reply to post by defcon5
There is 2 problems here with Preterism or Historicism. To start with.
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
It wasn't actually possible for this verse to be fulfilled until the 20th century. There simply was large groups of people (nations) that were too
remote and hidden until modern transportation technology made it possible to find them all.
See this link. Wikipedia New Guinea.
Before about 1930, European maps showed the highlands as uninhabited forests. When first flown over by aircraft, numerous settlements
with agricultural terraces and stockades were observed. The most startling discovery took place on 4 August 1938, when Richard Archbold discovered the
Grand Valley of the Baliem River which had 50,000 yet-undiscovered Stone Age farmers living in orderly villages. The people, known as the Dani, were
the last society of its size to make first contact with the rest of the world.
Now here is something else here to consider. That blows away the Preterism or Historicism concept totally. And here's the verses.
12 Therefore will I be unto Ephraim as a moth, and to the house of Judah as rottenness.
13 When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah saw his wound, then went Ephraim to the Assyrian, and sent to king Jareb: yet could he not heal you, nor
cure you of your wound.
14 For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none
shall rescue him.
15 I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence
, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.
1 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.
2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
Do you see the big problem there in verse 6-2? If not read this and reconsider.
2nd Peter 3-8.
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
According to the prophesy the Jews and Israelites were to serve a 2000 year Leviticus 26 curse! And if you look at the history of the past 2000 years
they have been serving it.
And that's why Preterism or Historicism hasn't a leg to stand on. Unfinished business running in the background.
And the cause of this curse? After some looking I found it in Malachi 4 and Matthew 17.
5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a
10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?
11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
12 But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son
of man suffer of them.
13 Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.
So did you catch what Jesus Christ was actually telling them?
By the time of the Olivet Discourse the curse was already running.
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