1 Corinthians 15:22-25 (ESV)
For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.

I assume this refers to when Christ destroyed death, the last enemy, which is in the past.

So do Preterists say that after 70AD "the end" came and Jesus ceased to reign so that God might be all in all?

  • If Christ had destroyed death in the past wouldn't funeral parlors be out of business? – Mike Borden Sep 17 at 12:30
  • Death only ended for the saints, who have no hope. Over the saints the second death has no power. The moment the saints close their eyes they reopen, changed, in the Happy Place. They no longer sleep in the grave at all. – Ruminator Sep 17 at 12:36

Preterism is the view that the Biblical prophecies concerning the end times have already been fulfilled. I understand they get this conclusion from such verses as Heb 2v14 where the Devil is destroyed. Here we might say that the contract is signed but the resulting possession not fully entered into. Also, "this generation" Mat 24v34 could be the people who see these things. When "you" [Jews] see these things [some time in the future], the generation who sees these things, will not pass away until all these things take place. "These things" may take place 2000+ years hence, but when they do take place they will occur with such rapidity that one generation will witness them all.

| improve this answer | |
  • So are you saying that Preterists say that he has already delivered the kingdom to God? Or that they say not? – Ruminator Nov 21 '18 at 21:43
  • When a Preterist says: "Paradise has been restored in Christ", one might think they are saying that the 2nd coming has taken place. My understanding is that they sort of believe that but go on to qualify their statements to make some wriggle room. – C. Stroud Nov 22 '18 at 19:38
  • Well, this particular verse is challenging for everyone. – Ruminator Nov 22 '18 at 19:41

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.