Confirmation of the Covenant – How Will We Recognize It?

The confirmation of the covenant marks the beginning of the final seven years to Armageddon. But what will this event called the “confirmation of the covenant” be? How will it be recognized?

Confirmation of the Covenant

Confirmation of the CovenantThe prophecy of Daniel 9:27 states that “he” will confirm the covenant with many for a week of years (seven years). It also states that, in the middle of the seven years, “he” will cause the sacrifice to cease, and “he” will place the abomination of desolation.

 

If we can know who “he” is, and what causing the sacrifice to cease means, and understand what the “abomination of desolation” will be, then we can understand the “confirmation of the covenant.”

Who is “he”?

It is very clear in Daniel 9:27 that the same “he” that confirms the covenant,also causes the sacrifice to cease and places the abomination that makes desolate. If we can discover who causes the sacrifice to cease, and who places the  abomination of desolation, we can know for certain who confirms the covenant.

 

In Daniel 11:30-32, the Antichrist is described as having indignation against the holy covenant. In verse 31, it tells us that the Antichrist and his followers, “…shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination  that maketh desolate.”

 

The “he” that confirms the covenant is the Antichrist.

 

Stopping the sacrifices

The Jewish people have not offered sacrifices since the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 AD. They believe they must have a temple in order to sacrifice. Revelation 11:1-2 teaches that a temple will stand on the Temple Mount at least 42 months before Armageddon. Once the Third Temple is completed, sacrifices will be resumed. This will trigger worldwide opposition to this daily slaughter of animals. Consequently, the Antichrist will stop the sacrifices and commit the abomination of desolation.

 

What is the abomination of desolation?

In Matthew 24:15, Jesus said that the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel would “stand in the holy place.” The holy place is located in the temple. II Thessalonians 2:3-4 gives the most detailed description of the abomination of desolation. It states that the man of sin (the Antichrist) will exalt himself above all that is called God, and will sit in the temple, claiming to actually be God.

 

It should be noted that the abomination of desolation marks the beginning of the final three and one-half year period called the great tribulation (Matthew 24:15-21).

 

There’s one more important insight that we gain from the discourse of Jesus in Matthew 24. In verse 16, we are told that the area of Judea will be the location of horrible slaughter immediately following the abomination of desolation. This is important because the area of Judea is the area in Israel called the West Bank or the occupied territories. Other than the Temple Mount itself, the area of Judea is the most hotly contested territory in the Middle East conflict.

 

What will the confirmation of the covenant be?

So what is this event called the confirmationof the covenant?

 

It apparently will affect the status of the Temple Mount since a temple will be completed and in use within three and one half years after the confirmation. It also pertains to the status of the land of Israel. We know this because the area of Judea will be the center of great conflict during the final seven years.

 

Is there a covenant in the Bible that deals with the status of the Holy Land and the status of Jerusalem? Absolutely!

 

In Genesis 15:18, God made a covenant with Abraham, saying, “Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates.”

 

The confirmation of the covenant is when the Antichrist and his world government system confirm Israel’s right to a homeland in the Middle East. It will be very similar to what is happening right now with the presentation of the Roadmap for Peace to Israelis and Palestinians by the international community.

 

By Irvin Baxter

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27 Responses to “Confirmation of the Covenant – How Will We Recognize It?”

  1. I believe the covenant Antichrist confirms (strengthens) is an already existing confederacy against Israel.  I believe this confederacy is with Muslims.   The holy covenant and the covenant Antichrist strengthens arent the same covenant.   There is at least one thing you are forgetting.   Before the Tribulation begins, God will send Moses and Elijah to Israel in order to restore all things.  I believe this restoration includes the building of the third temple.   Moses and Elijah will help Israel build the temple.  With Moses and Elijah there at the temple, there isn’t any need for a peace treaty WITH Israel in order for the temple to be built but this will cause Antichrist to
    strengthen an already existing confederacy AGAINST Israel with Muslim nations.  From the very start of the Tribulation Antichrist is at war with Israel.  According to Revelation chapter 11, no one, not Antichrist, not Muslims, NO ONE will be able to stop these two prophets.  And no one will be able to harm or kill these two prophets until after they have finished their ministry at the third temple.   

  2. It will be similar it say’s . No friend the covenant made early June is the one of scripture the time is now. Be ready brothers the anti-christ reveals himself soon.

  3. The Covenant of Messiah is a perfect fit with the prophecy of Daniel’s 70 Weeks.

    Many modern teachers say that the pronoun ‘he’ represents an end-time antichrist who makes a peace covenant with Israel. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that Antichrist will make, confirm, or break a covenant with anyone, let alone Israel.

    The pronoun ‘he’ is referring to the previous noun, Messiah from verse 26.

    The prince is Messiah is the same as in verse 25 which declares the arrival of Messiah the Prince.

    The ‘he’ of Daniel 9:27 cannot be pointing to the “people of the prince” in verse 26 as the “people” don’t qualify as a “he.”

    The prince does not qualify as the term is only used to describe “the people” so it is not antecedent because it doesn’t point to a specific person. It is the Messiah who is the only “he” who qualifies.

    There are many verses that point to Messiah confirming a covenant during His ministry, which took place during the first half of the 70th Week of Daniel.

    The challenge is that the King James rendered the text to associate Messiah with a ‘new covenant’, but what is should say that that He came to ‘renew’ the everlasting covenant; which He did by ratifying it with His blood as the Passover Lamb.

    “For this is My blood, that of the renewed covenant, which is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins.” Matthew 26:28 ISR

    In these words we find four things which agree with the prophecy of Daniel 9:27:

    “the One” who was to confirm the covenant, the Messiah;
    “the covenant” itself, the renewed covenant made with Abraham;
    that which “confirmed” the covenant, the blood of Messiah;
    those who receive the benefits of the covenant, the “many” who believe in Him as their Messiah.

    • Doug Norvell

      Read the entire text and all the scriptures pertaining to who is being talked about.

      Daniel 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
      (The same “he” that makes the covenant with many, also stops the sacrifices and causes the abomination of desolation.)Jesus didn’t cause the Abomination of Desolation.
      Daniel 11 says the Antichrist does this, Daniel 11:31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.
      V.36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.
      Jesus tells the disciples that this event will trigger the great tribulation.
      Matthew 24: 15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
      16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
      18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
      20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

      And Paul tells us that the Antichrist is revealed when he does this.
      2 Thessalonians 2: Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
      2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
      3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
      4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

      When you look at all of the scriptures, you can clearly see that Daniel 9:27 isn’t speaking of Jesus.

  4. Tracy Jessop

    The people who will be in the Millennial Rein and totally submit themselves to God and get saved during that 1,000 years, what happens to them after that? Do they make it to heaven and if so, how?
    Thanks, Tracy Jessop

    • Doug Norvell

      Hello Tracy,

      Those that live into the Millennial will still have free will. Scripture tells us in Zechariah 14:16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles.
      17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the Lord will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

      We also know from Revelation 20 that Satan is loosed and lead those who want to rebel against the Lord. Revelation 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog, and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

      There has always been a dispensation, Noah had the Arc, Moses had the Law, the new Testament has Grace and the Born Again Salvation. So, there will probably be a dispensation of some kind into the Millennium. But, those who are there, will stand before the Great White Throne of Judgment.

      Revelation 20: And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
      12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

  5. Elizabeth Thomas

    Is the covenant which he confirms in Revelation? Could it be the ‘little book’ after the 6th trumpet war? That would answer the question of which comes first. It would make sense that it taste sweet but is bitter in the stomach. Seeing as it appears peace is achieved yet later turns into turmoil. Thank you.

  6. Cindy Temple

    The KJV does not say “he” will place the AOD. It says “and for the overspreading of abominations he will make it desolate.”
    HUGE difference. Causing the abomination and making desolate because of further abominations is the opposite of each other. One says he causes it, the other says he punishes for it’s continuance.
    This gap theory is ridiculous and to misquote the scripture to fit your theory is even moreso.

    The article correctly said “he” causes the sacrifice to cease then also pointed out that sacrifice has indeed ceased since 70 AD. For almost 2000 years there has been 0 sacrifices. Are we really expected to believe Daniel was having us ignore these 2 millennia under Christ to adopt a satanic false covenant of animal sacrifice of very brief duration only to cease them again? Anyone with a 4th grade education can see someone is lacking in reading comprehension or just plain deceived.

    Given that we have to change the scripture (as I noted in the beginning of the comment) from causing to correcting, deception is evident.

    Only one Messiah has caused the sacrifice to cease, and only one has caused the desolation of Israels practices because of the overspreading of abominations of them and destroyed the Temple completely. To ignore the New Covenant of Messiah Yeshua that brought in everlasting righteousness and made atonement is to be utterly lost.

    • Doug Norvell

      Hello Cindy,

      Matthew 24:1515 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

      Jesus says that the Abomination of Desolation spoken of by Daniel will start the Tribulation period. Then Jesus says in verse 29-31 immediately after the Tribulation of those days, He is coming back and gathering His elect. So with your scenario this would mean we are now living in the Millennial reign of Jesus Christ right now.

      Daniel 11 gives us more detail about the Abomination of desolation and the stopping of the sacrifices. Daniel 11:31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.

      This is a future event, Revelation 11:1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

      A future Temple will be built and worship including animal sacrifices will be resumed.

      Paul told us the same thing 2 Thessalonians 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

      The event Paul is talking about in this scripture is the Abomination of Desolation.

  7. The prophesy of Daniel says “a week of years”. A day equals a year in prophesy, but a week of years in prophesy would be 7,000 years.

    Daniel was prophesizing about earths beginning and end.

    The 1 week of years covenant, was the law of God. Jesus was the law. And Jesus was the beginning. The alpha and the omega. First and last. The covenant started from the very beginning, and through revelations throughout the 7,000 years he has revealed more and more of the original truth.

    The SACRAFICE will stop in 3.5 weeks. This equals 3,500 years. That is the exact same time period as when jesus was cruxified and rose from the dead to be ressurected. the 2nd temple was destroyed shortly after, in 70AD, causing the sacrafices to sease.

    We know the last 1,000 years of this 7,000 year prophesy will be the millennial reign with Christ on earth. This millennial reign is apart of the prophesy because were told sin will still be in exsistance although Satan will be bound. The 7,000 year prophesy ends and the ending of the 1000 year period with Christ when Satan is released for a short while and then cast into the lake of fire.

    Then the 7,000 year prophesy of Daniel ends, and Christ proclaims it is finished, and he creates a new heaven and new earth, where God comes down with new Jerusalem from the heavens and dwells with his elect for eternity.

    • Doug Norvell

      Hello Matt,

      Jesus tells us the Abomination of Desolation will start the “Great Tribulation.” Matthew 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

      We know from Daniel 9:27 that this event happens halfway during the 70th week or 7 years period. This tells us that the tribulation will last for 3 1/2 years. Daniel tells us in chapter 7 that this time is described as time, times and dividing of time.
      Daniel 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

      Other scriptures help us to understand what this time period is, Revelation 13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
      42 months equal 3 1/2 years.
      Revelation 12 describes the dragon/Satan going after the woman/Israel and it gives us the time frame of the Great Tribulation as 1,260 days, also equaling 3 1/2 years.
      Revelation 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
      All of this is proof that Daniels 70th week is a 7 year period.

    • Doug Norvell

      Hello Scott,

      The covenant with Abraham was the right to the land that God gave Israel. So, the peace agreement will be the right to Israel to exist and worship on the Temple mount and resume animal sacrifices. Daniel 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

    • John Miles

      One of the greatest false doctrines ever taught. There is absolutely no gap. The anti-Christ is not mentioned in Daniel 9:24-27. Jesus confirmed the covenant with many(Jew and Gentile) for one week(7 years beginning at His baptism, crucified after 3.5 years, then 3.5 years later Acts 10 when the Gentiles receive the Holy Ghost(remember there was darkness from the sixth til about the ninth hour when Jesus was crucified?) The Gentiles were in darkness until filled with the Holy Ghost. When you look at Acts 10, the sixth and the ninth hour have significance. The results Jesus early followers being rejected and killed resulted in the desolation of Jerusalem in 70 ad. The abomination is what made the king wroth before sending his armies to destroy their city and their sanctuary. Scripture interprets scripture. NO GAP! ABSOLUTELY NO GAP!

      • Doug Norvell

        Recently there has been a renaissance of the doctrine of preterism. The word preterism means past. Essentially, preterists believe that the prophecies of the Bible have all been fulfilled. Full preterists teach that all the prophecies, including the Second Coming, were fulfilled by 70 AD. Partial preterists believe all the prophecies of the book of Revelation have been fulfilled up through Revelation 19.

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        History Behind the Doctrine
        Preterism was first advanced in 1604 by Roman Catholic Jesuit Luis de Alcasar to destroy the Reformed Protestant teaching that the papacy was Mystery Babylon, the Great Whore and the historical Antichrist.

        According to the 19th century Bible commentator Barnes, the Jesuits felt that Protestantism was winning the battle over Roman Catholicism by depicting Rome as the Great Harlot Church. Consequently, they attempted to counteract the Protestant Reformed teaching by propounding the preterist approach to the book of Revelation.

        The doctrine of preterism rises or falls on the teaching that all of the events of the book of Revelation were fulfilled by 70 AD.
         

        The Major Scriptural Problems
        The doctrine of preterism rises or falls on the teaching that all of the events of the book of Revelation were fulfilled by 70 AD. Following is a partial list of prophecies in Revelation that have clearly not yet been fulfilled.
        1. Revelation 9:15-16 prophesies a war that will kill one-third part of men… This has not yet happened in all of history. It must be future.

        2. Revelation 11:1-2 says that Jerusalem will be trodden down of the Gentiles for 42 months prior to the Second Coming…This didn’t happen in 70 AD. The Romans simply destroyed Jerusalem. There was no occupation.

        3. Revelation 11:3-12 describes the ministry of two witnesses that will prophesy during the 1,260 days of the great tribulation. They will then be killed and three and one-half days later rise from the dead… Nothing like this happened in 70 AD.

        4. Revelation 13 describes a time when every person on earth will be required to have a number in order to buy or sell…This has never happened in all of history.

        5. Revelation 13 prophesies the coming of the False Prophet who will pull down fire from heaven in the sight of men. He will deceive the world into following the Antichrist by means of those miracles that he has the power to do… Where is the account of this in history?

        6. Revelation 16:12 states that the Euphrates River will be dried up to make way for the kings of the east to invade Israel at the Battle of Armageddon… The Euphrates did not dry up in 70 AD.

        7. Revelation 20:1-6 teaches that Satan will be bound for 1,000 years at the time of the first resurrection… Preterism teaches that the first resurrection occurred in 70 AD. However, the 1,000-year binding of Satan has obviously not yet occurred.

         

        Other Scriptural and Historical Problems

        Core Teaching: Who is the “he”?
        The core teaching of preterism is that the confirmation of the covenant spoken of in Daniel 9:27 was fulfilled by the ministry of Jesus Christ, and has nothing to do with a coming Antichrist. Preterists also contend that it was Jesus who stopped the daily sacrifice by the sacrifice of Himself on Calvary. It then follows that there is no gap between the 69th week of Daniel’s prophecy and the 70th week. Thus the 70th week has already been fulfilled.

        If Jesus is not the one who confirmed the covenant, stopped the daily sacrifice and placed the abomination of desolation in Daniel 9:27, then the entire teaching of preterism is invalidated. So the pivotal question becomes, who is the “he” who confirms the covenant?

        Notice that the same “he” who is to confirm the covenant in Daniel 9:27 is also to take away the daily sacrifice and to place the Abomination of Desolation.”

        And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the

        overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”

        Daniel 11:30-31 tells us in no uncertain terms that it is the Antichrist (the king of the north) and his followers who take away the daily sacrifice and place the abomination of desolation.

        “For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant. And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.”

        This passage is obviously not referring to the Messiah. Would the Messiah ever” have indignation against the holy covenant?” Would he ever “pollute the sanctuary of strength?” Obviously not! The entirety of Daniel 11:21-45 is discussing the actions of the king of the north -the Antichrist.

        So we can see clearly that it is the Antichrist, not the Messiah, who takes away the daily sacrifice and places the abomination of desolation.

        Remember that the one who takes away the daily sacrifice also is the one who confirms the covenant according to Daniel 9:27. So we know for certain that it is the Antichrist, not the Messiah, who will confirm the covenant for seven years. Daniel 11:22 strengthens this proof when it calls the king of the north (the Antichrist) the “prince of the covenant.”

        This one core issue totally destroys the foundation of the preterist position.
         

        This Generation Shall Not Pass
        In Matthew 24:34, Jesus said, “Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.”

        Preterists contend that Jesus taught in Matthew 24 that the generation to which He was speaking would not pass until all of the prophecies of that chapter were fulfilled. Of course, that would include the prophecy of the Lord’s Second Coming and the gathering of the elect from the four winds of heaven (verses 30-31).

        However, that is not what the passage teaches. In verses 32-34, Jesus said, “Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.”

        Jesus was saying that, when we see the fig tree putting forth its leaves, then we know that summer is near. Likewise, when we see the signs given in Matthew 24, then we will know that the generation that witnesses these things (such as the abomination of desolation) will not pass until all of the prophecy is fulfilled.
         

        Judgment of Jerusalem in 70 AD was the Second Coming
        In order to teach that all of the prophecies of Matthew 24 were fulfilled by 70 AD, preterism must give an explanation of the Second Coming described in verses 30-31:”And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”

        The explanation given is that Jesus coming in the clouds is symbolic of Jesus coming in judgment. It is contended that the judgment of Jerusalem in 70 AD was the Second Coming of Matthew 24.

        However, there is a fatal flaw to this teaching. Revelation 1:7 describes this coming in the clouds: “Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.”

        This passage states that at the Second Coming in the clouds every eye shall see Him. Did every eye see Him in 70 AD? Obviously not.
         

        Great Whore of Revelation 17 is Jerusalem, Not Rome
        Both full and partial preterists teach that Revelation 1-19 was fulfilled by the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. However, Revelation 17-18 describes the judgment of the Roman Catholic Church in great detail. Since the Roman Church did not yet exist in 70 AD, it is obvious that the doctrine of preterism is wrong.

        In order to explain away this problem, preterist proponents say that the great harlot, Mystery Babylon, is Jerusalem, not Rome.

        The Roman Catholic Church loves this doctrine because it exonerates her of one of the Bible’s most severe indictments. However, to say that Revelation 17 refers to Jerusalem ignores the clues given to us about the identity of the great harlot.

        Revelation 17 says the woman is a city that sits on seven mountains. Rome, not Jerusalem, is known around the world as the City of Seven Hills. Revelation 17:4 states that the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet (red). The two ruling bodies of the Roman Catholic Church are officially clothed in purple and red. Cardinals wear red, while the bishops and archbishops wear purple. There is no honest explanation of how this applies to Jerusalem.
         

        Mystery Babylon is Rome, and the doctrine of preterism is proven to be wrong.

         

        Futurists teach that the man of sin is the coming Antichrist. Preterists say that it refers to the Roman emperor Nero.

         

        The Man of Sin in the Temple?
        II Thessalonians 2:3-4 teaches that the man of sin, the son of perdition, will sit in the temple of God, claiming to be God. Who is this man of sin that sits in the temple and when did it happen?

        Futurists teach that the man of sin is the coming Antichrist. Preterists say that it refers to the Roman emperor Nero.

        However, Nero never even entered the temple. This prophecy of II Thessalonians has obviously not happened yet. This is another strong proof that the doctrine of preterism is not true.
         

        Men Shall Learn War No More
        Micah 4:3 prophesies of the 1,000-year millennial reign of Christ: “…and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”

        If all prophecies are past, when did the nations disarm and learn war no more? This has obviously not happened yet.
         

        Closing Thoughts
        As you can see, there are a multitude of problems with the doctrine of preterism. I am sure that many proponents of this doctrine sincerely believe it to be true. However, the scriptural contradictions are glaring.

        In Daniel 12:9, God told Daniel that the understanding of the Bible’s prophecies would be sealed until the time of the end. Why did God decree in 600 BC that prophetic understanding would be “closed up” until the “time of the end?” The only conceivable explanation is that He wanted to place endtime prophecy in the hands of the endtime church for the purpose of igniting one last great endtime revival.

        The teaching of preterism destroys this stated plan of God for the times in which we now live by teaching that the Bible’s prophecies have nothing to do with us today. Consequently, preterism runs counter to God’s expressed intention for endtime revival. Therefore, it should not be believed or taught.

        • I have changed my outlook on Daniel and covenant as the he is capitalizde in other places and I believe that it is Jesus that confirmes the covenant that He made in His blood during His 3 1/2 years and the final 3 1/2 will be that grea trib. PLease look into this. . . .there is only 3 1/2 years for trib NOT 7

          • Doug Norvell

            Sally,
            We totally agree with you that the tribulation is the final 3 1/2 years. However there is a final 7 year period. When the scripture says “and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate,” Jesus didn’t cause the abomination of desolation. And Daniel 11 clearly says it is the Antichrist that will do this.
            Daniel 11:31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.

            Revelation 11 tells us there is going to be a Temple Built and that will take some time, to build it and get it ready for sacrifices.
            Revelation 11:1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.
            2 But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.

            This appears to happen during the first half of the final 7 years.