It's funny how one little word can mean so much to an argument. For me, one of the signs of desperation is the "until" argument.
Compare and Contrast:
Hyper-Preterism: The Lord's Supper (Don Preston)
Question: If the Lord did come in A.D. 70, then should we partake of the Lord's Supper? Paul said that "As often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you do shew forth the Lord's death until he come" (1 Corinthians 11:26). So, according to this, we should not take the Supper if the Lord came in A. D. 70.
Answer: I believe that this common argument misunderstands the nature of the Supper and the meaning of "until" in Corinthians. First, the word "until" does frequently mean something like "up to the point of," and indicates a terminus or change. However, it frequently does not always mean this. Paul said "death reigned from Adam until Moses" (Romans 5:14). Surely it is acknowledged that the introduction of the Mosaic Law did not end or defeat death! Similarly, Paul told Timothy, "until I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, and to doctrine" (1 Timothy 4:14). I know of no one that would argue that Timothy was to stop reading the Scriptures when Paul arrived! There are many examples of this usage of the word "until."
Roman Catholicism: The Perpetual Virginity of Mary (Tim Staples)
Scripture’s statement that Joseph "knew [Mary] not until she brought forth her firstborn" would not necessarily mean they did "know" each other after she brought forth Jesus. Until is often used in Scripture as part of an idiomatic expression similar to our own usage in English. I may say to you, "Until we meet again, God bless you." Does that necessarily mean after we meet again, God curse you? By no means. A phrase like this is used to emphasize what is being described before the until is fulfilled. It is not intended to say anything about the future beyond that point. Here are some biblical examples:
2 Samuel 6:23: And Michal the daughter of Saul had no child to (until) the day of her death. (Does this mean she had children after she died?)
1 Timothy 4:13: Until I come, attend to the public reading of scripture, to preaching, to teaching. (Does this mean Timothy should stop teaching after Paul comes?)
1 Corinthians 15:25: For he (Christ) must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. (Does this mean Christ’s reign will end? By no means! Luke 1:33 says, "he will reign over the house of Jacob forever and of his kingdom there shall be no end.")