What is a Preterist?

Jesus Christ in Matthew 16:28
Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
Do you believe Jesus Christ was correct?

We are often told the Kingdom of God is a physical place, so why does the Bible say it is within you?
Luke 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
What would the truth make you free from, a lie?

Hebrews 8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people.
No mention of a physical covenant!



Benefits of being a Preterist.
1. The Bible makes sense when the time element statements are understood.
2. Jesus was correct in everything he said and predicted.
3. The Kingdom of God exists now, and we are free to partake of its benefits
4. We do not have to live with the fear of destruction.
5. Jesus Christ is not concerned with what we have done wrong in the past, He wants us to do better in the future. Because in this world we reap what we sow.
6. We, the Christians, are the Israel of God, the true chosen people.
7. The Jesus that lives in our heart wants to give us life more abundant with peace, love, and joy.
8. Jesus Christ did not die on the cross so we would be miserable.

So what is a Preterist.

It is not a denomination; it is a view of Bible prophecy and fulfillment.

A Christian that believes all Bible prophecy of the Old Covenant was completed at the destruction of Jerusalem in year 70 AD and that the prophecy of the New Covenant Kingdom promised by Jesus also began then and is in effect today is a Preterist.

Questions to consider...

Are you tired of waiting for Jesus Christ to come back?

Are you weary of the end-of-the-world predictions and then nothing happening on those days?

Have you ever wondered why Jesus and the writers of the new testament all spoke of The Kingdom of God as being soon, at hand, and now, but we are told by some that it has not happened yet?

The following is a historical fact.

In the year 70 AD the Roman army attacked and destroyed the nation of Judea and the city of Jerusalem. The army circled the cities setting siege ( Luke 21:20) and finally pillaged and burned what was left. The Romans had the captives (Jewish slaves) pry the bricks of the old Jewish Temple apart (Mat 24:2,Mar 13:2, Luke 19:44, Luke 21:6) so that any precious metal that had melted between them could be recovered. So at AD70 the Old Church of Moses or Jewish Church effectively ended. No more sacrifices could be made to God on the altar and no one could claim to be the Messiah, as no records remained to establish lineage.

In the study of Christianity we need to add 70 AD to the dates to remember. We remember that Jesus was born about 3 to 4 BC. We know that he was crucified at about 30 AD. We need to recognize his return at 70 AD. This is when the temple at Jerusalem and its records were destroyed. The Old Covenant was over. The New Covenant had come, and Jesus returned to live in our hearts. Jesus return is the end of the old heavens and earth and the start of the new heavens and earth. The new is a spiritual return, a spiritual kingdom, and a spiritual resurrection.

You might be more of a Preterist than you think if you answer yes to...

Do you have a 30 year house mortgage?
Do you have a savings account?
Are you planning to send your children or grandchildren to college?
Are you planning for your retirement?
Are you planning a nice vacation next year?
Do you or your children plan on getting married and having more children?
Do you have a life insurance policy?

These are not the actions of someone that believes the world is ending any day now and Jesus Christ is coming any day now.

For more information on 70 AD, visit the following web site. http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/jewishtemple.htm


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