The Fundamental Error Of Preterism
It is very easy to dismiss Preterism as some cranky old doctrine, but that is only half the picture. Preterism is very accurate in its understanding of the closure of the Old Covenant coming at the end of the destruction of Jerusalem, in AD 73, and much of the library of Preterist research materials is well worth looking into. In fact I would go further and say that one proper Preterist study is worth a million junk Futurists studies. Here for instance is a very fine Preterist study of the Abomination Of Desolation.
However, what stigmatizes Preterism as a completely loopy doctrine is the idea that Christ returned in AD 70 or thereabouts. It is commonly believed amongst Preterists that the second coming of Christ has already taken place. This is totally erroneous, and is also quite heretical.
The reason why Preterism has got so confused is very simple.
The destruction of Jerusalem was an act of God the Father. So the Lord did come in AD 70, but it was God the Father.
For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
The Preterists need to put this bogeyman to bed, seriously.