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The page linked above contains some useful research and information related to the Jesuit origins of Futurism and Preterism, though the authors are in the Seventh Day Adventist [SDA] cult. Therefore this information should be used with the utmost in spiritual discernment as their SDA heresies do come to the surface periodically.
PRETERISM REFUTED (THE DEFINITIVE REFUTATION OF PARTIAL PRETERISM AND FULL PRETERISM, A DAMNABLE HERESY ALSO KNOW AS HYPER-PRETERISM OR HYMENAEISM), FREE AUDIO AND TEXT OF SERMONS BY GREG PRICE (18 FREE MP3s and PDFs), WITH MORE FREE REFORMED MP3s, BOOKS AND VIDEOS ABOUT ESCHATOLOGY BY JOHN CALVIN, WESTMINSTER DIVINES, DR. STEVEN DILDAY, JOHN OWEN, W.J. MENCAROW, JONATHAN EDWARDS, JIM DODSON, CHARLES SPURGEON, DR. FRANCIS N. LEE, J.A. WYLIE, RICHARD BENNETT, JOHN FOXE, GEORGE GILLESPIE, DAVID STEELE, E.B. ELLIOTT AND OTHERS
It is generally recognized that Preterism was first systematized by the Roman Catholic Jesuit, Luis de Alcasar, in his commentary on Revelation (1614 a.d.). Alcasar applied the principles of Preterism to the Book of Revelation in identifying the Beast, the False Prophet and Mystery Babylon with past historical events in order to shield the papacy from the Protestant interpretive system (called "Historicism") which identified the man of sin, the antichrist, the False Prophet and Mystery Babylon with the papacy and the Roman Catholic Church. Even Professor Moses Stuart, one of the chief and earliest proponents of Preterism in the United States, noted in his commentary on Revelation (1845 a.d.) the following in regard to the Jesuit, Alcasar (Vol. 1, pp. 463,464):
It might of course be expected, that the Romish church would not be idle, while the Protestant interpreters were so busy in applying the beast and the false prophet of the Apocalypse to the papacy. . .
But no one had ever developed this idea [of Preterism-GLP] fully, and endeavored to illustrate and enforce it, in such a way as Alcassar. . .
It might be expected, that a commentary which thus freed the Romish church from the assaults of Protestants, would be popular among the advocates of the papacy. Alcassar met, of course, with general approbation and reception among the Romish community.
- God's Gracious Covenant With Israel #17 (Partial & Full Preterism Refuted #1) by Greg Price (Free MP3 & PDF)
One the best free audio series about classic Reformation eschatology, which is called Historicism!
The Counter Reformation is generally considered to have three aspects: the Jesuits, the Inquisition, and the Council of Trent. In view of the significance of the Protestant apocalyptic interpretation of history which prophetically pinpointed step by step the events covering the whole Christian era from the beginning to the end (i.e. Historicism - ed.), it seems justifiable to suggest a fourth aspect, namely the preteristic (Preterism - ed.) and futuristic (Futurism - ed.) interpretations launched by Catholic expositors as a counterattack. - Kevin Reed, from his book review titled "The Ecclesiology of John Foxe: A book review by Kevin Reed of John Foxe and the Elizabethan Church by V. Norskov Olsen, 1973, citing Olsen on p. 47.
One of the most devastating books ever written against Premillennialism. 482 pages, indexed.
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Dr. Steven Dilday
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