The Olivet Discourse – The Review

29Apr11

Like with the end of our discussion of the daniel 70 Week prophecy, here is a brief review of the key points to remember.

  • The discourse is in response to the Disciple’s questions, which were inspired by Jesus’ attack on the Pharisees
  • The questions were about the coming judgment not the end of the world
  • The prophecy was limited to the temple that was there at the time
  • The prophecy was limited to the Judean area
  • The timing passage demands that the events must take place within a generation of the prophecy
  • The events can be interpreted to have happened within the first century
  • Using both internal and external evidence

As mentioned previously we will now enter a discussion of the key characters, popular events and intriguing topics found within the discussion of eschatology.

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2 Responses to “The Olivet Discourse – The Review”

  1. 1 Yehoshuamyking

    Hi David.
    I have a couple of questions.

    1.The Lord says that you must be born again in order to enter the Kingdom of God… He also said that the Ninevites will rise in judgement to condemn “THIS GENERATION “… Do you think that this means that the Ninevites were born again and saved?

    2.Did Jonah preach the Gospel to them that was spoken in the Garden of Eden? Genesis 3:15.

    • 2 low5point

      I believe Jesus wanted to make a point of just how evil the actions of the current generation was. This has a bit of hyperbole to it as well since Jesus also used the queen of Sheba in a similar description. Remember that Jesus’ generation had the Messiah while the Ninevites had the testimony of a prophet/missionary. That is the main reason that Jesus’ generation was judged more harshly…previous generations had Moses and the prophets, they had God incarnate.

      The Gospel Jonah preached was the gospel of repentance.


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