Resurrection of the Body and the End Times Framework
On Facebook, in the Preterist Perspectives page, we are discussing the resurrection of the body and the end times framework. Our aim is to determine whether this framework establishes the individual body at death (IBV) view or the covenant body (CBV). Which is the correct framework for eschatology.
General Descriptions and Definitions
Gordon Fee Establishes A Framework for Resurrection of the Body
Fee also directs the reader via footnote to Paul’s essential “already but not yet framework” on pages 16-17, where he clearly spells out his futurist eschatology which both IBV and CBV positions reject. However, what he does say reveals the weakness of Fee’s eschatological paradigm. He is forced to interpret a resurrection of the individual body because he believes the consummation has not yet arrived. But Ed Stevens and every Full Preterist know that view is untenable due to the inspired imminent time parameters given for a first century fulfillment of the parousia. Stevens would not claim doctrinal solidarity with Fee on his futurist views. What’s also interesting is that Fee cites texts from 1 Cor. 15:23, 20-28; 49-53; 11:26) all as proof of this future!