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Matthew 16:27-28 - Don Preston Review #12

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.

I think the book of Daniel and I are starting a serious love/hate relationship. Hmmm.

@1:46: Mr Preston is correct on this generalization. Almost every recognizes that the 70 weeks are completed upon the inauguration of the Messianic kingdom. This is a crucial to distinction between dispensationalist and  preterist. Has the 70 weeks come to an end? The proof seems supplied from Christ's own words.

@2:28: Christ came to established the kingdom. Everyone agrees on that. But did it actually come? Dispensational theology (to varying degrees) teaches that the response of the Jews delayed the fulfillment of the kingdom. Note that I said fulfillment and not coming. There are varying dispensational views and some of them admit the kingdom started but hasn't reached the ultimate fulfillment promised in the OT.

@3:40: And here Mr Preston has knocked it out of the park. Not the full weight of the argument comes to bear on the millennial discussion. Premillennialism and the idea of a future fulfillment of the kingdom simply doesn't measure up well with Jesus' statement. Don't be decieved, there certainly are premillennial arguments but the simple truth of Jesus' words are heavy.

@3:50: This is one of the logical leaps that needs defense. The argument can be made that Jesus has now changed the definition of the kingdom. He is only now speaking of a Spiritual kingdom when previously He had been describing a physical kingdom. That argument however must be argued from other texts and another time.

@4:34: Any eschatology worth studying must include some understanding of kingdom inauguration. Amillennials and Postmillennials view the kingdom as fully inaugurated and seem to me the best viable options to understanding what the Bible teaches.

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