Can someone explain to me the position of the “preterists”? I had assumed that had something to do with that confusing tense construction in Greek, but it has reference to Christians who believe that Jesus ALREADY came back in 70 A.D. This position is held, as I understand it, by some conservative Calvinists who, if they are Presbyterians, would have to subscribe to the Nicene Creed, which commits a person to believing that “He will come again with glory to judge both the living and the dead.”
Why do preterists believe what they do? Are they breaking from historical Christian orthodoxy?