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Is Israel the Fig Tree?

Fig Tree

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Dispensationalists try to tell us that the fig tree in Jesus’ Parable of the Fig Tree (Matthew 24:32-35) refers to the nation of Israel! When you see it bud, i.e. when it became a nation in 1948, that would be the beginning of the countdown to the coming of the Lord. That would be the beginning of “the generation” to which Jesus referred in Matthew 24:34. It amazes me to see the lengths people will go, the hoops they will seek to jump through and the obstacles they will try to leap over in order to keep from admitting error. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on November 13, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology


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A Final Warning


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At this, his final Passover season, Jesus told his listeners to behold the fig tree and all trees. They began to bud at the time of Passover, showing that summer was near (Luke 21:29-30). He used this to signify that, once believers saw the signs of the judgment against Jerusalem and the Temple, they should understand that the time of Jesus’ coming and the Day of the Lord was near (Luke 21:29-31). Moreover, he claimed that everything he predicted about Jerusalem and the Temple would occur in the space of one generation (Luke 21:32; cir. 30-40 years). Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on June 5, 2018 in Gospel of Luke


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Jesus’ Three Entries Into Jerusalem

Triumphant Entry

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Prior to his coming in Luke 19:28-38, Jesus had instructed his disciples to tell no one that he was the Messiah (cf. Luke 9:20-21). Nevertheless, at this time in Luke 19 Jesus didn’t hold his disciples back. The Messianic fervor was growing, as they journeyed toward Jerusalem (cf. Luke 19:11) and continued to escalate, until they reached the top of Mount Olives. Jesus not only didn’t hold them back, but he, himself arranged for a colt to be at his disposal, so he could ride into Jerusalem in fulfillment of Zechariah’s prophecy (Zechariah 9:9). Jesus did all this in order to publicly present himself as Messiah to the nation, and in such a manner that his enemies wouldn’t be able to stop him or arrest him. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on April 1, 2018 in Gospel of Luke


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The Plot Against Jesus

Questioning JesusIn a previous blogpost, I showed how it could be logically understood through the Scriptures that Jesus could have been crucified one year prior to when the event actually occurred. At least this seems to have been the idea in the minds of Jesus’ enemies. However, it seems that God guided the events in a manner so that his original plan prevailed. Nevertheless, if Jesus was supposed to die, why would it have been wrong to die one year earlier? Why didn’t God simply permit the events begun by the scribes and Pharisees to run their course? What might have occurred had Jesus been crucified a year before the actual historical event? Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on September 26, 2017 in Gospel of Luke


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