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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"


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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)

 

The Receiving of the Kingdom

By Michael Krall

 


When was the kingdom of God received by Christ and the saints of the Most High? There are several passages that show us exactly when and how the kingdom was received.. Let us first start in Matthew 16 verses 27-28.

  1. For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. (pay close attention to this phrase as we look at Daniel 7)

  2. 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

Now this is significant because it lays out the time frame as to when Christ receives his kingdom. We have dealt with the coming of the Kingdom of God in a previous article but here we want to specifically look at when the kingdom was given to the church .

Now look at Daniel 7:

9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.

10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.. <notice the time frame =-JUDGMENT Dan 12:1-2?

11 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.

12 As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.

13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, (sound familiar?)  Matt 24:30   and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him

14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

In verses 17ff of Daniel 7 we see the explanation of this vision of Daniels. We would like to point out one verse in that explanation that burtresses this idea that the possessing of the kingdom is preceded by judgment. In verses 21-22 we read 21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; 22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.

Then again we read in verses 25-27:

25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.

27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.

Notice that the kingdom, which is everlasting, was given to Him after judgment was set. The very language and picture given in vs 14 as well as these other verses is that of him coming in the clouds Luke 21:27 which follows a few verses later saying that the kingdom of God is near when you see them signs and the signs are obviously the destruction of the temple and judgment upon Jerusalem.

Now let us look at a passage in Hebrews 12 that is misapplied by many futurists:

 

25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: 26Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. <is this the physical heaven and earth? read on

27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. (what is it that cannot be shaken? Read on)

28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, <see the parallel?  let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

Notice how he points to a future shaking of heaven and earth which most futurists say is at the end of the world. But notice that the receiving of the kingdom was one of the things that cannot be shaken and it was BEING received. The word “receive” is a present active participle. This is speaking of a continuous ongoing process that they were going through during the transitional time period in receiving the kingdom.

Could it be that the things that are shaken which are made is the temple made with hands? (Heb 9:11) and what remains is the everlasting Kingdom of God in the new spiritual temple? The Kingdom was initiated at the cross but it was not fully established while the  tabernacle was still standing (Heb 9:8) and he fully took away the Old Covenant to fully establish the New Covenant (the Kingdom) Heb 10:9.

One passage that sums up this issue of when the kingdom was given to the saints of the most high and that is Rev 11:15
 

  1. And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

Note also chapter 15 and verse 8 of Revelation.
 

8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

When the seventh angel sounded his trumpet that was the beginning of the coming of the kingdom for the children of the most high. But we see then that after the seven plague of the seventh angel it was not until then that access into the holiest of all was consummated.

It is at this point that the children of the most high have received the kingdom and are now able to enter the temple of the Lord will full access to the throne of grace.

AMEN

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Date: 07 Jan 2006
Time: 23:22:42

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In the first century the tiny nation of Israel was a wretched, crushed, humiliated, despairing and defeated nation, just one of the many nations that had been invaded, conquered and occupied by Rome, the great first-century superpower, "that great city that reigned over the kings of the earth" (Rev. 17:18) If preterists believe that Jerusalem, rather than Rome, was the great first-century superpower then they probably also believe that today the tiny, wretched, crushed, humiliated, despairing, defeated, invaded, conquered and occupied nation of Iraq, rather than the USA, is the great 21st-century superpower.


Date: 10 Jan 2006
Time: 12:19:00

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OT, natural Israel had to contend with the natural bondage in which it was held in natural Egypt AND with the natural captivity in which it was held in natural Babylon. Therefore, given the unalterable principle of first the natural and then the spiritual (1 Cor. 15:46), in the first century NT, spiritual Israel had to contend with the spiritual bondage in which it was held by spiritual Egypt, i. e., Jerusalem (Rev. 11:8), AND with the spiritual captivity in which it was held by spiritual Babylon, i. e., Rome. AD 70 preterists' erroneous belief that Jerusalem was the only first-century, earthly enemy of God's people means that they believe that anti-Christian religions and cults are the only enemy of the church and that an anti-Christian state is not an enemy of the church. Anti-Christian governments everywhere undoubtedly are very appreciative of that support for their policies and actions.

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