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By Vernon Chelsea Klingman III


  1. So, why don’t we all discuss the second coming?  For old time’s sake.
  2. I don’t have a lot of hobbies, but I do enjoy studying the last days as a past time.
  3. I’m completely dedicated to preterism.  Even though there’s really no future in it.
  4. Personally, I find the preterist reformation to be quite timely.
  5. When I’m through with those futurists, their view will be history.
  6. I’m really not opposed to dispensationalists getting raptured.
  7. The archangel totally blew it.
  8. When it comes to eschatology, hindsight is 20/20.
  9. I like to call them the last days of yore.
  10. Preterism is the only view of eschatology that will stand the test of time.
  11. I had three Americanos this morning.  So, I was kind of a hyper preterist.
  12. When I said, “time will tell which view of eschatology is correct”, I didn’t mean we’d have to wait and see.
  13. I’m taking futurists to the woodshed.  And I’m bringing a timing belt.
  14. Let’s make preterism the eschatology of the future!  Er, you know what I mean.
  15. I went over 70 in the car with my family last night.  Of course, I go over it with them at home too.
  16. Whenever you get discouraged in your efforts to convert people to preterism, just remember… in less than a hundred years, everyone you know will agree with you.
  17. Living past 70 is a blessing.
  18. I believed the Gospel, I just didn’t know what to think about the rest of the story.  Then I discovered preterism.  And the rest is history.
  19. If you’re waiting for Revelation 19 to be fulfilled, I’ve got news for you… that horse has left the barn.
  20. Whenever someone asks me how much of the Olivet Discourse was fulfilled, I just say, “Olivet”.
  21. Preterism kicked my left behind all the way to kingdom came.
  22. In 70 AD, Christ married His Bride.  That makes me a legitimate son of the resurrection.  Despite what they call me.
  23. I prefer to call it the yesterday of the Lord.
  24. The Jewish rebellion against Rome may not have been the greatest uprising in history, but it did coincide with it.
  25. I’m sorry if I’ve irritated you by speaking about eschatology in the past.  I promise not to speak of the coming of Christ in the future.


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February 24, 2011

‘Why is everything so difficult here . . . ?’


IMET a fairly new expatriate arrival to the Philippines the other day.

After five minutes introductory conversation, the lady came out with the question, “why is everything so difficult here?” That just about sums things up; everything is so difficult. It didn’t use to be like this. Read the rest of this entry »

Zechariah 14

By GARY DEMAR | Published: DECEMBER 28, 2006

Zechariah 14

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Then the LORD will go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fights on a day of battle (14:3).

After using Rome as His rod to smite Jerusalem, God later turns on Rome in judgment. Once again, Assyria is the model: “I send it against a godless nation and commission it against the people of My fury to capture booty and to seize plunder, and to trample them down like mud in the streets . . . . So it will be that when the Lord has completed all His work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, He will say, ‘I will punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria and the pomp of his haughtiness’” (Isa. 10:5–6, 12–13). The fall of Assyria did not immediately follow its plunder of Israel. The same is true of God’s use of Rome to judge Israel. Read the rest of this entry »

Zechariah 14

By GARY DEMAR | Published: DECEMBER 27, 2006

Zechariah 14

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

“For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city will be captured, the houses plundered, the women ravished and half of the city exiled, but the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city” (Zech. 14:2).

Six thousand Jews were murdered by Alexander Janneus (103–76 B.C.) during the Feast of Tabernacles in the early part of the first century B.C. Here’s how Josephus describes the event: Read the rest of this entry »

Zechariah 14

By GARY DEMAR | Published: DECEMBER 26, 2006

Zechariah 14

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Zechariah 14 opens with the promise that “a day is coming for the LORD when the spoil taken from you will be divided among you” (Zech. 14:1). No time is specified for when this event will take place. Should we look to our future for fulfillment or are there more proximate events that best fit the historical and theological context of Zechariah’s day? We know that four kingdoms would subjugate Israel during and after her exile (Dan. 2–3): Babylon, the Medes and Persians, the Greeks, and the Romans. In Zechariah 14:2, we learn that God will gather “all the nations against Jerusalem to battle” (see Part 2), with the result that the city would be “captured, the houses plundered, the women ravished, and half the city exiled” (Zech. 14:2). While dispensationalists apply this verse to a post-rapture great tribulation, and amillennialists apply it to the persecution of the church down through the ages, I contend that the passage refers to the domination of Israel by the Romans and Herodians in the period leading up to the Incarnation and ministry of Jesus. The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia describes the period this way: Read the rest of this entry »

…in all the world

The kingdom shall be preached in all the world

Jesus said, “this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come” (Matthew. 24:14, KJV). In “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature”(Mark 16:15, KJV). The year is 33 A.D.

Paul his missionary journeys completed, writes from his imprisonment in Rome to the saints in Colosse…the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister. (Colossians 1:23) …The year is 64 A.D. Read the rest of this entry »