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  1. While Messianic exegesis and theology maintains that Preterists wrest the scriptures by disregarding apocalyptic language regarding the second coming, it is a much more difficult proposition for Messianics and Evangleicals to re-interpret Yeshua’s statements about the immediacy of His second coming for those he was addressing, and who had the very soon expectation of His return in their life-times not thousands of years later. Anything else requires an insertion of an abbreviation or delay in the return (for the sake of physical Israel really), who were concluded as one in Body and all in all in Mashiyach, all being spiritual beneficiaries with Gentiles and Jew alike, Jew, Greek, male, female all one, if we are to correctly understand Paul’s teaching. Remarks about the Temple being left with not a stone overturned, (the second Temple, must be ignored), and the statement “that many now living will remain alive to see His coming” in the Olivet discourse, and that His Kingdom is “not of this world”, but is instead a heavenly Kingdom. Other clear statements that the Kingdom comes without observation-are explained away as well by interpreting this to mean that it is so sudden that it will be hard to observe.not as plausible in light of Yeshua’s maintaining His kingdom is not of this world until a time when all is one and all-both heaven and earth. This too has had to be explained away by a pre-millennial and pre-tribulational theology and exegesis. Both sides are presented with a dilemma as to what to interpret physically and what is allegorical or spiritual. However, with some study it becomes much more clear what reference is made to the physical and what is spiritual. There is no denying the fact that several historical theologians have disagreed in terms of the statements of Yeshua and the need to re-interpret the immediacy of His language used. The Preterist understanding in my opinion, is not that unclear however and has a foundation and basis when carefully examining the New Testament writings, especially those of Yeshua in context. Any other understanding does of necessity require not only a later date and writing of Revelation with a total disregard for the authors opening statement about the things “soon” to occur, as well as making the Apostle Paul’s immediacy about the second coming in AD 60’s almost overwhelming to comprehend.

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