When Will These Things Be? (Matthew 24)

Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray.

Far too often, we base our beliefs on what we FEEL the Bible (should) say, rather that what Jesus actually taught. The doctrine of Last-Things is a good example of this. Do you FEEL like the events you see today are fulfilling prophecy? If so, go find the verse, look at the context, think (learn) about what the original people who heard these words would have understood it to mean, think about who is saying (writing) it and what background they come from so as to inform what they meant. I dare say, most of the time, we allow others to lead us astray into reading the Bible in parallel with the newspaper and we miss the point of prophecy… Jesus is the One!

About John Harris

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
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