Olivet Discourse (Sermon on the Mount)
Tribulation, End of Days, & His Return Spoken of by Jesus
Matthew, Mark, Luke
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Some church scholars today believe the Olivet Discourse is about the 70 AD Temple destruction. If one were to follow the rules of scripture and compare the passages before and after to let scripture interpret itself, and compare with history, we can easily see this is not about the 70 AD destruction.
Matthew 24 (King James Version)
1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. (He is not speaking of the 70 AD temple destruction since the “wailing wall” still stands today. His disciples then ask Him when these things shall be and the sign of His coming and the end of the world. Again, showing He is not speaking about the 70 AD destruction.) Continue reading
I have read on a forum where many atheists and so called christians posted their opinions on this matter. It saddens me and to a degree, even angers me, what some of these people say. It is one thing not to share the same belief, it is another to make a fool of yourself with hateful remarks and not so thought out or educated “knowledge”.
It was said that Jesus never claimed to be God. Therefore, we are not to worship Him. Do these people really read the bible? I’m not talking about atheists, Jews, or Muslims, because I know they do not read the christian scriptures with a sincere desire to understand. I am talking about christians themselves. However, I would like to note that Jews and Muslims do not deny that Jesus lived on this earth. Muslims believe that Jesus was a prophet who will one day return only to die again. Jews believe He was merely a blasphemous man because if He were God He could not have died on the cross since God can not die. A case of admitting truth with denial. Jesus died in the flesh and yet He still lives. Continue reading
Its interesting how people can read the bible and understand it differently than someone else. But yet, the bible has only one interpretation. We can’t all be right. Or can we? Maybe God grants us knowledge as the level of our hearts grow toward Him. Perhaps there is a different level of knowledge for everyone and we just haven’t reached the same level. Maybe God is allowing His own to be blind on some things because they are not ready for the whole truth. The truth hurts.
John 16:14-13 I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. Continue reading
To be saved is more than just believing!!!
Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, AND the faith of Jesus.
Commandments of God [Exodus 20:3-17]
1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.