On November 14th, 2022 we interviewed Dallas Kobylka from Better Understanding the Bible on YouTube on the Preterist Power Hour. You can review our interview at the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmZXWEsfxIE
On November 7th, 2022 we welcomed Stacy Turbeville to the Preterist Power Hour for an interview. He shared his testimony, a bit about himself, and details about his recent debate with Sam Frost, and more. Consider reviewing that interview at the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzjEyRUNyh4&t=5s
Recently we were able to interview and talk with Nick Laskow regarding his testimony in Christ and how he came to understand, and now defend, Full Preterism. You can review our Preterist Power Hour with him at the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDz5lE2dgkc
On today’s podcast of the Preterist Power Hour we talked through a few resources, to which I will share links and info, mentioned some recent debates, and continued our Fall Back To Genesis. You can listen to today’s podcast at the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmAuf0PrlxY
During the recent Victorious Eschatology Conference, speaking on John 3:16, Dr. Lynn Hiles said, “Say this with me: ‘He believes Eternal Life includes going to heaven when you die’…You see it’s much bigger than going to heaven when you die”.
Speaking about the Last Days, Dr. Lynn Hiles says, “I am going to show you historically, how is is absolutely, piece by piece, fulfilled. And we will deal with some stuff that I think is future. But what I think is yet future is only predicated, or based on the fact, that He has already delivered to us everything pertaining to life and Godliness. We haven’t walked in all that we have…We are waiting on a whole lot of stuff we ought to be walking in”.
“The failure of the Church to properly categorize the Genesis creation account (Genesis chapters 1-3) as a covenant creation gives further evidence to our confusion regarding identifying wickedness. In the midst of a wicked chaotic creation, God establishes a people for Himself (or in a more theological manner we say He covenanted with His people). It is this covenant creation, which comes to be known as Israel, that is given the glory and responsibility of being God’s image on earth. His people will bear His name. We read of Adam’s fall from grace wherein he ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and therefore suffers death. From that point forward, death characterized God’s covenant people and the wickedness was seen as an inherent issue.” – Michael Miano, Wicked
On the Preterist Power Hour we are ‘Falling Back to Genesis’.
“Why would they write it?” ANE text model – true religion; God’s testimony free from human biases”.
Man naturally represents God over the animals
Depicting of creation of man; position of covenantal people
Day 7 – “seventh day”
“Heavens and earth completed and all their hosts”
“Rest” – reigning, resting, and ruling “The one who who is amazed will rule, and the one who rules will find rest” – Gospel According To The Hebrews “Recent studies of divine rest in Genesis 1 note convincingly that the concept is connected with God’s rule from His cosmic temple or the enthronement of God in His cosmic temple for the purpose of His rule”. https://sacrize.com/blogs/sacrize-blog/ancient-near-eastern-concept-of-divine-rest
blessed and santicified the 7th day (7 day “temple texts” were popular in the ANE)
v. 4 – Generations of heaven and earth (“generations”) – Toledot
v. 4 – Colophon – the reason we continued into chapter 2
Dallas would have us note that no “evening” is mentioned. The only day with no evening.
“In Genesis 2:4. we encounter the phrase, “These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when (literally ‘in day’) they were created.” The relatively modern Hebrew word for “generations” is the plural feminine form of “birth” or “bringing forth.” Since it comes at the end of the description of the creation of the heavens and earth, it is where a Sumerian colophon would belong. If this were the vestigial remains of an ancient Sumerian colophon, it would identify and date the text – which is exactly what it does. Both the ownership (these [written symbols?] are the “children” of the heavens and earth) and dating (“in day” [when] they were created) are both present. Further, they appear to be “uselessly” primitive, as we might expect the very most ancient colophons to be. A whole lot of time has passed since these words were recorded; but the ancient colophon can still be seen in the text by a sufficiently attentive modern reader.
“Even though ancient accounts were often long enough to fill many clay tablets, they had no “page” numbers. Instead, the ancient scribes would link their tablets by repeating sentences. The colophon of one tablet might contain the first line of the subsequent tablet – so the reader could figure out which one came next. As we might expect, the next line following the apparent colophon in Genesis 2:4, is, “In the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens,” – repeating the colophon of the “previous tablet”: “These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when (in day) they were created.” As many times as Genesis has been recopied and retranslated, this ancient Sumerian colophon, and the next tablet’s “tag line” are still visible in the modern English version. In fact, apparent colophons (and accompanying “tag lines”) are found repeatedly through the first (and oldest) part of Genesis. Clear examples are seen in Genesis 5:1 and Genesis 10:1. In both cases, the colophons appear to belong to the immediately preceding text (even though it appears that those who added the chapter breaks tried to tag them to the beginnings of subsequent text). For more detail on the Genesis colophons, see Wiseman’s book – Ancient Records and the Structure of Genesis: A Case for Literary Unity”
Dallas from Better Understanding The Bible on YouTube has said, “Genesis 1:1-2:4a is a template for building up of a people and a tearing down…the tear down comes when the covenant people fail and are removed. However, the template has a finish…the whole Day 1 to Day 7 creates a prophecy of the fulfilled kingdom…Jesus succeeded while the previous attempts failed. Day 7 is the end of the old covenant, and establishment of Gods eternal kingdom…there will be no night there”
See some teachings from him on this topic at the following links;
“Like the garden of Eden, the temple is a place where humans are in the presence of God, and its interior is filled with images of sacred trees and cherubim. Not only are the doors and walls of the temple carved with trees and cherubim, but two massive cherubim guard the Ark of the Covenant in the temple’s inner sanctum, corresponding to the cherubim in Eden “who guard the way to the tree of life (Genesis 3:24)”. The Eden symbolism of the temple suggests, as Jon Levenson writes, “That the temple, was in fact, a paradise.”
Of course, look for more information about and discussion around the Garden of Eden as we continue our Fall Back to Genesis on the Preterist Power Hour.
This Friday, at 10:30, our next scheduled session, we will have opportunity to hear from and talk with Bible teacher, author, and preacher Frank Febus on “Covenant Creation” and insights regarding where we are at in our study. Look Frank Febus up on Amazon, as well as YouTube to gain access to some of his resources.
Shana Tova (Happy New Year). May this Jewish new year inspire you with opportunity, change, challenge and more.
Rosh Hoshana, meaning ‘head of the year’, also Biblically known as the “Feast of Trumpets”, began in the last 24 hours and being that we have marked out the Jewish calendar to understand things in the Scriptures, I decided I would share some of the previous resources we have provided by and collected by The Power of Preterism Network for your edification.
On today’s podcast (9/23) of the Preterist Power Hour we reviewed some recent discussions and resources to the advancement and progress of the power of Preterism. You can review the podcast at the following link, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTGrfRmsu5U
Public Discussion & Review
Michael Miano writes,“So we listened to Jeff Durbin tell us to “Check your tradition” when talking about eschatology, and then he explained how the AD 70 coming was to vindicate the prophetic words of Jesus Christ. Yet, Jeff has said FP is heretical. So we have wondered when he might explain with consistency, not like interviews he has done where he bad mouths the view, or talks about his personal experiences, but rather where he exegetical explains the heretical view of FP, like he did explaining fulfillment in Matthew 24 (to show the error of Dispensationalism, which we surely agree upon). So we look forward to his interview on Eli Ayala’s Revealed Apologetics.
Marking out heresy with clarity is and has been of utmost importance in the historic Church.
Oddly enough, in a conversation aiming at finding consistency in this conversation and what we are saying about Church History on Tony Costa’s page (cannot seem to find the post :((), Anthony Uvenio said that these conversations about eschatology about irrelevant, especially this minority view of FP (which others say is dangerous because it is growing, lol). Then, the irony of Sam Frost, a man who has gotten his identity from being a “Former FP” and still interviews about it every chance he can get, agreed. Then why does he constantly talk about it? LOL.
So is FP a danger and growing and thus important to have a convo about or not? Is Church History and traditions regarding eschatology to be blindly followed and our views checked up against, or should we “Check our traditions”?
It surely is a confusing web these guys have created.
Of course, you then have Gary DeMar, explaining eschatology and urging us to “reassess”.
Lynn Hiles writes, “Red Heifers. There is a lot of hype these days among Christians about red heifers arriving in Israel. I amazed at how quickly Christian’s would be to return to animal sacrifice and old covenant rituals. The entire book of Hebrews was written to warn the early believers not to return to these things. Hebrews 6 and 10 contain stern warnings to not go back. Hebrews chapter 6 tells them that if they sin willfully. The word sin here means to miss the mark. The willful sin was returning to the blood of bulls and goats to take away sin. The writer tells them that if they do they are trampling under foot the blood of the covenant doing despite to the blood of Jesus as if it is an unholy thing. If they returned and will sacrifice they are doing despite the spirit of grace. He warns that they are treasuring up for themselves wrath against the day of judgment which came in 70A.D. God allowed the Romans to destroy the temple so they would not return to Judaism. The blood of bulls and goats could never take away sin. That’s why Jesus came to offer us a better covenant with a better temple, better promises, better priesthood, better blood, better faith, better city, etc. My advice, don’t go back. Jesus is enough.”
Simeon Edigbe writes, “Hebrews was a strong caution not to return to the old covenant worship. That was the willful sin that could have kept them trapped in the fires that ended that age.”