Re: Are all amils also preterists (full or partial)?
I really don't think the OP has really studied what all happened from 66 AD to 70 AD. You just don't understand well enough to comment about what other people believe and why they do. That's a fact! Now concering partial preterism........
I will clue you in on this much for now. (Going to bed real soon. Will get into more detail tomorrow.)
Jesus, on the cross, suffering, in pain, forsaken, dying, cried out, "IT IS FINISHED!" He was paying the ultimate sacrifice! No more would the blood of bulls or goats or a lambs or doves or any other creature be acceptable, ever again! The blood of Christ was absolutely THE only sacrifice that would ever be needed on earth again.
And yet...the temple remained and the people continued to go there all the time, taking their 'offerings' to the temple to be sacrificed. On and on they continued. UNTIL THAT UPRISING AND WAR THAT LASTED FROM MID-66 AD TILL 70 ad! Christians were hunted down, taken from their homes and businesses, and fed to hungry lions. Age did not matter. Little babies, old parents, everyone who was a Christian was targeted! Not only by Nero, but a couple of other succeeding leaders at the time.
It was during this time when most of the Apostles were tortured to death too, for their faith! Some (as were all the Christians of that time) were run through with spears, some beheaded, some crucified, some killed by the sword. Christians were actually impaled on long poles...meaning, the pole or tall stick was stuck through them (like a Popsicle on a stick), they were covered with pitch and the stake rammed into the ground. Those Christians suffered too much agony for us to try to imagine as they hung there for hours and hours, and finally at dark...they were torched. And used as 'lights' for Nero's garden! (Now, I've heard, the grounds where the Vatican stands!)
Thousands and thousands died during that time! Only for the cause of Christ!
Now, you tell me...has their ever since then been a more horrible time of such tribulation? Not that I can find. The Romans were DETERMINED to wipe out Christians and the Jews from the face of the earth and they almost succeeded.
And before it all ended...indeed, Jerusalem lay a pile of rubble and trash! AND THE TEMPLE WAS DESTROYED! Totally destroyed.
Hey, since then, have you not noticed there has never been another REBUILT temple....and the offerings of blood sacrifices ceased from that time forward! That was 40 years after either the death of Jesus or else his resurrection!
Truly, IT IS FINISHED! Never again will God accept any offering of any animal that is sacrificed to him! Why should he?
But there is much more that you could research, if you'd take the time. Partial Preterism has its place here and that is for a good reason.
Best to learn about something in its entirety before tossing out an opinion against it! Or things you've heard that speak so adamantly against it.
I'll share more tomorrow. Just too sleepy tonight.
My favorite scripture: Malachi 3:16
"Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name!" (Every time we speak of the Lord, or even THINK of him--its written down in a book of remembrance!)