Here are a few tenants of preterism that I think are simple, to the point, with scripture. I would like anyone to show me how these are heresy.
All prophecies concerning Israel, their salvation, redemption and kingdom promises have 100% been fulfilled. There is nothing more that God will do or CAN do, other than sacrifice His own Son for their sins and give them everlasting life through Him.
His Son is seated on the highest throne in the heavens, king of heaven AND EARTH. Not just heaven. Matt 28:18-20, Acts 2:29-31, Phil 2:8-9, Eph 1:20-22, Rev 1:5 all clearly say this.
We Gentiles have been brought into that SAME BLESSING AND PROMISES so what’s theirs is ours. There’s no replacement of anyone or anything….other than Jesus Christ and the New Covenant replacing the Old Covenant!
But what happened in 70 AD?
The only last thing that happened on that day was the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple, thus finishing the act of closing the old covenant and rolling it up like a garment. All the elements burned in the heat of Jerusalem and the temple burning. That’s what Peter meant in 2 Peter 3:10.
The fact that God gave Israel 37 years to come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9), a sort of gradual change from old to new, is evident in Hebrews 8:13: In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.
Notice the phrase “ready to”. As in, the vanishing away of the old covenant was imminent, 2,000 years ago. The Apostle Peter said this, 2000 years ago in 1 Peter 4:7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.
But what about the perfect world and our perfect bodies?
HOW Jesus fulfills the final status of this kingdom, and how long it takes, I don’t know. I just know that right now anyone – Jew or Gentile – can accept Jesus and that person is in the kingdom and has everlasting life.
Will Jesus return someday? I still think so, I cannot say that Acts 1:11 and John 14:3 say otherwise. I do however, still find new things every time I read Acts 14. Jesus could be talking about the Holy Spirit coming, in that chapter. Isn’t it funny that we are told to look forward so much to Jesus being bodily present, yet the Holy Spirit is 100% present on earth right now and we are “ho hum” about it? In fact Jesus said in John 14 “I must go away SO THAT the Spirit can come.”
Will there be a mass resurrection of the dead someday? I still lean toward yes, but as I have said elsewhere I would be 10000% OK if we each inherit our NEW BODIES at the time of this bodily death. No waiting!
So…heresy? Or something to consider? I am simply working through these doctrines, and submitting them for inspection.