Sermon notes of Pastor Mark Downey
Scripture Reading: I John 2:18-26
The average Christian of whatever stripe may wonder how there can be so many interpretations of prophecy. They can't all be right. Bible prophecy is the business of predicting the future, sometimes literal and sometimes in figures of speech, and is usually not established until it happens. Its fulfillment must conform to the elements of the prediction. A controversy emerges between several schools of eschatology, the study of end time prophecies. The three major positions are the historicist, the futurist and the preterist. For our purposes in identifying the truth, the historicist position has been the most widely accepted and accurate means of understanding prophecy in Christian Identity. Likewise, before the Protestant Reformation, there was no other position than the historicist; as the name implies, it explains God's Word in sacred and secular history, both of which is His Story and proves God is true. The Protestant Reformers understood correctly, events that had come to pass fulfilling the veracity of Scripture. On the other hand, the futurists disregard the past and place the works of God in the distant future. And then along came the preterists to say all prophecy has come and gone. The Reformation was a great threat to the RCC and both factions were a danger to jews. So the jews created an opposition to the historicist view within the church, both Protestant and catholic. We will see how they spread their confusion, and know them today by their rotten fruit of false interpretations. The righteousness of prophecy can only be ascertained by identifying the right people in the right time frame of divine prediction. False prophets have thus rejected God's plan and purposes.
Futurism is the greatest mental block which people have against accepting our identity as Israel and giving our enemies a free pass, as the past and present adversaries are non-existent. They have been replaced by an individual boogieman that will only rule the earth for three and a half years. And that stretch of time is as elastic as perpetually being just around the corner. By arbitrarily postponing the inevitable, we could call futurism, in a sarcastic sense, procrastination; that God's Word will never materialize, contrary to the historicist belief that the Word of God is living and always supernaturally on time. These wolves in sheep's clothing defend their errors as if they were defending their inheritance, while forsaking it. But, in fact, they are denying the actual biblical birthright to the rightful heirs. The conflict between Jacob-Israel and Esau-Edom has never ceased. The doctrines of these human devils were devised by papal Rome to regain control over people through fear, which they employed during the Dark Ages. The futurist use clever buzzwords like: the rapture, the battle of Armageddon, the coming antichrist, pre, mid and post tribulation, Israeli, Zionist, Judeo-Christian ethic, Christian Jews, Gentiles, the Holocaust, anti-semitic....ad nauseam.
There has always been intermittent jewish chicanery within the Vatican and the duplicitous Rapture theory was launched by a Jesuit (jewish catholics) named Ribera in 1591. His writings laid dormant until 1827 when a converted jew, rabbi Ben Ezra, under the alias of Emmanuel Lacunza, translated Ribera's work into English. From there it percolated in England and was later popularized by John Darby in 1870. While visiting in the US, he met C.I. Scofield, the man most responsible for the widespread acceptance of futurism through his Scofield Reference Bible, which was heavily financed and promoted by jewish interests, much to the chagrin of leading Bible scholars of the day and three members of Scofield's own revision committee, resigning in protest over the Ribera/Lacunza interpretations. The wolves were now in the sheepfold. The greatest danger facing the church was no longer imminent, but projected into a future tribulation, turning the hellish nightmares of the last 2000 years and the atrocities committed presently into trivial insignificance. The wolves could slaughter sheep at will, pointing to a future fantasy of wholesale genocide; so the jewish world wars, the race war, the rumors of wars and gradual erosion of the Christian faith wasn't so bad compared to what was coming... some day... maybe; a tribulation of such magnitude that not even jewish Hollywood could depict.
But, if you have the eyes to see the very conditions of deception, as prophesied, they are being fulfilled now. Tribulation and antichrists have been with us for the last 2000 years. "These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world" John 16:33. There is nothing in prophecy that indicates that tribulation will cease until we are ultimately saved from our enemies by Christ. “And not only that, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience” Romans 5:3. Neither futurist or preterist know what to do with tribulation. Israel was not saved from her enemies in 70AD, they were persecuted until Constantine's Edict of Toleration in 313AD. Tertullian, an early church father, who wrote long after 70AD, reported that it was the jews who agitated the Romans to kill and persecute Christians. When we look at all the judgment conferred upon this period of time known as the tribulation, it goes far beyond the city limits of Jerusalem. In Rev. 6:8 it sounds like all hell breaks loose when a fourth part of the earth is wiped out. In Rev. 8:7 a third of the earth's vegetation is burned up. In Rev. 8:8 a third of the oceans are polluted; a third of all sea life dies. In Rev. 8:9 a third of all ships at sea are destroyed. In Rev. 8:10 a third part of fresh bodies of water are polluted. In Rev. 16:3 everything in the ocean dies. The flood of Noah was local not global, but tribulation sounds like it will be global not local.
The Protestant Reformers hated the RCC and were easily conned by the double whammy of futurism and preterism. But, the antichrist jews were busily at work like termites within the infrastructure of the RCC through the back door of Jesuit infiltration. The Jesuits were historically in between the Knights Templars (circa 1129-1312), who amassed such tremendous wealth that they became the bankers of every throne in Europe and then after disbanding went underground, keeping contact with other secret societies for another 200 years until the Jesuits formed around 1550 under the jew Ignatius of Loyola. They later branched out and made the transition into Freemasons (who likewise spread their tentacles into the Protestant denominations), and both predominate in the power structure of Mystery Babylon today, which is a consortium of jews and catholics having religious and economic control over much of the world. The ecumenical movement is one such attempt to gather all religions under the wings of a jewish pope. It's an intricate and fascinating history of changing hierarchies, generational dynasties and intrigue often obfuscated by their own disinformation. But, our focus today is the jewish machinations of preterism, which obscures the hope of a Kinsman Redeemer. This school of 'end time' eschatology was concocted by the jewish priest (Jesuit) Luis del Alcazar (1554-1613) in his treatise 'Investigation of the Hidden Sense of the Apocalypse.' In it, he proposed that the whole book of John's Revelation applied only to the first six centuries of Christianity and the era of pagan Rome. At that point in time, Protestants were of the opinion that the Pope and the RCC represented the 'end time' antichrist. Martin Luther wrote in 1520, “It would be no wonder if God would rain fire and brimstone from heaven and sink Rome into the abyss, as He did Sodom and Gomorrah of old, and the pope the Antichrist.”
Prophecy is not about a misnomered church or a universal religion being exalted from earth in a grand exit to God's abode in Heaven. Prophecy always has been and always will be about the White race right here on earth. Without that key, prophecy will not make much sense. All peripheral prophecies regarding non-Israelites are understood as they relate to true Israel as enemies. How convenient for the futurists to capitalize “Antichrist” in the singular, blinding our people to those who I John 2:18 refers to pluralistically, “Even now are there many antichrists... Who is a liar but he that denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denies the Father and Son.” Who denies and rejects the deity of Christ? It is jews and catholics. Collectively, the jews consider themselves the Messiah. The Pope considers himself the Vicar or substitute for Christ on earth and deifies Mary worship. In order for preterists to find their Antichrist in prophecy, they have awarded Nero that distinction and safely putting on the brakes of prophecy before it reached the Roman Popes of the pseudo-Christian priestcraft. In essence, it was damage control and sophist propaganda.
In 1887, Dr. H. G. Guiness, English scholar and preacher wrote 'Romanism and the Reformation – From the Standpoint of Prophecy,' saying, “Some writers asserted that the predictions pointed back to Nero. This did not take into account the obvious fact that the antichrist power predicted was to succeed the fall of the Caesars, and develop among the Gothic nations.” In 1948, Leroy Froom wrote, “Rome's answer to the Protestant Reformation was twofold, though actually conflicting and contradictory. Through the Jesuit's Ribera... the Papacy put forth her Futurist interpretation. And through Alcazar... she advanced almost simultaneously the conflicting Preterist interpretation. These were designed to meet and overwhelm the Historical interpretation of the Protestants. Though mutually exclusive, either Jesuit alternative suited the great objective equally well, as both thrust aside the application of the prophecies from the existing Church of Rome. The one accomplished it by making prophecy stop altogether short of Rome's career. The other achieved it by making it over-leap the immense era of papal dominance, crowding Antichrist into a small fragment of time in the still distant future.”
It should be understood that Christian Identity is not a denomination and yet ironically, some people like to drag their denominational baggage into our message. We don't have the presence of futurism in our community, because people coming into Christian Identity learn that jews are not the true Israel. Even so, there may be some residual theology that persists in people's minds. But, there is a peripheral smattering of preterism that is more insidious and subtle than placing prophecy in the distant future by obliterating prophecy altogether. Let us pause for a moment and think about the ramifications of all prophecy being fulfilled. First, we should know that there are two types of preterism: full and partial. Partial preterism is simply an absurdity of the double-mind; prophecy is either fulfilled or it isn't. Only historicists can claim partial fulfillments according to the unfolding of history, as we've already seen with the great whore of Babylon in the RCC. Full preterism, therefore, is the belief that every prophecy has come to pass, including the Tribulation, the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, the Resurrection of the dead and the Great White Throne of Judgment. In order for all of these things to happen, they all have to be spiritualized. In other words, even though prophecy is about physical manifestations, this rule of interpretation is totally ignored. In fact, it is an attack against the divinity of Christ, as we shall see.
Are we to believe that Christ left His chosen people Israel to fend for themselves after the fall of Jerusalem in 70AD, which is the key date in history for preterism; that He came and went; that Christ is afar off in Heaven never to return to earth; that He sits on no earthly throne? An absentee Christ would facilitate many misleading leaders; “For many shall come in My name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many” Mark 13:6. If Nero was the “Antichrist,” how is it that he committed suicide two years before the fall of Jerusalem, and thus denying Christ to fulfill the prophecy of II Thes. 2:8, to which “The Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.” Oops, He was robbed of destroying the Antichrist Nero! According to Rev. 19:20, when Christ returns He will capture the antichrist beast and false prophet, casting them into a lake of fire. Christ indeed prophesied against the destruction of Jerusalem. When His Disciples asked Him, “What shall be the sign of thy coming?” (Mt. 24:3), He should have said (to solidify the preterist position), after they asked the question, rather than before, that “There shall not be left here [they were near the Temple] one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down” (verse 2). It is intellectual dishonesty to juxtapose these two verses. And Christ's answer was not “When you see the Roman armies surrounding this place and razing it.” His followers had the expectation of being delivered from the Roman yoke in their day and age. Every generation has the hope of being delivered from their antichrist oppressors, and one day they will. 70AD was simply a precursor for the lake of fire... a taste of a very real and prophetic Holocaust yet to come. The fake 20th century “Holocaust” and its cast of evil “nazis” comes from the minds of real life murderers and liars committing atrocities in the name of judaism. Not too many people have come to the astounding realization of such monumental hypocrisy. This wicked creativity finds its way into the religion of recreational heresies. The antichrists needed something to distract attention away from themselves and it worked for the most part. They not only make sport of prophecy, but they make a handsome profit also.
In Rev. 21:2-3 John sees “The holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them.” This confirms Lev. 26:11, “And I will set My tabernacle among you: and My soul shall not reject you. I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be My people.” Does this sound like an invisible, spiritualized and detached Jesus from His people for the sake of preterism? The futurist would move everything up to Heaven, but we just read that the New Jerusalem is coming down from Heaven. The New Jerusalem is not the old Jerusalem, because the jew-occupied city of Jerusalem today is going down one last time time, just like a shattered pot, broken in so many places that it will never be put back together. “Even so will I break this people and this city as one breaks a potter's vessel that cannot be restored again” Jer. 19:11. And Isaiah 29:1-6 gives the impression of a nuclear strike, “... Yet I will bring disaster upon you, and there will be much weeping and sorrow. For Jerusalem will become what her name Ariel means, an altar covered with blood. I will set up war camps all around you. I will blockade you with towers. I will put up mounds of dirt around you [a crater formed at ground zero?]. You will fall; while lying on the ground you will speak; from the dust where you lie, your words will be heard. Your voice will sound like a spirit speaking from the underworld; from the dust you will chirp as if muttering an incantation. But the multitude of your enemies [i.e. our enemies being the international jew] will become like fine dust, And the multitude of the ruthless ones like the chaff which blows away; And it will happen instantly, suddenly. You will be visited by the Lord of the Heavenly Armies— with thunder, an earthquake, and great noise, with a windstorm, a tempest, and flames from a devouring fire.” That is not the description of 70AD, but it does describe the reasons and means for wiping it off the map today.
The prophecy of preterists conveniently have nothing to say about the Edomite stronghold there today that is antichrist by their seedline and the corrupt nature of mongrels! Yes, Jerusalem went down in 70AD, but “Edom saith, We are impoverished, but will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the Lord of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, the border of wickedness, and the people against whom the Lord hath indignation for ever” (Mal. 1:4). Excuse me, Mr. Preterist, but when did Edom rebuild Jerusalem and God destroyed it forever? Who has rebuilt Jerusalem in our day and age? It is the Edomite jews. And real prophecy awaits her final destruction. Maybe God loves everybody so much that His indignation is spiritualized as well. Because Jerusalem still exists, it blows a major hole in the preterist's bubble. Pop goes the weasels. In 1948, Edom established the welfare state of IsraeLIE. The jews have never been “a father of many nations” (Gen. 17:4) or “a company [commonwealth] of nations” (Gen. 35:11). But, they have established themselves as “the synagogue of satan” (Rev. 2:9), impersonating the tribe of Judah and then magically assuming the identity of all twelve tribes. Prophecy warns us, but who will listen? For fear of the jews, none dare call the masquerade jewish, except the traditional historicists of Christian Identity.
It is uniquely transparent that the 1st century church, the apostolic missionaries to the White race and the early church fathers were unanimous in never espousing the tenets of preterism. There is not one scribe or writer that can be found penning the principles of prophecies being permanently put to rest. To do so would have made Scripture meaningless, extinguishing the Light of the world. Why? Because it would have redacted the Law and the prophets, the Gospels and Epistles. Preterism has secular humanism running through its veins, because the 'Preterist Christ' came only spiritually to punctuate His last prophecy and therefore was finished with man and the earth. Any further authority would be rationalized by mankind to save themselves. The guiding principle of true prophecy is salvation in this life and the one to come. If all prophecy has been exhausted, then all Israel must be saved (Romans 11:26) by now or should we say a little less than 2000 years ago; according to Isaiah 45:17,“Israel will be saved by the Lord with an everlasting salvation; you will not be put to shame or humiliated for all eternity.” That's a prophetic prediction! But, preterism maintains that there will be no further vengeance for the blood of the saints and martyrs who died in the name of Christ. I guess we can just forget the Inquisition, the jew Bolsheviks who slaughtered over 30 million Christians in Russia; the millions of Germans starved to death after WWII; the millions of aborted babies in America at the hands of jewish abortionists.
Look around... do White people look like they've been delivered from cultural Marxism or the utopia of multicultural diversity? Has the blood of saints and the martyrs of Christ come to an end? Ask the family of LaVoy Finicum if “Hands up – don't shoot” is a mockery of reality. We have become a pitiful race full of shame and self-righteousness. These are times ripe for preterism and nullifications of Holy Writ. The blind lead the blind. “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children” Hosea 4:6. Is it just me or are tens of thousands of college students flocking to Bernie Sanders rallies; a deadbeat jewish bum, who was a radical commie pinko in the 60's, who was a homeless freeloader, who decided to become a politician and is now a contender for President of the United States? Is it just me who can see that the only thing to explain such a fiasco is prophecy? And if all prophecy was fulfilled in 70AD (or 410AD as others suggest when pagan Rome collapsed) then we must be living in the Twilight Zone. The prophecy of Isaiah 3:12 seems to be getting closer with the erosion of parental rights and Hillary Clinton, to wit: “O My people! Their oppressors are children, and women rule over them. O My people! Those who guide you lead you astray and confuse the direction of your paths.” If we cannot jump start the ministry of Elijah to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the children to their fathers (Malachi 4:5-6), then we are toast. I will not surrender that prophecy to preterists, because that prophetic command is foundational Christian Identity.
It's sad that White Christian men are not satisfied with the history of their race and cannot for some reason interpret that history as it pertains to prophetic fulfillment or not, and if not, then having the patience for verification. Luke 21:22 is but one example of the impatient preterist believing that the destruction of Jerusalem represented a consummation of all Old and New Testament judgments once and for all. It reads, “For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.” A lack of scholarship turns this verse into an all-inclusive context with the term “all things.” But, the context is clearly Jerusalem and God's vengeance on the jewish nation, for their rejection and crucifixion of the Messiah. It was not the final extermination of Edom from the book of Obadiah, because the “synagogue of satan” survived 70AD to regroup and claim their own vengeance against Christianity at a later date. The preterist spin doctors 70AD into an eschatological event, which, in their estimation, is the final judgment upon the jewish people, albeit misidentified as Israelites, and consequently giving the jews the Kingdom fulfilled into their hands. No further judgment of the jew is required by the preterist, because it's a done deal. Considering this aspect, there should be no such thing as a Christian Identity preterist. If for no other reason, notwithstanding the Second Coming of Christ, I cannot agree with preterism, because of the prophetic book of Obadiah. 70 AD was not the final judgment upon jewry, because the harvest of tares is a greater judgment whereupon their eradication will be total, being cast into a furnace of fire; like the dragnet of fish, gathering the good into vessels, but casting away the bad. “So shall it be at the end of the age; the messengers shall go out and they shall separate the wicked from among the just. And shall cast them into the furnace of fire” Mt. 13:49-50. The prophecy of 70AD and the parable of the wheat and tares are two different and separate events in history. But, let's not confuse the preterists with facts.
Ladies and gentlemen, there are still noxious weeds, symbolic of the mongrel seedlines, which must go up in smoke; there's still unacceptable fish to fry or shall we say incinerate. Jesus told these things to His own countrymen and they were offended (Mt. 13:57); likewise, we tell our kindred today that the jew and all racial aliens will be as though they never existed (Obadiah 1:15-16). Preterism does not explain why the heathen are with us today, because they have spiritualized everything, including the heathen. Quoting from the PreteristArchive.com, R.T. France says, “In using these predictions Jesus implies that the coming disaster will not only be like, or even greater than, those which occurred in Old Testament times; it will be the final judgment on the Jewish nation, that decisive act of God which will put an end to the present order, and usher in a new era of blessing for a new people of God” - from 'Jesus and the Old Testament: His Application of Old Testament Passages,' page 89. A “new people of God” is the universalism of the New World Order, the New Age void of a racist Kinsman Redeemer. Did Jesus say, “My goats and vipers hear My voice”? Jesus implies no such thing.
In today's Scripture reading of I John 2, we read in verse 26, “I have written these things to you concerning them that seduce you.” Preterism is the seduction of minimizing the spirit of prophecy, which is the testimony of Jesus. If we look at all the words of the prophets, it would be foolish not to say there's still a number of things which have not come to pass. I'm not going to cover them all here today, but there are many which even the neophyte can figure out. And there are certainly some things which seem to be fulfillments after 70AD. I like the analogy that Greek scholar William Fink made: “When a man plans a 2,000 mile journey and gets halfway there, he may say “I must get on to the next stop, so that I can complete my journey.” Arriving at the next stop may not be the completion of the journey, but the journey could not be completed without arriving at the next stop. So we have the same situation with the Scripture. We have seen the advent of the Messiah and the destruction of Jerusalem so that all things written in the prophets may be fulfilled, but there are other things which are written in the prophets which have obviously not yet happened, so these things must still await us.” I've mentioned 2000 in terms of years and it just seems incomprehensible that from the time of Jesus to the present, that not one prophecy could be considered a fulfillment after 70AD. That's tantamount to saying nothing has happened from the Bible that we can declare as something God predicted. We're not living as in the days of Noah and Lot? I think somebody wants to keep a lid on prophecy, because it might rattle the cages of the powers that were. Most of the Pharisees were killed by the Romans in 70AD, but Pharisaism was transformed by the renewing of the traditions of the elders, which is now called judaism. Preterism would have you believe that the adversaries of God and Israel were all destroyed.
And what kind of religion do the power hungry governments desire? Ideally, it would be the kind of religion that allocates God-like status to those who rule. If they could somehow make Jesus Christ subservient to them and make it sound like Christ wants them to be a messiah figure. Maybe convince people that the role of Christ has been fulfilled and that man is now anointed to rule the earth. Well, what other alternative is there, if we are told we will never see Christ again? What's the point of ruling and reigning with Christ, of being kings and priests, if He is in absentia? If Christ told Christian Israel in Judea to “flee to the mountains” (Mt. 24:16) when they saw “the abomination of desolation” (verse 15; which is up for speculation; but a good candidate is the Roman leader Antiochus Epiphanes sacrificing swine in the Temple), then this begs the question as to the preterist fulfillment of Christ's spiritual return in 70AD from Mark 13:27 to “gather His elect.” To this day, the Lord's elect, Israel i.e. the White race, are scattered to the uttermost parts of the earth. There is only a partial regathering of the twelve tribes in America, but is not a done deal with an influx of racial aliens. The answer is that Christ did not return to the earth in 70AD as we are told He would i.e. literally “coming in the clouds with great power and glory” (Mark 13:26) and the biblical fact that He “will come back in the same way you saw Him go up into heaven” Acts 1:11. Did Christ ascend up to Heaven in a preterist fashion, allegorically? No. Were the clouds somewhere other than the sky as He descended back? No. Where on earth do these preterist place the gathering of His elect? Location please!
“Moreover I will appoint a place for My people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime” II Samuel 7:10. This is a very popular verse and important prophecy among Identity Christians because many believe it describes the Christian history of America. Our ancestors came here fleeing religious persecution in Europe; the 7 times punishment upon Israel expired in 1776 (which was a 2,520 year judgment; so how does that square with all prophecy being fulfilled in 70AD? It doesn't); and the prophecy of “a nation being born in a day” (Isaiah 66:8) could be none other than America. The stark reality for White Christian Americans today is that we have no other place in the world to move away from the jewish stranglehold. But, our hope is that “the children of wickedness” will not afflict us like the parasite it is today; the vampires will not be around “any more” to drain our life blood... if we believe the historicist position.
Have you ever had someone ask you 2 or 3 questions in a row and you couldn't answer all of them with a yes or no, because each required a proper response? In the same manner, in Matthew 24 (the premier chapter of preterist) the Disciples asked Jesus some questions pertaining to the fate of Jerusalem AND others having to do with the Second Advent of Christ establishing the full Kingdom of Heaven on earth. It was two entirely different time frames and venues and yet preterists lump it all together. It should be self-evident from the historical record that, “nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines. These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs” (Mt. 24:7-8) does not fit the circumstances under the Roman empire and even if they did, it was only the “beginning” of something that would go beyond 70AD. In answering the Disciples, Christ was not constrained to the single event of Jerusalem being destroyed. Luke 21:24 proves that there are other prophecies awaiting fulfillment after 70AD, “And they shall fall by the edge of the sword and they shall be taken away captive into all nations, and Jerusalem shall be tread upon by the heathens until the times of the heathen should be fulfilled.” We can liken this to the parable of the wheat and tares, symbolic of Israel and heathen non-Israelites, whom still roam the earth devouring the lands which they invade. Christ addresses His contemporary enemies as well as their progeny in a remote future, which will also be destroyed. We are in deep doo doo if a divine ethnic cleansing does not bring an end to the seedlines of Al Sharptons and Nimrod Netanyahus. Obadiah makes Jerusalem a lost cause. Perhaps if they capitalize the city and sacrifice a red heifer, their time will have run out on God's clock. We can only pray that it happens sooner than later.
Whatever brand of preterist, they all predicate their belief on the siege of Jerusalem by Titus. However, at the end of Matthew 24 we read about quite another scenario if we compare the history of Noah and the siege of 70AD. “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark. And they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man” Mt. 24:37-39. The last thing the mockers and scoffers of Noah dreamed of was being drowned in a sudden non-stop rain. The Judeans, on the other hand, were under siege by the Roman army for at least 4 years, in which time, those who would heed the prophetic warning of Christ... left Dodge. Therefore, unlike the imperfect generations, the party animals oblivious to the pending precipitation in need of a boat, the Judeans saw the writing on the wall, but were obstinate and arrogant to the bitter end. Every Israelite knee shall bow before Christ, but no jew or heathen will ever swallow their pride and bow in humility. Why did the Christians in Judea flee to the mountains (nations) other than to get out of the jewish death wish in light of Luke 12:40, “You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour you do not expect"? I think it's because the Christians at that time were a lot smarter than today's preterists; the fall of Jerusalem was a putative expectation. And they understood correctly that Christ did not come as He said He would. His words were much more fresh and refreshing than they are today. And like the days of Noah, White Christian Americans are without a dingy. Can you imagine how unprepared the preterist is? The Elijah ministry of Christian Identity is getting our people ready for the real deal. Are you prepared?
There are many other objections and criticisms of preterism, but the most outstanding is the mentality of separating from Jesus Christ, being that so much of what He said about His return has been marginalized or distorted. It really is a conflict between man's will and divine will. And the truth is: man's will is only an illusion. We may be Christ-like, we may reflect God's will, we may be made in His image, we may be the temple where he dwells within us, but we are not Christ. The deification of man has been the history of our race. The government of Christ begins with self denial, not the partial destruction of antichrists. “Then Jesus called the crowd to Him along with His disciples, and He told them, If anyone wants to come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me” Mark 8:34. Stop and think about the implications of all prophecy being fulfilled, which means the Second Coming already happened. Who then will fill the vacancy? Preterists? Vicars of Christ? Jews? Spiritualizing what should be literal is nothing short of calling good evil and evil good, in order to make it fit their special eschatological worldview, which fails miserably in explaining the world we live in today.