My name is Michael J. Loomis. Once upon a time in the summer of 2009 an idea came to mind to build a broadcast studio into my home. What followed would be called Preterist Radio.
By October 15, 2009 we officially had a stream up and running 24/7. A month later after working out all of the details, bugs and technicalities, live interviews and teaching programs began being aired. We officially launched the station on November 30, 2009 and it was the beginning of what would be one of the most successful ventures of my life. Teachers like Al Persohn, Larry Siegle, Don Preston, William Bell, Frank Speer, Sam Frost, Mike Sullivan, David Curtis, David Green, Ed Hassertt, Alan Bondar, Jeremiah Thompson, Jeremy Defrehn, Gary Parrish, John Noe, Ed Stevens and Brian Davis began joining me every week on the air. Of course there were many others that would join us from time to time like Tim Martin, Jeff Vaughn, Joseph Vincent, Ward Fenley, Tami Jelinek, Mike Zeman and many more too numerous to list.
It was an incredibly fun project to embark upon. But it was also difficult at times having to moderate so many different variations within the fulfilled teaching world. One thing that became clear very quickly was that there really isn’t a monolithic understanding or interpretation of preterism. But that shouldn’t be surprising. We all see things through our own life experiences that ultimately color the way we interpreted the Bible specifically and life in general.
Then in late 2012 the broadcast signal began to drift and fade. One might say I lost my original motivation. Another way to say it is that I learned and taught my way out of the foundational belief that the station was founded on. No longer did I believe that AD70 and the destruction of Jerusalem were the topic or subject written about in the Book of Revelation or found in the Olivet Discourse.
I was standing at a crossroads and no matter how hard I tried I kept finding myself looking at AD30 as the crux of the matter. That the Book of Revelation would be better known as the Apocalyptic Gospel. Or the 5th Gospel penned by the same author at the same time that the 4th gospel of John was written with the same topic and narrative in mind. One from an earthly perspective and the other from a heavenly perspective. That heaven and earth would become one in these two wings of a narrative vision.
I’ll leave you with something to ponder on what happened in AD30. The following are the five little verses that lead me away from AD70 and pointed me to AD30.
Some of those that were in the upper room with Jesus at the last supper heard thunder. Some said, “An angel has spoken to Him.”
Jesus answered and said, “This voice did not come because of Me, but for your sake.
Now(not later) is the judgment of this world; now(not later) the ruler of this world will be cast out. And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.” This He said, signifying by what death He would die(on that very day).~John 12:29-33
The gospel writers go on to record for us that graves were opened up and a resurrection of the saints occurred following Jesus’ resurrection. That they went into the Jerusalem and appeared to many.
Having read the Bible 5-6 times, and specifically Revelation probably 10 times more, I realized that the above 5 verses found in John 12:29-33 were the most concise summary of the whole of the Book of Revelation. That coupled with the John-Revelation Project originally postulated by Dr. Warren Gage in which he demonstrates that both books are speaking of the same narrative, I can conclude none other than AD30 as the time frame for the fulfillment of Revelation.
Stay tuned for more to come…