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Judgment of the Nations

Sheep and GoatsNot long ago I had believed Matthew 25:31-46 depicted a time when Jesus would judge the whole world, i.e. every man and woman who ever lived. The problem with this understanding is, it removes it from the context of the rest of the Olivet Discourse. The Olivet Discourse concerns events that would transpire in the Apostles’ expected lifetimes. Remember, the Apostles were troubled over Jesus’ prediction that the Temple would be destroyed (Matthew 23:37-39; 24:1-2). Therefore, later, four of them approached Jesus privately and asked: when these things would take place, and what would be the sign of his coming and the end of the age (Matthew 24:3). For Jesus at this point to then speak of universal judgment, i.e. every man and woman who ever lived, snatches this parable out of the context of the first century AD. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on November 29, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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Unity of the Olivet Discourse

Olivet Discourse Unity

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In recent studies based upon The Parable of the Wedding Feast (Matthew 22:1-14) I have demonstrated that the wedding motif, which Jesus used, and which the writers of the New Testament used, comes out of the Old Testament. The ten northern tribes or the House of Israel had been married to God by virtue of the Sinai Covenant (Jeremiah 31:32), but she was given a bill of divorcement (Jeremiah 3:6-8). Yet, although the House of Judah witnessed what the Lord had done to Israel, she refused to repent and continued in her adulterous ways, even to the point that the House of Israel was more righteous than she (Jeremiah 3:8-11). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 23, 2018 in 70 AD Eschatology

 

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