Preterism Falls Short of the Fullness of Christ

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Preterism is one third of Christ. It therefore is not His fullness. Jesus Christ informs us eleven times in the book of Revelation that He “Is, Was, And Will Be” (Rev 1:8). ‘Is’ is always primary and is always before ‘Was.’ Preterism puts ‘Was’ as primary. Revelation says, “Keep the sayings of the prophecy of this book, for the time IS at hand” (Rev 1:3). Preterism says ‘How can I possibly ‘keep’ what is in the past?’ A preterist knows a 1/3 Christ, a dispensationalist knows a 1/3 Christ, a person who believes that the entire book is all about the here and now only, knows but a 1/3 Christ. Any combination of these thirds, which does not include all three, fails to know exactly who Christ is. He is not divided. Here is who He IS in His fullness:

Rev 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Rev 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

What is true of Christ, is true of His Word. His Word is not dead, historical letters. It is “alive for evermore.” Not being able to grasp this spiritual principle has led “historical orthodox Christianity to split up into the various schools of thought mentions above. Nevertheless here is what Christ told us about Himself and His Words:

Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth [ Greek- gives life]; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

In other words, Christ’s Words are “alive for evermore.” They were not just alive back in 70 A. D. Was physical Jerusalem attacked and destroyed in 70 A. D.? Spiritual Jerusalem has been under attack ever since. But it takes a spiritual mind to understand such a thought. It is foolish to all others.

1Co 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

1Co 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

The natural man believes, as I have so often been told, “the physical IS the spiritual.”

Rev 22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

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