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How much of Matthew 24 is fulfilled

Discussion in 'Controversial Theology (Christians only)' started by LittleLambofJesus, Aug 11, 2009.

Amount of Matt 24 fulfilled

  1. I view all of it fulfilled

  2. I view it as mostly/partially fulfilled

  3. I view it as none of it is fulfilled

  4. I don't really know

  5. Other [please explain]

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  1. Gary51

    Gary51 Senior Veteran

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    If you get another vote for option 1, that would be a surprise! :D
     
  2. Blackmarch

    Blackmarch Legend

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    good question

    this has happened.


    this has happened and continues to happen.


    this is happening much, much more htan it has in the past.


    this has happened and quite possible may happen again.


    this is happening... and he's talking about the church here.


    this has happened (and will happen again)


     
  3. LittleLambofJesus

    LittleLambofJesus I AM WHAT I AM

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    If the Olivet Discourse and Revelation are the same event, then what is left to fulfill if the Parousia of Jesus already happened as shown in Revelation 15/16/19?

    Btw, I could use some more input here. :pray:

    http://www.christianforums.com/t7276015-2/
    Olivet Discourse and Revelation Same Event?

    Luke 21:7 They inquire yet of Him saying "Teacher! when then these shall be and what the Sign whenever may be being about these to be becoming/ginesqai <1096> (5738).

    Reve 16:17 and the seventh Messenger pours out the bowl of him into the air and came out Voice great from the sanctuary of-the heaven from the throne saying "it has become"/gegonen <1096> (5754). [Reve 21:6]
     
  4. B1inHim

    B1inHim LOVE one another

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    WOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooo WHOOOOooooo i guessed right...LOL

    There are things that are in place and others that will happen soon...
    keep up the GOD work
     
  5. LittleLambofJesus

    LittleLambofJesus I AM WHAT I AM

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    :)

    Luke 21:31 "Thus also ye whenever ye may be seeing these these becoming, ye are knowing that NIGH/egguV <1451> is the Kingdom of the God."

    Reve 1:3
    Happy the one reading and the ones hearing the Words of the Prophecy and keepings in it having been Written for the Time NIGH/egguV <1451>. [Reve 22:6,10]
     
  6. Blackmarch

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    I don't think revelations 15 has much relation to the discourse... other than a reference to plagues and that there will be plagues in the tribulation or just before the tribulation. However if I recall right, I believe the angels represent or are in charge of different eras/generations- so it's quite possibly referring to more than just the tribulation times.

    In revelation 16 the first half is very symbolic and I can't easily tell if it is just dealing with the last days, but the last half certainly seems to.

    Revelation 17 is dealing with recent history to a point that seems to be near the tribulation, at least events that musst occur before Christ comes.
     
  7. LittleLambofJesus

    LittleLambofJesus I AM WHAT I AM

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    Greetings and thank you for both voting and giving the Mormon view.

    Since you voted as viewing Matt 24 as been partially fulfilled, how much of it do you view as fulfilled?

    That is really what I am interested in hearing from others right now and I may make another poll on how much of Revelation Christians here view as fulfilled and future. Thanks :wave:
     
  8. Evergreen48

    Evergreen48 Senior Member

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    I hope you like surprises, Gary. I just voted with LLOJ, :D
     
  9. LittleLambofJesus

    LittleLambofJesus I AM WHAT I AM

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    Thank you for your vote.

    How did you arrive at that view? Thanks :wave:
     
  10. Gary51

    Gary51 Senior Veteran

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    Yeah, but do you mean it, or just having fun?
     
  11. LittleLambofJesus

    LittleLambofJesus I AM WHAT I AM

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    You would be surprised at the number of Partial Preterists that view all of Matt 24 as fulfilled.
    I also debate Matthew 24 on another forum, and on that particular one, you can still be an "orthodox preterist" even if you view all of Matt 24 as fulfilled as this one poster proclaimed.

    quote poster: "I'm an orothodox preterist, yes Matt 24 was fulfilled in AD70",

    *****
     
  12. Gary51

    Gary51 Senior Veteran

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    Nice one!

    When he tells you how he arrived at that view, I will consider his vote genuine. Until then you're on your own.:D
     
  13. Gary51

    Gary51 Senior Veteran

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    I'm not even going there, it's too loopy for me!
     
  14. LittleLambofJesus

    LittleLambofJesus I AM WHAT I AM

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    I understand. It does seems to be a little more clearer if you harmonize Matt 24 with Revelation. For example, Matthew is the only Gospel to even mention "trumpets".
    Hopefully more will drop in and vote :wave:

    4537. salpizo sal-pid'-zo from 4536; to trumpet, i.e. sound a blast (literally or figuratively):--(which are yet to) sound (a trumpet). [Used 12 times in NT. Only used in Matt of the Gospels and and 1 Corin 15]

    Matthew 24:31 and He shall be sending His Messengers with a great Trumpet sound and they shall be together-gathering the Called-ones of Him out of the four winds, from extremities of heavens till the extremities of them. [1 Corin 15:52/Revelation 8:6]

    Revelation 8:6 And the seven Messengers having the seven Trumpets make ready themselves, that they-should-be-Trumpeting/salpizein <4537> (5721)
    [Joshua 6:4/Matt 24:31]
     
  15. LittleLambofJesus

    LittleLambofJesus I AM WHAT I AM

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    Wonder how I can get more CF members to come and vote on this? Over 400 views and only 18 votes....sigh

    I am still hoping for at least 50 total, or else I will have to use the tally as a percentage of each view and see how it cuts across different Denominations.
    Come on folks......I really need more input on this. Thanks :wave:
     
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    Notrash Senior Member

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    I've come to a 'consistent preterist' perspective after about a 4 yr journey beginning by researching the political/socialist beginnings of dispensationalism, (the modern version) and then by requesting answers about eschatology of the H.S. and then through researching historical data moslty on historist and preterist sites, but much also by using blue letter bible to research greek words and their meanings.

    I call it 'consistent preterist' because I seek to use a consistent practice of putting myself in the mindset of the person hearing Christs words or being someone to whom the letter or gospel record was originally intended for. This includes attempting to understand the old covenant mindset and progressive history of the old covenant including it's failings in babylon and the removal of the ark of the covenant even while afterwards the priests practiced the rest of the laws. I seek to consistently place myself in the midst of the recorded conversations rather than treat the writings with a attitude of a law or position to obey in order to 'justify myself.

    Various parts of scripture including Dueteronomy, (where the old covenant is summarized and listed) the ending of the old covenant and the last generation as described in Duet 32; Daniel's prophecy about that end generation (within 490 yrs of the telling of the prophecies) and the disciples understanding about the end of that age have come together to confirm and continually reaffirm this perspective.

    The points you mention above, are all fulfilled if you take the time to research them.
    Paul and I think Peter all say that the gospel had (past tense) been spoke all over the "oikomene". I think Paul was talking to Felix or the Jews in Rome when he mentioned this. Check it out for yourself.
    This was before the desolation/end of the old covenant national Israel age and the end of the 'age'

    I understand the sun, moon and stars darkening as a linguistic association that Christ was using with what had happened to Bablyon by the Medes as prophecied in Isaiah 13.
    This is talking of what happened when the Medes overthrew the Babylonian empire. And Christ is using it to explain what would happen when the 'empire' of judaism would be overthrown. It created an association in the disciples (who were all jews) minds with the change of power and the releasing of the beleivers which occured when they escaped Judea (at that time) between the time of Cassius circling of Jerusalem and Titus circling and the desolation.

    They were to wait for that sign because to go out before that sign would have been going out into Roman Pesecution. But afterwards and after Nero's death, the tide and sympathy changed and the believers in Christs words walked right through and among those who were coming to destroy the cities and war with those who remained behind.

    When you study the difference of the words used for his appearing 'in the clouds', there is a different greek word used for general clouds of heaven and the word for cloud formations. The words used when Jesus was to appear in the clouds is the one used for low lying cloud formations. The believing Jewish mind would associate these words with the presence of God in the cloud that led them in the wilderness after being led out of Egypt and which appeared at other times in their history. Some of those who remained alive through the Neronic persecutions and who lived in Judea would witness and see cloud formations of Roman soldiers running to and fro among the clouds with even their armor supposedly glittering and with horses and chariots. These are recorded in both Josephus and more importantly in Tactucus' records.

    What has further confirmed these fulfilments is to understand how Hebrew Parallelism aids in understanding some of the poetic prophecies such as Dan 9 where there is a prophecied prince of the people to come within the next 490 yrs. HE who confirms the covenant is not the prince of the people to come; but rather is the Messiah who confirmed and established the covenant of Mercy in Jerusalem which also was the bruising/crushing of Satan promised to Adam/Eve through the seed of Eve.

    Likewise, Duet 32 talks about the end time generation of Gods workings though the old covenant people and tells of how many would sacrifice to Gods their fathers did not know and which were not the Rock. Deut 32:42 in NKJV says that the sword to come upon end generation national Israel of the old covenant who would not hear that prophet (Acts 3 quotes Duet) would be 'through the minds of the leaders of the enemies'. This would refer to the Roman generals and their decisions just as the people of the prince to come in Dan 9 would refer to the soldiers under Titus.

    This concept is further supported by the questions and conversation of Pilate who asked 'you are a king then'? To which Jesus replied, It is as you say, but As of now, my kingdom is not of "HENCE". Hence means in the midst, or of the place and seat of Pilates Roman authority. This implied that there would be a time when the kingdom would be through the seat of Roman authority.. and it was throuigh titus and the minds of the leaders of the enemies of the rebellious judaists through whom Christ came in power and glory. It was his REVELATION as king of kings; Lord of Lords, fulfilling prophecies from the old covenant law and the prophets.

    Christs' prophecies in the Olivet were confirming proof of his being he same entity to have made the prophecies through Moses and Daniel which talked not about the end of the world (which the creator called "GOOD") but about the END of the conditional national covenant of national Israel based on performance in keeping a 'law' and not based on justification by faith, nor based on Mercy.

    The judgment that sat as described in Dan 7:26,27 is the judgment that SAT (it was decisively made and rested) and favored the saints of the unconditional covenant of Mercy through faith and not those who persisted in the conditional performance covenant. The timing of the seating of this judgment was after the beast (nero, judaism and humanism) made war with the saints for 3 1/2 yrs before favor was given to them who remained faithful to His words and voice.

    That the kingdom of Life, Mercy, etc has been established in Power was evident by the power of God in working in the minds of those leaders of the Romans AND by His confusing the minds of those Jews who did not hear that prophet. (Is 65,66) The creator also used even the storms of the seas to drive some of the ships of the Jews of the meditereanan back into the rocks while they were trying to get away from the Roman soldiers. It was the time of "The REVELATION" of who Jesus Christ on earth was.

    One other note to mention is that in Matts Olivet discourse record, there are several times that the phrase "and then" is used. I think they all refer to the time which the believers in Christs words were to watch for as they prepared to escape. This would have been before the actual seige of Jerusalem and the destruction of the temple which was the primary focus of the disciples question. "And then" does not mean 'and afterwards' but tit means 'at that time'. This in my mind would be another mild example of Hebrew parallellism in which the 'and thens' would all be referring to the similar time with other events preceeding and leading up to that time and some events afterwards. (this info for extra credit)



    Hope this helps and aids your seach for truth and thanks for seeking to understand the so called 'preterist' perspective.
     
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    LittleLambofJesus I AM WHAT I AM

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    Thank you for your post and vote.

    It seems I saw a thread on the Eschatology board awhile back with that title, and had not heard of it until that thread. Do you remember it by any chance? Thanks
     
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    I really meant it. I am a full preterist. :)
     
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    I couldn't point to any one thing in particular scripture wise which led me to have the preterist view. I arrived at it from just general study of both the Old Testament and the New. But there is one passage of scriptures which always comes to mind when I am questioned about my view:


    Matthew 5: 17. "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
    18. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 19. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven."

    So, if Matthew 24 has not been fulfilled, then the old covenant law which was only between God and the literal Israelites, and did not include us Gentiles, still prevails.
     
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    LittleLambofJesus I AM WHAT I AM

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    Thank you for that clarification and I agree.

    If the Jews have to wait for the Olivet Discourse, Armegeddon and Gog-Magog to be fulfilled before they are not on the Mosaic Law, I would say they have a very loooong wait, on top of the almost 2000yrs that has passed since Jesus made this Prophecy. Thoughts?

    Matthew 5:18 "For amen I am saying to ye, till ever may-be-passing-away/parelqh <3928> (5632) the Heaven and the Land, tittle/iota one or one jot/horn not no may-be-passing-away/parelqh <3928> (5632) from the Law, till ever all shall-be-becoming/genhtai <1096> (5638) [Reve 16:17/21:6]

    Reve 20:1 And I saw a Heaven new and a Land new, for the first heaven and the first land *pass away/parhlqen <3928> (5627) and the sea not is still.
     
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