Archives For Olivet Discourse

Did the rapture occur in A.D. 70? Matthew 24:31 seems to teach such: “And He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.” Whatever this verse means, Jesus affirms only three verses later that […]

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Jesus claims the great tribulation was to occur in the first century (Matt 24:34) and that it was associated with the collapse of the temple then-standing (Matt 24:2-3). He was somewhat hampered in his prophetic announcements by not having access to the New York Times or Newsweek magazine. Furthermore, he did not have in his […]

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As I continue our brief analysis of difficult verses for preterism to explain in the Olivet Discourse, we come to a favorite text of the gainsayers: Matthew 24:47. Did Christ come like lightning in A.D. 70, as per Matthew 24:27? That text reads: “For just as the lightning comes from the east, and flashes even […]

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For the past few days I have been focusing on some of the difficult elements in the Olivet Discourse that seem to counter the preterist interpretation. Today I would like to focus on the great tibulation as the worst-ever catastrophe. Since I am arguing that the great tribulation occurred in the first century, I must […]

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For those who study prophesy for fun and profit, the Lord’s Olivet Discourse becomes a favorite toy. They pick it up of its context then run over to the newspapers to see which prophecy is occurring this day. One of their favorite elements in their view of the future is the “abomination of desolation.” Multi-jillion-selling […]

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