Peter Warns Me… but do I Listen?

British Library Add. MS 59874 Ethiopian Bible ...

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.

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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7 Responses to Peter Warns Me… but do I Listen?

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  3. granbee says:

    Very worthy and timely continuing questions in reading the 24th Chapter of Matthew, in view of all the commotion over the Mayan “prophecies” about the year 2012! Very brave of you to keep pursuing these questions.

  4. jelillie says:

    Can’t wait for the future discussions!

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  6. mtsweat says:

    Very good points, Mrs. C! I agree. However, being it will soon be posted in an upcoming blog, I might as well spill it here. The Great Commission calls us to make disciples… to teach everything (everything) Jesus taught. It seems we’ve decided He didn’t teach these texts the way we shy from them. Can we know everything God knows? Of course not. Can we know what He has revealed to us? Only if we’re willing to invest our lives into it. Personally, I have to ask why God would preserve these texts if we can’t possibly know at least some remote portion of the truth written in them. I believe He gave us the 24th chapter of Matthew with the same fervent love as He gave us John 3:16. Hopefully, my final take won’t leave you and others disturbed… I really appreciate the encouragement and support. God bless.

  7. cc says:

    “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.” Deut 29:29 …We won’t know, what we can’t know…but we can know, what we should know…or something like that. Therefore, no disqualifications for you!! For me…mostly I need to read “the things revealed” to teach me how to watch my living and that takes up so much time and energy that I don’t get to do much watching for the ending. I’m a very slow learner. So, I’m looking forward to you filling in some gaps. Blessings.

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