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?


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.

  • 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

Jesus Christ says that The Kingdom of God comes with no observation, here or there, because The Kingdom of God is within you. Just because it seems like The Kingdom didn't come (with physical observations), that doesn't mean that it isn't already here. God is Love, and those who Love are Born of God, and knowing Love means knowing God (1 John 4:7-8)

Luke 17:21 - "Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you."

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    This question is specifically looking for answers from the Preterist perspective. I can't tell for sure that you have done that. Please edit this to give unambiguous references or quotes to Preterist sources. – curiousdannii Dec 22 '18 at 3:14
  • If the kingdom already came (Preterist view) and God is Love (1 John 4:7-8), and whoever dwells in Love dwells in God and God dwells in him (1 John 4:16), then that all points to the preterist view. God is Love and God's Kingdom has already come because it is in all of us through Love. – God_Is_Love Dec 26 '18 at 7:28
  • Again, please provide references or quotes to Preterist sources. What you personally believe doesn't matter, you need to back it up with Preterist sources. – curiousdannii Dec 26 '18 at 7:36
  • Preterism = Prophecies already happened, Bible = God is Love and God's Kingdom comes without signs, Conclusion = God's Kingdom is already here in The Love of our Hearts. It's Logic. Aren't discussions based on Logic, acceptable? – God_Is_Love Dec 26 '18 at 7:57

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