I lean more towards the partial preterist view that much of the "end times" prophecy was fulfilled around 70AD during the destruction of Jerusalem, including its temple, which would have been regarded as a cataclysmic event at the time, and that the only event remaining is the final resurrection and judgment.brent wrote: ↑Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:16 amIt's the 7,000-year "doctrine" taught by the first-century church, known and repeated by secular and Christian historians. Basically, the ascension begins the first day (thousand years). God completes his work at the end of the 6,000 years (6th day) and rests on the 7th (Millenial reign). To me, it is the only thing that makes sense.
Rather than getting way off tangent here, I will simply refer people to the following which contains a number of essays explaining and defending partial/orthodox preterism.
While it's an interesting topic for debate, I think the only thing that really matters is to live every moment with the expectation that before your next breath, you could be standing before God to give an account of your actions. As Jesus said in Matthew 24:
"Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. But if that wicked servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed,’ and begins to beat his fellow servants and eats and drinks with drunkards, the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know and will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."