March 23, 2017

The A.D. 70 Doctrine

By Johnie Edwards

A false doctrine is being taught in these words: “The Holy Scriptures teach the second coming of Christ, including the establishment of the eternal kingdom, the day of judgment, the end of the world and the resurrection of the dead, occurred with the fall of Judaism in 70 A.D.” Thus, we examine these false teachings:

Christ Has Not Yet Come. John records, “Be- hold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him . . .” (Rev. 1:7). Those who believe Christ has already come should not partake of the Lord’s supper for the communion shows “the Lord’s death till he come” (1 Cor. l1:26). If Christ came in A.D. 70, then every person has already been eternally rewarded. “For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works” (Matt. 16:27).

The Establishment of the Kingdom Was Not in A.D. 70. The prophecy of Isaiah 2:2-3, Acts1:4, 8, Mark 9:1 was fulfilled in Acts 2 when Jews heard, believed, repented, and were baptized, “. . . and the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved” (Acts 2:47). This occurred about forty years before A.D. 70.

End of the World and the Resurrection Did Not Occur in A.D. 70. The end of the world and the resurrection will take place at the last day. Martha said concerning her brother, Lazarus, “I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day” (John 11:24). To understand that the world did not end in A.D. 70, all one has to do is to look around and see that the world still turns! When the resurrection comes, “. . . all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation” (John 5:28-29). Go to any graveyard, look around and you will soon see that the dead have not yet been resurrected!

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