Important Differences Between True History and the Distortions of 'Conventional Wisdom'
by Mark E. Mountjoy
Truthseekers, apologists, polemicists, historians, Bible teachers—all have a stake in the accurate exegesis, interpretation and transmission of the message of Jesus Christ as he gave it in the Book of Revelation. But after two thousand years of neglect or abuse, misinterpretation or gross interpolation, the time has now come when it is necessary to look at, not only key texts in the Book of Revelation, but also cherished assumptions and even presuppositions which may (in reality) stand against the quest to correctly grasp how what Jesus said was originally intended to be understood. Besides misunderstandings on the side of conventional Futurist wisdom, conventional Preterist wisdom also rests on questionable assumptions about what Jesus says and means.
All parties, therefore, have a large stake in what the outcome of a rigorous audit of premises and claims conclude and all parties stand to benefit in more ways than may at first meet the eye. The blessings of what is truthful will always trump the perceived advantages of what is merely a myth or falsehood. What is really true is best if for no other reason than that observers will at once be able to see clearly who Jesus really is and make decisive choices effecting salvation and eternal life based on the most sensible and coherent evidence available.