The question is which belief has the most historical support of the original apostles.
The answer would be neither... the original apostles did not seem to be so fixated on the 'end times' and trying to make sense of revelation like seems to be the central focus of so many fundamental churches these days.
Justin Martyr and Iraneus seem to have been pre-mil.. but they certainly were not dispensationalists.. It wasn't until centuries after that people seemed to get fascinated enough to start writing opinions about things.
So they question is whether or not you are willing to believe something so much that you are willing to let it shape your entire world view and christianity.. which is something dispensationalism seems to do with a lot of people.
I tend to be preterist, but would not be concerned if a 'rapture' did occur... God is going to do what he is going to do and I have faith that what he is going to do is the best for us.
My main problems with dispensationalists right now are in how their radical beliefs have affect world politics and politics in America very negatively. They seem so bent on 'helping' their take on the 'end times' that they care little for the Palestinians or the Jews that die ever day because of their unflinching support. They also care less how they are radicalizing America.
If you really cared about the Jews... Palestine and Israel would be the most heavily evangelized area on earth... instead we just like to go on Holy Land Tours and could care less about their souls.
Then you have things like the red heifer program and the extreme rabbi support that want the Dome of the Rock destroyed and the temple rebuild ASAP to try and hasten the return of the Lord in their minds.
As you can see, my problem is with the fruit of radical dispensationalists.. and like radical islamists.. the conservative dispensationalists do nothing to reign them in or are afraid to even criticize them.
So the question is.. are you going to go about the Lord's Business or go out on a wild goose chase of your own making... because in the end only one thing is going to matter.. How you serve and believe in Jesus.
Here are a couple of interesting links.http://www.arksearch.com/naredhef.htmhttp://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4531.htm
Think about it.. is all the time spent posting about dispenationalism or being ingrained with it every week in your church with colorful charts and more talk of gloom and doom edifying?... does it mobilize you to want to reach the world with the Gospel or does it make you content to sit in your home and watch world events just go by and hopefully the Lord will come quickly so you won't have to get excused for sitting on your bum instead of working for Christ?
I have seen the fruit and it is rotten to the core.. and that is what horrifies me to no end.. people that would call themselves my brothers but care naught for the lost or human suffering... which directly violates Jesus commands to us.