Jesus said he didn’t come to send peace upon the earth, but, rather, a sword (Matthew 10:34). In Luke Jesus says he came to send a fire upon the earth (Luke 12:49), something to which Peter refers in 2Peter 3:7, 12. He says the heavens will pass away with a great noise (2Peter 3:10), but what does that mean? Paul, speaking of the same time, says this would be the time of the dead rising (1Thessalonians 4:16; cf. Matthew 27:52-53). Both Peter and Paul speak of a time of great spiritual conflict, a time of judgment upon the wicked and a time of raising the dead. Read the rest of this entry »
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