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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.


"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, 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.



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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.:


  • 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

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  • 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)


Hebrews 9:28 - The Second Coming

By Don K. Preston


   Hebrews 9:28 is generally one of the first verses offered as proof there is to be a yet future return of Jesus. Let us notice a few things about the text.

     The inspired writer says in verse 26 Jesus had appeared "once" to put away sin by sacrificing himself. The Greek word translated once is "hapax" and normally means "once for all time," see Jude 3, I Peter 3:18. The writer then says Jesus "shall appear the second time unto salvation," vs. 28.

     The force of the word "second" as used here is the same as "once;" Christ would not appear again and again.

     Almost all interpreters admit Jesus came in the destruction of Jerusalem. One writer commenting on Matthew 24:29-31 says "It is a coming of Christ in judgment upon the city of Jerusalem." But we ask, for what purpose did Jesus come in 70? It was not simply for judgment of the wicked!

     In Luke 21 Jesus spoke of Jerusalem's coming destruction: "then shall they see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory" vs. 27. He said "when these things come to pass then look up and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh" vs. 28. In verse 32 he said it would be in that generation.

     The word "redemption" used here is the identical word used in Romans 3:24; 8:23; I Corinthians 1:30; Ephesians 1:7,14, etc. to speak of the redemption of salvation.

     With these few facts before us let us draw a conclusion.

     Hebrews 9:28 says Jesus would appear a second time, not many times, unto salvation. Jesus said he was going to return at the destruction of Jerusalem and this would be the redemption [salvation] of his Body. He said it would be in that generation. Therefore Jesus' return in the destruction of Jerusalem, for the purpose of redemption, is the return of Hebrews 9:28.

     Since Christ's coming in 70 was the coming for redemption, and since he was to return only once for salvation per Hebrews 9:28, then Christ's return in 70 was the final coming of Christ.

     This conclusion is corroborated in Hebrews 10:33-39. The writer addresses Christ's coming in judgment and salvation: "For yet in a very little while, the Coming One will come and he will not delay." [Tragically, most commentators insist he HAS DELAYED!]

     In the margin of your Bible, beside Hebrews 9:28, write Luke 21:28 and Hebrews 10:33-39. These verses give divine commentary on Hebrews 9:28.

     Upon what basis can anyone postulate a future coming of Christ? He promised to come [once] again for salvation. He said when it would be; and he kept his word. It is something to ponder.


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28 Jan 2005


The 'sign' of the parousia is this: 'They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory'. The 'sign' of the parousia is not wars [ i-e the destruction of Jerusalem]; it is not famines or earthquakes, it is the visible, audible glorious Advent of the resurrected Saviour - be ready !

Date: 24 Apr 2005
Time: 14:14:24


Jesus has not returned yet. The Word says every eye will see him when he returns.Rev.1
[7] Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
Have you seen him? No. Have the Jews seen Him? No. Have all the kindreds of the earth wailed because of Him? No. Jesus has not returned.

Date: 04 Mar 2006
Time: 16:59:54


The trouble with the two earlier comments their literalism of interpretation. Will the moon actually not give it's light and the stars fall from the sky? Do you know what would happen to the earth when these stars hit it? Total destruction. There won't be an earth left for Christ to set up his kingdom on, as your literal interpretation would have it.

Date: 16 Dec 2006
Time: 15:53:50


I believe the reference to His coming a second time in Hebrews 9:28 is referring to the old testament reference of the high priest going in to the holy of holies and coming out the first time for his sin and going in and coming out alive the second time for the people he made the sacrifice for.

Date: 05 May 2007
Time: 05:20:46


Yes, He is coming again! I want to be in my lifetime, my generation!!! Glory to God!!!

Date: 23 May 2007
Time: 08:03:24


Don, thanks for your straightforward and unashamed commentary on this passage. It appears to me that those who admit that Christ came in the destruction of Jerusalem must also admit that this was a second coming of Christ. This cannot be disputed without corrupting the scripture. They must also admit that passages such as Jn. 14:1-3 refer to that second coming, otherwise the Lord would have said "if I go away, I will come again and again and perhaps again and sooner or later I will recieve you to myself that where I am there you may be also". It seems to me that there must be a "going away" in order for there to be a "coming again". It being admitted that Christ came again in 70AD, can anyone prove that He, after 70AD, left again, a second time....and if He did not go away a second time, it becomes impossible for Him to come again a third time. There are way to many comings here, and not nearly enough goings away.

Date: 13 Aug 2007
Time: 11:32:22


In response to the comment dated 28 Jan 05, "the visible and audible comming of Christ".

Did you know that King David rode a visible, audible motor cycle? He absolutely must have....because "King David's triumph could be heard through out the land". Did you know that Jacob died because he lost his feet? He must have... because "he gathered his feet into bed with him and gave up the Spirit". If you can see that these and a thousand more passages must be understood in the language and times of the writer within context. Then you will understand that the
things you now long for have already come, and they were never disigned to be seen by the natural man, who cannot see them or know them because they are spiritually discerned.


Date: 05 Nov 2007
Time: 12:05:42


"Appointed unto men once to die and after that the judgment.." is the context.   The Lord comes to receive us at death.

Date: 15 Sep 2012
Time: 10:41:58

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The lord's return will be physical where all eyes shall see him Matthew24:30,31


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