Eschatology in the Bible 4: Wars and Famines in Mat. 24

Wars and rumor of wars

This time there will be some longer reading for you, because I’ve included some excerpts from other historical records. Please have patience with me and take the time to read through these historical writings, you can find them interesting.

And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. (Matheus 24:6-7) 

— “There are so many terrible wars, not to talk about disasters around the world today that the end is soon here” — many says. They say this because they have learned that the end is fast approaching. There are several other natural reasons as well for this, I discuss this in an article. But is wars and disasters in itself an indication or sign of the end? It has actually been wars in the world almost continuously, even disasters. Continue reading

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Eschatology in the Bible 3: False Prophets

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I have in the previous records just pointed out some problems with the dispensationism, or the theology of the Lord’s coming is just around the corner and will retrieve the saved, and the unsaved will be left behind for a while in a thousand years, and then establish the millennial. I lack just to explain my view and I will try as best I can to come to this in my further posts.

In “The Timeframe in Matthew 24” you did see the time frame of Jesus’ prophecy, and the judgment of Jerusalem, but I made a big jump all the way to Mat. 24:34 and did not bring the warnings that Jesus gave to his disciples and those things that happens in the tribulation (Matthew 24:4 – 33). I’ll fix it now and make some posts about it.
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