I’d like to thank the longtime readers for their patience as we attempted to address the heresy of Full or Hyper Preterism. I say “attempted” because discussion usually turned into heated personal rhetoric that had little or nothing to do with the various topics presented. Today I would like to offer you a preview before we REALLY begin to expose this dangerous theological error.
If you noticed many involved in this dangerous theological error ask for exegeses. Please keep in mind those adhering to this heresy have REJECTED 2000 years of scholarly exegeses. That’s the arrogance behind the belief system. For the past 2000 years everyone got it wrong INCLUDING the Apostles except of course for those within the FP movement.
How can anyone adhering to Sola Scriptura claim the following was fulfilled in AD70?
Satan bound for a 1000 years (Revelation 20:1-3)
The Great White Throne Judgment (Revelation 20:11-15)
The New Heaven and New Earth (Revelation 21:1-8)
Oh, they’ll come in here and try. They’ll major in the minors and toss in some Scriptural smokescreens in an attempt to confuse you. Don’t be fooled by these smokescreens. Without the smokescreens they don’t have a case. Oh, they are convincing but here’s what they can’t get around and CLEARLY can’t prove.
Acts 1:9-11 NKJV
Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel, who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.”
Full Preterists will come in here and try to convince us that Jesus returned in AD70 and it was a “spiritual” return but the text CLEARLY says something to the contrary. Jesus departed in the flesh so it’s only obvious to 99% of Christianity for over 1967 years that He will return in the flesh. That is what “in like manner” means.
Another Full Preterist belief is that the resurrection of the dead
occurred in AD70.
1Thessalonians 4:13-18 NKJV
But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.
The apostle John was certainly alive in AD70 yet why wasn’t he “caught up together with them to meet the Lord in the air”? Why wasn’t John always with the Lord rather then be boiled in oil and imprisoned? Full Preterists won’t be able to answer this but will still stick to their “all was fulfilled in AD70 heresy.
You know what the largest smokescreen Full Preterists will offer? They’ll tell you that if all wasn’t fulfilled in AD70 that Jesus lied. Can you believe the arrogance of that statement?
Matthew 24:36-44 NKJV
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
Jesus didn’t even know when He was going to return so how could He have lied if He didn’t return in AD70? That’s the smokescreen to pull at your hearts when all else fails. Don’t be fooled by that either brethren.
In 2Timothy Chapter 2 verses 14-19 Paul warns Timothy that two rogues were teaching that the resurrection had already taken place. Paul said these were profane and idle babbling and Timothy was to shun such things. Full Preterists tell us that the resurrection has already occurred. I suggest to you brethren what Paul suggested to Timothy. Shun these profane and idle babbling as they lead to ungodliness.
Over the past month or so I’ve been contacted by dozens of former adherers to full preterism who’ve described in great detail their personal journeys upon leaving this heretical belief system. Some have turned to Gnosticism. Some have become atheists while some have found a safe haven in a bible believing church. In each case their faith was overthrown just as Paul told Timothy those believing the resurrection had already passed would experience. This truly is a destructive and faith destroying heresy.
This is only a preview. You may Scripturally argue each point that has been presented here if you like however ad hominems will not be tolerated and your comment will be deleted.