I think it’s a useful idea, given current events, to examine the biblical “birthpangs” or the “beginning of sorrows”. We might actually be moving into that time of history, or indeed have been there for quite a while already. Let’s see.Continue reading
The description of the endtimes in Matthew 24 has become a focus of attention in past months. It has been used to show the differences between the Rapture and the Second Coming.
However it’s also been used to eliminate the Rapture and even the Church entirely from what Jesus said.
Some deny that Jesus was talking to Christians at all. They see no correlation between Matthew 24 and the Book of Revelation, and fix all the events Jesus mentioned during what they claim will be seven years of Tribulation. Although these beliefs are commonplace, are they actually supported by the bible text itself?
In Matthew 24 Jesus answered three questions asked by the disciples:
- When will the Temple be destroyed, no stone being left upon another
- What are the signs that you are coming back for us?
- What are the signs of the End and Final Judgement, and the setting-up of the earthly kingdom?