(Praeterist, preterist) Preterism identifies Christians who believe that most or all of Bible Prophecy has already been fulfilled in Christ, by 70 A.D., or the on-going expansion of His Kingdom. The word Preterit is Latin and means Pre (before) in fulfillment. i.e., [L. praeteritus, gone by]. It is expressing time fulfilled. It is the doctrine of Past-fulfillment of most of the prophesy of scripture. [ back
A Christian belief system in which some or all of the end-time events specified in the Christian Scriptures (New Testament) are believed to have already been fulfilled. They were accomplished in the past, particularly during the Roman-Jewish war of 66 to 73 CE.
'Preterism' is a theological position that holds that most, if not all, New Testament prophecies regarding the end-times or the end of the age were fulfilled in the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple by the Romans in AD 70 and associated events. It is contrasted with 'futurist' interpretations that regard these prophecies as being still unfulfilled.
The belief that prophecies have been fulfilled in the destruction of Jerusalem in 70AD.
The belief that the events depicted in the prophetic texts of the New Testamentâ€”especially the book of Revelation and Matthew 24â€”have already transpired. Partial preterists believe most, but not all, of those prophecies have been fulfilled. Preterists regard the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple in A.D. 70 as a key event in New Testament prophecy.
The belief that nearly all prophetic events have already occurred. The year 70 AD is a popular date where Preterists claim that the book of Revelation was fulfilled. Under preterism you are basically left to just waiting for Jesus to return.
Preterism is a variant of Christian eschatology which holds that some or all of the biblical prophecies concerning the Last Days (or End Times) refer to events which actually happened in the first century after Christ's birth. The term preterism comes from the Latin praeter, meaning "past". Adherents of Preterism are known as Preterists.