In about 13 minutes (with as much detail as possible all packed in), this video contains a summary of the preterist understanding of Matthew 24. This theological persuasion holds that all of the events in Matthew 24 find their fulfillment in the destruction of the temple in A.D. 70. Of course, this may sound absurd to those who have never been exposed to such theology, as it did to me. But I would ask that you at least watch this video and consider some of the arguments that are made. I can't say that i'm one hundred percent on board or able to provide a thorough defense of this view, but so far its a position that i'm leaning towards:
It caught my attention because John Loftus recently defined Preterism wrong and different than Mike did, who defined it right. Some take a view that most of Revelations was also fulfilled. Personally, I'm not sold that all of Matthew 24 and Revelations have been fulfilled yet.One view on this is debatable and can't be used as a "litmus test" for orthodoxy.
THE APOLOGETIC FRONT: A short preterist commentary on the Olivet Discourse of Matthew 24