Apostolic Preterist

The yet, but not yet

 

The yet, but not yet

There are many people who do not understand that even though Jesus and his disciples preached about grace and the kingdom already being here that in other places they spoke as if they were to come. From 30 A.D-70 A.D there was actually an overlapping of covenants. The law had not been completly ended and grace had not been completly established. Jesus & his disciples often spoke of things being yet, but later speaking as if they were not yet. A good example of this is the fact that the disciples and many saints were saved under the New Testament and later spoke of the salvation of God being at the door or near as if their salvation was not complete. This is because there was a time period where the New Testament and the Old Testament over lapped. Jesus had brought his new salvation and kingdom, but until the old kingdom and old covenant was completely done away with the new covenant and kingdom were not completely established. This overlapping took place between 30 and 70 A.D. Scholars have noticed for centuries that the NT writers would speak of certain things as if they were present realities and then turn around as if they were not there. Then they would turn right around and speak of those identical things and say that they were coming at the pariousa, this isn’t a preterist concept in any way, shape or form. Preterists didn’t event this idea It's all throughout the bible. The NT writers wrote them as a present reality, but not yet at the same time. Almost every Eschatological paradigms acknowledges these yet, but not yet scriptures except the 3 major futurists views who have either ignored or distorted this concept.  Almost all of the NT writers speak of 1.  the completion of what had already begun and 2. these coming future realities were coming very soon.  This is only a few examples of the NT writers speaking of the present, but not yet.  Paul said Christ had abolished death 2 Timothy chap 1 and yet he was waiting for the last destruction of the last enemy, death. They had received the atonement and yet they were waiting for the anointment in Heb 9. Paul said they had been saved in Eph 2 but they were looking for Christ to come and bring salvation. They looked for grace, but they were looking for the grace that would be brought by day by the Lord 1 Peter chapter 1. They had been translated into the kingdom , they were waiting for the kingdom to come. Christ had sat down on his throne and began to reign but they were waiting for him to sit down on his throne of glory Matthew 25:31 and so from this little small sampling you can see that something had begun and they were waiting for the consummation. and this is why Paul would say phil chap 1: 28 that he was confident that the one who had begun a good work in you will be completed at the day of the Lord. Something begun something waiting. You will find this all throughout the new testament. When Christ came in 70 A.D he fulfilled the law which put an end to the law and he established grace as his final method of salvation. The reason most Christians are decieved and believe that we are still under the moral law. They don't understand endtime. If they did understand endtime, they would understand that even though it talks about grace as if it was fully here, it had not been established until the coming of the Lord in 70 A.D. They looked for grace, but they were looking for the grace that would be brought by day by the Lord 1 Peter chapter 1. Matthew 5:18 clearly states that “not one jot or tittle will pass from the law until all things are fulfilled.” You can't have any of the law end without it all ending, so to claim that the ceremony and sacrifical laws have passed, but were still under the moral law cannot be true. Also, according to the bible if you are under the law you are under the whole law. The bible also says “without the law, there is no sin.” This is speaking for those who are saved. People are scared of what it would be like if we didn't have the law to tell us what to do and not to do. Why do we need the law when we have Gods holy spirit that leads us and guides us into all truth. Plus we now have the 7 laws of the NT.

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