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Heaven Hope and Purpose
This is a question that has been debated for ages, but here is our take on the issue. We believe that Hades existed for a period of time, but its purpose has been fulfilled and it has since been destroyed. Upon death, we either enter into the presence of the Father or depart from His presence, depending on if we obeyed the gospel and how faithful and active we were.
The hope of the Christian is to spend eternity in the presence of the Father in heaven. Preterism in no way, shape, or form denies this or detracts from this. The preterist teaches when the temple fell, Hades was abolished too, and that the way into heaven was then opened. Thus, for the preterist, hope is more hopeful since they don’t have to wait around in Hades for heaven like others do.
It is often argues by opponents of preterism that if Jesus destroyed spiritual death in A.D. 70 then it is impossible for any to die spiritually today, thus all go to heaven. While Jesus most certainly did defeat spiritual death then, the victory belongs only to those who are in Christ. Grace, mercy, forgiveness of sin, life, and all spiritual blessings are found only in Christ Jesus. Thus, the only ones going heaven are those found to be clothed with Christ, the ones for whom death has been defeated.