Free PDF Version of The Parousia of the Son of Man

I am offering this work, The Parousia of the Son of Man, for free in PDF form. The ideas within it, drawn from being raised in Dispensationalism, going through a stage of Preterism into Full Preterism, then coming out of these interpretations with a robust understanding of them, lets me theorize from within the problems/issues of Eschatology (over thirty years of active study). The solution is not Preterism, or Dispensationalism, and certainly not Full Preterism, though each have their strengths, they have far too many weaknesses. In a way, drawing heavily from current New Testament scholarship, all of these views operate within a more or less agreed upon framework. The issues are the definitions given to the terms all these views have in common; terms like, “end of the age,” “resurrection of the dead,” “last day,” “body,” “the latter times,” etc. There is also considerable agreement among them as to the so-called “time texts” of the New Testament. That is, in Dispensationalism, “near” means what it ordinarily means in English when used with respect to time, but since the “offer” was rejected by Israel, the kingdom was “postponed.” This is true for Preterism, and New Testament critical scholarship. For the latter, Jesus announced that the kingdom was “at hand.” However, for many, if not most NT scholars, Jesus was simply wrong. For the Dispensationalist, Jesus’ offering was “at hand,” but was rejected by Israel, and therefore “postponed.” For the Full Preterist/Preterist, the term “near” carries the same meaning, but for them, everything/most was “fulfilled” in 70 AD (a view both New Testament scholars, and Dispensationalists, as well as mainstream Christianity would, rightly so, utterly reject).

Let me restate this: for Dispensationalists, and New Testament scholars, “near” means what it does in ordinary language: imminence; right on the verge of happening. Jesus fully expected his kingdom to arrive within the years of his ministry. That is the force of “imminence.” For the Preterist/Full Preterist, Jesus meant 70 AD, which was 37 years away from his own time. This is hardly in keeping with what “near” means, and how it was normally used and understood.

This book is very aware of the issues, and attempts to deal with them in a way that offers a focus on the Ascension of Christ, which is called “the coming of the Lord” to the Father in heaven.

This is a thoroughly revised edition from its original hard copy publication.

For a free PDF, send me your email, and I will attach a copy. My email is samuelmfrost@yahoo.com – I do accept donations on PayPal for my work, whatever may be prompted in your heart to give, or not. To donate on PayPal, my user name is samuelmfrost@yahoo.com


Titles by Samuel M. Frost

The book of Daniel has a reputation of being difficult and sometimes inscrutable. Sam Frost writes a concise, easily-read meditation on the text that incorporates scholarship without being complex, and brings a contagious passion for the spiritual lessons beyond the prophecies. He will challenge your assumptions to see the unity of Daniel’s message in a way you may not have considered before. This book is solidly written, informed and scholarly, yet not too academic. It’s very readable for any serious Bible student” – Brian Godawa,  award-winning Hollywood screenwriter (To End All Wars, The Visitation), and best selling author.

Frost offers a new, fresh translation from the Hebrew/Aramaic texts of Daniel as well as challenging Evangelical interpretations by utilizing creative reconstructions drawn from historical and present scholars. This can now be purchased here.

“For several years, Sam Frost was the academic voice of so-called full preterism. He wrote numerous books, articles, and blog posts in support of it, gave lectures defending it, and responded in print to those who were critical of it. By God’s grace, his eyes have been opened to the truly unbiblical nature of this novel doctrine, and he has rightly renounced it. In this work, Frost provides a point-by-point account of his theological journey. In the last several years, we have witnessed several prominent full preterists renounce this heresy and embrace Christianity. May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ use Frost’s work to open the eyes of many, many more.”
Keith L. Mathison, Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformation Bible College in Sanford, Fl.

This work is the bane of Full Preterists everywhere. As a former teacher, leader, and nationwide conference speaker in that persuasion, those still entrenched in it know who Samuel M. Frost is, and they know the damage this book has done. Acclaimed researcher and scholar Kenneth L. Gentry, Th.D., writes the Foreword. This can be purchased here.

Samuel M. Frost wrote two books well received within the Full (“Hyper”) Preterist community. Misplaced Hope (Bi-Millennial Publications, 2002, 2nd Ed., 2004) was hailed by Max King (and published by his son, Tim King), whose work, The Cross and the Parousia of Christ (1987, Warren, Ohio), was highlighted by R.C. Sproul’s book, The Last Days According to Jesus (Baker Books, 1998). King’s book is regarded as the foundation of Full Preterism today. Frost also wrote, Exegetical Essays on the Resurrection (2007 TruthVoice, 2nd Ed., 2010, JaDon Publications), which is still popular among Full Preterists and endorsed by one of the main teachers of Full Preterism, Don K. Preston, as a “must read” (see here. Frost is frequently cited in many of Preston’s books as well); Frost also co-authored, House Divided: A Reformed Response to When Shall These Things Be? (Vision, 2009).

Frost has also been cited in these books where his work was noticed among those who opposed Full Preterism while he operated as one the main teachers with Ed Stevens, Jr., Don K. Preston, John Noe, Michael Miano, Alan Bondar, Tim King, Max King and Dave Curtis.

Lance Conley has also put out a massive work dealing with the Hyper Preterist movement, of which he also is a former adherent. I was asked to write the Foreword. This can be purchased online here

Frost was asked to write the Foreword to Steve Gregg’s newest book (2022). This can be purchased here.

Published by Wipf&Stock, Frost wrote a recommendation to Bryan C. Hodge’s newest book (on back cover), and powerful presentation of exegetical arguments against Full Preterism. Select here for purchase.

There are two other books written by Ex Full Preterists, Brock Hollett, and a fine work by Stephen Whitsett (Amridge University); Frost is noted in these works as well. All are available from Amazon.

%d bloggers like this: