All things fulfilled, Luke 21:22 Luke 21 is a very convenient passage to turn to, seeing that both dispensationalists (as far as I know) and Preterists understand these events to be referring to the times of AD70. Just one proof of this out of many that could be cited is that of Thomas Ice: "Preterists and Futurist, like myself, both agree that Luke 21:20-24 prophesied the a.d. 70 Roman destruction of Jerusalem." (From Tyndale's Conservative Theological Society, "Preterism and Zechariah 12-14: Tom's Perspective") But this causes many more problems for them than it solves. Notice these words of Christ: 20 “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. 21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her. 22 For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. I realize that modern convention is to make a distinction between "days of vengeance" and "year of redemption", based on Jesus' omission of the former in Luke 4. But they do not prove that the events themselves are separate - certainly not by thousands of years. But more on this later. "All things will be fulfilled". The questions to answer now are: What are the "all things"? And, when will this happen? The second question can be answered by the context. "These are the days of vengeance", the "these" being Jerusalem surrounded by Roman armies. Unless there is further need to prove the question of when I would like to move on to the real point of contention, at least on this board, and that is just how inclusive that "all" should be. Don Preston has good insight on this very passage in his recent video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1LcLEAOOO4&feature=share He shows that even if the "all things" refer to only the things of Jerusalem it would cause serious problems, seeing that there are several Old Testament passages that would then come into view, like Isa. 65:13-17 and Daniel 12. There are a number of futurists who concede that Luke 21 foretold the destruction of the Jewish Covenant. That being the case, according to that passage in Isa. 65, we are now in the New Creation. According to Isaiah 65:13-17 the destruction of the Old Covenant leads right into the New Creation. The New Testament parallel is in Rev. 21, where Babylon (Jerusalem) is destroyed to make way for the new heavens and new Earth. Take a look at Daniel 12. Here again we see the "all things" in verses 7-8. But read the whole chapter to get the context. You will see that the "all things" in Daniel 12 are "great tribulation", resurrection, "righteous shinning forth as the stars", and "the end of the age". When will these "all things" of Daniel 12 be fulfilled? Look at verse 7. It is "when the power of the holy people has been completely shattered". Who are the holy people? Covenant Israel. The shattering of their power was the final, irrevocable destruction of their Temple and whole system of worship. All of this is confirmed in Luke 21, Matt. 24, and by historical accounts like Josephus and Tacitus. According to all of the above Scripture - not man's wisdom and perception - we conclude that we are now in the new Heavens and new Earth, new creatures in a new creation.