The goal is to bring a concise apologetic answer to issues of doctrine and theology presented by Preterists, and answers in general.
Many people give answers and express opinions but the question to ask is this? To what degree does the person's credibility
lend to the accuracy of the answer; How much education does the person have; Are they really qualified to answer theologically? This is not meant to be
a put down of people but we must rely on sound theology for answers, no one wants "half" answers nor answers that
necessarily agree with our own
but we want the truth that is derived from scriptures, and that based on accurate interpretation.
Many people have opinions but the point is to arrive at the truth through discussion and examination: to see where we err and so correct those errors based on sound logic and reasoning
from the whole of the council of scriptures. Our goal is not to make our doctrine fit our opinion but fit our opinion to correct doctrine.
Scriptures must define our belief system and not our belief system defining the meaning of scriptures. The honest schoalr looks to shape
his doctrine but what he learns from scriptures in every verse. Sadly much of what we see and hear in answer is people citing their pet
verse while not comprehending that their interpretation is contradictory to another specific passage.
For example: The Preterist denies that Christ exist in heaven still in his glorified body, in which Philippians 3:21 states that Christ in heaven has, they will argue its not a physical body yet every scriptures tells us a body is always "physical", and there is not one scriptures that will teach a body can be just like a spirit, immaterial. They will claim Christ shed his body after he ascended or that it changed to "spirit" but they can not produce one scripture that says so. An apologetic will answer why he has a body in heaven from scriptures and what is it's purpose.` It will expain theologically why Jesus became a man and remains a man for all eternity. (Jesus is fully God and Fully man) The reason the Preterist must deny Christ is still physical is because IF he had returned in AD 70, then a physical body would have been seen, but since they know there is no evidence of Christ being seen, yet they claim he came, so it had to be an "invisible" appearing in the spiritual realm which means Christ can not have a physical body.. This is how they force scripture to fit their paradigm and why we must provide a sound answer. Incorrect doctrine leads to confusion which, as Paul states, causing problems with peoples faith. Contradictions destroys a person ability to trust that scriptures are true for if it can be proven scriptures are wrong in any area then how we can we trust anything in our bible.