Monday, February 16, 2009

Matthew 24:1-28

One thing is clear: There will be false prophets and false Christ's in these lase days. Jesus says that three times.

The abomination of desolation in the temple, spoken of by Daniel, seems to be the key to understanding this passage. Almost every other reference seems to be very general.

The 'elect' play a larger role than I might expect. I'd expect Jesus to talk about it differently.

1 comment:

Diane said...

Do you think that the disciples expected Jesus to return in their lifetime?

In this day and age, there are many false Christs; but almost from the beginning it seems like Satan was at work trying to confuse the elect (to wit: by the 2nd century by some accounts there were the Gnostic gospels.) One of Satan's favorite tools is to twist the truth just enough to cause confusion. Lucky us -- we have the Bible to keep us on track!