This Revelation Timeline Decoded post shows my answer about Preterism to someone in a Facebook prophecy fulfillment group.
Someone asked this question is a different prophecy group. “What proof is there that the Preterist explanation of the fulfillment of Revelation is wrong?” Preterists believe that Nero was the antichrist and that all of Revelation was fulfilled during the first century.
That most of the prophecies in Revelation have already been fulfilled during the last 1,900 years, as the Satan-empowered leaders of the Roman beast kingdom, the fourth beast kingdom of Daniel 2 and 7, have fought against Messiah and His saints.
The pagan Roman Emperors tried to wipe out the early church, killing millions during ten persecution periods. The seal judgments describe the decline of the Roman Empire from bloody civil wars, economic strife, famine, pestilence and death.
The trumpet judgments describe army after army being sent against it which led to its fall when the Ottoman Empire used cannons (fire, smoke and brimstone) to knock down the thick protective walls of Constantinople.
The antichrist beast Popes reigned in power for 1260 years from 538-1798 and banned and burned the Scriptures and caused tens of millions of saints to be killed during the Dark Ages and the Inquisition.
And now the false prophet, the Black Pope, is the leader of the earth beast phase of the Roman beast kingdom, as he rose to power out of the land (earth) of the Vatican. He uses the White Pope as the front man, to hide his power. These two leaders (horns) pretend to be priests of Messiah (like a lamb), but they serve Satan (the dragon).
The Black Pope controls the world through many front organizations such as Freemasonry, the Illuminati, the Knights of Malta, etc.; which he is using to push the world into their One World Gov.
There’s not much left in Revelation to be fulfilled before Messiah returns. The historical fulfillment of most of the prophecies in Revelation during the last 1,900 years proves the concept of Preterism as false.
Preterism was created by the Jesuits to deflect blame away from the Popes, as the Protestant Reformers all proclaimed that the office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome, fulfill Bible prophecy as the ‘little horn‘ of Daniel 7, the ‘son of perdition‘ of 2 Thessalonians 2, and the ‘antichrist beast‘ of Revelation 13, who leads the ‘harlot‘ church of Rome.
I prove out the historical fulfillment of the prophecies in Revelation in the studies on this website, and in more detail in my book.
Messiah’s apocalyptic vision is a war manual, designed to hide the explanation from those who should not understand it. It uses symbolic words that are defined in the Old Testament to point to a literal fulfillment. If you read Revelation only from a literal perspective, the interpretation is hidden.
Understanding the vision is like taking a Biblical final exam. If you’ve read the whole Word, you will have seen the symbolism that Messiah uses and can apply it to the fulfillment.
If you read Revelation as one chronological narrative, the prophecies seem out of sequence. That’s because it has four chronological layers, each of which spans from when it was written until Messiah returns.
This book explains the prophecies of Revelation on a timeline to help you see how the four chronological layers interact with each other, so that you can comprehend the whole vision.
You will learn how to identify who fulfills the role of the son of perdition, the antichrist beast, the false prophet, and the harlot called ‘Mystery, Babylon the Great.’ You will understand the proper context of the seal, trumpet, and bowl judgments; the little book of Revelation 10, and the two witnesses of Revelation 11.
Whether you’re a novice at Bible prophecy or someone who has studied it extensively, I provide an explanation that is easy to understand yet has the depth of verse by verse explanations to provide you the evidence you need to prove it out.