Excellent explanation brother Richard. It's just difficult to get Futurists to understand this. By their view, no "coming" of the Lord can happen UNLESS He is physically seen riding the clouds of the sky. So although Jerusalem's temple was destroyed by the coming of the Lord, they discount that as a qualifier of fulfilling Matthew 24 in 70AD because nobody was left around to write about a figure-man seen riding the clouds of heaven as the temple was being destroyed. But Jesus literally states that they would see the "sign" of the Son of Man. Futurists redirect the word "sign" as His return, and not the sign "of" His return.
Originally Posted by RAM
So we Preterists understand that the complete destruction of Jerusalem was the sign of the Lord Jesus coming in power, authority, and judgment. But the Futurists shake their index fingers at us, and insist that Jesus must be visible in the sky and be the sign himself. Thus, figuratively speaking, they ignore the obvious indicators of how electrons orbit an invisible atom is invisible; the atom cannot be seen, but the circular orbit around the atom provides a clear indication of the atoms shape. In the same way, witnessing the destruction of Jerusalem gave clear indication that Jesus was there, even though He could not be physically seen.
Anyways, good post bro.
Last edited by TheForgiven; 05-25-2011 at 06:35 PM.
Israel is more than just a race; it is more than just a nation; it is the people of God, from faith, by faith, and only faith. Those who assemble in the name of Christ Jesus, embrance Israel because they are Israel