Filed Under (Uncategorized) by dee dee on 22-01-2012
From Pastor Richard Barcellos, “Some Thoughts on Hyper-Preterism”
Denying, or not being able to affirm without qualification, a future bodily and physical resurrection of the saints precludes a past bodily resurrection of Christ according to the logic of Paul in 1 Corinthians 15 verse 13. Moreover, no resurrection of Christ means our faith is in vain, we are still in our sins, and the gospel is destroyed. Hyper-preterism ends up denying an essential, core element of the gospel. Recall what Paul says in 1 Corinthians 15 verse 1: “Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel…” First Corinthians 15 is an explication of Paul’s gospel! Hyper-preterism denies one of the major tenets of the Pauline gospel. Hence, hyper-preteris is heresy of the worst kind! It ends up denying the gospel itself! If one affirms Hyper-preterism, one denies the gospel. If one is with Hyper-preterism, one is without the gospel. If one is for Hyper-preterism, one is against the gospel.