Matthew 16:27-28 - Don Preston Review #38

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.

The last video. 12 Minutes. You guys can do this! :-)

@2:00: This first point is the same argument from the last video. Same words, same tune and same agreement. Point two is also a rehash from the previous video. We're moving right along now.

@3:56: This is the conclusion of the third point. The transfiguration certainly points to the second coming. I don't fully understand what Peter is trying to say in 2 Peter 1. Mr Preston is correct though that at the root, the transfiguration looks forward as it denies those who reject the second coming.

@5:36: So what was the transfiguration? I think many would have a hard time answering this question. Mr Preston gives a satisfactory answer but he lumps all millennial positions together into a "non-preterist" camp. I don't think this passage is meaning the end of the "church age". But he wants to say I do. What he is really trying to say is that those millennial positions don't take the ramifications of his argument to their conclusion. Postmillennial and amillennial preterist are not "good preterist" like him.

@8:00: This is all good stuff. But it is built on some shaky typology (Moses = Law, Elijah = Prophets) that I'm not fully convinced is true. I like the points he is making but would not be dogmatic. But he still thinks I disagree with him. So shhh. :-)

@10:00: These are some very interesting thoughts and ideas. Ken Gentry is my leading resource on preterism and postmillennialism. In fact he is also my second leading source of theonomist teaching. So I'm interested in seeing if he interacts with this text.

This series has reached its conclusion. But I'm not letting Mr Preston off the hook. Starting up soon will be a more recent series by him on the dating of the book of Revelation. This is crucial to a preterist understanding of the book and I expect Mr Preston to do a great job.

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