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The earth endures forever! ... Ecclesiastes 1:4

Verses to ponder

How we came to the preterist view
Verses to ponder
"Heavens and Earth"

Important Principles of interpretation: Use the Bible to interpret the Bible, especially with figurative/apocalyptic language. Look up words in the original Hebrew and Greek. Understand the history and culture of Jesus' day.  Think of how the first listeners understood these words. (Try not to read the 1900+ year old text through a 21st Century filter.)


"But whenever they persecute you in one city, flee to the next; for truly I say to you, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel until the Son of Man comes." - Matt 10:23

"Verily I say to you, There are some standing here, who shall not taste death, till they shall see the Son of man coming in His kingdom." - Matt 16:28

"When you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door. Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place." - Matt 24:33-34

"Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him." - Revelation 1:7
"Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD." - Malachi 4:5

"And if you are willing to accept it, John himself is Elijah who was to come." - Matt 11:14

"Jesus said to him, 'If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow Me!'" - John 21:22

"For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry." - Hebrews 10:37

"Be ye also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door." - James 5:8-9

"And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly." - Romans 16:20
"The vision of the evenings and mornings that has been given you is true, but seal up the vision, for it concerns the distant future." - Daniel 8:26
"But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book even to the time of the end." - Daniel 12:4
"And he said to me, "Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand." - Revelation 22:10

"Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand." - Phil 4:5

"The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants--things which must shortly take place." - Revelation 1:1

"Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near." - Revelation 1:3

"I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus..." - Revelation 1:9
"I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown." - Revelation 3:11

"The angel said to me, 'These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place.'" - Revelation 22:6
"Behold, I am coming soon!..." - Revelation 22:12

"He which testifies to these things says, Surely I come quickly. Amen..." - Revelation 22:20

"This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come." - Matt 24:14

"If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven..." - Colossians 1:23
"But I ask: Did they not hear? Of course they did: 'Their voice has gone out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.'" - Romans 10:18
"Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past, but now is manifested, and by the Scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the eternal God, has been made known to all the nations..." - Romans 16:25-26

"The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light." - Romans 13:12

"Children, it is the last hour and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour." -I John 2:18

"But this I say, brethren, the time has been shortened, so that from now on those who have wives should be as though they had none; and those who weep, as though they did not weep... and those who use the world, as though they did not make full use of it; for the form of this world is passing away." - I Cor 7:29-31

"And except those days had been shortened no flesh would have been saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened." - Matt 24:22

"When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those in the city get out, and let those in the country not enter the city.  For this is the time of punishment in fulfillment of all that has been written." - Luke 21:20-22

" these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things..." - Hebrews 1:2

"Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come." - I Cor 10:11

John exiled on the Isle of Patmos


"If I will that he (John) remain till I come, what is that to you?..." - Jesus to Peter in John 21:22