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Many times over the years when discussing the meaning of Bible prophecy with individuals someone will say, “The details don’t really manner since every thing will pan out in the end.” This view is sometimes called “panmillennialism.” There is a lot wrong with this perspective; perhaps the most significant problem is what if the details have already happened? What if most or all of Bible prophecy was fulfilled by A.D. 70, as those who hold to a preterist (past fulfillment) view of Bible prophecy think? In fact, in their zeal to show that Christ’s prophetic sermon, the Olivet Discourse (Matt. 24—25; Mark 13; Luke 21), was fulfilled during the apostolic era they claim that the whole world had been evangelized within twenty-five to thirty years of Christ’s ascension.