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Old 10-21-2009, 07:03 AM
Location: Prattville, Alabama
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Originally Posted by legoman View Post
I have read a bit about preterism, some things make sense, but other things do not, so I have some basic questions coming from a sincere heart that just wants to understand a bit more.

How can literally all prophecy be already fulfilled? Specifically:

1. 1 Cor 15:22 says all are made alive in Christ. When did this happen? How could "all" be made alive, when "all" have not existed yet?

2. When was death defeated? Obviously people still die, so I don't see how this has been fulfilled.

3. 1 Cor 15:22-28 says all enemies are defeated by Christ. When did this happen? Again, there are still many enemies in the world: wars, disease, death, etc.

4. When is the lake of fire? When was the GWT judgement fulfilled?

And perhaps my biggest question:
5. What happens now? Does the earth continue on forever, continuously producing people, some going to heaven when they die, others not, (or in the case of UR, all going to heaven?) Does this current earth ever "end"? Do we ever reach an "end state" where God is simply just "all in all" and all are finally reconciled to Him?

Inquiring minds want to know what you think.

I was taught the Futurist view of scripture but try as I might...it just didn't fit with what scripture actually said. When Jesus told us that John the Baptist was the fulfillment of the Elijah prophecy and when He told us that the generation He was speaking to would not pass away before all was fulfilled...the futurist view failed. I went to many pastors and preachers and they would just fluff off what Jesus and the Apostles said as them just being "mistaken"...imagine that. If you are really interested in finding the truth Lego...just start studying all the views. When you truly study and compare the different views to actual scripture only one will stand out as the truth with no speculation or phantasmagorical images of the mind having to be inserted to make the view valid.

Good Luck in your endeavors!
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Old 10-21-2009, 10:44 AM
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My prayer is that the remaining die-hard hardcore futurists here will study the chart in the link below and finally come to the realization that they are just another generation in a long, long line of past generations that were exactly where they are now, saying, "I don't care what you think, I know the Lord is going rapture me soon."

Failed end of the world predictions from 30 to 2000 CE
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