O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
I received a copy of Bible Matrix II by Mike Bull. (I would like to thank Mike publicly for sending me a copy free of charge. I very much appreciate it.)
Like Bible Matrix, Bull relies heavily on James Jordan's approach and has the same un-questioned young earth creationist presupposition. On a positive note, this book will open the full-preterist door to many astute readers.
However, I found this incredible quote on page 229:
Covenant is the key to Creation. The original firmament (which I thought was the atmosphere according to the YEC paradigm, my own comment) is the outer shelter, the physical elements, the macrocosmic "Temple"...
The next paragraph begins:
So, all Creation is Covenantal, but we cannot divorce Covenant from history. It began with the physical world and will end with it's physical restoration: (Emphasis his)
Haven't we heard that before?
I would note that Bull never backs up this claim. At one point he cites Chilton regarding 2 Peter but then just adds that it foreshadows the "real" new heavens and earth. Again, with not exegetical proof.
It is becoming apparent that the entire Partial Preterist world is precariously positioned on the incredibly weak foundation of YEC fundamentalism. It is even more hilarious when one considers the connections between YEC fundamentalism and Dispensationalism.
Add to that, the fact that the people who are winning the origins battle (like Pete Enn's, biologos.org, John Walton) do not have an eschatology that fits their protology and I would say invest in Covenant Creation/Eschatology. Eventually it will have cornered both markets! There really is no where else to go.