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Matthew 24:1 End Times

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End Times

Christ is answering the disciples’ questions about what will happen during the end-times and what will be signs during that time be.

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Matthew 24:1-14

1. “This was the temple that Herod was having built, and the construction was still in progress. It was made of white marble, and at this time it was very large and very beautiful.” (McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible: Volume IV. [Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983], 123)

2. “Not one stone was left upon another—the builders had to go and pick up stones from different places because in A.D. 70 Titus the Roman really destroyed that city.” (McGee, 124)

3. They are on the Mount of Olives and question Jesus about these things.

“The disciples naturally question when such a catastrophe could occur. They ask a second question as well, about the sign that would herald the end of the age and Christ’s return.” (Blomberg, Craig L., The New American Commentary, Volume 22, Matthew. [Nashville: Broadman Press], 353)

Signs

4-5. Jesus “warns against false signs—events that some would claim prove that the end is near even when it is not.” (Blomberg, 353)

“The Jews have often been led astray by false prophets and false christs.” (Wiersbe, Warren W, The Bible Exposition Commentary New Testament Volume 1 Matthew-Galatians. [Colorado Springs: David C Cook, 2004], 87)

6. “Wars of themselves do not announce the end of the age or the coming of the Lord.” (Wiersbe, 87)

7. “War, famine, and earthquakes fall into a category of events that, while not necessarily unrelated to the end, are only tiny ripples in the pool of history. [Max Anders and Stuart K. Weber (2012). HNTC Vol. 01: Matthew. B&H Publishing Group. Retrieved from https://read.lifeway.com]

8. “Birth pangs is a technical expression for the upheaval associated with the day of the Lord and their beginning more easily supports the idea of events early during those end-times woes than they do a reference to AD 70 or the span of the Church Age.” ([The Moody Bible Commentary], The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, Moody Publishers, Chicago, IL, 2014, 1500)

For additional reference go to BibleGateway (above) and search for pains or birth pains.

Tribulation

9. “Christians have always been hated by the world, but here we have an acceleration of persecutions and murders. All nations will be involved.” (Wiersbe, 87)

10. “Apostasy, betrayal, and hatred will run rampant in the church.” (Blomberg, 355)

11. “After the church has been removed, again the warning is against false prophets.” (McGee, 126)

12. “When iniquity abounds, the love of many grows cold, and this will be even more true at the end of the age.” (McGee, 127)

13. “Here is the true biblical promise of eternal security of perseverance of the saints, not that all who profess Christ persevere but that those who do persevere demonstrate that they are truly elect.” (Blomberg, 356)

14. “Jesus does not say that every individual on earth will hear the gospel and certainly not that all who hear will respond appropriately, but he does seem to indicate that the gospel, summed up as the message of the kingdom, will be proclaimed widely throughout the known world, that is, to representative areas and people groups across the globe.” (Blomberg, 356)

 

References

Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
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New King James Version (NKJV)
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In this article Scripture quotations taken from KJV.

Blomberg, Craig L., The New American Commentary, Volume 22, Matthew. Nashville: Broadman Press
McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible: Volume IV. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983
The Moody Bible Commentary, The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, Moody Publishers, Chicago, IL, 2014
Robertson, A. T., A Harmony of the Gospels. New York, HarperCollins Publishers
Wiersbe, Warren W, The Bible Exposition Commentary New Testament Volume 1 Matthew-Galatians. Colorado Springs: David C Cook, 2004

 

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