The belief of full preterism that Christ did not and will not come back to earth in a physical, literal 2nd coming is not only against the vast bulk of theology in Protestant history, it is against all other modern schools of prophecy: premil, postmil, amil. Thus, I do not want this thread to degenerate into an anti-dispy thread. There are three Greek words used to refer to a coming of Christ in the NT. One word that I want to discuss delivers a slam dunk to this full preterist error on the 2nd coming of Christ: epifaneia (epiphaneia). (I mentioned this on my other thread, but no preterist dealt with it.) This word appears six times in the NT, all in the writings of Paul. Here's the interesting part. It occurs three times in 2 Timothy alone! Here they are: The first time, 1:10, is referring to the first coming of Christ. The second two, 4:1 and 4:8, are both referring to the second coming of Christ! The very obvious conclusion is that in Paul's mind the second coming was just like the first coming: literal and physical. To cap it off, this is the word used in classical Greek to refer to physical manifestations of the Greek pantheon on earth. Here is the definition in the Anlex dictionary of Timothy and Barbara Friberg: Now I'd like full preterists to deal with this word, but judging from the other thread I started ("A Death Blow...") they will obfuscate, refuse to deal with it, and bring up other subjects hoping to sidetrack the thread.