Just wanted to sign off on this topic. I really can’t muster any more interest in it. Changed my mind on sharing any personal thoughts, other than to say that I believe the reason that many positions can appear coherent is that they are all correct in certain respects. I believe that both literal (earthly) and “more than literal” (“spiritual”) fulfillment of prophecy were and are in operation — that is, things will get played out on earth and in heaven (as above, so below) in tandem with each other and simultaneously. Think about it – why can’t that be the case (not in every detail, but almost). It is the position that has the greatest explanatory power and requires the least amount of presuppositional cheating.
It was refreshing to be looking at Genesis today … that’s what’s up next.