27 For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay each person according to what he has done. 28 Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.  -  Matthew 16:27-28


Note: Don Preston is a full preterist and therefore his teaching cannot receive full or blind acceptance. His many videos on YouTube are worthy of listening and interacting with in a timeline manner.


As introduction, this video continues with the evaluation of Matthew 16 and its relationship to Isaiah 40. Last time I was unable to see the obvious connection other than a shared theme of judgment. This video did not help me any. Comments are welcome. Otherwise here is some very brief interaction with this video.


@1:47: Mr Preston starts with a very simple truth. John is the Elijah to come if we are willing to accept it,

11 Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has arisen no one greater than John the Baptist. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12 <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(N)">From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence,<sup class="footnote" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="[d]">[d] and the violent take it by force. 13 <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(O)">For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John, 14 and if you are willing to accept it, he is <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(P)">Elijah who is to come. 15 <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(Q)">He who has ears to hear, let him hear. (Matthew 11:11-15)

@3:28: Mr Preston is correct in saying John came to prepare for judgment. We don't need the Isaiah passage to teach this,

But when he saw many of <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(L)">the Pharisees and <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(M)">Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(N)">“You brood of <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(O)">vipers! Who warned you to flee from <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(P)">the wrath to come? Bear fruit <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(Q)">in keeping with repentance. And do not presume to say to yourselves, <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(R)">‘We have Abraham as our father,’ for I tell you, God is able from <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(S)">these stones to raise up children for Abraham. 10 Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(T)">Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 11 <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(U)">“I baptize you with water <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(V)">for repentance, but <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(W)">he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(X)">with the Holy Spirit and <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(Y)">fire. 12 His <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(Z)">winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AA)">gather his wheat into the barn, <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AB)">but the chaff he will burn with <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AC)">unquenchable fire.” (Matthew 3:7-12) 
And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(J)">a baptism of repentance <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(K)">for the forgiveness of sins. As it is written in <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(L)">the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall become straight and the rough places shall become level ways, and all flesh shall see <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(S)">the salvation of God.’” He said therefore to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(T)">“You brood of <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(U)">vipers! Who warned you to flee from <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(V)">the wrath to come? Bear fruits <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(W)">in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves,<sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(X)">‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you, God is able from <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(Y)">these stones to raise up children for Abraham.Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(Z)">Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” 10 And the crowds asked him, <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AA)">“What then shall we do?” 11 And he answered them, <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AB)">“Whoever has two tunics<sup class="footnote" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="[b]">[b] is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.” 12 <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AC)">Tax collectors also came to be baptized and said to him, “Teacher, <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AD)">what shall we do?” 13 And he said to them, <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AE)">“Collect no more than you are authorized to do.” 14 Soldiers also asked him, “And we, <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AF)">what shall we do?” And he said to them, <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AG)">“Do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be content with your <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AH)">wages.” 15 As the people were in expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AI)">whether he might be <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AJ)">the Christ, 16 <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AK)">John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AL)">he who is mightier than I is coming, <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AM)">the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AN)">with the Holy Spirit and <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AO)">fire.17 His <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AP)">winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AQ)">gather the wheat into his barn, <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AR)">but the chaff he will burn with <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AS)">unquenchable fire.”
18 So <sup class="crossreference" style="font-size: 0.65em; font-weight: bold; vertical-align: top;" value="(AT)">with many other exhortations he preached good news to the people. (Luke 3:3-18) 

In fact the word εὐαγγελίζω (euangelizō 2097) in Luke 3:18 is typically associated with the preaching of the gospel. John is effectively teaching the gospel in the midst of his proclamation of judgment.

@4:40: Mr Preston is correct in his evaluation of Matthew 16:27 but I still don't see how it is conclusive that Matthew is linked together with Isaiah?


 

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