Doubt, Removed

In the interest of full disclosure, please know that my journey over the past four years has been an interesting one. I have studied, prayed, read, watched, and discussed many theological issues.

In some areas, I have arrived back at the point from which I began.

In other areas, I have arrived at a new and formerly unfamiliar place. Hopefully, I will find time in the coming months to share the many issues that I’ve dealt with.

As for my prolonged silence, I can only say that I’ve been waiting for that moment when I would know it is time to say something about my journey. And that moment has now arrived.

I will not complicate matters by going into a long and tedious discussion. And given the fact that my new understanding is a departure from historic church tradition and orthodoxy, I want to assure you that I have only a disinterested desire to convince others of my position.

For those who do not see truth in the matters I present, I do not assign any degradeed status as a believer or as my brother or sister in Christ.

So what is it?

Simply put, I have become convinced that the full preterist doctrine of the “end times” is the approach that most closely and clearly aligns with scripture. Over the past several months, I have had many questions about this view answered and while admitting that there are some that I am still seeking answers for. But I will testify that there has been a veritable cascade of answers to issues and questions that have bothered me for a long time. Having received clarity and understanding on these issues is something I can only describe as amazing.

I want to make it clear that I still hold to those critical and fundamental elements of salvation by faith through grace. To accomplish that objective I will offer you a sermon by a full preterist pastor who serves Berean Bible Church in the tidewater areas of Virginia.

There is actually very little preterist theology in this sermon. I think that it is appropriate to start this conversation on what, for most readers, is common ground.

My prayer is that no matter your current or future eschatological beliefs, you will be blessed by my work in this area.

With that said, here is David B. Curtis teaching on 1 John 5:13.