7.7: Eschatology

7.7. Pareschatology. 


Pareschatology, to the Theistic Preterist, is used herein to mean the here and now, and what we, as the Anointed Nation, on earth are to be doing, as well as what we are promised for now and into eternity. We believe in fulfilled eschatology, whereas the Amillennialists, Premillennialists, and Postmillennialists believe in yet unfulfilled eschatology. To these apostates, pareschatology deals with events happening between physical death and their postponed resurrection, postponed judgment, postponed authority, and postponed restoration of the Israel of God. For the Separatist, these things are already reality. Christian Separatists, as Theistic Preterists, must therefore define the term as events happening since the establishment and vindication of the Anointed Nation and death of the old, Mosaic economy.


7.7.1. Precedents and Limitations.


As stated before, we believe firmly that all prophecy relating to the coming of the Christ and of His Finished Work has been fulfilled in its entirety and to its completion. We believe that Christ is both the “Author and Finisher” (Heb. 12:2 AST). We further believe that the principles of the laws of God and those experiences of the First-Fruits Christians have set a legal precedence, now and forever, wherein Adamic society in the future is concerned. By way of illustration, let us remember that God has stated clearly that times and circumstances for future Christians would never be any worse or more trying than it was for the First-Fruits Christians of the parousia, which constituted a 38-40 year period of time from the coronation of Christ by John the Baptist to the Vindication of Christ as King of kings and Lord of lords in 70 AD. 

Thus, the law of failure and death operates within limitations, and the consequences of sin, or lawlessness, remain the same. In other words, if we fail to learn the lessons of failing to keep God’s Law, that is, the lessons of history, we are, indeed, destined to repeat the same consequences and mistakes in the future. This explains why some of the apostate futurists are given to see parallels, especially those cited in the Apocalypse, in their own present time. But what they are seeing is not a fulfillment of prophecy, but the consequences of ongoing lawlessness, which, unfortunately, serves not to bring them to the light of the truth of Christ and intellectual honor, but rather to hold them captivated by a strong delusion.


7.7.2. The Position of the Anointed Nation Now.


The New Testament clearly teaches that all authority, both of Heaven and of earth, has been delivered to Jesus Christ (Matt. 28:18; John 3:35) and to His true Church. We have all authority and blessing from God our Father to take and rule and reign over the world in the authority of Jesus Christ our Master. Just as the first Adam was told to have dominion over the entire earth and everything in it, so too the true Christian of today has the authority both to loose and to bind (Matt. 16:19) and the obligation and duty to rule over the earth. 

As all authority in Heaven and on earth belongs to Jesus Christ, then we, as the very temples in which God dwells, are to act as His instruments to enact His Will on the earth. The Biblical principle is that as it is in Heaven, so also should it be on earth. So the duty of the true Christian is to use his authority in the Government of God to rule and reign over the earth.


7.7.3. Heaven. 


We believe in an everlasting Paradise or Heaven that has already been prepared and awaits the Separated Ones in eternity future. When converted men and women die physical death, in that they are absent from the physical body, they are immediately present with the Master in Heaven or Paradise (II Cor. 5:8; Philip. 1:23). This promise is made repeatedly, in both Old and New Testaments, to believers who have already entered the transcendent Heaven by having entered the Body Politic. Thus, Heaven is entered in the present resurrection of the Church:


“But God, being rich in compassion, because of the great honorable brotherly love with which He loved us, even we being dead in transgression, He made us alive by the Anointed (by favor you are saved), and raised us up from the dead together and seated us together in the heaven in Anointed Jesus …” (Eph. 2:4-6 AST).


7.7.4. Hell. 


We believe that the Bible teaches very clearly that God has created a Lake of Fire in eternity. In the Book of Revelation 21:8, the Ambassador John tells us:


“But for the cowardly and non-persuaded, and those having become abominable, and murderers, and whores, and pharmakeia promoters, and idolaters, and all liars, their part is in the lake of fire and brimstone which is the second death” (AST).


And in Matthew 25:41 (AST) we read: 


“Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Go away from Me, those cursed, into everlasting fire, having been prepared for the Diabolical One and his messengers.’”


So, there is no question, based upon Scriptural authority, that there is a destination declared in God’s Word for the condemned and damned who reject everlasting life offered freely by Jesus Christ. The concept of the Lake of Fire is indicative of everlasting death and everlasting rejection by the Living God. 

In addition to the term Lake of Fire, the New Testament also uses the words Gehenna and Hades (which is commonly translated Hell). When Christ used the word Gehenna, He used it as a physical illustration of the everlasting death and destruction awaiting those who refused to adjust themselves to the just judgments of a just God; so too, the term Tartarus (II Pet. 2:4) was used to convey the similar idea to Greeks and Romans. The term Hades signified the grave, a place of the dead where all dead people go, but the New Testament also teaches that white, Adamic men do not have to die, but can attain everlasting life. Hades and hell, therefore, simply signify the grave, or place where our physical dead bodies reside. The Lake of Fire, Tartarus, and Gehenna all signify a place of punishment for those who have died the second death. Thus, since believers never die the second death, they will never go to the Lake of Fire, but all bodies will enter the grave. All physical bodies, both man and animal, are given up to die the appointed death of physical death. 

 God is a just God, and when we remember that there is no time in eternity, we may better understand the true Biblical teaching on the subject of hell. The Bible does not specifically say or mention the amount of time that the godless will suffer. But God is a just God, and with God, a split second can easily be a million years. The fate of the damned is justly and righteously in the hands of the Living God, and the Bible declares that God is infinitely just.

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