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is Realized Eschatology (AD 70 Doctrine?
realized eschatology of Preterism (that which is past, bygone) believes “that
all end-time prophecy was fulfilled in the first century. This position holds that the second coming of Christ, the
judgment, and the resurrection of the dead, all found fulfillment in the period
of destruction of all Judea, by the Romans, in the 70s of the post-Christ
position is based on four supposed Bible truths.
years from the cross to the desolation of Jerusalem in the AD 70s were the
“parousia” of Christ occurred before that contemporary generation passed
Old Covenant was still in place until the time of the “parousia.”
for all believers (alive or asleep) was still promised in the New Testament,
and had not yet been realized.
can we come to a conclusion about the doctrine?
come to a conclusion we must look at the “comings of Christ” (parousia),
“the day of the Lord”, “the last days”, “the last day”,
“the judgment”, “the resurrection”, “the time of the end”,
“apocryphal language”, “the new heavens and new earth” “redemption”
and the interaction of these things.
are the “comings” of Christ? Are
there more than one or two? Are
they literal or figurative?
you read or hear any material, but especially new material, be critical; don’t
accept it until you have thoroughly examined it.
A person may be very sincere, but deceived.
The best way, I know, to test a doctrine, is to ask questions.
Reserve judgment until you are satisfied. Check it out with the Scriptures. For example, when people speak or write about “the coming
of the Lord”, don’t assume it is the second coming or that all “comings”
refer to a single event. Don’t
assume that they are similar in nature. There
are two literal comings but several figurative comings. Similar language does
not necessarily indicate a single event.
“Comings” of the
Lord found in the Scriptures
of Christ. This is a literal
coming, called the incarnation because the Word became flesh. The birth of Jesus is recorded in the gospels, Matthew,
Mark, and Luke. John 1:
14, 15; 3: 31
in the kingdom. This figurative
event occurred on the first Pentecost after Jesus’ resurrection and
ascension. It is found in the
second chapter of Acts. Mark
9: 1; Matthew 16: 28; Luke 9: 27
in judgment of the Jews. This figurative event occurred approximately AD 70. According to the proponents of Realized Eschatology this
would certainly be one of the defining moments of history
Matthew 24: 29-31; James 5: 8
in judgment of the Romans and the victory of the church.
This figurative event occurred in the first centuries and is found in
the book of Revelations.
Revelation 1: 1, 3, 7; 22: 6, 12, 20
coming of Christ. This is a
literal event, which will occur at an unspecified time in the future, the
last day. The resurrection and
final judgment of all mankind will be associated with this event. Matthew 16: 27; 24: 42, 44; 25: 31; Acts 1: 10,
11; 1 Corinthians 15: 23; 1 Thessalonians 5: 23; 2 Peter 3: 10-12; 2 Timothy
of conversion. This is a
spiritual event, real but not literal. John 14: 18, 23
in individual judgment of particular churches.
This is also a spiritual event, real but not literal. Revelation2: 5; 3: 20
interpretation error must we avoid?
must differentiate the “AD 70 coming” in Matthew 24: 1-35 from the “second
coming” which is described in Matthew 24: 36 through Matthew 25:46? Remember,
Jesus said that the great temple buildings would be completely torn down.
Then Jesus’ disciples asked, “Tell us when will these things be, and
what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age.”
We must guard against allowing our understanding being colored by the
possible presuppositions of the disciples.
Why do the proponents
of the AD 70 doctrine fall into this error?
believe that all end time events must be viewed as figurative.
They argue that since the kingdom of God is spiritual and not literal
(which is true) therefore all the language about it must be taken figuratively.
But this conclusion is simply not true.
We have already noted that Christ came once literally and that the
apostles saw Him literally ascend into heaven. (Acts 1: 9- 11)
They were told that He would come again (second coming) in just the same
way as He departed; that is literally. But
in addition Hebrews 1: 1 tells us that God spoke to us in many portions and many
way. He speaks in His word both
literally and figuratively; He speaks in parables; He speaks in hyperbole and
even sarcasm; He speaks in the calm metaphor and the highly imaginative
apocalyptic language of Revelation and the Prophets.
A comparison of the AD
70 Coming and the Second Coming
24: 1-35- AD 70 Coming
Judea and Jerusalem
many signs are of His coming are given including wars and rumors of wars,
false Christs, nation will rise against nation, famine earthquake,
tribulation, many will fall away, false prophets, lawlessness, gospel
preached in the whole world, and the abomination of desolation
flee to mountains
of the fig tree
is near, right at the door
not pass until all these things take place
of the Jews
death at the hands of the Romans
24:36-25: 46 Second Coming
sign- like the days of Noah, they will be eating and drinking, marrying and
giving in marriage, in other words they will be unsuspecting.
time for escape, one will be taken the other left.
of the thief, time unknown
of ten virgins, bridegroom delayed
of talents, man went on a journey, now after a long time 25: 19
not known except the Father 24: 36, 42, 44; 25: 13
of all the nations
punishment or eternal life
Coming in AD 70, Matthew 24: 1-35, is radically different from the Second
Coming, Matthew 24: 36- 25: 45. I
do not deny that Jesus “came” in AD 70, I do deny that that was the only
coming and that it was not what is commonly referred to as the “second
Which comings were
said to be near?
Pentecost Coming, some living would not taste death until they saw the Lord
coming in His kingdom. Matthew
16: 27, 28; Acts 2: 16, 17
AD 70 Coming was said to be “at hand” and within the lifetime of that
generation to whom it was given.
Matthew 10: 23; 24: 30, 34; 26: 64; Hebrews 10: 37;Philippians 4: 5;
James 5: 7- 9
Revelation Coming was said to be “near”, take place shortly and that the
Lord would come quickly. Revelation
1: 1, 3; 22: 6, 12, 20; Romans 13: 11-12; 16: 20;
there a “coming” in which time is unknown or it is said to occur “after a
the time element of the Second Coming is unknown, unexpected, “like the days
of Noah”, like a “thief in the night”, “after a long time.” Matthew 24: 36, 37, 39, 42, 43, 44, 50; 25: 13, 19, 31,
32; 1 Thessalonians 3: 13; 4: 13- 18; 5: 2, 23; 1 Corinthians 1: 7, 8; 2 Peter
3: 3-12; 1 Timothy 6: 14; 1 Peter 1: 13; 1 John 2: 28
do the Scriptures tell us about the Second Coming of Christ?
be confused by the proponents of the AD 70 doctrine, who call the Coming in
Judgment on the Jews in AD 70, the Second Coming. It is not!
is found in Hebrew 9: 28
coming is called the second because it is the second literal coming of the
Lord was lifted up and a cloud received Him.
Acts 1: 9, 10
Lord will come in the same way, literally, as you watched Him go into the
heavens. Acts 1: 11
in His glory. Matthew 25: 31
one except the Father alone knows the day and the hour.
Matthew 24: 36
His angels with Him Matthew
will sit on His glorious throne.
Matthew 25: 31
the nations (not just Jerusalem and Judea as in AD 70) will be gathered
before Him. Matthew
will separate them from one another, putting the sheep on His right and the
goats on His left. Matthew
25: 32, 33
will be pronounced. Matthew
25: 34, 41, 46
coming was associated with the resurrection?
note the finality of these passages: the last day, the end, the last enemy, and
the last trumpet. There is no later
time. The resurrection occurs at
the second coming of Christ.
resurrection refers to the resurrection of the body from the tomb.
John 5: 28, 29
resurrection will occur on the “last day” as does the judgment.
The coming at Pentecost, and at AD 70 and in judgment on the Romans
occurred in the last days, but not the last day. Time continued after those coming but time will not
continue after the last day. John
6: 39, 40, 44, 54; 11: 24; 12: 48; Acts 2: 17
bodily resurrection of Christ was attested to by many witnesses.
1 Corinthians 15: 1- 11
bodily resurrection of Christ is the basis of our faith.
If Christ is not risen then our faith is worthless and we are still
in our sins. 1 Corinthians 15:
resurrection is the first-fruit of the general resurrection.
The first fruit offering was of the same kind as the later harvest.
The resurrection of Jesus was literally of the body; the resurrection
in 1 Corinthians 15 is literally of the body.
1 Corinthians 15: 20-23
resurrection is associated with the end; the kingdom is delivered up to the
Father. 1 Corinthians 15: 24
is the last enemy to be conquered.
1 Corinthians 15: 26
argues, “why are you baptized for the dead if there is no resurrection?’ “Why do I put myself in danger”? “If there is no resurrection, eat, drink and be merry,
for tomorrow we die.” 1
Corinthians 15: 29-32
you understand your immoral life is associated with your disbelief in the
resurrection? Stop sinning
because there is a bodily resurrection and there is a day of judgment. 1 Corinthians 15: 33-34
which is sown will be that which is raised.
A body is placed in the earth; a body will come forth.
Don’t be amazed at this. Look
around you. God is able to make
different kinds of animals with their own flesh; God is able to create the
sun, moon and stars, each with their own glory.
Surely He can raise the dead bodies.
1 Corinthians 15: 35-41
the resurrection there is continuity because that which is sown will be
raised; but there is also discontinuity because that which is raised will be
changed. It is sown perishable
but raised imperishable; sown a natural body but raised a spiritual body;
sown in dishonor but raised in honor; sown in weakness but raised in power.
It has first born the image of the earthy but it will then bear the
image of the heavenly. 1
Corinthians 15: 42-49
assured although all will not die, all will be changed.
You know flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.
In the twinkling of the eve we will be changed; the perishable will
put on the imperishable; the mortal will put on the immortality.
1 Corinthians 15: 50-54
is swallowed up in victory. 1
Corinthians 15: 54-58
resurrection occurs at the last trumpet.
There is a trumpet sound at the AD 70 coming, but it is not the last
trumpet. I Corinthians
15: 52; Matthew 24: 31
resurrection will occur when Jesus descends from heaven, the shout of the
archangel and the trumpet of God. 1
Thessalonians 4: 15, 16
day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night.
1 Thessalonians 5: 2
bodily resurrection of the dead is associated with His literal second
coming. 1 Corinthians 15: 23
was no resurrection (resurrection of those in the grave) at the AD 70 coming.
Therefore the AD 70 proponents invented one.
They admit there was no literal resurrection but they say there was a
resurrection of a cause, the church was resurrected from the grave of Judaism.
Judge for yourself. I
can’t accept that explanation because when I read of the resurrection in 1
Corinthians 15 and other places, it is the resurrection of the literal body that
died and was buried.
coming is associated with the general judgment?
AD 70 Coming is a judgment of the Jews
Revelation Coming is a judgment of the Romans
Second Coming is associated with the general judgment of all men not just
the judgment of the Jews in AD 70.
Matthew 25: 32
The Judgment of all
has appointed a day in which He will judge the world, not just the Jews or
the Romans but the entire world.
Acts 17: 30, 31
the nations will be gathered before Him.
Matthew 25: 32
will occur on the last day. John
in the tombs will be resurrected.
John 5: 27-29
judgment will occur when the Lord comes.
1 Corinthians 4: 5
became frightened at the judgment to come.
Why would Felix be frightened if Paul was speaking of the destruction
of Jerusalem by the Romans? Acts
judgment occurs at the harvest, at the end of the age.
Matthew 13: 30, 39-43
is mine, I will repay. Romans
by fire. 1 Corinthians 3: 10-15
Queen of the South will rise up (resurrected) and condemn the men of this
generation at the judgment. Did
that occur in AD 70? Luke 11:
and Gomorrah will appear in judgment.
Matthew 10: 14-15
men of Nineveh shall appear at judgment.
Did this happen at AD 70? Luke
are bound in darkness until the judgment of the great day.
Jude 6, 7; 2 Peter 2: 4
will all, good or evil, appear before the judgment seat of Christ.
2 Corinthians 5: 10
death judgment will come. Hebrew
one of us will give account to God
Romans 14: 10-12
I do not deny that a judgment was to occur in the first century, I do deny that
that judgment was the great judgment in which all men both good and evil,
including those of Tyre and Sidon, Nineveh, Sodom and Gomorrah, the Queen of the
South and even the disobedient angels would appear.
Neither, I believe, was that the judgment that would be visited upon
was to come and the axe is already laid at the root of the tree; meaning the
time was eminent. Matthew 3: 7-
time of recompense is near; the kingdom will come in the lifetime of those
present. Matthew 16:
generation to whom He was speaking would not pass away until that coming was
completed. Matthew 24: 30
coming of the Lord is at hand; the Judge is standing right at the door.
James 5: 8, 9
end of all things is at hand; it is time for judgment to begin.
1 Peter 4: 5, 7,
The Last Days
proponents of the AD 70 doctrine make much of the last days. They tell us that the “last days” or “the end of the
age” were fulfilled at the parousia of Christ (Matthew13: 39). This is true only if you are speaking of the Second Advent
not the AD 70 coming. But then they say “we know from numerous other
Scriptures, that the “day of the Lord” was fulfilled in the destruction of
Jerusalem, in the same generation (Luke 21: 20-22, 32).
In fact, the 40 years from the cross to “the day of the Lord” were
perfectly and precisely foreshown in the 40 years of wilderness wandering, in
preparation for Israel’s entrance into the land of rest.” (New Testament
Realized Eschatology; Todd Dennis; Preterist Archives)
be the judge. There are several
“days of the Lord” mentioned in the Scriptures.
To assign all end time events to the AD 70 “day of the Lord” is
arbitrary and incorrect.
establishment of the kingdom came in the last days.
Isaiah 2: 2; Micah 4: 1
pouring out of the Spirit in the last days.
Acts 2: 17
times will come in the last days. 2
Timothy 3: 1
spoke in the last days. Hebrews
will store up money in the last days.
James 5: 3
will come in the last days. 2
Peter 3: 3
the exception of Genesis 49: 1 which does not seem to be speaking about the same
events. These are all the passages
in the Scriptures that refer to the “last days.”
Does this sound like a period of time from the cross to the destruction
of Jerusalem? You be the
What is the “last
the “last day” is the “last day.” There
won’t be any more days after this day. Has
this “last day” happened? I am
convinced it has not.
resurrection of the body is on the last day.
John 6: 39, 40, 44, 54; 11: 24
judgment day of all men will be on the last day.
John 12: 48
the exception of Nehemiah 8: 18 and John 7: 37, which do not seem to deal with
end time events, the above are all of the Scriptures that refer to the “last
day.” Surely we can agree that
the “last day” will be the end of all things including the “last days.” But the “last day” is associated with resurrection of the
dead ones and judgment of all men
is the “day of the Lord”?
“day of the Lord” refers to a significant event, when something of note
of reckoning, judge the proud and lofty
Isaiah 2: 12
of Babylon. Isaiah 13: 6-9
of Egypt- Jeremiah 46: 19
of False prophets- Ezekiel 13: 5
of Egypt- Ezekiel 30:3
to repentance in view of the calamity to befall them but great blessing if
they turn away. Joel 2: 1, 11,
31; 3: 14
of Jerusalem. Zechariah 14: 1-
of Christ (incarnation, perhaps) Malachi 4: 5.
Judge for yourself
in His kingdom. Acts
70 Coming. Proponents
of AD 70 doctrine cite these verses.
1 Corinthians 5: 5. Judge for yourself
70 Coming 2 Corinthians
1: 14. Judge for yourself.
Coming. 1 Thessalonians 5:2
This is a “thief in the night” event.
Coming 2 Peter 3: 10.
This is a “come like a thief” event.
of your opinion about several passages, over all we find that “the day of the
Lord” is not a term reserved for the events of AD 70, but it is a term used
over and over for any great and notable event.
term “day of the Lord” found in 1 Thessalonians 5: 2 and 2 Peter 3: 10 is
used in reference to a “thief in the night” event.
There are no signs given regarding time, therefore I conclude that they
are not AD 70 events
there more than one “end” in view in the Scriptures?
Judge for yourself.
disciples asked, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the
sign of your coming, and of the end of the age.”
Evidently they felt that the destruction of the great temple could
only take place at the end of the age, when the Lord came again.
We should not believe that Jesus was bound by their presuppositions
in His answer. Matthew:
an “end” was in view. The
question, “What ended”?
Matthew 24: 6
explains that the love of most will grow cold, but he that endures to the
end will be saved. Matthew
gospel must be preached to all the nations before the end would come.
Matthew 24: 14
things all occurred in the generation to which He spoke.
Matthew 24: 34
Coming of Christ
harvest is at the end of the age. Matthew
end will come when Christ delivers up the kingdom to God and the last enemy,
death, is abolished. Has death
been abolished? You be the
judge. The Scriptures say this
will happen when our mortal bodies put on immortality. 1 Corinthians 15: 24- 28, 54
day of our Lord is at His second coming.
2 Corinthians 1: 14
Lord will be revealed at His second coming.
1 Peter 1: 13
last day, certainly the end, is associated with the resurrection.
John 6: 39, 40, 44, 54; 11: 24
judgment of all men will also be on the last day.
John 12: 48
End of the Law
is the end of the law for righteousness.
Oh yes the law existed after Christ but it was not effective as part
of God’s plan. The law was
only a shadow of that which was to be realized in Christ.
Romans 10: 4; Hebrew 8: 5
consummation of the ages
Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many (at His first
coming), shall appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin,
to those who eagerly await Him. Hebrew
ended at the cross, when Jesus tasted death for every one. It appeared, however to continue on undiminished.
But that was soon to change. When
Titus and his armies laid siege to Jerusalem, the temple, the center of the
Jew’s religion and culture, was destroyed; the priesthood ended forever more
and with it, the sacrificial offerings. Judaism,
as a recognizable religion established by God, ended.
came not to abolish but to fulfill the Law and the prophets. The smallest part
of the Law and the prophets would not pass away until they were fulfilled.
When Jesus fulfilled the Law, however, it did pass away.
Matthew 5: 17, 18
said all things written through the prophets about the Son of Man will be
fulfilled at Jerusalem. Luke
the cross all was fulfilled. Acts
law and the prophets were proclaimed until John the Baptist.
Luke 16: 16, 17
things written about Christ in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the
Psalms were fulfilled. Luke
things announce beforehand by the prophets Christ has fulfilled.
Acts 3: 18- 26
speaking, Christ fulfilled the Law and the prophets, making them no longer
applicable as their purpose had been accomplished.
was the law abolished?
to the cross, the Gentiles “were at that time separate from Christ,
excluded from the commonwealth of Israel and stranger to the covenants of
promise, having no hope and without God in the world.”
you have been
brought near by the blood of Christ (not AD 70) He made both Jews and
Gentiles into one, by breaking down the dividing wall, the enmity, which is
the Law of commandments, establishing peace.
Gentiles are reconciled to God by His death, not AD 70.
Ephesians 2: 11- 16
body of flesh was removed when the Colossians were baptized which is a type
of circumcision. When baptized
they were made alive when they arose with Him having forgiven all you
transgression. He cancelled out the certificate of death, consisting of
decrees which were hostile to them, nailing it to the cross at His death, not Ad 70.
What were these decrees? They
pertained to food and drink, festivals, new moon and the Sabbath.
Clearly it was the old law.
Colossians 2: 13- 17
shows that if the Jew is “married” to both the law and Christ at the
same time, they are spiritual adulterers.
This cannot be their situation however because they were released
from the law, having died to that by which they were bound.
It is not possible that both the Law of Moses and the law of Christ
served together from the cross to Ad 70.
Romans 7: 1-6
former commandment, the law of Moses, was set aside in order that Christ
might serve as a high priest after the order of Melchizedek.
Christ is of the tribe of Judah and could not have been a priest
after Aaron. Hebrew 7: 11- 19
law was added because of transgressions.
It was to preserve a people through which Christ could come.
When the seed, Christ, came the law had accomplished its purpose.
It was fulfilled, and past away as it had served its purpose.
It was the tutor to lead the Jews to Christ, that they might be
justified by faith. But when
faith has come they are no longer under a tutor.
Galatians 3: 19-29
A change of covenants
way into the holy place was not disclosed while the outer tabernacle is
still standing. But Christ when
He appeared as high priest entered through the greater and more perfect
tabernacle, not made with hands, with His own blood.
He entered the holy place once for all.
He entered the holy place having obtained eternal redemption. This
tells us several things. First:
the outer tabernacle must not be standing when Christ entered the holy
place, heaven itself now to appear in the presence of God. Second: He
obtained eternal redemption. The idea that Christians had to wait until AD
70 to obtain redemption is a fiction. Hebrew 9: 8-28
takes away the first covenant that He may establish the second. There was no
overlapping of the covenants. This
is a fiction. Hebrew 10:9
was a minister of the new covenant not the old.
This covenant came with both glory and power. “And it was now about
the sixth hour, and darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour.
The sun being obscured and the veil of the temple was torn in two.”
“And I will grant wonders in the sky above, and signs on the earth
beneath, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke.
The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before
the great and glorious day of the Lord shall come.
And it shall be that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall
be saved.” There was no need
to wait until AD 70 for salvation.
2 Corinthians 3: 6-18; Acts 1: 8; 2: 17-21; Luke 23: 44-45
discussion of this subject, Realized Eschatology, can be complete without a
discussion of Luke 21: 31. This
is one of the primary verses used by AD 70 theorists.
This is the verse that appears to plainly say what the proponents of this
doctrine teach, or does it? Let’s
look at it.
Even so you, when you see these things happening, recognize that the kingdom of
God is near. Luke 21: 31
let me say I agree:
the kingdom was at hand. The
kingdom came at the first Pentecost after the resurrection of our Lord.
Peter said that in regard to the “oath to seat one of his
descendants upon his throne” David, being a prophet, looked ahead and
spoke of the resurrection of Christ, who was not abandoned to Hades, nor did
His flesh suffer decay. God
raised Jesus from the dead, exalted Him to the right hand of God having
received the promise (seat a descendant on the throne of David) of the Holy
Spirit. When Jesus ascended to
heaven God said, “Sit at My right hand, until I make thine enemies a foot
stool for thy feet. Therefore
let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord
and Christ. Jesus is reigning
until He puts all the enemies under his feet. At that time He will deliver up the kingdom to God, 1
Corinthians 15:24-26; Acts 2: 29-36
verse and its context refer to the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70.
verse cannot refer to the establishment of the kingdom, because the kingdom
was established nearly 40 years prior to AD 70.
disciples were in the kingdom prior to Ad 70.
Colossians 1: 13; Revelation 1: 6
“The kingdom of God is near” means that the dominion and sovereignty
and royal power of God was near to being displayed in the judgment and
destruction of Jerusalem. With the
destruction of Jerusalem, Judaism would no longer have a temple, priesthood or
sacrificial system authorized by God. Christianity,
long considered to be a sect of Judaism, now like the small mustard seed in the
parable grew to become a tree Judaism
ended at the cross of Jesus for it was to serve only until the seed should come
to whom the promise had been made. The
outer forms remained, however, until destroyed by the Romans Matthew 13: 31, 32; Galatians 3:15-29
the AD 70 theory were true Christ reigned approximately 40 years.
coronation occurred at His ascension.
was to reign until the last enemy, death, was abolished.
was abolished at the resurrection.
the resurrection (according to AD 70 doctrine) was in AD 70.
Jesus reigned approximately 40 years.
who hold this doctrine hold that the redemption we have in Christ was not
completed until AD 70. They assume
that every use of the word is the same, referring to the redemption of Christ,
the forgiveness of sins. This is
not the case.
What is the primary
use of the word?
“redemption” refers to the purchase from sin through the blood of Jesus
Christ poured out in His death.
penalty for sin is death. Romans
has graciously accepted the death of Jesus, who was sinless, as payment for
our sins. Jesus is our
“Passover Lamb.” 1
Corinthians 5: 7
laid down His life, voluntarily, on the Passover.
day later He arose from the dead.
appeared to His disciples for 40 days, confirming His resurrection and
speaking of the things of the kingdom of heaven.
Acts 1: 3
ascended to the Father into the holy place once for all and secured eternal
redemption for all. Hebrews 9:
days later, on Pentecost the kingdom came with power and glory and this
eternal redemption, the forgiveness of sins, was first proclaimed as an
accomplished fact Acts
will the redemption be complete?
redemption will be complete when the
physical body is redeemed. This
will occur when the Lord gives life to our mortal bodies and the perishable body
is changed to an imperishable body. This
will occur on the “last day” not AD 70.
Romans 8: 11, 23; 1 Corinthians 15: 52, 53
But doesn’t Luke 21:
28 say that the redemption is drawing near?
it does. However I question that
the reference is to the redemption from sin by the blood of Christ because
Christ had already obtained that redemption when He presented His sacrifice to
the Father at His ascension.
Hebrews 9: 12
What then is the
believe the meaning is that the Jews will no longer have power and the ability
to persecute the church. The
kingdom will increase from that time forward.
Was the redemption
from sin complete prior to Ad 70?
it was. Note the following prior to
would not have master over them because they were not under law (Old
Covenant) but under grace (New Covenant).
Romans 6: 14
were dead to the law. Romans
7: 4, 6
is now (before AD 70) no condemnation to those in Christ. Romans 8:1
were freed from the law of sin and death.
Romans 8: 2
were free from the curse of the law.
Galatians 3: 9-14
were free from the fear of death.
Hebrew 2: 15
blood of Christ continually cleanses those in Christ from all sin.
1 John 1: 7
gave them eternal life. 1
John 5: 11
was lacking? Nothing!
They had all the blessing of God prior to AD 70.
I would like to ask the proponents of the AD 70 doctrine.
you really believe death was abolished at the supposed resurrection in
you observe the Lord’s Supper? 1
Corinthians 11: 26
you married? Matthew
is your motivation, since you have received all you will receive?
and friends, please be extremely careful when dealing with the AD 70 Doctrine.
It is very dangerous. The
Apostle Paul said that Hymenaeus and Philetus had gone astray from the truth,
saying that the resurrection had already taken place.
The AD 70 doctrine maintains that the resurrection occurred in the first
century. 2 Timothy 2: 17, 18
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