9/16 – Preterist Power Hour & Resources

On this past week’s Preterist Power Hour, cohosts Michael Miano & Edward, welcomed a guests named Ivan to join the show. Pastor Miano shared how he had met Ivan, who was a speaker at a recent study group, that he had attended regarding identifying “Mystery Babylon”. Rather than just talk about some of the things he (Ivan) mentioned, especially regarding eschatology/end times, we welcomed him to join us on the show. Highlighting Ivan’s presented, we talked though points from the books of Daniel and Revelation, as well as Matthew 23-24, in regards to “Mystery Babylon”. 

You can watch this week’s podcast session at the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1-S16NGyKw

It was admitted that an hour session is not enough to get into all the details, so points were made, resources offered, and the discussion tabled for a future time. 

Consider the following mentioned resources regarding Jerusalem as “Mystery Babylon”, in contrast to Ivan’s assertion of modern day Vatican City being “Mystery Babylon”: 

Also, two future events were mentioned: 

Saturday, 9/25 – Ivan will be presenting “Mark of the Beast” at a local 7th Day Adventist congregation in Patchogue N.Y. (see graphic)

Fri – Sun, 10/8-10/10 – “Not One Stone Left” Bible Conference at The Blue Point Bible Church 

9/9 – Preterist Power Hour & Resources

You can review the 9/9 podcast of Preterist Power Hour on YouTube at the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAbwrlYif4Q

Cohosts, Michael Miano & Edward Howell talked through the question, “How does fulfilled eschatology (Preterism) empower and enhance one’s walk with Christ?”.

Resources mentioned:

Don Preston’s recent (2 part) article regarding the the feasts of Israel:
https://donkpreston.com/daniel-9-succot-and-shemini-atzerat-1/
https://donkpreston.com/daniel-9-succot-and-shemini-atzerat-2/

Recent united effort by religious leaders to challenge Christians toward “creation care”, https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/pont-messages/2021/documents/20210901-messaggio-protezionedelcreato.html


“Remember Pella” article – https://alt.bible.narkive.com/MsKVUVra/remember-pella

Nov. 2019 Podcast – L.I.F.E. w/MGW – Applying A Fulfilled Hope Daily 
https://www.buzzsprout.com/607474/2049348-l-i-f-e-w-mgw-applying-a-fulfilled-hope-daily?fbclid=IwAR1m6WOZv3gt4RaCwjpS9iAlP7jiFk1u6TCe9cCPt5t8gNWVkod5tajoWj8

Also mentioned, the following Preterist resource site, http://www.bibleprophecyfulfilled.org/

8/19 – Preterist Power Hour & Resources

On this week’s podcast of the Preterist Power Hour, co-hosts, Michael Miano & Edward Howell, reviewed some presentations from the recent Spirit & Life Lectures. You can watch this week’s podcast at the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv6mPrW-CdI

You can gain access to the 2021 Spirit & Life Lectures (as well as as soon-to-be-updated blog of notes regarding the lectureship) at the following link, https://powerofpreterism.wordpress.com/2021/08/19/spirit-life-lectureship-2021/

While Edward mentioned needing to mark out time to properly view the lectures, Michael Miano was eager to share some of this thoughts regarding John Watson, Scott Klaft, and Mario Beasley Sr.’s presentations. 

Correlating to Mr. Beasley’s presentation, Michael mentioned a sermon series he preached on the topic of “One New Man” a few years back. You can gain access to that sermon series at the following link, https://www.academia.edu/26905171/One_New_Man_Sermon_Series_Summary?fbclid=IwAR2R5cJ7n9Bdb_P0Yt6tdOINB0U-reWwyhUlRH-JdWa50wjwfjzk38LItsY

This next week’s Preterist Power Hour, 8/26, will be canceled. However, we look forward to further reviewing the Spirit & Life Lectures, the following Tuesday, 9/2. 

Don’t forget to make your plans to join us for the 7th Annual BPBC Bible Conference – Not One Stone Left: Restored & Complete – this October 8th -10th, 2021. The following link has travel and lodging info, as well as a tentative schedule for the conference (also see attached graphic), http://www.bluepointbiblechurch.org/peace/?page_id=2637

Spirit & Life Lectureship 2021

At the beginning of the month of August, a group of Church of Christ preachers who are convinced of Fulfilled Eschatology (i.e., Full Preterism), got together at the Church of Christ Ludington and offered up lectures for the 6th Annual Spirit & Life Lectures.

You can listen to our 2-part review of the lectures on the Preterist Power Hour at the following links:

Review Pt. 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rv6mPrW-CdI

Review Pt. 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcWZA5Vq51o

Below you can see the graphic that advertised the event, and below that you can find each speaker, a link to their message on YouTube, and some notes shared by Michael Miano.

#PowerOfPreterism

John Watson – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GWbltutFFQ
cf. Galatians 1; 2 Thess 2; Phil. 3:17-20; 2 Tim. 3

I enjoyed John Watson’s points about the apostasy that captivated so many in the first century. I also appreciated his bringing up the Apostle Peter’s falling into that camp for a bit (therefore it wasn’t and isn’t too hard to stray cf. Galatians 2:11-13). I was reminded of Dr. Don K. Preston‘s teaching of “Silence of the Church (pt. 1)” where he brought up Matthew 24:10-11.

Also, attaching it to future generations and the ability of error, even in those many refer erroneously to as “church fathers”.

Scott Klaft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB6PhN_RWPA
cf. Matthew 16:1-3

“In my personal experience, allowing people to direct the the direction of the study is how we get distracted in these things”. – Scott Klaft

“Time-limiting-qualifying statements” – true or not?

Scott makes much of his case for preterism based on the “time determines the nature” argument.

The one text – Matthew 5:18

“Let’s establish the historical context before trying to convince people of the implications and the side-subjects, the many different things we might get distracted by. I believe it will make us more successful in effecting Spiritual maturity in the Church and giving increase to the glory of God”. – Scott Klaft
I thoroughly enjoyed Scott Klaft‘s presentation and his premise of knowing the times versus being distracted (as demonstrated in Matthew 16:1-3). Scott highlighted the “time-limiting-qualifying statements” as what should be the focus of our study and he makes his for preterism based on the “time determines the nature” argument (which I agree very much with). Scott marked out Matthew 5:18 as the “one text” that should stir all to consider fulfilled bible prophecy (i.e., Full Preterism). Two great points that Scott made that I quote him on are:

“In my personal experience, allowing people to direct the the direction of the study is how we get distracted in these things”

“Let’s establish the historical context before trying to convince people of the implications and the side-subjects, the many different things we might get distracted by. I believe it will make us more successful in effecting Spiritual maturity in the Church and giving increase to the glory of God”

Mario Watson Beasleyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwZdX-ETGVI
cf. Revelation 10:7; Ephesians 3:3-6; Ephesians 1:8-10; Colossians 1:25-27

I agree with Mario Watson Beasley Sr. about how simple these things are, and yet the Futurist wants to confuse them. I taught a sermon series a few years back on the “One New Man” that correlates well with what Beasley is saying. Glory to God.

https://www.academia.edu/…/One_New_Man_Sermon_Series…

“Saving of the righteous remnant, which would occur at the time of the judgement of Israel, judgement and salvation of Israel go hand in hand”. – Mario Watson Beasley Sr.
“At the sound of the last trumpet, the mystery of God was fulfilled. Israel and Gentiles together in the Body of Christ by the Gospel is the mystery of God. The fulfillment of the mystery of God is the Church.” – Mario Watson Beasley Sr.

A great topic indeed, because just as Mario Watson Beasley Sr. marked out, the hope of Israel as outlined by understanding the Gospel and the mystery of God is so simple, but the Futurist wants to confuse the details (to correlate with what Scott Klaft spoke about – they get distracted). Mario brought up many good texts to affirm his points, namely demonstrating, “Saving of the righteous remnant, which would occur at the time of the judgement of Israel, judgement and salvation of Israel go hand in hand”. Mario concluded his message with a great affirmation that we cleave to as Christians, “At the sound of the last trumpet, the mystery of
God was fulfilled. Israel and Gentiles together in the Body of Christ by the Gospel is the mystery of God. The fulfillment of the mystery of God is the Church.”

I had preached an entire sermon series on the beautiful topic of the “One New Man” a few years ago. Simply visit the following link, https://www.academia.edu/…/One_New_Man_Sermon_Series…

Roy Runyonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHpIvlKJhj0
cf. 1 Corinthians 14:9 – In search of an easy to understand and easy to explain Gospel.

cf. Daniel 7:9-14; Daniel 12:1-13; Revelation 20:11-12 (cf. Matthew 16:27) cf. Matthew 24:15,21, 29, 30-34

Matthew 20:21 cf. Mark 10:37

I love how Roy Runyon includes some humor in regards to the false teachers of Futurism and their constant sutberfuge. 

 To see a prime example of Stephen Whitsett’s wrangling of words, here is a link to the debate I had with him a few years back.

Brent Bischelhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejh2n88ZT2g
cf. Acts 3:19; 2 Samuel 7:12-16; Psalm 110:1-2; 1 Corinthians 15:24-25; Matthew 25:31; 1 Peter 5:4 (cf. Ezekiel 34).

Contrary to popular thought, the devil was not destroyed at the cross (cf. Romans 16:20; Revelation 20:10)

“The Kingdom wasn’t complete TILL he reigned over all nations with the “rod of iron” = the unbendable Gospel. And He had to rule in the midst of His enemies until He could rule over them”. – Brent Bischel

Steve Baidsenhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCaKwRuUAPA
“I am not here to convince you about the past coming of the Lord, I am here to talk about the past coming of the Lord, because it has happened”. – Steven Baisden

Matthew 5:3 – “the poor in Spirit” = those who want to know more!

“One of the ways that I find it easiest to learn about a topic is to study the opposite and compare it to the real thing”. – Steven Baisden

Compare and contrast Matthew 5 with Galatians 5.

“I want to move into a house fully built, with a roof over my head”. – Steven Baisden

“Instead of a restoration movement, the Church should be pleading for the restitution movement”. – Steven Baisden

Holger Neubauerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqeEqk6l-_0&t=1s
“We must learn the Old Testament” – Holger Neubauer

“I know full well how we are trained, we are trained to emphasize the New Testament teaching, we separate that from the Old, and we don’t see that the New Testament is simply the fulfillment of the old promises. And if our teaching doesn’t square with the Old Testament is it s false doctrine. It is!” – Holger Neubauer

1 Corinthians 15 cf. Hosea 6; 13:14 

William Bell on 1 Cor 15. Hosea 6


3 Witnesses – John 20:26-27 (Thomas); Acts 9 (Saul of Tarsus/ Paul); Acts 7 (Stephen)
What did they see?

Holger’s last thoughts on baptism, namely bringing us to   , led me to write the following on Facebook, “”Water baptism must often-times be assumed into texts, rather than understanding the immersion, to be something beyond the physical experience of a person, which is the true importance and demonstration of being found in Christ.” – Pastor Michael Miano

8/12 – Preterist Power Hour & Resources

On this past week’s podcast of the Preterist Power Hour we returned back to our discussion and review of Tim King’s book, Give Me This Mountain. Specifically., Michael Miano & Edward Howell talked through Transmillennialism (and talked of possibly returning to the topic soon), Max King’s book – The Cross & The Parousia, as well as the Preterist conferences and magazines that were being offered back in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s (as well as mentioning new ones). View and review the podcast at the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCxDcEmvKWs

You can read the review of Give Me This Mountain posted by Michael Miano at the following link, https://powerofpreterism.wordpress.com/2021/05/21/book-review-give-me-this-mountain-tim-king/

8/5 – Preterist Power Hour & Resources

On this week’s podcast of the Preterist Power Hour, cohosts – Michael Miano & Edward Howell continued talking through how the Thessalonians were effected by the destruction of Jerusalem, namely, how the destruction of Jerusalem brought clarity of thought, vengeance upon persecutions, and relief from persecution to the Thessalonian Christians. Michael Miano shared quite a bit about how his paradigm shifted regarding who the persecutors were in Thessalonica, and how the relief was obtained. 

View & review this week’s podcast session at the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLx-FbRlegw

The following texts were discussed and covered on this podcast – Acts 17; 1 Thessalonians (review from last week), and 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10, 12; 2:1-4, 5-12; 3:2-3. 

The following resources were mentioned: 

Sermon by Pastor David Curtis regarding paradigm shifts – http://ecclesia.org/truth/paradigm.html

Last year’s debate between Michael Miano & Chris Date (& resources) – https://powerofpreterism.wordpress.com/2020/08/19/date-vs-miano-post-debate-resources/

Attached you will find graphics for 2 upcoming Preterist conferences – Spirit & Life Lectureships happening this week in Ludington, Michigan and Not One Stone Left Conference happening in October at The Blue Point Bible Church. 

7/29 – Preterist Power Hour & Resources

Watch and review this week’s Preterist Power Hour at the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwE36_BhV68

Cohosts Michael Miano & Edward Howell continued there study and discussion through Thessalonians, namely how the Thessalonians were to be saved from the “wrath to come”. Quite a bit of discussion was had regarding verses marked out in 1st Thessalonians.

  • These were the 1st Thessalonians texts were marked out as pertinent to this study: 1:10, 2:2, 2:14-16, 2:19-20, 3:2-4; 3:13; 4:13-18; 5:1-11
  • Parousia Sunday aka New Jerusalem Day (which is celebrated by the Preterist community the 1st Sunday of August) was mentioned. You can find more information about that at the following link, https://adammaarschalk.com/tag/new-jerusalem/
  • Consider watching the Preterist T’Bav video that was put together a few years ago, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5Krt1mkg8M

7/22 – Preterist Power Hour & Resources

Watch and review this week’s Preterist Power Hour at the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b05paT249kU

On this past Thursday’s, Preterist Power Hour, 7/22, Michael Miano and Edward Howell co-hosted a study session discussing how the Thessalonians were affected by the “wrath to come” and how that relates to the Roman-Jewish War, as well as the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple in AD 70. We read through 1st & 2nd Thessalonians. 

A few resources were mentioned: 

Ed Stevens book, The Final Decade Before The End – https://www.preterist.org/products/final-decade-before-the-end-print-edition/

Ed Steven’s email to attain PDF files mentioned in the study session – preterist1@preterist.org

Don Preston’s Morning Musings through Thessalonians – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypQToNPFxCw&list=PLhTk2RamIg8saruiGmi2jHQ9nzlGiY08m

Don Preston books: 

  • We Shall Meet Him in the Air 
  • In Flaming Fire

Michael Miano’s resources: 

1 Thessalonians 4 – https://mianogonewild.wordpress.com/2014/06/06/two-controversial-passages-1-thessalonians-4-romans-11/

2 Thessalonians 2-  https://mianogonewild.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/2-thessalonians-chapter-2-a-response-to-matthew-henrys-commentary/

7/15 – Preterist Power Hour & Resources

On this podcast session of Preterist Power Hour, co-hosts Michael Miano & Edward Howell, share further details about the two foundational debates Max King had back in 1973 (with Gus Nichols) and in 1975 (with Jim McGuiggan), they talked a bit about the Thessalonians and AD 70 (with more details coming next week), and share some thoughts about this year’s currently happening, Preterist Pilgrim Weekend.

The following resources were mentioned on the podcast:

Debate links from Max King and others – https://powerofpreterism.wordpress.com/2021/06/11/6-10-preterist-power-hour-resources/

God’s PAST Judgement teaching by Michael Miano – https://mianogonewild.wordpress.com/2018/07/23/884/

Wicked written by Michael Miano – https://wickedthingsexplained.wordpress.com/

Ed Steven’s book, The Final Decade Before The End – https://www.preterist.org/products/final-decade-before-the-end-print-edition/

2021 Preterist Pilgrim Weekend – https://ppw.bibleprophecy.com/2021/

2021 – Preterist Pilgrim Weekend

Last week, Dr. Don K. Preston and the Preterist Research Institute (www.eschatology.org) hosted a virtual 2021 Preterist Pilgrim Weekend. In this blog, you can find YouTube links to each of the messages, as well as some of my notes for some of the messages. 

Song of Moses (Pt. 1) – Dr. Don K. Preston 

Dr. Preston highlighted that Jesus Christ and the Apostles sang the song of Moses to that wicked and perverse generation (cf. Duet. 32:5; Matthew 17:17; Acts 2:40).

Leviticus 23 and Daniel 9: Fulfillment of Israel’s Covenant Curses Part 1 – Al Pershon

I was totally blessed by reading through the prayer of Daniel.

The Marriage of the Lamb: Fulfillment of OT and NT- The Story of God’s Love Part 1 – Scott Fisher

Scott demonstrated that Dueteronomy 28-32 outlines the wrath of God proclamation that Christ and the Apostles declared against Jerusalem in that generation (including the Book of Revelation). He also brought up the following two verses:  Psalm 81:15 &Luke 21:20

Song of Moses (Pt. 2) – Dr. Don K. Preston 



The New Exodus and The Great City – Daniel Rogers

Daniel made it clear that Jesus, unlike Solomon, fulfilled the expectations of the role of David’s son”. Also he mentioned, “As the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Jesus humbled Himself and was reborn of the Spirit. Entering Christ means entering His death and resurrection”. And highlighting the need for the “new exodus”, Daniel asserted, “”Though Judah returned from Babylon, the two nations were not yet united”.
The following link will not only bring you to both of Daniel’s teachings for PPW, but will also let you download his PowerPoint, https://labornotinvain.com/2021/07/17/2021-ppw-lessons/

(Special Presentation)-The Millennium and the Second Exodus (Pt. 1) – Robert Cruickshank

(Special Presentation)-The Millennium and the Second Exodus (Pt. 2) – Robert Cruickshank

The Marriage of the Lamb: Fulfillment of OT and NT- The Story of God’s Love Part 2 – Scott Fisher

Song of Moses (Pt. 3) – Dr. Don K. Preston 

Leviticus 23 and Daniel 9: Fulfillment of Israel’s Covenant Curses Part 2 – Al Pershon

The New Exodus and the New Heavens and New Earth – Daniel Rogers

Daniel marked out that by the first century, Jerusalem had become spiritual Sodom (cf.Duet. 32:32; Ezekiel 16:49).