce

Eduard Reuss

J.A.T. Robinson
George Rosenmuller
D.S. Russell
George Sandison
C.I. Scofield
Dr. John Smith

Norman Snaith
"Televangelists"
Thomas Torrance
Jack/Rex VanImpe
John Walvoord

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PRETERIST UNIVERSALISM | MODERN PRETERISM | PRETERIST IDEALISM

Benjamin Keach
(1640- 1704)

Tropologia: A Key to Open Scripture Metaphors, together with Types of the Old Testament | Expositions of the Parables in the Bible (1671)

Call to Self-Examination  | Hymnal

(On Matthew 22:7 ; The Parable of the Marriage Supper)
"This parable seems to show the cause or reason of the ruin, rejection, and utter destruction of the Jewish nation, and the city Jerusalem ; or what was the cause why wrath came upon them to the uttermost ?" (Expositions, p. 543)

"This no doubt containeth a prophesy of the Roman armies, who made such a fearful slaughter of the Jews, which fell out about fifty years after the death of our blessed Lord ; and by this city is meant Jerusalem, which was burnt and consumed to ashes, as also was the holy temple." (Expositions, p. 545)

(On Matthew 24:20)
"But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, nor on the sabbath day." The disciples are commanded, with respect to the dreadfulness and peril of the siege of Jerusalem, to do those things which belonged to the Jews, who thought that it was not lawful for them on the sabbath to go above 1000 greater (or 2000 lesser) paces; and therefore they ought to pray, that they may not be necessitated to fly on the sabbath, because the accustomed sabbath-day's journey would not be enough to convey them beyond the danger of the Roman soldiers. And by this the grievousness of the calamity is indicated." (p. 28-29)

(On Revelation 14:4)
"These are they that have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins," Rev. xiv. 4. Virgins are chaste and not defiled. So the members of the true visible church are not defiled with idolatry, not popish, nor any other superstitions, they hate spiritual fornication. Idolatry is often in the scripture called whoredom, adultery, and fornication. Hence in Israel such who kept themselves pure from idolatry, were called the virgin daughter of Sion." (Expositions, p. 647)

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Date: 18 Jan 2006
Time: 14:49:42

Comments:

The following is from "The Glory of a True Church, And its Discipline display’d" By Benjamin Keach: under the heading "Of dealing with Hereticks and Blasphemers" the article is posted at: www.founders.org/library/polity/keach.htm. I believe it cast much gospel light on Preterism.

"AS TOUCHING HERETICKS OR HERESY, the same Censure, when they are convicted, ought to pass against them; HERESY IS COMMONLY RESTRAINED TO SIGNIFY ANY PERVERSE OPINION OR ERROR IN A FUNDAMENTAL POINT OF RELIGION, as to deny the Being of God, or the Deity of Christ, or his Satisfaction, and Justification alone by his Righteousness, OR TO DENY THE RESURRECTION OF THE BODY, or eternal Judgment, or the like…..SUCH THAT ARE GUILTY OF SCHISM OR DIVISIONS IN THE CHURCH, OUGHT TO BE EXCOMMUNICATED ALSO. Heresies are called Damnable by the Apostle Peter; without Repentance such cannot be saved, as bring in Damnable Heresies, denying the Lord that bought them.

Two things render a Man an Heretick according to the common signification of the Word. 1. An Error in matters of Faith, Fundamental or Essential to Salvation. 2. Stubbornness and Contumacy in holding and maintaining it. A Man that is an Heretick, after the first and second Admonition reject. Now that this Rejection is all one with Excommunication, appears by what Paul speaks, I Tim. 1: 20. Of whom is Hymeneus and Alexander, whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to Blaspheme. THEIR HERESY, OR BLASPHEMY WAS IN SAYING THE RESURRECTION WAS PAST." [emphasis added]

These statements speak for themselves. Brother Keach addressess the FULL PRETERIST view and classifies those who hold to the view as "Hereticks". He believed that these heretics should be excluded from the Lord's church and that if they remained unrepentant that is proved that they were not saved.

Now, what do you think?

In Christ,
Wm. Troy Sheppard, Pastor
Citrus Missionary Baptist Church
Inverness, Florida
 


Date: 04 Nov 2010
Time: 16:50:14

Your Comments:

Thanks for clearing up Matt. 20:24 for us.

The Belknap Family
 

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