Thursday, January 17, 2008

Skinning the Cat: Concluding Comments

The phrase "there is more than one way to skin a cat" most likely originates from a pre-colonial practice of passing off a cat pelt (skin) as some other valuable fur. It is fitting then that I conclude my series on Full Preterism by tying it into another popular expression adopted by the "leader" of FP. "the cat's out of the bag". This expression also has its roots in deception being most likely the practice of convincing some unwary buyer he is purchasing a piglet in a bag but once the bag is opened, "the cat is out of the bag" & the lie is exposed for what it is. (source)

As I conclude my series on FP & leave this blog as a testimony against FP, I would like to touch on the five following topics:

  1. Premil to Preterism in just one easy step
  2. The Hyperbolic Blindspot
  3. Deduction or Scripture
  4. Club & Cult
  5. A Better Ism

Sunday, January 6, 2008

History of A Heresy: The Origin of Full/Hyper-Preterism

A history of Full Preterism is in order. This is how to see what went wrong. For starters, you might first look at this link ( then come back to read the rest of this article.

In brief, almost all theological expressions of preterism were merely what is now labeled “partial-preterism” BEFORE Max King (a CoC preacher) started advocating his views in the 1970s.

Even the authors who are often cited as being early Full Preterists were not so. For example, Ernest Hampden-Cook, author of “The Christ Has Come” & editor of the “Weymouth New Testament” Bible believed that Christians are presently in the Millennium & that there will yet be an “end”

Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Faulty Foundation of Full Preterism: An Exegetical Refutation

Certain types of chemicals by themselves may be harmless but when mixed with other chemicals can set off poisonous fumes that can kill. The fumes can even be odorless thus killing the unsuspecting person before they realize. In this same way, the mixture of certain erroneous doctrines may be more or less harmless but when mixed together the effect is deadly. Fortunately, with most doctrinal errors there are very apparent negative side-effects that act as the “odor” that should alert a person that something isn't right.

This is the case with a view called Full Preterism (FP), or sometimes known as “hyper-preterism”.