Biblical Predictions not Preterist but Historicist

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The first Biblical predictions before the fall were not preteristic but all historicalistic………………………1 The first Biblical predictions after the fall were not preteristic but all historicalistic…………………………2 Daniel's predictions must necessarily be interpreted historicalistically……………………………………………2 The Apostolic Fathers interpreted the Biblical predictions historicalistically……………………………………3 Justin Martyr of Samaria interpreted the Biblical predictions historicalistically……………………………….4 Irenaeus of Lyons in Gaul interpreted the Biblical predictions historicalistically……………………………..5 Clement of Alexandria in Egypt interpreted the Biblical predictions historicalistically……………………..6 Tertullian of Carthage in Africa interpreted the Biblical predictions historicalistically……………………..7 Hippolytus of Portus in Italy interpreted the Biblical predictions historicalistically………………………….8 Hippolytus interpreted the Biblical predictions of Christ and Antichrist historicalistically………………10 Hippolytus interpreted both Antichrist and the End of the World historicalistically………………………..11 Origen of Alexandria in Egypt interpreted the Biblical predictions historicalistically……………………..12 Cyprian of Carthage in Africa interpreted the Biblical predictions historicalistically………………………13 Dionysius and the Pseudo-Sibyllines interpreted the Biblical predictions historicalistically……………..13 Victorinus of Pettau in Gaul interpreted the Biblical predictions historicalistically…………………………14 Lactantius of North Africa interpreted the Biblical predictions historicalistically……………………………15 The Apostolic Constitutions interprets the Biblical predictions historicalistically……………………………16 Eusebius of Caesarea interpreted the Biblical predictions historicalistically…………………………………..16 Athanasius of Alexandria interpreted the Biblical predictions historicalistically…………………………….18 Cyril of Jerusalem interpreted the Biblical predictions historicalistically……………………………………….19 Hilary and Ambrose and Tichonius all interpreted the Biblical predictions historicalistically…………..20 Chrysostom of Constantinople interpreted the Biblical predictions historicalistically……………………..21 Jerome of Bethlehem's Epistles interpreted the Biblical predictions historicalistically…………………….21 Jerome, commenting on Daniel, interpreted the Biblical predictions historicalistically……………………22 Jerome, on Second Thessalonians, interpreted the Biblical predictions historicalistically………………..22 Jerome of Bethlehem interpreted the then-recent fall of Rome historicalistically……………………………23 Sulpitius Severus of Gaul interpreted the Biblical predictions historicalistically…………………………….24 Augustine of Hippo interpreted the Biblical predictions in the Psalms historicalistically…………………25 Augustine of Hippo on the predictions by John & Paul, and Augustine's own City of God………………26 Augustine of Hippo on the validity of baptisms by Antichrist as a 'mediating Bishop'…………………….27

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John Cassian the Scythian on the decline of the fifth-century Church……………………………………………28 Theodoret & Leo the Great & Evagrius interpreted the Biblical predictions historicalistically…………28 Gregory the Great of Rome interpreted the Biblical predictions historicalistically………………………….29 The simultaneous rise of the Islamic and Papal Antichrists………………………………………………………….30 The papal successors of Gregory historicalistically acted like the predicted Antichrist……………………31 The Waldensians denounced the Romish Papacy as the Antichrist predicted by the Bible……………….32 Joachim, Eberhard, Grosseteste, & Matthew Paris: the Papacy is the Antichrist …………………………….33 Pierre d'Olivi, Ubertino of Casale & Arnold of Villanova: the Papacy is the Antichrist…………………..33 Wycliffe and the Wycliffites Brute, Oldcastle, Purvey & Huss: the Papacy is the Antichrist……………34 Luther denounced the Papacy as Antichrist and understood prophecy historicistically……………………35 Calvin denounced the Papacy as Antichrist and understood prophecy historicistically……………………35 Lutheran Confessions denounce Papal Antichrist and understand prophecy historicistically……………36 Romanism's futuristic and preteristic responses to Protestantism's Historicalism……………………………36 The French and the First Scots and the Belgic Confessions are strongly historicalistic……………………37 The Second Swiss Confession and the Thirty-Nine Articles are strongly historicalistic ……………………37 Second Scots Confession, Irish Articles and Decrees of Dordt are all strongly historicalistic…………..38 The Westminster Standards and the Savoy Declaration are both strongly historicalistic………………….39 Church History teaches neither Preterism nor Futurism but only Historicalism is Biblical ………………41 Endnotes……………………………………………………………………………………………………..45

BIBLICAL PREDICTIONS NOT PRETERIST BUT HISTORICIST (The earliest views about the predictions in the Bible were not preteristic but historicalistic)

Preterism falsely teaches that all or most of the predictions in Holy Scripture were fulfilled in the same generation or lifetime of those to whom they were first announced. And futurism falsely teaches that all or most of the predictions in Holy Scripture were and are yet even now still to be fulfilled only many generations after they were first announced – fulfilled only at the very end of history when they believe our World will become the late great planet Earth.

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