2A.D. 70 Theory Names A.D. 70 Theory Realized Eschatology Hyper-preterismMax-KingismTransmillenialism
3Why A.D. 70?According to Historians Rome besieged the city of Jerusalem and destroyed it in A.D. 70This fulfilled the prophecy in Matt. 24: 2Eye witness accounts recorded by Jewish Historian, Flavius Josephus, solidifies the events of the Jewish-Roman war of A.D
4When did the Theory start? Nobody really knows exactly whenWasn’t widely accepted until 1800’sPublished in Parousia by James S. RussellThe doctrine was helped made popular by Max King in 1960 when he introduced it into the cups/Sunday-school churches of Christ
5Basics of the A.D. 70 TheoryALL prophecy in the Bible was fulfilled by or with the destruction of JerusalemAntithesis of Premillennialism as in it takes the Bible as mostly figurative languageIn 70 A.D. the world endedThe 2nd coming of Christ has already happenedResurrection of the dead and Judgment day have already passed too
6Themes of the A.D. 70 Theory Universalism Hyer-Celibacy Once Saved Always SavedThe Lord’s Supper is Spiritual onlyNo need for the Church of Christ—not the building but the actual spiritual Church of Christ
7How do they prove it?They attempt to show that every book of the NT was written before the Destruction of JerusalemThey try to prove that all prophecy was made and fulfilled by 70 A.D.Christ’s statement in Rev: “I am coming soon” refers to His 2nd coming and it has already happenedMatt refers only to events surrounding the Destruction of Jerusalem
8Flaws of the A.D. 70 Theory1. Everyone buried in the ground didn’t come out in 70 AD2. Christians didn’t disappear from Earth during 70 AD3. Contradictions of death according to 1 Corinthians 154. Marriage didn’t end in 70 AD
9Flaws of the A.D. 70 Theory5. Peter’s prophecy about the “end of the world” should happen long after the Destruction of Jerusalem6. It contradicts Jesus’ prophecy in Luke 217. Prophecies concerning Christ’s Kingdom and God, the Father extend past 70 AD
10Things to PonderHow do you explain that none of the promises in the Bible don’t apply to the Christians after 70 A.D?How do you explain none of the commands aren’t applicable to the Christians after 70 A.D.?What’s the point of Lord’s Supper?Why do we need to assemble?
11Things to Ponder What’s the point of knowing God’s 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?