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Q&R with Brad Jersak – What do you make of “Preterism”?

Question: For years I was a full preterist. I recently started questioning its soundness. And realizing that full preterism may be false has left me wondering about the correct view of the "end times." Response: For our readers' sake, let's begin with some simplistic definitions, then follow up with a response. FULL PRETERISM argues and believes that ALL of the "end times" prophecies of the New Testament (including the resurrection of the dead, Jesus' Second Coming, and the final judgment) were fulfilled in the events connected to the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70. Let's now also add some significant caveats before proceedi...

Free Will, the Nous and Divine Judgment: A Critical Analysis of Three Visions of Universalism — by Brad Jersak

I’ll say it again at the outset. I’m not a universalist. But some of my friends are … some of my evangelical friends, some of my Orthodox friends. So I ask them questions about that. This is not flirting (as Lewis and Barth were accused of), but simply being fair. In the name of ‘discernment,’ I’ve encountered a LOT of name-calling, dismissiveness, intentional misrepresentation and caricaturing. “Earth to Matilda!” – that’s not discernment. We can and must do better than that. Surely we could at least build bridges (from both ends of the chasm!) long enough so that listening could displace lobbing.    In ...