Peter, sharing of an event described as a time when the heavens and the earth would be consumed by fire, alludes to Paul’s teachings…
“…as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures” (2 Peter 3:16).
This should immediately disqualify me from posting further blogs regarding the difficult passages found in the twenty-fourth chapter of Matthew, but being the chief of the ignorant and the unstable… here I go again.
Verse thirty-four presents Jesus’ words as, “I am telling you a definite truth! This generation will not pass away until all these things are fulfilled!”
What things? Is it everything from verse four through verse thirty-three? Is there a dividing line between historic and still future events? Is the entire chapter yet to be fulfilled?
Which generation? Is it the one standing in front of Him? Is it a future generation?
I’m pretty confident that many have opinions regarding these questions and more, but are they simply traditionally induced beliefs? Have men like Scofield, Lindsey, and LaHaye altered the historical eschatology of the Church? Or… have they reinforced an accurate end times view?
Once again… Lord willing, more to follow. The intro to these posts can be found here.