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An Exposition of 1 Corinthians 15 Part 2: Christ the Firstfruits Out From Among The Dead Ones

An Exposition of 1 Corinthians 15  Part 2: Christ the Firstfruits Out From Among The Dead Ones By Michael J. Sullivan We are continuing our study through 1 Corinthians 15 in examining the time frame and nature of the resurrection in this chapter.  In part 1 we made two important observations.  First, in Paul using the modus tollens or reduction…

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Seven Brief Points Which Prove The Full Preterist View of the Millennium of Revelation 20 is Exegetical and Orthodox

Seven Brief Points Which Prove The Full Preterist View of the Millennium of Revelation 20 is Exegetical and Orthodox By:  Michael J. Sullivan 1)  Reformed Partial Preterist author Kenneth Gentry in his writings informs us that the book of Revelation is about things which were in the past, present, and things which were “about to be” fulfilled in John’s day…

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The Contradictions Among Dr. Talbot's Disciples and the "Scholarly Consensus" of Daniel 12:1-13/Matthew 13:39-43

No one can deny that Full Preterism is the organic development (“Reformed and always reforming”) of the reformed orthodox church as it pertains to the time and nature of fulfillment for the judgment and resurrection of Dan. 12:1-4, 7, 13/Matt. 13:39-43 to take place.  These texts would be fulfilled at the end of the “last days” or “end of the…

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The Living Body Show 10/22/12 Re: The Criswell Millennial Conf. Review Part 2 Gentry's Inability to Develop Daniel 12:2-3 in the NT

I was disappointed that at the Criswell conference on the millennium of Revelation 20 that Kenneth Gentry did not address the texts and argument/main point to my public question. My question was that since he now believes the resurrection of Daniel 12:2 was fulfilled spiritually, covenantally and corporately in AD 70, he now needs to address HOW (not shouting) the…

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The Living Body Show 10/15/12 Re: Criswell Millennial Conf. Review Part 1 G.K. Beale's "Thorny Problem" in Matt. 24-25=1 Thess. 4-5

If it is “orthodox” to believe the following: 1)   The resurrection and glorification of the Church in Daniel 12:2-3 happened in AD 70 – corporately, covenantally and Daniel was raised out of Abraham’s Bosom or Hades into God’s presence at that time and according to Revelation 20 (Partial Preterism). 2)  The end of the age in Matthew 13:39-43 and Matthew…

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G.K. Beale and D.A. Carson's "Thorny Problem" In Matthew 24-25/1 Thessalonians 4:15–5:11

G.K. Beale and D.A. Carson’s “Thorny Problem”  In Matthew 24-25/1Thessalonians 4:15—5:11 By Michael J. Sullivan My proposition in this article is to prove that Beale and Carson’s “thorny problem” concerning their contradictory teachings and or associations in their writings of Matthew 24:30-31/1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 over the years is solved with the Full Preterist interpretation of these passages. D.A Carson wrote…

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My Review/Paper on the Oct. 12, 2012 Criswell Bible College Conference of the Millennium The “Already” and Imminent AD 70 "Not Yet” of the Resurrection in Revelation 20

My Review/Paper on the Oct. 12, 2012 Criswell Bible College Conference on the Millennium The “Already” and Imminent AD 70 “Not Yet” of the Resurrection in Revelation 20 By:  Michael J. Sullivan Introduction: I had the privilege of attending Criswell College’s 2012 conference on the Millennium in which the following speakers were present to present their views on the millennium: …

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My Response To Joel McDurmon/American Vision's Letter To Criswell College Re: Don Preston

My response to Joel McDurmon and American Vision’s letter about Don Preston’s presence at Criswell’s Millennial Conference (see here: American Vision’s Letter to Criswell)  1)  A Partial Preterist was invited – Kenneth Gentry, and yet McDurmon complains that a Partial Preterist needed to be there? a.  Gentry claimed the “last days” in the NT was a period of time from…

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Commentary on Revelation Chapters 8 – 12

THE UNVEILING OF JESUS REVELATION 8-12        A Layman and Scholar’s Guide to Interpreting The Book of Revelation     By: Michael J. Sullivan Copyright 2008-04-08         Revelation 8 – 11    We now embark upon the third vision. In chapter eight we are informed that the opening of the seventh seal involves the judgment described here…

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Commentary on Revelation Chapters 1 – 7

A Layman and Scholar’s Guide To Interpreting The Book of Revelation     By: Michael J. Sullivan Copyright 2008-04-08   The purpose of this commentary   My purpose writing this article/commentary is to glorify Christ in demonstrating what the story of redemption is all about from Genesis 1-3 to Revelation 20-22. In Adam and the story of Israel’s covenantal history, man realizes…

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Seven / Seventy – Sabbath Rest and New Creation Motifs Found in the Beginnings of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John

Seven / Seventy Sabbath Rest and New Creation in the Beginnings of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John By Michael J. Sullivan The OT is filled with numerological significance pointing us back to the seven days of creation and Sabbath rest for the people of God.  The NT points us to a New Covenant (NC) New Creation rest for the people…

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The Soteriological and Eschatological Implications of Seeing the Kingdom and Being "Born Again/From Above" at Christ's Parousia in AD 70 – An Exegesis of (John 3:16)

The Soteriological and Eschatological Implications of Seeing the Kingdom and Being Born Again at Christ’s Parousia in AD 70 BY: MICHAEL J. SULLIVAN My purpose in this article is twofold. First, I want to propose and defend that the Church (as God’s New Creation) was corporately born again at Christ’s parousia in AD 70. And secondly, it is my purpose…

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The "First" "Present" Holy Place (Old Covenant) Removed and The Most Holy Place (New Covenant) Established in AD 70 at Christ's Second Appearing (Hebrews 9:6-10, 26-28)

   The “First” “Present” Holy Place (Old Covenant) Removed and The Most Holy Place (New Covenant) Established in AD 70 at Christ’s Second Appearing  (Hebrews 9:6-10, 26-28) By Michael J. Sullivan While Moses received the pattern to build the tabernacle from God in Exodus 25-30, David received the plans to build the Temple from the Holy Spirit in 1 Chronicles…

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Critiquing Joel McDurmon Part 2: Abraham and The Land/City/World (New Exodus) Promises Fulfilled or Not Fulfilled?

 By Michael J. Sullivan In this article I want to address two issues.  First, is Joel McDurmon asserting in his debate with Don Preston that Abraham did not inherit the land promise and if we say that he did, then according to Acts 7 – the Bible contradicts itself.  According to McDurmon if Abraham didn’t inherit the land or the…

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Kistemaker/Beale (Amillennial Recapitulation of Rev. 20 w/1-19, 21-22) + Mathison/Gentry (Partial Preterism Rev. 1-19, 21-22 fulfilled by AD 70) = Full Preterism or Revelation 20:1-15 Fulfilled by AD 70 and Don Preston's Exciting Announcement!

Below is my response to Keith Mathison and Simon Kistemaker on the millennium of Revelation 20 that will be added to our book House Divided Bridging the Gap in Reformed Eschatology A Preterist Response to When Shall These Things Be?  in our next edition.  A condensed version never made it into the first edition and I felt this material needed…

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TEMPLE THEOLOGY AND IMAGERY OF GENESIS 1-4 TO REVELATION 21-22 – THE COSMOLOGY OF ISRAEL’S COVENANT, LAND AND TEMPLE PROMISES FULFILLED IN AD 70 AND WITHIN THE NEW COVENANT "AGE WITHOUT END"

By:  Michael J. Sullivan copyright 2008 – Thank you so much for your understanding and Christian charity and integrity in advance. Editorial note:  Years ago I spoke at a Preterist conference and developed the temple imagery from Genesis – Revelation.  The message was never taped and I didn’t have time to cover all of my material.  Here is some of…

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A Full Preterist Response To Partial Preterist Joel McDurmon's Article “The Passing of Away of Heaven and Earth in Revelation 20:11 and 20:1” Part 2 – Joel "Fled" From Pheugo in Revelation 16:20

Since Joel McDurmon appealed to his articles on 2 Peter 3 for further study and to support his distinctions of two different de-creation events – one alleged direct and literal fulfillment in Revelation 20:11 of the planet earth, and another covenantal and spiritual of the Old Covenant (OC) system passing and yielding to the NC creation by AD 70 in…

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In What Sense Did Jesus Leave, Stay and Then Return In AD 70 – Brief Study of Acts 1:6-11–3:17-23 and The Anaology of Scripture

By David Green / Michael Bennett / Michael Sullivan Talbotism or Partial Preterism would ask: . . . Jesus left. And unless you ignore his promise to be with them until the end of the age, you would have to agree that there is a sense in which he didn’t leave. Well, it seems awfully obvious to me now that…

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Critique of American Vision/Joel McDurmon's Affirmative – “The Hour is coming" (JOHN 4:21-24 & JOHN 5:28-29)

Critique of American Vision/Joel McDurmon’s Affirmative – “The Hour is coming” (JOHN 4:21-24 & JOHN 5:28-29) By Michael J. Sullivan In Joel McDurmon’s recent debate with Don Preston, he proposed a few arguments leveled at Full Preterism (FP) which I will now summarize and then address in the body of this article.  First, God’s promise to Abraham was that he…

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Response To Joel McDurmon's Article "The Passing Away of Heaven and Earth in Revelation 20:11 AND 20:1” Part 1 – 2 Peter 3

A FULL PRETERIST RESPONSE TO PARTIAL PRETERIST JOEL MCDURMON’S ARTICLE “THE ‘PASSING’ AWAY OF HEAVEN AND EARTH IN REVELATION 20:11 AND 21:1” Part 1 – 2 Peter 3 By: Michael J. Sullivan We once again turn our attention to the arbitrary hermeneutics of Partial Preterism (PP) in examining an article produced by American Vision’s Joel McDurmon as to why he…

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An Exposition of "This Generation" (Matthew 24:34) Part 2

By Michael J. Sullivan We ended part 1 of our exposition of Matthew 24:34 by examining the strong lexical evidence that genea should be understood as the first century contemporary generation that Jesus was speaking to and therefore the language of Christ coming on the clouds, gathering His elect, and the de-creation cosmic imagery (“all these things”) should not be interpreted with a strict…

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An Exposition of "This Generation” (Matthew 24:34) Part 1

By Michael J. Sullivan Introduction In Matthew 24:34 the disciples are told that the signs, the coming of Jesus and the end of the age that the disciples previously asked about (“all these things”), would be fulfilled within their “this generation.” I will begin our study of Matthew 24:34 by quoting various translations that have correctly understood its meaning and…

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The ABC’s of Matthew 24-25=1 Thessalonians 4-5=1 Corinthians 15 Embracing the Organic Development of Full Preterist Synthesis Or the Myth of Orthodox “Unity” on the “Essentials” – You Decide

The ABC’s of Matthew 24-25=1 Thessalonians 4-5=1 Corinthians 15  Embracing the Organic Development of Full Preterist Synthesis Or the Myth of Orthodox “Unity” on the “Essentials” – You Decide By Michael J. Sullivan Copyright 2009 – revised and expanded 2013 Since this article is by far one of my most popular ones and has helped so many people come out…

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House Divided: Imminent Redemption in Luke 21:27-28 / Romans 8:18-23 and The Analogy of Scripture

The Abandonment of the Analogy of Scripture The Westminster Confession of Faith states that “the infallible rule of interpretation of Scripture is the Scripture itself; and therefore, when there is a question about the true and full sense of any Scripture (which is not manifold, but one), it must be searched and known by other places that speak more clearly.”[1]…

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The Truth About Isaiah 65:17-25

17  For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. God’s creation and maturing of His new heavens and new earth arrived with the imminent return of Christ to end the “last days” of the old covenant age in AD 70 – according to (2 Peter 3 –…

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Tongues, Prophecy and Knowledge "Ceased" in AD 70 – A Study of "That Which is Perfect" (1 Cor. 13:8-12)

By: Michael J. Sullivan It is my purpose in this article to tackle an issue that I struggled with a lot as a young Christian–namely 1 Corinthians 13:8-12 and the abiding or cessation of the miraculous gifts of tongues and prophecy. Are they for today or have they ceased? As a young Christian my Pastor was Chuck Smith (Calvary Chapel…

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