Peter said he was looking for the New Creation promised by the OT prophets. Isaiah 65-66 foretold that New Creation, but unequivocally posit its arrival at the time of the judgment and destruction of Old Covenant Israel! This means that interpretations of 2 Peter (and Revelation), which posit the New Creation at the end of the Christian Age are misguided.
When one claims that God was through with Israel and the Old Covenant at the cross, this is a massive miscarriage of hermeneutic. Well after the cross Paul would affirm that God had not (yet) cast off Old Covenant Israel (Romans 11:1-4). He was even then fulfilling His promises to her through the righteous remnant.
Paul’s undeniable citation and appeal to Isaiah 66 in 2 Thessalonians 1 is probative proof that 2 Thessalonians is not an “end of time” prophecy!
Isaiah 24 foretold the destruction of “earth” because of Israel’s violation of the Law of Moses. Does anyone teach that the literal earth will one day be destroyed because of Israel’s violation of the Law of Moses? No! That means that Isaiah 24 cannot be used as a prediction of the “end of time.”
In Luke 21:22, Jesus spoke of the impending judgment of Jerusalem. He said “These be the days of vengeance in which all things written must be fulfilled.” Did he really mean that in that judgment all prophecy would be fulfilled? If he did, (and he DID!) futurism is dead!
Sometimes, good and honest people, attempting to defend or salvage their views, make fatal admissions about what the Bible teaches!
Sam Frost says that everything has to have a “telos”- and end. Well, what about the New Creation? Does it come to an end?
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