The mark of the Beast? That’s an easy one, and I don’t even remember what Don Preston said on the matter. He and I part company anyway when he refuses to accept the physical resurrection of the bodies of the saints, so I don’t march in lockstep with him and other Full Preterists, if that’s what you think.
I have written extensively on this forum on what the mark of the Roman Sea Beast imposed by the Judean Land Beast once WAS, back in the first century and slightly before then (19 BC). This interpretation satisfies all of scripture’s detailed description below of what having the mark once entailed. I already addressed this point at great length about the mark of the Beast with you in a comment at the following link, which tedious length is probably why you might not have taken time to read it.http://www.gracecenteted.com/christian_forums/end-times-forum/what-the-mark-of-the-beast-is-and-the-meaning-of-666/
#1) No buying or selling without it
#2) Given in the right hand or the forehead
#3) This mark of the Sea Beast’s name was received by every sort of person, rich and poor, small and great, free or bond.
#4) Punishment by death if it was not received
#5) It involved homage given to the Sea Beast in some way.
#6) It was the LAND BEAST that imposed this mark, on behalf of the Sea Beast - NOT the Sea Beast demanding its own homage by this means.
The Tyrian shekel and half-shekel coins called the “drachma” or the “didrachma” were required currency by the high priests of Israel ever since 19 BC when they started having these coins minted in Jerusalem instead of at the mint in the city of Tyre. These were the only coins accepted at the temple for any purchase or sale of sacrificial items, and for the yearly Temple Tax given by every male over the age of manhood.
The moneychangers that Christ excoriated in the temple for making it a “den of thieves” did a brisk, profitable business for the high priests by exacting a separate fee with each exchange of foreign currency for the Tyrian shekel coins with their forbidden pagan images and profane inscriptions. God had strictly forbidden such images of pagan idols for Israel back in Deuteronomy 7:25-26 as an abomination, but the high priests had ignored this.
Women also received these same drachma coins with the forbidden images and inscriptions in their foreheads by fastening a token number of 10 drachma coins in their headdress, denoting their married status. Remember the parable of the woman’s lost drachma coin...
Next? Give me one more Revelation prophecy, and I’ve probably already given scriptural and/or historical evidence about its past fulfillment on this forum before now.
I can understand that you may feel compelled to battle what you consider to be the deception of Preterism (and there ARE some kinks in some of the various Preterist camps that need revision), but I credit your style of presentation as having a great deal of zeal, but not according to knowledge, as the apostle Paul once described the over-zealous Christ-rejecting Jews of Romans 10:2.