Treating history and events of the past as if they were written or spoken today or occurred today “gave way to the secular view of its [history] ceaseless evolution…and SECULARISM”
1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
2 Hath in these [not the future] last days spoken unto us [the Hebrews] by His Son, whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the world.
In verse 1 above God at various times and different manners SPOKE IN THE PAST unto the fathers through the prophets.
In verse 2, GOD HAS IN THESE LAST DAYS SPOKEN THROUGH HIS SON. Who was the writer writing to? What is the name of this book of the Bible? Hebrews. He was writing to the Hebrews. READ CAREFULLY!
One cannot properly separate the first verse from the second verse. The first verse leads into the second verse. In the first verse God spoke in the past through His prophets. But “in these last days” He HAS spoken by His Son. [These last days–NOT FUTURE DAYS]
Let’s look at how verse 2 is read by most today: Has in the (INSTEAD OF THESE) last days as spoken by the Son or Has spoken with respect to the last days. THIS IS NOT WHAT THE SCRIPTURE IN VERSE 2 SAYS. Verse 2 does NOT say “THE” last days–the verse says “THESE last days.” The verse states what the verse states; and the writer is writing to the Hebrews. He is writing to the Hebrews saying that God IN THESE LAST DAYS HAS Spoken by His Son. And who did Jesus speak to almost exclusively? The Jews–the Hebrews.
2 Hath in THESE [not the future] last days spoken unto us by his Son…
These days mean these days–THEN, not now.
1 John 2:18:
18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye (those he was speaking to) have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
These verses were written to people living then, not written to people in the future:
“Has” in THESE LAST DAYS.
It “is” the last time; and the anti-Christ shall come and “even now” there are many anti-Christs.
1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:
15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.
16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; [notice “this in the verse–followed by the next verse beginning with “And]
17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come:
21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
The law was fulfilled around 70 AD [destruction of Jerusalem and the temple]–Matthew 5; Matthew 24; Mark 13; Luke 21; and other verses
Look at the events stated in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 that occur before the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple–THIS HAPPENED IN 70 AD; AND NOT IN THE FUTURE
Jesus inside us (the hope of glory)–His Spiritual Kingdom returned in 70 AD (while most wait on His physical return)