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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 Old Covenant ended in AD70, not the cross

  • The New Covenant was fully established in AD70, not the cross or Pentecost.

  • The Fall of Jerusalem represents the fulfillment of all Bible prophecy

  • The "Age to Come" is identified as an earthly aion

  • The earth will exist forever

  • Sin will continue forever

  • Death will continue forever

  • AD70 Dispensationalism


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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)

 

 

World Without End

By Don K. Preston


     With the turn of the century approaching speculation about the "end of the world" is running rampant. But does the Bible actually predict an end of time? Does the Biblical term "the last days" refer to the last days of TIME or to the last days of an AGE? We wish to take note some Bible facts.

#1-When God destroyed the world with a flood, Genesis 6, he promised "I will never again destroy every living creature as I have done" Genesis 8:21. This is normally interpreted to mean "I WILL destroy the world again, but this time I will do it with fire!" Reader, does the "as I have done" refer to the WATER or to "EVERY LIVING CREATURE"? The traditional interpretation says it refers to the water. But this means God was more concerned about METHODS of destruction than he is MERCY for his creation!

     God brought the flood because mankind was evil "every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." God brought the flood because of SIN. But in Genesis 8:21 God looked down through time; knowing "the imagination of man's heart is evil from youth" God vowed to never again destroy every living creature. God destroyed the world by the flood because the world was wicked. But God knew that man would not change therefore he vowed to never again destroy the world!

     In spite of this, modern theories insist that God will destroy the world because of man's evil. We are constantly told that the world will get worse until God destroys it. But a futuristic destruction of creation to destroy the wicked contradicts God's promise to never again destroy creation because of man's sin! How then do we explain the passages about the "end"? Stay tuned to this four part series!

Fact #2-The Bible nowhere speaks of the "end of time"; it always speaks of the "time of the end." There is a difference!

     A few translations do unfortunately use the term, "end of time" but not correctly translated. Revelation 10:6 is a good example, the correct translation is "there shall be DELAY no longer." This is significant.

     John, in Revelation was seeing the imminent fulfillment of all things the Old Prophets had foretold. Those things had been foretold hundreds of years before. For instance Daniel was told his visions were not for his time but for the time of the end, 12:4, 9; the last days, 2:28. Isaiah and Joel were also told their predictions were for the "last days" Isaiah 2:2; Joel 2:28ff.

     While the prophets knew their predictions were for the "time of the end," John was told "there will be delay no longer" in the fulfillment of what the prophets foretold! THE TIME FOR FULFILLMENT HAD COME WHEN JOHN WROTE! John was living in "the time of the end"; though obviously not the "end of time!" This is why he wrote "it is the last hour," I John 2:18.

     Peter said the prophets knew the things they predicted were not for their times, I Peter 1:10-12. But Peter said the salvation they foretold was "ready to be revealed in the last times"; AND HE WAS LIVING IN THE LAST TIMES, I Peter 1:3-20! What was once far off was READY TO BE REVEALED WHEN PETER AND JOHN LIVED AND WROTE--THE TIME OF THE END!

     They were living in the last days of the Jewish Age. This is what they asked about in Matthew 24:3--"What shall be the sign of thy coming and the end of the age." THE DISCIPLES WERE NOT ASKING ABOUT THE END OF TIME BUT THE END OF THE AGE! Jesus gave the signs, Matthew 24:14ff and said it would occur in that generation, Matthew 24:34. The end of the age was to occur with Christ's coming in judgment in the destruction of Jerusalem. He said that would happen before all that generation passed away, Matthew 16:27-28.

     The Bible nowhere speaks of an "end" far removed from the first century inspired writers. They always said the "end of all things is at hand," I Peter 4:7. If the end of all things was at hand when Peter wrote how can it be said he was speaking of the end of time? Two thousand years have passed and two thousand years is not "at hand!" No, the end was not of TIME but of the Jewish Age.

As opposed to the time of the end, the Bible affirms the Christian Age will have NO END.

     In Isaiah 9:6-7 it predicted the establishment of the rule of Christ on the throne of David and "of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end." Christ's throne is endless; not limited to a millennium nor until the end of time! Daniel 2:44 and 7:13-14 says Christ's kingdom will never be destroyed.

     In Luke 1:32ff the angel told Mary that Jesus would be given the throne of David and "of his kingdom there will be no end." Paul says in Ephesians 3:21 that it is the mission of the church to give glory to God "world without end." What is the point here?

     The traditional views of "the end" say the church will give way to the kingdom [premillennialism]; or Christ will give up his throne at the end of time, [amillennialism]. Both views teach that the Christian Age is temporary! Both views contradict scripture about the unending nature of the Christian Age!

     Since the Bible DOES speak of the end of the age yet the Christian Age has no end, what Age was to end? IT WAS THE OLD COVENANT AGE OF ISRAEL! Israel's "heaven and earth," their Covenant world, was to give way to the New Covenant world of Jesus; the New Heavens and Earth!

     In Isaiah 51:5-6 God predicted the destruction of "heaven and earth." Verses 15-16 defines that "heaven and earth" as the world created when God gave Israel the law at Sinai. In contrast to that world that would be destroyed, God's new world would stand forever, vs. 6. GOD CREATED ISRAEL'S HEAVEN AND EARTH AT SINAI, BUT HE WOULD DESTROY THAT WORLD TO MAKE WAY FOR THE NEW CREATION OF CHRIST! Isaiah predicted this in chapter 65: God would destroy Israel, create a new people with a new name, and give them a new heaven and new earth, vs. 7ff. THESE ARE COVENANT WORLDS NOT PHYSICAL WORLDS! This is what Jesus predicted in Matthew 24 when he predicted the fall of Jerusalem: "heaven and earth shall pass away but my word shall never pass away" vs. 35. Hebrews 12 speaks of the passing of the heaven and earth, established at Sinai, and the deliverance of the unshakable kingdom of God, the church, 12:21-28. Revelation speaks of the new heaven and earth that would come when the city "where our Lord was crucified" was destroyed, 11:8; 21:1f. The Bible does not speak of the end of time. It speaks instead of the end of the Old Covenant Age of Israel and the full establishment of the New Covenant "heaven and earth" of Christ--his church.

     The traditional views of final things [eschatology] say the church will give way to the kingdom [premillennialism]; or Christ will give up his throne at the end of time, [amillennialism]. Both views teach that the church is an interim measure until the "real" blessings of God come.

     Since the Bible teaches that the church, established among men to be a teaching, evangelizing organization, is to have NO END, then any view that speaks of the end of the church age contradicts scripture! This helps us to better understand that when the Bible speaks about the time of the end it is actually speaking of the end of the Old Covenant "Heaven and Earth" of Israel, that was to give way to the unending New World of the Messiah.

     In Isaiah 51:5-6 God predicted the destruction of "heaven and earth." In verses 15-16 he defines that "heaven and earth" as the world created when God gave Israel the law at Sinai. In contrast to that world that be destroyed, God's new world would stand forever, vs. 6. GOD CREATED ISRAEL'S HEAVEN AND EARTH AT SINAI, BUT HE WOULD DESTROY THAT WORLD TO MAKE WAY FOR THE NEW CREATION OF CHRIST! Isaiah predicted this in chapter 65: God would destroy Israel, create a new people with a new name, and give them a new heaven and new earth, vs. 7ff. These are Covenant Worlds not physical worlds! This is what Jesus predicted in Matthew 24 when he predicted the fall of Jerusalem: "heaven and earth shall pass away but my word shall never pass away" vs. 35. Hebrews 12 speaks of the passing of the heaven and earth, established at Sinai, and the deliverance of the unshakable kingdom of God, the church, 12:21-28. Revelation speaks of the new heaven and earth that would come when the city "where our Lord was crucified" was destroyed, 11:8; 21:1f. The Bible does not speak of the end of time. Fear of Armageddon is unfounded. All forms of futurist interpretations will constantly hold people in needless fear of the future. Heaven and Earth have already passed. The kingdom of God rules in the lives of the obedient. Don't fear the future; trust Him who holds the future!

 

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Date:
19 Apr 2004
Time:
00:06:03

Comments

it stinks of of christian untruths


Date: 14 Jun 2006
Time: 00:31:30

Comments:

It would make more sense that if they were talking about the end of an age, they would be talking about the end of the Roman Age.

Also one model holds that the Earth that will have no end is the pure earth that resides in the Father's heaven. Just as the Tabernacle is representative of something in heaven, the entire physical earth is representative of a pure Earth that exists in that heaven. When it says "new heaven and new earth" it means that new copies will be made from the templates that exist in the Father's heaven.


Date: 30 Apr 2007
Time: 13:11:58

Comments:

You're cherry-picking. Read the Bible in it's totality, including Romans and Peter. This universe that is enslaved to death and decay will pass away, just as our bodies will pass away. All will become new and what should have been from the beginning (if we hadn't screwed it up), will be.
Amen and amen, world without end.


Date: 13 May 2007
Time: 08:44:39

Comments:

What the author of this article so conveniently fails to acknowledge is that the Bible is very clear that there comes a time when the "ages" will come to an end. The author says that since "Christ" is infinite, that the "Kingdom of Christ" is exclusively infinite. This is a common mistake. The Kingdom of Christ is simulatneoulsy infinite and age-abiding. It is infinite in the respect that Christ has ALWAYS ruled and will ALWAYS rule. Christ was ruling from time immemorial and He always will rule for eternity. In this sense the "Jewish Age" is also infinite. It was ruled by the same infinite God that ruled before that age and would rule after.

The Bible is very clear that the "Kingdom of Christ" does come to an end. There will come a time when Christ and His Kingdom becomes subject to the Father. The Bible is clear that Christ will then hand over the Kingdom to God and He will be "all in all."

I particularly love how the preterists say that we are now living in the "new earth"- the same earth that is described as being without sorrow or death.
Hmmm...I can see how a lot of people missed the boat on that prophecy! I am especially humored by the fact that they say that all of this "sorrow" and "death" is purely figurative. Actual wordly suffering, a tortured existance, human atrocities, cataclysmic events, and DEATH don't count. God was speaking about figurative suffering?

What exactly is figuaritive suffering and why is it that preterists never describe what figurative suffering is? Could it be because they have no idea what figurative suffering is but continually cite it so that it fits in with their highly skewed theology? Yes!


Date: 18 Nov 2012
Time: 15:11:50

Your Comments:

After checking the Rev. 10:6 reference in our interlinear Greek/English New Testament, this article is correct about the substitute of the phrase "time shall be no longer" for the actual "there shall be delay no longer". Good point.
But, using the same source to check the Ephesians 3:21 "...world without end" phrase, I am reading this instead. "To him be glory in the assembly in Christ Jesus, to all the generations of the age of the ages. Amen." I cannot extract an interpretation of an endless physical creation from this verse.
 


Date: 06 Jul 2012
Time: 14:03:36

Your Comments:

This is correct.I understood this before I read it.I have believed this way personally.I am still wanting spiritual things not natural.I have gone beyond the natural teachings of natural men who think spiritual things from God are foolishness.Thanks for your words.


Date: 28 Sep 2011
Time: 21:29:47

Your Comments:

Very good Don! I really like what the original greek states in 2 Peter 3:18 .... "...to Him the glory both now and unto the day eternal. Amen"

We are now in the eternal Day of the Lord! most bibles render the word aionos there as forever & never even put the word "day" in the text. that is a shame. Anyway - good job

 

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