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A.D. 70 Theory A False Doctrine
A.D. 70 Theory Names A.D. 70 Theory Realized Eschatology Hyper-preterism Max-Kingism Transmillenialism
Why A.D. 70? According to Historians Rome besieged the city of Jerusalem and destroyed it in A.D. 70 This fulfilled the prophecy in Matt. 24: 2 Eye witness accounts recorded by Jewish Historian, Flavius Josephus, solidifies the events of the Jewish-Roman war of A.D
When did the Theory start? Nobody really knows exactly when Wasnt widely accepted until 1800s Published in Parousia by James S. Russell The doctrine was helped made popular by Max King in 1960 when he introduced it into the cups/Sunday-school churches of Christ
Basics of the A.D. 70 Theory ALL prophecy in the Bible was fulfilled by or with the destruction of Jerusalem Antithesis of Premillennialism as in it takes the Bible as mostly figurative language In 70 A.D. the world ended The 2 nd coming of Christ has already happened Resurrection of the dead and Judgment day have already passed too
Themes of the A.D. 70 Theory Universalism Hyer-Celibacy Once Saved Always Saved The Lords Supper is Spiritual only No need for the Church of Christnot the building but the actual spiritual Church of Christ
How do they prove it? They attempt to show that every book of the NT was written before the Destruction of Jerusalem They try to prove that all prophecy was made and fulfilled by 70 A.D. Christs statement in Rev: I am coming soon refers to His 2 nd coming and it has already happened Matt refers only to events surrounding the Destruction of Jerusalem
Flaws of the A.D. 70 Theory 1. Everyone buried in the ground didnt come out in 70 AD 2. Christians didnt disappear from Earth during 70 AD 3. Contradictions of death according to 1 Corinthians Marriage didnt end in 70 AD
Flaws of the A.D. 70 Theory 5. Peters prophecy about the end of the world should happen long after the Destruction of Jerusalem 6. It contradicts Jesus prophecy in Luke Prophecies concerning Christs Kingdom and God, the Father extend past 70 AD
Things to Ponder How do you explain that none of the promises in the Bible dont apply to the Christians after 70 A.D? How do you explain none of the commands arent applicable to the Christians after 70 A.D.? Whats the point of Lords Supper? Why do we need to assemble?
Things to Ponder Whats the point of knowing Gods Word? Are the fates of the people after 70 A.D. predestined? Other religions are still around after 70 A.D.. Are they now valid?