You believe in your personal experience and yourself too much. That’s what your word shows.
You immediately reject the experience of saints and Christianity to have seen Luke 16:19 – 31 literally just because you never experienced it.
At least I can recognize Preterism to have achieved this & ‘not completely reject your scholars or yourself’, I repeat (below):
there are “many Antichrists” (1 John 2:18, Matthew 24:5) during the “Last Days” (2 Timothy 3:1, Acts 2:17) with the ‘same Modus Operandi’ till the Final Antichrist Comes whom Christ Will Literally Destroy after appearing on the White Horse.
Preterism just identified ‘one such Antichrist’ during the ‘last hour’ of ‘that day’ during ‘that generations’. That’s all.
Then, how come ‘some Preterism’ explanations match?
Here’s A Simple and Logical Explanation:
Yes, the “fallacious” argument presented in support of Preterism is equivalent to ‘matching patterns technique’** —-> namely that just because something matches, it doesn’t mean its true (it’s just a “pattern” as the Antichrist methodology is repeated several times in these ‘last days’ within this ‘AGE’* from Nero to Hitler which can match the Revelation Prophecies in many ways – as Conspiracy Theorists have shown on the Internet too).
**Matching Patterns Technique – ‘fallacy’
Both the Circle and Square has the sum of interior angles to be “360 degrees”, hence “circle = square” (that’s ‘how Preterism’s matching Pattern to Prophecy Technique is Done Fallaciously’).
Just because ‘some aspects’ match does NOT mean that ‘all aspects match’.
We must NOT jump to rash conclusions.
Only a self absorbed person rejects 2000 years of Christian History till today testifying to the LITERAL meaning of Luke 16:19 – 31 regardless if the metaphorical meaning could be true or not (Both can be True simultaneously to me).
At most, everybody believes in Luke 16:19 – 31 as literal on the day they die. So, I’m in no hurry and ‘believing without seeing’ (faith) has the greatest rewards.
Are you the only one to have seen Lord Jesus?
If you have seen the Lord, that’s good but that doesn’t prove Preterism.
So did Sadhu Sundar Singh see Lord Jesus Christ and believes in Luke 16:19 – 31 literally as he saw that too.
I will believe Sundar and even the Shepherd of Hermas, Irenaeous etc. agreeing to Sundar Singh’s vision.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts but as I said, I already learnt the meaning from First Christianity.
A common ‘listener’ in the Day of Christ would have understood Luke 16:19 – 31 ‘literally’ and to say otherwise would be to charge Christ with misleading the ‘poor and illiterate’ of which I CANNOT accept.