7.1-7.3: Eschatology 

7.1. The Terms Used to Talk About Eschatology. 

We believe that it is important for the student of the Bible to understand some of the important terms used to talk about Eschatology, or the study of the end time events, particularly to understand how Christian Separatists use these terms. 

  1. Epiphanology. This is the study of the entire manifestation of Jesus Christ, both in His physical body on this earth, and in His return as the Mentality of Separation. 
  2. Preterism. The belief that all prophecies of the New Testament regarding the second coming and the Apocalypse have been fulfilled. 
  3. Parousia. A Greek term translated as presence, and literally meaning “being beside,” this word was used of the visitation of kings or gods and all of the events connected with that advent. The parousia of Christ begins with the epiphany of Christ as the Mentality of Separation, at Pentecost, which was Christ coming for the believers, and culminates with the Day of Vindication for the saints of God and Christ Himself, as the prophet of God, in 70 AD with the destruction of the Mosaic economy and Jew-infiltrated temple.

7.2. The Bible Teaching of Theistic Preterism. 

Christian Separatists are theistic preterists in that we believe that Jesus Christ returned in the person of the Mentality of Separation on the Day of Pentecost in order to finish His work in the corporeal body of His Body Politic or true Church. We further hold that Christ did finish this work by indwelling His followers and through them writing and publishing the persuasion of Christ and the good news of the favor of God for His people once and for all times delivered. Theistic Christian Separatists’ view of history and Christology rejects premillennialism as a Jewish theory, but it also rejects so-called historic and dispensational Preterism to be perversions of the truth. 

We therefore believe that after the crucifixion and resurrection, Christ’s parousia, or presence, began with His second coming as the Mentality of Separation on the Day of Pentecost. This presence continued until the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem in 70 AD, which marked the vindication of the Separated Ones to be the true believers in Christ. It was the end of apostate Israel and the crowning of Christ. We believe that all prophecy regarding the Christ as the Messiah was fulfilled at that time, that age, and that generation. However, we do believe that God’s Church, on this earth, continues to struggle to fulfill the mandates of God described in the Bible, including those commandments laid out in Genesis regarding having dominion over the earth. 

We further teach that the household and royal family of Jesus Christ was persecuted by the mongrel Judeans and the Romans from the time of Nero Caesar, and that the Separated Ones of God suffered unspeakable atrocities for the sake of their posterity; that they were beaten, starved, beheaded, boiled in oil, smeared in pitch, and used as nocturnal lights in the garden of Nero and along the Appian way. They were also crushed with stones, drowned, thrown to wild beasts, and torn to pieces by savage wild dogs and hyenas. Their babies and women were thrown to starved lions and tigers, and their children were ripped from their mother’s breasts by savage bears, all in the arena of Rome; they were shipwrecked, and many drowned. All these and many other horrors happened because they would not recant their belief that Jesus Christ was God in the flesh, nor that they were God’s true chosen people, the Everlasting Republic of the true Israel of God, the Anointed Nation of Christ. 

We believe that within a generation from the Mount of Olives prophecy, and the crowning of the King of kings and Lord of lords, the people first called Christians at Antioch were politically justified and vindicated as having believed in the one, true Anointed Messenger and God Himself. This vindication occurred in AD 70, becoming the culmination of the parousia of Jesus Christ, wherein the Mount Olivet prophecies were fulfilled, and Jerusalem was destroyed along with the Mosaic economy or system, so much so that it can never be restored or again practiced. For God allowed the zealot mongrels to murder the remaining, unbelieving, white Aaronian priesthood, and the sanctified temple was razed as Christ had predicted, wherein not a single stone was left one upon another (Mk. 13:2, Mat. 24:2). Therefore, Almighty God did, in the end of the Mosaic system and economy, manifest Himself as Jesus Christ, and Jesus Christ is the final manifestation of Almighty God.

We believe in the personally revealed Paraclete of God, the Holy Spirit, the Mentality of Separation, Who is the prophesied Comforter (John 15:26, 16:7), Who was promised by God in the person of Jesus Christ, wherein Christ promised never to leave or forsake His people, but to send another Comforter or Advocate. Thus, after an absence of ten days, the same Jesus that ascended did return (Acts 1:11) as the Advocate of His people to bodily indwell His chosen Body Politic, Who awaited Him in the upper room and received Him on Pentecost. Thus, it is Christ Himself, in the power and person of the Holy Spirit of Truth, Who teaches us all things (John 14:26, 16:13; I Cor. 2:10-12). 

We further believe that these things occurred according to prophetical promise (Ez. 37:27; Acts 2:33; Eph. 1:13-14). Thus, we believe that the Mentality of Separation is sent to indwell the believer (I Cor. 3:16; John 14:17), and that it is those believers thus indwelled and enabled to walk, continue, and abide in the leadership of the Mentality of Truth, to whom God has given the power to become the sons of God (John 1:12). 

The second coming of Christ is an event which Christian Separatists believe is recorded in the Bible itself, in Acts 2:1-4:

“And in the fulfilling of the Day of Pentecost, they were all together in the same place. And there was suddenly a sound out of Heaven, as being borne along by a violent wind, and it filled all of the house where they were sitting. And tongues as of fire appeared to them, being distributed, and it sat on each one of them. And they were all filled of the Mentality of Separation…” (Acts 2:1-4 AST).

In this way, Jesus Christ literally returned in His Body, which is the Body Politic, just as Paul says in Colossians 1:24 (AST): “…on behalf of His Body, which is the Body Politic.”

7.3. Rejection of Erroneous Doctrines. 

Christian Separatists unmitigatedly reject all other pagan, Judeo, Judaized eschatological doctrines, including all forms of Futurism, such as Premillenialism and Postmillenialism, any of the varieties of Presentism, and Pseudopreterism. All forms of Futurism hold that Christ has not yet returned, as He promised, in that generation, and therefore make Christ a liar. Likewise, the Presentists, who believe that the prophecies of the Apocalypse are presently being fulfilled, fail to believe that all prophecies in the book of Revelation took place in the lifetimes of those who originally read the book, as the Bible itself promises. Christian Separatists need only point to the first verse of the Apocalypse (AST), “A revelation of Jesus Anointed, which God gave to Him to show to His slaves things which must occur with speed;and we are further reminded by the literally dozens of other verses throughout the New Testament which state that all events regarding the second coming and the Apocalypse would occur imminently, in that generation. Therefore, Presentism and Futurism seek to put off to the future events that have already occurred, and therefore make the Bible and Jesus liars and the Word of God of no effect. 

“Pseudopreterists,” also called “Historical Preterists” do not recognize that Christ indeed returned on the Day of Pentecost as the Comforter, the Mentality of Separation, as Jesus promised He would, but instead, seek to delay His return to 70 AD. Christian Separatists believe, as has been discussed extensively in Separatist literature, that the Bible could be no clearer, and that, in fact, Christ did return as He promised, when He promised. 

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