In 2009 I was part of a study group in Minneapolis with four other guys (Dave, Mike, Paul, and Rod). We spent almost a year studying the book of Revelation, so I set up this site to archive our studies online. Until early 2016, the name of the blog (kloposmasm.com) consisted of the first two letters of each of our last names, as shown here. In 2012 my beautiful wife, Jasmine, joined as an occasional author. In early 2016 the URL was redirected to adammaarschalk.com, as I’m the only original group member who continues to post here.
In addition to our series on the book of Revelation, there is also now a series on the Olivet Discourse, a series about Christian Zionism, another on the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD, a listing of all Bible studies, and more is to come. All pages are located in the top bar beneath the header. Blessings to you, and please feel free to comment under any post or page.
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Hi! I was so intrigued to come across this site and I hope you don’t mind if I peruse some of your archived posts. I love learning what others think about revelation and I embrace fulfilled redemption so I am sure that I will learn much and be blessed by your study.
If you guys are looking to find other teachings from around the world you can go to: AD70.net – a 24/7 broadcast or to the archived site: preteristradio.com and find tons of information.
Blessing to you guys…it is very encouraging to see you drawn together studying God’s word! W
Thanks for stopping by, and for your feedback. Yes, do feel free to peruse any of the posts here, and to leave comments as well. It’s been a blessing to study the Word of God together with these guys.
Thanks also for your note about the AD70.net radio station. We’ll have to check that out. I also took a minute to check out your own website, and it looks to be quite resourceful.
God bless you,
Love the sight. Just curious of what churches you all attend and even what denominations (even if you are non-denominational) each of you are most influenced by or related to?
Thanks for stopping by. To answer your question, all of us have been or are connected to Bethlehem Baptist Church, which is pastored by John Piper. A couple of us have also been connected to an Evangelical Free church here in the Twin Cities. Personally, I grew up in a Pentecostal environment, but I have to admit that I hold on rather loosely to those roots at this time, and that my views on quite a number of matters have changed over the years. I still get along with my Pentecostal friends, though. 🙂
I am sorry to ask this here but you did not give a way to contact you privately. I would love to use your material in a book that I am writeing. I need your aproval to use it . I am writeing on the 70-sevens of Daniel and the destruction of the city Jerusalem .you can contact me at my e-mail. Thank You
Thanks for contacting me, and it’s fine that you posted your question here. I sent you an email at the address included in your comment, but I received a failure delivery notice. So I’m responding here.
Sure, you have my permission to use and reference the material I have on my blog. It sounds like you’re tackling a great subject. I’d be glad to hear more about the project as it takes shape.
Adam, I dont know why the e-mail failed. If you can try again I would love to have your address for my record.And later I will tell you more about my undertaking that I have been working on for more than 20 years . The work you have written confirm’s many points that I need to express.
Thank You again
Adam I am so looking forward to the Todd Bently posts and discussions, I watched for days the services and I knew ppl who traveled down there..I am looking forward to reading your opinion on all that happened! 🙂
Thanks. I didn’t realize you had watched the services in Lakeland. At some point I’ll be interested to know what you thought as well. I need to update this “About” page, as I’ve actually decided to put that series on the back burner. It’s still in my mind to do it, but I’m not sure how soon I’ll be able to. It will be quite an undertaking.
Hi Adam! I have another question regarding Dan. 9:26-27. Rapture theory is the peace treaty signing, what is your take?
Also, I asked a while back about Romans 11:25 and never commented…I am still chewing and I may never stop chewing. Have you ever seen a movie called Ushpizin? I love it, I love the relationships and redemption and their relationship with God. It seems interesting to me that they are somehow connected or … You gotta watch if you haven’t!
Hi Val. I’ve never seen that movie, or even heard of it, but I’ll try to check it out.
Regarding Daniel 9:26-27, yes, I’ve heard the futurist theory that this prophecy has not yet been fulfilled, and that it will be fulfilled when “the Antichrist” makes a treaty with the nation of Israel. My take is that  the text says no such thing  this was fulfilled when Jesus (the “He” at the beginning of verse 27) established the New Covenant “with many” (see Matthew 26:28), and abolished the sacrifices and offerings of the temple by Himself becoming our sacrifice. There are two posts on this blog concerning this passage (which I intend to revise/repost at some point):
What’s your take?
Do you believe the second coming is in the future or already happened? And what is a good link that you might have to read about that type of question. Thank you
Rob, thanks for your question. I believe that Jesus returned within one generation of His 1st century ministry on this earth, just as He said He would. In short, I would point out that prior to the Olivet Discourse Jesus had already told His disciples that His coming would take place:
 before they would be able to go through all the towns of Israel (Matthew 10:23) and
 while some of them were still alive (Matthew 16:27-28).
Furthermore, He said He would come, again within that time frame:
[a] in His kingdom
[b] with His angels
[c] in the glory of His Father and
[d] to repay each person for what they had done, i.e. in judgment.
None of His disciples lived beyond the first century AD. Therefore, if He was telling the truth (and He was), His promised coming already took place.
On this blog site, you can find a more detailed discussion of this question in parts 1 and 4 of my series on the Olivet Discourse:
You’ve really done yeoman’s work here.
Is it to be published? Have you considered contacting dispensationalists such as Pat Robertson so as to offer an alternative interpretation.
Dispensationalists reminds me of the controversy surround the Kennedy assasination. Once the book “Case Closed” was published–it turned out that the case was pretty much closed. You have the ground work here to do the same for dispensationalism.
Thank you for stopping by, and for your kind comments. I have no idea how to contact Pat Robertson or someone as public as he is, but I admit that I have thought about publishing some of the material here, particularly the recent series on the Olivet Discourse (and related materials) and possibly the commentary on the book of Revelation (after tweaking certain posts). Is there anything here in particular that you believe is most conducive to publishing? God bless you.
This is my new devotional. I ‘m a 51 year old Preterist–last 4 years or so. So far this site is the best resource I’ve found. Any thoughts about a book or even on-line, live classes?
Bill, I’m glad to hear that you’ve found this site to be a great resource for you. I haven’t thought about hosting online classes, but I have thought about writing a book. So far I’m just in “the thinking stage” about that.
Adam…..I just came aross your site here….very interesting….I look forward to reading more. I am a perterist (for the past 4 years). I am 55….live in Arkansas (DEEP Bible belt!!!) so preterism is hardly even heard of. Just curious….what does John Piper think about preterism? and, have you heard of David Curtis? David is my “on-line pastor” with Berean Bible Church in VA. He is an excellent teacher. We finished a 2 year study of Acts and are now a little over a year into Romans. I am anxious to read your Rev study. So glad to find “common ground” with like believers.
Hi Steve, thanks for coming by and leaving a comment. You’re welcome to share further feedback in the future as well. I’ve been through Arkansas before, while traveling between my hometown in Canton, Ohio and Dallas, Texas. Yes, I’m familiar with David Curtis, and I really like a number of things I’ve seen from him.
It’s hard to tell what John Piper thinks of preterism. He doesn’t seem to spend much time on eschatology. I do know that he once made a statement something to this effect: “It’s nearly impossible to overestimate the significance of what happened in 70 AD when the temple in Jerusalem was destroyed.” I don’t know that he has ever really unpacked that significance, though. Apparently he is a classic premillennialist. You might learn something of his views, or at least thinking on eschatology, if you have the time to watch a 2-hour eschatology forum that he moderated back in 2009. The video is embedded in this post:
One of the participants, Doug Wilson, is a partial-preterist (and at the same time a post-millennialist).
I’m not sure if there is a way to “message” you, but the following two articles, listed on the page “Christian Zionism” do not have a hotlink:
 John Hagee: A Wolf Seeking Many Sheep to Devour
 “Blood Brothers”: A Testimony from a Palestinian Christian
Thanks for stopping by, and for pointing that out. At this point, those are proposed posts that I haven’t completed yet. The “Blood Brothers” one will actually end up being a small series of posts. Once they’re written and posted, I’ll update the “Christian Zionism” page and make sure the hotlinks are there. All I need is for days to have 28 hours instead of 24 hours. 🙂
Would you be interested in talking about John Laurence von Mosheim on your blog? If so, give me a shout.
Hi Jonathan. Thanks for stopping by. I have to admit that I’m not familiar with John Laurence von Mosheim. Looking him up just now, I see that he is known for publishing a work called, “An Ecclesiastical History, From The Birth of Christ to the Beginning of the Eighteenth Century: in which The Rise, Progress And Variation of Church Power Are Considered In Their Connection With the State Of Learning And Philosophy, and The Political History of Europe During that Period.”
Is there something in particular that you’d like to talk about concerning him?
Found you blog (there are so many to choose from some good and some … ) Enjoyed your presenrtation on Revelation as much as I have read While I have been a dispensationalist most of my life I found that sometime one must adjust their thinking to coincide with what Scripture actually teaches. I am currently teaching on one of my blogs (Dr Denis says … Doc Notes -http://drcallahan.bravemusings.com) a reexamination of the Apocalypse base of the historical facts that 70 A.D. was the end as it were of the “present age” of the Jews and the begining of the “age to come”. If you have time stop by and check out my findings so far. I write a wee bit all along so am I in part 15 now. And if you do find something that doesn’t gell let me know.
Thanks, drdenis. I’m glad you enjoyed the series on Revelation. Indeed, we must always adjust our thinking, if necessary, to coincide with what Scripture actually teaches. Before my life is over, I’m sure I’ll have more adjusting to do.
Thanks. Pleased to have discovered your thoughtful blog. I’m sure to find interesting reading here. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox.
Thanks, Thom, and welcome to this site. Blessings on your reading and studies, and feel free to share your insights and questions.
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