I wasn't sure where to put this, but it seemed like a 'protestant' sort of subject.
Before the return of Christ, the gospel will be preached to all the nations.
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
I think everyone agrees with that.
Then we have Romans 16:
Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, but now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: to God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen
I'm honestly not sure how to understand St. Paul here, but it seems he is saying that the gospel has already been preached to the nations. Who then are the nations? Are they the same nations as the nations of Matthew 24?
A 'full preterist' has argued with me that the nations are the Jews, they had the prophetic writings, the gospel was preached to them, and Christ returned in A.D. 70. Consequently he denies the resurrection of the dead, or rather, says it has already happened in some spiritual sense. I know this is wrong; how
is it wrong?