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AD70 Dispensationalism: According to that view, AD70 was the end of 'this age' and the start of the 'age to come'.    Those who lived before AD70 could only 'see in part' and such, lacking the resurrection and redemptive blessings which supposedly came only when Herod's Temple in Jerusalem fell.    Accordingly, AD70 was not only the end of Old Testament Judaism, but it was also the end of the revelation of Christianity as seen in the New Testament.

HYPER PRETERISM

"Full preterist" material is being archived for balanced representation of all preterist views, but is classified under the theological term hyper (as in beyond the acceptable range of tolerable doctrines) at this website.  The classification of all full preterism as Hyper Preterism (HyP) is built upon well over a decade of intense research at PreteristArchive.com, and the convictions of the website curator (a former full preterist pastor).  The HyP theology of final resurrection and consummation in the fall of Jerusalem, with its dispensational line in AD70 (end of old age, start of new age), has never been known among authors through nearly 20 centuries of Christianity leading up to 1845, when the earliest known full preterist book was written.  Even though there may be many secondary points of agreement between Historical/Modern Preterism and Hyper Preterism, their premises are undeniably and fundamentally different.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING MATERIAL HAS BEEN CLASSIFIED AS "HYPER PRETERIST"


DISTINCTLY FULLPRET POSITIONS IN THIS ARTICLE:

  • The Roman saints were raised out of sleep in AD70

  • The Roman saints were redemptively saved in AD70

  • The everlasting kingdom of Jesus Christ was established in AD70

  • The resurrection of all dead was in AD70

  • AD70 was THE judgment day

 

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Hyper Preterism: Defining "Hyper Preterism"- Criticisms from the Inside - Criticisms from the Outside || Progressive Pret | Regressive Pret | Former Full Preterists | Pret Scholars | Normative Pret | Reformed Pret | Pret Idealism | Pret Universalism

William Bell
Max King
Don Preston
Larry Siegle
Kurt Simmons
Ed Stevens
 

SOME DISTINCTIVE DOCTRINES OF SYSTEMATIZED HYPER PRETERISM

It is important to keep in mind that many ideas and doctrines full preterism appeals to - such as the complete end of the Old Covenant world in AD70 - are by no means distinctive to that view.   Many non HyPs believe this as well, so one need not embrace the Hyper Preterist system in order to endorse this view.   Following are exceptional doctrines which, so far as I've seen, are only taught by adherents of Hyper Preterism.:

DISTINCTIVE DOCTRINES TAUGHT BY STANDARD FULL PRETERISM

  • All Bible Prophecy was Fulfilled By AD70

  • Atonement Incomplete at Cross ; Complete at AD70

  • The Supernatural Power of Evil Ended in AD70

  • The Spirit of Antichrist was Destroyed in AD70

  • "The Consummation of the Ages" Came in AD70

  • "The Millennium" is in the Past, From AD30 to AD70

  • Nothing to be Resurrected From in Post AD70 World ; Hades Destroyed

  • The Christian Age Began in AD70 ; Earth Will Never End

  • "The Day of the Lord" was Israel's Destruction ending in AD70

  • The "Second Coming" of Jesus Christ Took Place in AD70-ish

  • The Great Judgment took place in AD70 ; No Future Judgment

  • The Law, Death, Sin, Devil, Hades, etc. Utterly Defeated in AD70

  • "The Resurrection" of the Dead and Living is Past, Having Taken Place in AD70

  • The Context of the Entire Bible is Pre-AD70 ; Not Written To Post AD70 World

DISTINCTIVE DOCTRINES TAUGHT BY VARIOUS FORMS
(under construction)

  • Baptism was for Pre-AD70 Era (Cessationism)

  • The Lord's Prayer was for Pre-AD70 Era (Cessationism)

  • The Lord's Supper was for Pre-AD70 Era (Cessationism)

  • The Holy Spirit's Paraclete Work Ceased in AD70 (Cessationism)

  • The Consummation in AD70 Caused Church Offices to Cease (Cessationism)

  • The Resurrection in AD70 Changed the "Constitutional Principle" of Marriage (Noyesism)

  • Israel and Humanity Delivered into Ultimate Liberty in AD70 (TransmillennialismTM)

  • The Judgment in AD70 Reconciled All of Mankind to God ; All Saved (Preterist Universalism)

  • Adam's Sin No Longer Imputed in Post AD70 World ; No Need to be Born Again (Preterist Universalism)

  • When Jesus Delivered the Kingdom to the Father in AD70, He Ceased Being The Intermediary (Pantelism/Comprehensive Grace?)

  • The Book of Genesis is an Apocalypse; is About Creation of First Covenant Man, not First Historical Man (Covenantal Preterism)

 

  Greek Word Studies: Time Substantives

By Charles Geiser

 

     There are at least five Greek terms denoting relative time factors in regards to "near future" events prophesied to take place within the first century milieu or genea (see Matthew 24:34). We think that many who have skirted the topic of Bible prophecy, or gone much further into it in their studies, may believe that those who have accepted a preterist chronology are isolated and very much in the minority. thus, we have done some research into several terms and have comments from a few lexicographers which may reveal some concepts heretofore unknown to some.

 

     Enguteron

     This adverb is a hapax, i.e., found only once in the New Testament. It is translated "nearer" in the King James Version in Romans 13:11b. An interesting observation first, however, is that in 13:11a, "high time" in the King James Version should read translated, "and this, knowing the time, it is now an HOUR for you to be raised out of sleep," hoti hoora eedee humas ex hupnou egertheenai.... Compare John in writing his first epistle a few years later from Romans, "young children, a last hour it is," paidia, eschatee hoora estin...While Jesus was on earth He said, "marvel not at this, because is coming an hour in which all the ones in the tombs will hear the voice of him and will come forth the (ones) the good things having done to a resurrection of life, the (ones) the evil things having done to a resurrection of judgment" (John 5:28, 29). In sequence then, in that first century setting, Jesus said an hour was coming. Paul says 28 years later it is now an hour for the Roman saints to be raised out of sleep, and John a few years after that said it was the last hour. Thus, we have this time element with the term hoora or hour indicating nearness and agreeing very well with Romans 13:11b. As mentioned, this adverb is derived from another adverb engus (next in our study), being a comparative in usage (Harper, Thayer, Vine, Liddel & Scott, and Arndt & Gingrich, under the term). The rendering here is favored by the word order in Romans 13:11b, "Salvation is nearer to us than when we believed." "The reference is apparently to the Lord's second coming, rather than to future glory" (Vincent, Word Studies in the New Testament, p. 747)."More specifically, eschatology now gives greater intensity to the exhortation, so that one occasionally speaks of a watchman's cry" (E. Kasemann, Commentary on Romans, p. 362; comments on 11-14; compare J. Weiss, "Beitrage," 245; Michel; Balz, TDNT, VIII, 554). "Certainly it is apparent here (Romans 13:11, CG) that imminent expectation was originally the basis of Christian admonition" (Grabner-Haider, Paraklese, 108ff.). We suggest that the salvation of the Roman saints was nearer than when they first believed because the second advent, the establishment of the kingdom of Christ, the resurrection of the dead, and the judgment day (compare Romans 13:12a) were all nearer in collation to the fall of Jerusalem in A.D.70 (look at Luke 21:28-32; Greek translation of Hebrews 1:14).

     Engus

     This adverb is variously translated "nigh," "near," at hand," "nigh at hand," "from," and "ready" in the King James Version. It is found some thirty times in the New Testament. It is "nigh" in such places as Matthew 24:32; Mark 13:29; Luke 19:11; John 6:4; Acts 9:38; Romans 10:8; Hebrews 6:8. It is translated "at hand" in Matthew 26:18; John 2:13; 7:2; Philippians 4:5; Revelation 1:3; 22:10. It is "near" in Matthew 24:33; Mark 13:28; John 3:23; 11:54. It is "nigh at hand" in Luke 21:30,31; John 11:55; 19:42. "From" in Acts 1:12; and "ready" in Hebrews 8:13b (this last passage literally becomes "(is) near vanishing" in reference to the first covenant or diatheekee.

     Harper's Greek Lexicon says the term translates "near" (p.111). Liddell & Scott says "of time, nigh at hand" (p.189). Thayer remarks under the term that "it concerns things imminent and soon to come to pass. "Summer," Matthew 24:32; Mark 13:28; Luke 21:30. Of the coming crucifixion, Matthew 26:18. (Writer's note: does this term giving us "near" mean the same in Revelation 22:10 as it does in Matthew 26:18? No doubt about it in the Matthew passage, why doubt in Revelation passage?) Of the kingdom of God, Luke 21:21 (apply Luke 21:31 with Mark 9:1 and Matthew 16:27,28 rather than Mark 9:1 with Acts 2!) In reference to time, Revelation 1:3c. Of the near advent of persons: of Christ's return from heaven, ho kurios engus, Philippians 4:5. With the addition epi thurais, at the door ("it"), Matthew 24:33; Mark 13:29. Near to being cursed, engus kataras, Hebrews 6:8. Soon to vanish (the covenant), aphanismou, Hebrews 8:13 (Thayer, Greek Lexicon, pp. 164,165).

     "The term with echon (Acts 1:12), present participle neuter of echoo, to have, R.V., 'nigh unto...off' (KJV 'from' nigh unto' with reference to death, Philippians 2:27) is the neuter of the adjective parapleesios, near, nearly resembling" (Vine, New Testament Words, under "Hand," "nigh," "Near," "Ready"). Arndt & Gingrich on a few passages: of the parousia, Philippians 4:5; compare I Clement 21:3. "The word is close to you," engus sou to hreema estin, explained by what follows, Romans 10:8. "At (your) very door," engus epi thurais, Matthew 24:33; Mark 13:29 (Greek Lexicon, p.213). "Drawing nigh" (John 6:19) is literally "becoming nigh" (Wycliff, "to be made next to the boat"). Romans 10:8 to Vincent, "very nigh thee is the word." Hebrews 8:13 would read, "is nigh unto vanishing" (referring to the first covenant). the whole phrase would translate "but that which is becoming old and waxing aged is nigh unto vanishing" (see Vincent, Word Studies, under all verses under "Engus," II).

 

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