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 Mancoming 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.

@1:20: Mr Preston is correct about the participle "for". It typically implies a logical conclusions much like "therefore".

@2:50: If the faithful reading of the Gospel could be accomplished we would understand these texts so much more. We somehow disconnect the very teaching of Jesus that he came to minster to the children of Israel (Matt 15:24). We somehow think what Jesus taught was meant principally for the church. This just is poor exegetical practices. We must first recognize the text in its historical context and accept that its principal meaning may not be the modern application. Then we can allow the application to be derived.

This text in Matthew 23 just continues to show the common misunderstand of the gospel of Matthew as a whole. The full breadth of Matthew's writing highlights Jesus as the final prophet sent to Israel by the Father.

@4:45: This is one of those times where I need to be careful. I am an advocate of 2 Thessalonians 1 being read in a preterist manner. I adopted this view from Keith Mathison who is an Orthodox partial preterist. But the venerable Kenneth Gentry does not. I walk a fine fence.

The context of the passage seems to be so clear. I can't fathom why people think it speaks of a future event that the church is still waiting for. But I understand the general fear of applying the "preterist approach" to too many passages. I understand the desire to see a "dual fulfillment" of prophecy but this is a didactic letter. There is no symbolic/prophetic imagery going on in the clear portions of this passage.


Perhaps we will return to 2 Thessalonians at a future date.

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