Matthew 16:27-28 - Don Preston Review #9

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.

No timeline today. I am simply going to address the central argument. 
The full scope of OT prophecy must be fulfilled until the law of Moses passes away. Check.
All futurist eschatologies say the law has been invalidated. Uhhh not so check.

I just set down Douglas Wilson on childrearing and how we must teach the OT commandments. Just this afternoon I was listening Greg Bahnsen teaching on this very verse in Matthew 5. And I certainly accept that while many Christian don't realize it, all the writers of the NT retained OT law teaching. It is clear the law of Moses certainly has not been retained at a nationalistic level. But is that what Mr Preston is addressing? Let us stop and evaluate this quickly.

Paul says in 1 Cor 9:9-10 that portions of the law were written for our sake. In Ephesians 6, Paul utilizes the ten commandments to teach church children. James quotes the OT law as the standard for how well a Christian is doing and then speaks that we're guilty of breaking all of it when we slip in one area (Jam 2:8, 10). All these things are for the Jew who is one inwardly through the Spirit (Rom 2:29)

Mr Preston has a serious point concerning what portion of the law has ceased. It is time for Christians to think about their theology and Scripture in an effort to respond. The Mosaic Covenant has certainly ceased. But does that mean that the spirit of the law still has no place for Christians (Rom 8:2)? 

I am cautious of committing to a theonomist approach to the Mosaic law but it is a false accusation to assume that all Christian believe the OT law has ceased. In fact, many traditional dispensationalist believe the law will come back in the millennium to fulfill this passage. Now I don't support that interpretation but it goes to show that while Mr Preston's argument has fangs, it lacks the venom wishes to deliver.

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