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Episode 014: Preterism from the pulpit


This episode is a sermon/talk that I delivered on Sunday the 27th of July at our church, Grace Bible Church, here in Dunedin, New Zealand.

I was asked to preach on Mark 13, the Olivet Discourse. Yes, the whole thing. In one sermon. That meant I had to be pretty simplistic about it, and I couldn’t go into a huge amount of depth. It was an introductory talk to an audience that had never really looked at the issue before (at least, it had never been spoken about in church). So basically, it’s an introduction to Mark 13, and therefore an introduction to preterism.


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  1. Hi!

    Huh, you go to Grace Bible Church eh? I know some people there – have been there myself.
    and, WOW, they’re cool with an annihilationist preaching?, that does come as a surprise for a (Reformed, I believe?) Church.


  2. (no offence intended…) πŸ˜‰

  3. Kenny

    Good. I needed my preterism fix, especially since it has been a while since Dee Dee’s last podcast. I was starting to get the shakes πŸ™‚

  4. Hey folks. Yes Andy, they are Reformed in outlook, and they have no problem with an annihilationist preaching (and of course, I’e made them aware of my views). Perhaps if they thought they had an obvious biblical response they’d put me in my place. πŸ˜‰

  5. Heheh, well it sure is something I want to blog on shortly. At face value, it looks to me like it will be a brief argument, however, we will see eh… πŸ˜‰

  6. Mark

    We do allow Glenn to preach at Grace. He is very good and has agreed not to push his views that we would disagree on. We don’t hold to his view on annihilationism for what I believe are biblical reasons. I personally am not totally convinced by the preterist view of Mark 13, but many in the reformed camp are. Glenn did a great job of presenting the material, and was recieved well, the 50minutes seemed to go in no time. Thanks Glenn.

  7. Welcome to the blog Mark πŸ™‚

  8. Tony Denton

    This message is for Glenn. This will need to be quick. I’m the author of Hebrews: From Flawed to Flawless Fulfilled! (which can be found on my website.) I’m also someone that many go to in order to help connect with others full preterists. I recently received a request for help connecting up with others in the Tauranga, North Island, NZ, area. Is this anything with which you can help? I’m not familiar with NZ. Thank You! πŸ™‚

    • Hi Tony. Sorry, I can’t really be of much help. I don’t have any more interest in full preterism in general than in Arianism (I make the comparison only to give some indication of wheere I see the movement in relation to the Christian faith).

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