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Preterists believe
that the things spoken about in Matthew 24 (Jesus' discourse on the Mount of Olives concerning the signs that would precede His Second Coming ), and the Book of Revelation, are not about future events but of events that have already been fulfilled in the events leading up to and surrounding the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70. In the resources below we show the problems with this view.


ARTICLES:

"An Examination and Refutation of Preterism" by Charlie Campbell

A Refutation of Hank Hanegraaff's Book The Apocalypse Code by Dr. Norman Geisler

A Refutation of Hank Hanegraaff's Book The Last Disciple by Dr. Norman Geisler

"Has Prophecy Already Been Fulfilled?" by Dr. Thomas Ice

"Jesus: A Preterist or Futurist?" by Dr. Richard Mayhue

"Was Nero the Antichrist of Revelation 13?" by Dr. Mark Hitchcock
(Scroll to p. 136)

"One Thousand Years: Literal or Figurative?" by Dr. Thomas Ice

"A Case for the Futurist Interpretation of the Book of Revelation" by Andy Woods

"Gary DeMar's End Times Fiction" by Dr. Thomas Ice

"Preterism and Zechariah 12-14" by Dr. Thomas Ice

"A Review of Hank Hanegraaff's The Apocalypse Code" by Dr. Thomas Ice

More articles and audio on prophecy here on our website.

New! Dr. Mark Hitchcock's PhD Dissertation on The Date of the Book of Revelation

AUDIO:

"A Refutation of Preterism" by Charlie Campbell (Dial Up) Buy CD.

"Waiting for the Master's Return" by John MacArthur:

VIDEO:

"Debate on the Date of the Book of Revelation"

Dr. Mark Hitchcock (late date) vs. Hank Hanegraaff (early date)

PART ONE:


Please note that Hanegraaff's statement that Dr. Norman Geisler is a preterist near the end of this first video (1:07:17) is completely untrue. Dr. Geisler is a futurist and has written many articles against preterism, including critiques of Hanegraaff's books (see some of his articles above).

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RECOMMENDED RESOURCES IN OUR ONLINE STORE:

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  THE SECOND COMING, PRETERISM AND THE BOOK OF REVELATION (DVD)
by Charlie Campbell

Preterism is the view that says the events spoken about in Matthew 24 and the Book of Revelation have been largely or completely fulfilled in the events leading up to and surrounding the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in A.D. 70. Preterism (from the Latin word for past) is growing in popularity. Could this view be valid? What did the early church think about these passages (Matt. 24 and the Book of Revelation)? In this hour long teaching, Charlie Campbell examines the preterist position, the verses often cited to support their view, and gives numerous reasons why preterism should be rejected as an incorrect understanding of Bible prophecy. This DVD contains many of the PowerPoint images that Charlie uses in his presentation.
Click here to purchase.

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  BREAKING THE APOCALYPSE CODE: Setting the Record Straight About the End Times (Book)
by Dr. Mark Hitchcock and Thomas Ice

In his book, The Apocalypse Code, Hank Hanegraaff, host of the Bible Answer Man program, claims to have devised a new method of interpreting biblical prophecy that he calls exegetical eschatology or e squared. He claims to have found the code to Revelation. But has he? Breaking the Apocalypse Code is an eye-opening evaluation of Hanegraaff s book that answers these key questions and many more:

  • Is Hanegraaff's new method valid?
  • Does he apply his own method consistently?
  • Where does his methodology lead?
  • What does he actually believe?
  • How should we interpret bible prophecy?


Breaking the Apocalypse Code
is much more than just a critique. It provides solid, biblical answers to questions that people everywhere are asking about the end times:

  • Will the Antichrist die and come back to life?
  • What about modern Israel?
  • What's the identity of Babylon the Great in Revelation 17-18?
  • Will Moses and Elijah appear in the end times?


Breaking the Apocalypse Code
will give you the practical keys you need to properly interpret Bible prophecy and will reignite your passion for the blessed hope.Paperback, 240 pages.

"This is an excellent point-by-point critique of the fallacious claims in Hank Hanegraaff's preterist interpretations of end times events, revealing its ungrounded and unbiblical conclusions. It exposes his dangerous method of interpretation that, if applied to essential doctrines of the Scripture, it would undermine the historic Christian faith." –Dr. Norman Geisler Click here to purchase.

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  EVERY PROPHECY OF THE BIBLE (Book)
by Dr. John Walvoord

This is a book you should be able to find near every pastor's desk. John F. Walvoord, editor of the Bible Knowledge Commentary, and one of the preeminent Bible prophecy scholars in the world, explains in one volume every key prophecy from Genesis to Revelation–those already fulfilled as well as those yet to be fulfilled. He also discusses the importance of prophecy and guidelines for interpreting it. A must have resource for studying Bible prophecy! Paperback, 685 pages. Click here to purchase.

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  NEW! THE END TIMES & BEYOND: Ten Upcoming Events in Bible Prophecy (DVD)
by Charlie Campbell

What does the Bible say about the future? Will wars and famines ever cease? Will there ever be peace in the Middle East? Will Jesus return to the Earth? Learn where the world is headed in this clear overview of ten upcoming events in Bible prophecy. Pastor, author, and teacher, Charlie Campbell, discusses prophecies surrounding:                                                                        
  • Jesus’ Second Coming
  • The Tribulation
  • The Ezekiel 38-39 Invasion of Israel
  • The Battle of Armageddon
  • The 1000 Year Reign of Christ
  • Eternity in the New Jerusalem
  • And more!
Charlie holds to a Pretribulational Rapture and Premillennial Second Coming (the same view shared by Dr. Norman Geisler, Dr. John Walvoord, Dr. John MacArthur, Pastor Chuck Smith, etc.). This DVD includes many of the images Charlie uses in his PowerPoint presentation. DVD length: 58 minutes. Click here to purchase.
   
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101 ANSWERS TO THE MOST ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE END TIMES (Book)
by Dr. Mark Hitchcock

This user-friendly manual answers 101 of the most frequently asked questions about everything from the Pre-Tribulation Rapture, the Antichrist, and Tribulation to the Second Coming and the Millennium. Prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock offers a biblically authoritative resource for understanding God's plan for the end times and eternity. This book is endorsed by Dwight Pentecost (Professor Emeritus of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary). Click here to purchase.

EXCELLENT OUT OF PRINT BOOK:

"THE END TIMES CONTROVERSY:  The Second Coming Under Attack"

This book offers an in-depth analysis of Preterism by Dr. Thomas Ice, John MacArthur, Tim LaHaye, Mark Hitchcock, Randall Price and others. Very good. Available used for $.01 on Amazon