Preterists Take a Knife to the Bible (Bad Eschatology, Part 6)

The idea that anyone would take a knife to the Bible, is horrifying. In fact, there is a question mark over the eternal destiny of all who do that. And no one does that more than the Preterists.

For them, all prophecy is history, and that is truly abhorrent. And, when you examine the roots of this awful eschatology, you’ll understand how they became what they are.

Like the pretrib fallacy, Preterism has its roots in a Jesuit attempt to deform the Reformation. So, let’s look into that, along with why Preterist Eschatology is so plainly wrong.


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Preterists Take a Knife to the Bible

When trying to figure out how to deal with a particularly bad infection, it can help to know where it came from. So, I went looking for the roots of Preterism, and literally could not find any – at least, nothing before 1614. That’s rather shocking.

How can an entire movement spring into being like that?

Well, when you have the well-organized and funded Counter-Reformation pushing an idea, it can go viral pretty quickly. The irony is that Jesuits had lots of difficulty getting Protestants to believe the fable that they were peddling.


It’s like believing that the Earth is Flat. The only reason why you would do so, is because you want to. And no one wanted to believe that all prophecy was fulfilled by AD 70 – especially since the Pope wanted them to believe it.

If the Pope wants you to do something, you probably shouldn’t.

However, I mentioned 1614. That was the year when Luis del Alcázar published the book that launched the Preterist movement. This one:

Vestigatio Arcani Sensus in Apocalypsi

(Tracing the Arcane Sense in the Apocalypse)

Unfortunately, for poor Luis, the steam powered printing press wasn’t around to make the book cheap enough for everyone to read it. And, he wrote it in Latin – a poor choice of language for a best seller.

He should have published the book in Spanish, in 1811, like another Jesuit Priest Manuel Lacunza – while also claiming to be a rabbi who had converted to Christianity. Poor Luis Alcazar had poor timing.

I find it interesting that Jesuit priests have been so successful in their efforts to corrupt our faith. It was their job, and they did it well.

So, what’s wrong with Preterism?

You mean, aside from being a Jesuit idea?

Well, everything.

Preterism claims that all prophecy has been fulfilled. All of it. The Millennium, the Second Coming, the Resurrection, The Great Tribulation, The Seven Seals, The Seven Trumpets, The Seven Vials/Bowls, and the Redemption of Israel. All of it. Done.

Oh, and all the prophecy in the Hebrew Scriptures?

All done, too.

Yes, the Mount of Olives split in two (Zechariah 14). The Resurrection described in Daniel 12 happened. The Nile dried up (Isaiah 19) and Damascus was taken away from being a city (Isaiah 17). The Redemption of Israel already happened (Zechariah 12-13). Gog and Magog has already invaded Israel (Ezekiel 38 and 39). The Sun became as bright as seven days, and the moon as bright as the sun (Isaiah 30).

Oh wait. That didn’t happen.

Literally, the only way that anyone could believe such a lie, is if they wanted to. That’s the only reason why it persists, and it’s hard to believe that anyone can be a Christian and follow this cursed theory. And, yes… Preterists are cursed.

Here’s what God said will happen to you, if you take away from the Book of Revelation:

and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

 – Revelation 22:19 (NKJV)

I can’t think of any better example of ‘if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy’, than Preterism. They take the entire book, and chuck it into the waste bin. This means one thing, and one thing only:

Preterists are cursed

Their names are erased from the Book of Life, and the best that they can hope for is outer darkness for eternity.

If you are a Preterist, you need to repent now and beg God to forgive you for holding and preaching this terrible theory.

I truly hope that you’ll be ready for this

A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.Proverbs 22:3


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12 thoughts on “Preterists Take a Knife to the Bible (Bad Eschatology, Part 6)”

  1. Wow. A shorter article than usual, but I’m not disappointed. It’s as simple as it can get, and I think that is all we need to know when it comes to these Preterist folk.
    May YAH guide us in His Word throughout our days of pilgrimage.
    In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

  2. Would you say it’s a requirement to have a full day of rest (because resting in God is ALWAYS good for us), or would you say that Jesus Christ IS the Sabbath rest, with Shabbat being a shadow of the things to come? The only reason I ask this question is because I remember reading some stuff on and from a man named Emilio on YouTube about the Fourth Commandment. Jesus told us to not teach that any commandment is lesser than the other, and no commandment is going to pass away until heaven and earth pass away, so what do you say?

    • One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind. He who observes the day, observes it to the Lord; and he who does not observe the day, to the Lord he does not observe it. He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks; and he who does not eat, to the Lord he does not eat, and gives God thanks. For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living. But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written: “As I live, says the LORD, Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God.”
      Romans 14:5-11 (NKJV)

      That’s the answer, I think. Correct me, if I’m wrong.

    • Nope. No requirements. None. Zip. Nada. You are free from any of that. Completely. Utterly. Without reservation. Whoever is telling you otherwise is deeply, deeply misguided. Very, very. – JL

  3. Dear Brother John,

    I think I have most of the tears and snot out of me now that I’m writing this, because I’m horribly saddened by what I see around me.
    I’ll just get to how it started.
    So I went to church today, as always, and we were talking about the “You fool!” passage in Matthew for the sermon. There was heavy Super Bowl talk as always, with the children’s message being infected with some allusions to the Super Bowl (“But always know that God is first!” That’s not a direct quote, by the way; that’s just a paraphrase of the message).
    It was during the offering when things got bad (although God intends this all for good, so I won’t complain).
    So, you know the little paper slips I mention to you that I spread the Gospel with? Well, at my church, I’ve actually decided to give little repentance slips to a few members of my congregation. I don’t know how they feel about them – I probably never will – but I hope good comes out of it.
    Anyway, when the collection plate came around, I put Ezekiel 39:6 in the bowl. My dad, of course, immediately got on to me for it, because he was sitting right next to me (the rest of my family stayed home).
    After we left, Dad immediately got on to me about putting the slip in the plate, and then told me that the pastor already knows everything there is to know about the Bible, because he went to seminary. I tried the best I could, gently, to explain to him how not every Christian is going to get something right, especially with the theologians in seminaries, which he rejected, saying everything comes from the Bible when it comes to seminaries, despite hearing the obvious from you.
    Anyway, the convo quickly devolved even more when I mentioned the Pretribulation Rapture Theory, which he thankfully doesn’t believe in, but then he was like, and I’m paraphrasing, “You don’t think the churches know that?” I then mentioned to him, and again I’m paraphrasing, “Well, you know, there are plenty of churches that teach that and are in serious denial.” He just can’t maintain these kinds of convos with me, y’know?
    He also screamed at me saying that what I’m listening to – you and the others you’ve recommended – is a bunch of crap, which was expected, so I won’t complain.
    Then POLITICS came into play harder than you can say, “Swaggart!”
    I’ve already made clear to him my feelings about the things he hears from the media, so he decided to bring the GUN situation into play. I told him, like you’ve said, that not every Christian should own a gun, but he specifically went after SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLES that I’m sure you know the libs complain about all the time (“They look scary!”). I tried really hard to convince him of the reality of the situation, but like a CNN/MSNBC-infected trooper, he just wouldn’t budge, and I wasn’t expecting him to.

    I know this comment is going on long, and will get longer, but I forgot to mention to him the disorders you brought up about him (Cognitive Dissonance and Willful Blindness).

    Alright, now that the break is over, let’s continue.
    So, when we were at the Sonic Drive-In getting drinks, tears started streaming down my face. He brought up the State of the freaking Union (all I wanna do is swear, but I will not, because it is a sin and I repent of it), and told me how disrespectful McCarthy was for rolling his eyes when Stalin brought up semi-automatic rifles, and then I brought up his hypocrisy by stating that Nana Peloka tore up the paper behind Trump, to which he responded with a, “Well, yeah, Trump sucks,” sort of statement. He then brought up J6 and blamed Trump for it, to which I brought up Trump did not start that (I wanna freaking go John Rambo, but God have mercy on me, I will not), and he said no to me every time (pretty typical for my dad). I then brought up the state laws against homosexuality and transgenderism, which he knows are sins; he’s against them, but he said that just because he’s against them doesn’t want to make him vote Republican (it doesn’t matter either way, but still).
    I also brought up how abortion was the worst thing we ever did to God’s face, to which he actually agreed with, but then he brought up semi-automatic rifles again and even mentioned a story (which I just now read) about a 6-year-old boy in Virginia who shot his teacher. I read the story just now and I am absolutely heartbroken by this poor boy’s actions; I hope God will show him and his family the way.
    He then basically ended it by calling Marjorie Taylor Greene a “b****” and I told him not to tell Mom what just happened.
    I hate to say it, and I repent of this, but as I was getting the drinks and my Bible in the house, I accidentally dropped my Bible, to which I let rage get the best of me in the moment and I screamed the F-word, which I am sorry for; please forgive me.
    I was so upset that I couldn’t explain to Mom what happened. Dad told Mom about what happened anyway, and I came out to get my drink, and Mom told me I’m never going back to the church I go to ever again. She yelled at me about how she told me multiple times not to give paper slips to our dying brothers, to which I tried to tell her why, to which she just went berserk. She hates love. I feel like she does, but I love her and them no matter what.
    Thankfully she didn’t take away this laptop that I am typing to you on now, and she told me to just find an online church service that I can call home. She screamed, “WE’RE THE CHRISTIANS WE ARE; WE CHOOSE HOW WE WANT TO LIVE; WE. DON’T. CARE!!!!!!!” Though I paraphrased that, she did actually say, “WE DON’T CARE!” I went to my room, where I have been for the entire last hour now, crying and praying.

    Okay, now I’ve got that off my chest and I need to take a breather. And again, I expected all this to happen, because I know our Lord intends this for my own good, and I will continue to do the best I can, even though I can’t go to my church anymore, to warn and preach to others.
    This has been an extremely hard morning to get through, and now it’s the afternoon as I type. God help me to get through this day.

    But hey, at least they didn’t take away this laptop.

    Yours in Christ,
    Charles 🙂

    • Hey Charles,

      I am so sorry. What a terrible situation to be in. And, it’s especially hard when you are so young. And, I know that there are no words that can take the pain away. You love your parents. They are a part of who you are, and it’s like having your heart ripped out when they berate you like this.

      They can’t help it, because they’ve been caught by the traps that our society laid for them. They are victims of the evil that we allowed to be spread abroad. We did this to ourselves and to your generation. My parents and their parents had their own roles to play in the corruption affecting us.

      May the Lord God of heaven and earth give you peace. He sent His Son to die for you, so you can bet that He will be faithful in bringing you through this time.

      Again, I’m so sorry, Charles.

      Yours in Christ,

      John Little
      Revelation Six

      PS. I don’t know if this suggestion will work for you, and it’s hard to remember when you are in the thick of an argument. But, when your mom or dad says such and so, find something in it that you can agree with and tell them.

      Such as… yeah, too many people are using guns to kill innocent civilians. It’s a problem.

      Then, go on to give your own opinion.

      I know that it can feel dishonest to concede the truth that the other side of an argument might have, but it really isn’t – as long as what you say is true. Remember that Paul always started out his letters of criticism with words that praised what was actually good about them.

      This is often hard to do, and I usually forget to do it. So, don’t feel bad if this suggestion is impossible.

      Keep up the good work, brother!

      – JL

  4. Just saw your tweet on Protestia and John MacArthur. Though I do agree with the articles they’ve written on the corruptions in church, the fact that they side with MacArthur and Justin Peters on so much is just wrong.
    You’re right; although I forgive them, they do have repenting to do before the Lord.
    God Bless!


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