I remarked on some hyperpreterist spin regarding a new article by Dr. Edward Hindson called The New Last Days Scoffers in a previous blog. Though disagreeing with Dr. Hindson’s dispensational theology and lack of clarity in this article, he was absolutely correct in saying, “Extreme preterists, who prefer to call themselves “consistent preterists,��? hold that all Bible prophecy was fulfilled in AD 70 with the destruction of Jerusalem. They view this event as the Second Coming of Christ and reject any belief in a future return of Christ. Thus, they deny a future bodily resurrection of believers and a literal return of Christ to earth. Extreme preterists believe we are already in the “New Heavens!��? Their view is not only ludicrous, but it is also heretical and places them outside the parameters of biblical orthodoxy.”
Gary starts off his first part with this statement, “Preterists teach that the majority of NT prophecies have already been fulfilled in events leading up to and including the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70.” Notice that he does not say “all” - and in that he is absolutely correct. He then proceeds to say, “Preterism, which is derived from a Latin word that means past, has a long and distinguished history in the church,” and names some prominent. This is also absolutely correct. However, this article may be used by others as a bait and switch in that the incautious reader may not note Gary’s definition of “preterism” as the belief that the majority of NT prophecies have been fulfilled, and make the dangerous and unfounded leap that the radical redemptive redefinition of eschatology by the hyperpreterists ALSO has a long and distinguished history in the church and cloak a heretical view with the indicia of credibility. It doesn’t have such a history, and in the only areas the hyperpreterists can claim so is where they overlap with orthodox preterism. And it is the difference that counts. The two may be related, but like the alleged claim1 that men and monkeys have only 1% difference in their DNA, that 1% is the whopper.
In the second part though, it is disappointing that Gary did not do much to make the difference apparent - Hindson made the distinction quite apparent, which distinctions were not addressed by Gary. To the careful observer it is very noticeable that he nowhere mentions the resurrection as a past event but who are not reading carefully may be easily misled or confused.
 I am not an evolutionist and put very little credence in any such statements, this is used simply as a comparative illustration.