International Preterist Association
Christ's kingdom is here now. Paradise has been restored in Christ (spiritually-speaking). We live in the Garden of Eden now (if we are in Christ), just as sure as we can know we have "eternal life."
Also see "What is Preterism?" at Planet Preterist
Phil Johnson's Bookmarks (non-dispendational Reformed Baptist viewpoint)
Preterism suggests that the Tribulation prophecies of Matthew 24 were fulfilled in the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70. But what you'll find here [The Preterist Achieve website] is not mere preterism; it's hyper-preterism (though the people who run this website prefer the term "consistent preterism").
Call it what you will; this view is heresy. It echoes the error of Hymenaeus and Philetus, who taught that the Second Coming was already past, thus overthrowing the faith of some (2 Tim. 2:17-18). Hyper-preterists teach that all New Testament prophecy is now fulfilled; the Lord has returned; and we now live in the New Heavens and New Earth. Sound bizarre? It is. Modern preterism is largely a reactionary movement against the fanaticism of premillennial end-times extremists.
Hyper-preterists react to the end-of-the-world doom-and-gloomers by running to an opposite extreme, but their fanaticism is actually driven by a similar spirit. Here's a rule of thumb: when you encounter someone whose whole view of theology is shaped and driven by any eschatalogical theory (be it pre- post- or a-millennial), so that eschatology becomes their primary concern, you've found a candidate for the "really bad theology" category.
L. S. Chafer, Systematic Theology,
Vol. IV, p. 281
Miles J. Stanford, Spiritual Sharing
Service (Tri-S) 7
The believer’s origin stems from Calvary, not from Eden. Actually, in the Father’s mind, his origin is in Christ “before the foundation of the world” (Eph. 1:4). There is a severe drawback involved for those Christians who erroneously see their origin in Adam. Oriented to an earthly Adam, they become law-governed, kingdom-centered, legal, and earthbound. Unable to “rightly divide the word of truth,” they tend to be anti-dispensational, and amillennial.
It doesn't take very much theological contamination to make a believer very sick, who in turn may infect many other members of the body. Error is a malignancy that is extremely contagious!
Poison, under whatever name or title, is poison still.
List of leading contemporary Preterists:
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