Some have been wondering where my story is, so here it is in short ( relatively );
I was brought up, from as early as I can remember, in the Reformed Baptist tradition. From what I remember; eschatology was never a huge consideration or worry, so I never really got into that aspect of doctrine until about my mid-teens when my family left the Reformed Baptists and adopted the moniker 'Reformed'. At this point; I started to become familiar with names like Gary North, George Grant, Rushdoony, and even, later on, Demar.
In my late teens and early twenties; I was introduced to some of the work of Max Sotak from Colorado, and of J. Stuart Russel and others, like Josephus. With the help and instrumentation of these men, and the Holy Spirit; I began to be a Berean and study the Scriptures for myself, and, putting two and two together, to see that what I'd been taught ( postmillenialism ) did not quite add up. I started out then, as something like partial ( inconsistent ) preterism, and gradually, God brought me, through many means,, to understand that all biblical prophecy had been fulfilled in the first-century with the 'cloud' judgment of national physical Israel.
Here is my story. One day while I was at work for some strange reason all I could think about all day was the rapture as we have all been traditionally taught. As I was thinking about the rapture I started remembering all the fun I had as a kid when school was out in the summer time. My brother and I spent most of our summer on our grandfathers farm. In those days we would go out into the field and picking fresh tomato that we would eat with a little dash of salt. Boy did that taste good. Like all farms in those days my grandfather had pigs, chicken, and chick, ducks, cows, and a horse. Every kid should spend some time on a farm at lest once in their life time.
The more I thought about my good old days of childhood. The sadder I became. I thought about all the kids that would never spend time on a farm, learn how to drive a car, or go out on that first date. How unfair it was of God to take away kids in the rapture before they had the chance to experience the joys of li…
Hi this is James Burks. I am deaf since born by German measles. I born
and raised up in Orlando. Now, living in PA and married to beautiful
deaf lady. We have 2 wonderful kids (they are not deaf).
first learn about Bible, God, and Jesus when I was about 7 years old
via interpreter in a Baptist church. I visited there several times then
stop. I did not go there until I was about 10 years old.
that there was a deaf ministry under First Baptist Church of Pine hills
(now changed to FBC of Central Fla). That is where I came to understood
about salvation but not that moment....roughly 11 years later.
understood about born again. That changed my life completed. Before I
born again, I was drug-addicted and I even almost die from overdose of
LSD. From point of born again to 2000's, I was somewhat frustration with
eschatology. It always bother me. It was not make any sense to me.
I enrolled Deaf Bible College to earned THG degree and become pastor i…
Hi, my name is Jean-Pierre Côté
Born in 1957 in Montreal, Canada Raised as a Catholic (nominal), I became an evangelical Christian in 1984.
Studied in bible colleges and seminary, I was a music director in a Pentecostal church, prison ministry, mid week bible study leader, evangelist, substitute preacher, etc. Became a 4 pt Calvinist then a 5 point Calvinist.
This rocked my church life, they kicked me out. Went to Baptist & Brethren churches to finally have a house church with about 18 members. Today I do not attend any regular local church but I visit my brothers and sister now and then.
About ten years ago, I bought a couple of books which seemed interesting. Apocalypse Conspiracy and End Times Madness.
They slowly worked their way in my understanding until I started to dive directly in the study of Preterism.
After reading a good sample of all the different positions within Preterism, I have come to hold A Full Preterist view. This answers more questions than…