Josephus, Tacitus, and Eusebius wrote that they saw the return of Jesus, as Jesus stated He was returning in the clouds during the generation of the disciples, in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 in 66 AD.
Jesus said: “…That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power…”
Jesus said to His disciples that He was returning in the clouds and bringing His Kingdom–inside us–during the generation of His disciples
An Appeal To My Preterist, Postmillennialist, Amillennialist, Reformed & Premillennial Historicist Brethren-Pastor Chuck Baldwin
A study of Matthew 24:1-3; 34-35: And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto Him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world?-Richard Duke
Look at the events stated in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 that occurred before the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple–THIS HAPPENED IN 70 AD; AND NOT IN THE FUTURE
The law was fulfilled around 70 AD [destruction of Jerusalem and the temple]–Matthew 5; Matthew 24; Mark 13; Luke 21; and other verses
“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.” Matthew 5:17. Now read verse 18.
Jesus: For the days will come upon you when your enemies will throw up a barricade against you, and surround you…on every side, and they will level you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave in you one stone upon another–70 AD
Galatians is a dangerous book…(I might lose some friends and some invitations to preach!). So be it…”-Warren W. Wiersbe
If it is real in this age of time-see, touch, kick things of earth, etc.-it is unreal in the spiritual age of God to those who, through Abraham and his Seed, are under the promise and whose mother is Jerusalem above
Hagar is the bondwoman and mother of those under the law. Who is the mother of those who receive the promise of sonship?
“‘A new covenant,’ He has made the first obsolete. But whatever is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to disappear.” Hebrews 8.
…because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your [Abraham] son, your only son—blessing I will bless you [Abraham], and multiplying I will multiply your descendants…In your [Abraham’s] seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed…
What does the Bible call the people who receive the promise through Abraham, who is father of the seed, which is Christ?
THE BLESSING of Abraham is given, through Jesus Christ, so that we may receive the PROMISE of the Spirit through faith. What is that PROMISE?
They answered and said unto Him, Abraham is our father. Jesus said unto them, If you were Abraham’s children (not his seed, but children), you would do the works of Abraham. See: John 8:37-47
Revelation: When did John say things were coming to pass? Who was John writing to? And when was the time referred to that Jesus was returning in the clouds?
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”