Confused Worlds of Futurism Creates A False Hope
For the past few months I have been teaching in a series of YouTube videos on the subject of 2 Peter 3, to which I’ve added this supplemental study on Confused Worlds of Futurism. It is a brief examination of the problems futurist eschatology has with Old Testament prophecy and its fulfillment. Psalms 102:25-26 creates challenges for interpreters of the Scripture. Some view the text as:
- Cosmic creation from Genesis
- Covenant creation from Genesis
- Covenant creation in Sinai
It is my judgment that the world to be folded as a garment per the text and it’s parallel in Hebrews 1:10-12 is the covenant creation at Sinai. The reason for this is the statement in Second Peter which says the heavens were of old. Thus, the material creation was older or predated the covenant world which was about to be destroyed per 2 Peter 3. See the 2 Peter 3 YouTube video Series for more details.
Confused Worlds of Futurism and A False End Time
One major problem with futurist eschatology is that it creates a false end time. It holds out a hope to a people which is not hope. The generation to come was a specific generation. It had been prophesied before by Moses in Deuteronomy 32. It is a generation in which a two-fold judgment would be meted out to the people of God.
To the remnant, a judgment of blessing in conferring the kingdom. To the rest who rejected the Messiah a judgment of banishment. It is one of the great mysteries of eschatology.
A Challenge Which Needs Addressing
Prophetic teachings in the Torah and the Tanakh have boundaries. They are limited to the terminal generation. Whatever was prophesied has to come to pass within the time specified and predicted. Otherwise, the prophecy becomes a vain wish at the whim of those who use it for their own purposes.
We received a few dozen comments in response to the video with some objections which were addressed in a follow-up video which I will post here later. The teaching in Psalm 102:18 and related texts apply to anyone who bases their relationship solely on a relationship which excludes the new covenant or that sets it aside for a new set or ongoing set of promises.