What would be the point of Paul mentioning a restriction on the observance if there really were to be no restriction at all? Continue reading “Walt Hibbard: A Closer Look at the Phrase ”Until He Shall Come” (2003)”
The HyP teaching that the New Covenant wasn’t in its full establishment until long after the cross event shows how Hyper Preterism is fundamentally different from Christianity as it has always been known.
Full Preterism must either submit to the idea that the law is still in existence for everyone who is not in Christ, or submit to Universalist interpretations.
Full Preterists, in order to maintain the integrity of their hermeneutic, choose to take the timeline-based answer (it is new) over the non timeline-based answer with which they also agree (it is not new). However, it is a plain contradiction to have something new that is eternal.
“To sum the whole into a sentence — with the fall of Jerusalem, the then existing age was ended, the dead were judged, the saints were raised to heaven, and a new dispensation of a world-wide order instituted, of which Christ is everlasting King, and ever present with His people, whether living here or dead beyond.”
. Christ Himself came to dwell in us in A.D. 70 in fulfillment of all the “signs” and of all the fleshly ordinances. (including “the Lord’s Supper”) He Himself is now our Bread (flesh) and Wine (blood). The New Covenant is a covenant of substance and fulfillment, not a covenant of more “signs.”
He further shows that many did not enter the typical rest (promised land) because of unbelief or apostasy, thereby exhorting the believers to remain faithful lest they fall after the same example of unbelief. That generation was a “wilderness” period for the church (30 to 70 AD). Now we have entered His rest and inherited the kingdom of God, New Jerusalem since 70 AD.
We no longer live in expectation. We therefore should no longer pray, your kingdom come
The first century Christians had hope by looking for salvation and the resurrection, after 70 AD we have assurance and everything has been fulfilled.
If we are going to say this, we must first of all prove that Christian ritual-baptism was not included in the various baptisms of Heb. 9:10 which were only to be imposed until A.D. 70. If Christian ritual-baptism came out of the old covenant, and was thus to be no longer “imposed” after A.D. 70,