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Rev. Prof. Dr. F.N. Lee

The Non-Preterist Historicalism of John Calvin and the Westminster Standards

In its extreme form, it would also mean that the final coming of Christ referred to in Matthew chapter 24 and Second Thessalonians chapter 1 already occurred during the apostolic age.

Historicalism teaches that most Biblical predictions would be fulfilled only some considerable time after they were given — fulfilled either once or repeatedly during the whole course of world history. Thus Historicalists regard the promised “seed” in the Protevangelium of Genesis 3:15 as referring not principally to that generation’s Abel and Seth etc., but principally to Christ and His Christians (only to be born many centuries later).

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