Christ Carrying the Cross, Hieronymus Bosch (1490) Source: Olga’s Gallery
Alexander Gibb is a ‘born again’ believer who writes about Christianity from a Preterist’s perspective. In recent years, challenged to re-examine some of the doctrines he previously accepted without question, in particular ‘the end times’, his Christian world-view has dramatically changed for the better.
On numerous occasions, in Alexander’s ‘end times’ articles, he compares his view (Preterism) with Dispensationalism. The reason for doing so is based on his personal experience and knowledge of that doctrine. In his opinion, Dispensationalism has a detrimental and negative effect on Christianity.
The purpose of the ‘Podium’ is a platform to proclaim the fulfilled and victorious Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. We no longer need to ‘hold the fort’; Jesus fulfilled the Law and the Prophets by returning in judgement exactly how and when He prophesied.
Preterism (aka Fulfilled Covenant Eschatology) teaches that all ‘end times ‘ prophecy was fulfilled by AD 70. This teaching upholds the view that the biblical ‘last days’ were fulfilled when Old Covenant Israel passed away, with the establishment of the New Covenant Age in AD 70.
Dispensationalism is rooted in the writings of John Nelson Darby (1800-1882) and the Plymouth Brethern Movement. The concept consist’s of a distinctive eschatological ‘end times’ perspective. All proponents hold to Premillennialism and the majority to Pretribulation Rapture.
Dispensationalism teaches that the nation of Israel is distinct from the Church, and God has yet to fulfil His promises to national Israel. These include the land promise and a Millennium kingdom, whereupon Christ, at a future physical return, will rule the world from Jerusalem for a thousand years.
A word of caution, many of Alexander’s ‘Bible Topics’ may shock the unsuspecting reader. What he does guarantee is that visitors to his Podium will leave with lots to contemplate.
PS The image on the ‘Home’ page is the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse – 1887, by Viktor Vasnetsov.