Torrey Gazette is the combined work of everyday Christians blogging on books, family, art, and theology. So pull up a seat and join us. Family Table rules apply. Shouting is totally acceptable.

The Dating of Revelation - Don Preston Review #8

Note: Don Preston is a full preterist and therefore his teaching cannot receive full or blind acceptance. His many videos on YouTube are worthy of listening and interacting with in a timeline manner.

@2:16: This one is a little bit of a stretch isn't it Don? Was the vindication of Christ accomplished in His resurrection or the fulfillment of AD 70?

@2:50: This is reaching the conclusion set at from the start. Not disagreeing, but this isn't a good passage for argument.

@3:24: Do you see this blurred line between the resurrection and the judgment as the point of vindication? Why does he keep tying it to judgment? Because the colossal judgments in Matthew 25 and Revelation 20 are the final hinges on the door between partial preterism and full preterism.

I think Mr Preston is unfairly blended these two events together and thus making it easier to accept a rather unpalatable conclusion.

@4:05: This is another stretch Mr Preston.

@4:08: Mr Preston is correct that they make war against the saints. But that isn't the only thing they do. In fact it might not even be the most important thing they do...hmmm.

@5:10: How can the judgment of the harlot fulfill martyr vindication? The beasts we were just told also participated but aren't judged until Revelation 20. Now do you see why this theme must be so important to Mr Preston?

I cannot disagree with Mr Preston that this theme is important. But it does not drive the book. It clearly is an important context for the prophetic text and the judgment of Israel. But it falls short of proving a pre-AD 70 writing and falls even shorter of tying the whole of the book to the destruction of Jerusalem.
Postmillennialist: John A. Broadus (Part 4)

Postmillennialist: John A. Broadus (Part 4)

Mile Markers: First Semester