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Did the early Church become full preterist after AD 70?

To determine what the church believed at the end of the first century isn’t a simple question. Christians will turn to whatever their interpretation of the Bible is and say it was that. If we turn to ...
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According to full preterists, what is the historical basis for viewing the last trumpet call as a historical fact that has already been fulfilled?

When a picture becomes firmly planted in our minds it is very difficult to alter that image. The imagery of one final judgment day for every soul of both the living and the dead across the entire ...
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How do those who believe in a dual system (Old & New Covenant simultaneously operative) pre-70 AD understand "one Lord, one faith, one baptism"?

The "Old Covenant" was a deal between God and the physical nation of Israel. Israel agreed to follow God's laws, and in return they would receive physical blessings. But if they didn't ...
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According to Preterism has Jesus already delivered the kingdom to God?

There are two types of Preterism – Full (or consistent) Preterism, which is sometimes called hyper-Preterism, and Partial Preterism. Full Preterism believes all Bible prophecy has been fulfilled. It ...
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How can the "Son of Man" passages of Matthew 24 be interpreted as a fulfilled prophecy?

J. Stuart Russell was a prominent 19th century preterist whose thought has been recently popularized in some circles through R. C. Sproul's book, The Last Days According to Jesus. Russell addresses ...
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What is the Full Preterist perspective on ghosts and paranormal activity?

Great question and one I have dealt with as I became a full preterist. I used to believe in ghosts, departed souls and demons impersonating loved ones through palm readers, etc, but that would mean ...
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According to full preterism, who is 'the dragon' and what are the differences between 'the dragon' and 'the beast'?

Revelation 12:9 answers the first part of your question. "the great dragon .... that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan who leads the whole world astray." Most understand that the devil (Satan)...
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How does a full preterist interpret the 'Thousand-years reign' in Revelation 20

I take a more scientific approach to this. I believe this is simply a period of exponential growth of Christianity. In order to explain this, I need to establish the beginning and the end given the ...
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According to Preterists did "the man of sin" (2 Thessalonians 2:3) become manifest before 70AD? If so, who was it?

The Preterist Archive gives this answer, among others. The best answer - we believe - is that it was both an office (the "what") and a person (the "one who" or "he"). More specifically, it was the ...
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How do Full Preterists interpret 2 Peter 3:9-13?

Here I am assuming 2 Peter was written pre-70. If it wasn't written pre-70 (many scholars think it was written later), then it wasn't written by Peter, who died in the 60s. For the preterist view, I ...
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Where do the writings of John place chronologically according to preterists?

You will find exactly what you are looking for in Ed Stevens's paper "Introduction to the New Testament Canon" - for the Preterist Bible Project, written April 2011. He covers the "why" of the ...
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According to Preterism why wasn't Capernaum destroyed?

In my research I found this excellent article by Zeev Goldmann who argues that the famed synagogue that was unearthed and the ruins beneath it indicate that the city did in fact repent and turn to ...
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According to Preterism has Jesus already delivered the kingdom to God?

Preterism is the eschatological view that either all (full) or some (partial) prophecies have been fulfilled. This is in contrast to the futurism view. OP: According to Preterism has Jesus already ...
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According to Full Preterists, what historical facts fulfilled the signs and wonders prophesied by Paul in 2 Thessalonians 2:9?

https://www.revelationrevolution.org/2-thessalonians-2-1-9-a-preterist-commentary-the-man-of-lawlessness-revealed/ The full preterist site above claims Vespasian and his son Titus Fulfilled these ...
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How do those who believe in a dual system (Old & New Covenant simultaneously operative) pre-70 AD understand "one Lord, one faith, one baptism"?

Ephesians is a letter for the Christian church (a variety of home churches of people from a variety of backgrounds). Ephesus had a large amount of variety in religious backgrounds and beliefs. From ...
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Do Full Preterists believe that the perfect came and the gifts of the Spirit ceased in A.D. 70, as per 1 Corinthians 13:8-12?

Preterists vary in beliefs. The preterists that teach secession of the gifts are exclusive, but not all full preterists teach it. Those that have the Holy Ghost only teach Christ returned in "the ...
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Do Full Preterists believe that the perfect came and the gifts of the Spirit ceased in A.D. 70, as per 1 Corinthians 13:8-12?

It is not clear what percentage of full-preterists view the 'perfect' St. Paul is referring to here as events around AD 70. It is difficult to find significant full-preterist commentary on this ...
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What is the Full Preterist view on Noah's flood and how it compares to the second coming of Christ?

What is the point of the comparison of Jesus' visit (parousia, Second Coming) discussed in Matthew 24 and Noah's flood? The first thing to note is that the emphasis at Matthew 24:36-44 is that the ...
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According to Preterism is the land mentioned in Ezekiel 37:25 "Heaven"?

Preterist often see a spiritual fulfillment of Ezekiel 37. Preterist Don Preston writes; Paul, who preached nothing but the hope of Israel, wrote to the church at Corinth (comprised of members of ...
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According to Preterists did "the man of sin" (2 Thessalonians 2:3) become manifest before 70AD? If so, who was it?

I don't think we can identify for certain who this son of perdition was. However, we can know when he was, and most probably of whom he was - a Zealot. Scholars generally place both letters to the ...
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According to Preterists did "the man of sin" (2 Thessalonians 2:3) become manifest before 70AD? If so, who was it?

Preterism is a fairly wide position to identify only one view. For example, some believe all prophecy is fulfilled, while others believe only parts are fulfilled historically and some remain. To the ...
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According to Preterism has Matthew 19:27-30 been fulfilled? If so, when?

I haven't look at any full preterist sources, but partial preterists like the theologian John Gill take that this passage as fulfilled, so I suspect anyone who is preterist on this passage will agree ...
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According to full preterism, who is 'the dragon' and what are the differences between 'the dragon' and 'the beast'?

The dragon was not the same as the beast of Revelation. Rev. 12:9 identifies the dragon as that serpent of old from the garden in Gen. c.3 - the devil, or the Adversary. The word “dragon” is drakon ...
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How does a full preterist interpret the 'Thousand-years reign' in Revelation 20

There are many misconceptions about Revelation which have been ingrained through centuries of casual surface reading, if not outright propaganda. And, this is one of the most misunderstood. The text ...
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How can the "Son of Man" passages of Matthew 24 be interpreted as a fulfilled prophecy?

I am responding to this question primarily because it originated in a Christianity.SE chatroom discussion that I was involved in, which started (more or less) here, and because I was invited by the OP ...
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How can the "Son of Man" passages of Matthew 24 be interpreted as a fulfilled prophecy?

N.T. Wright addresses this in many places. Here I quote from Jesus and the Victory of God, Vol 2. [Several parables] have commonly been read as referring to the 'second coming' of Jesus. I shall ...
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Have any noteworthy church councils denounced Full Preterism as heresy?

I'm not sure if this is helpful or not, but there is no evidence of condemnation from the Catholic Church in a council of Preterism. Lists like this one or this one, and books dedicated to the subject,...
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