Year Trib: True or False
Paradox: The Book
Good Case for a First Century Return
The destruction of the temple buildings, the sign of His second coming
and the end of the age in His own generation.
Referring to the temple buildings, Jesus
said, "Do you see all these things? Truly I say to you, not one stone
here shall be left upon another, which will not be torn down." Desiring
to know more, the disciples asked, "when will these things be; and what
will be the sign of your coming, and the end of the age?" (Mt.24:1-3;
#1 - #8
|1. The disciples will be arrested and brought to trial and be witnesses
to the governors and kings who persecute them.
| The gospel will be preached throughout the world. 14 10
|2. The beginning of birth pangs will be: false messiahs, wars, famines,
earthquakes, and terrors and signs from the heaven.
|3. Lawlessness will increase. Christians will be hated. Many will turn
away from the faith and betray each other. Many believers will be put to
death. The one who endures to the end will be saved.
|4. Jerusalem will be laid desolate: The abomination that causes desolation
will stand in the holy place. It will be dreadful. There will be great
distress. They would fall by the sword and be led captive into all the
|5. The sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light, the
stars will fall from the sky, the sea and waves will roar, and men will
be stricken with terror.
|6. The Son of Man will come in the clouds and send forth His angels
to gather His elect.
|7. All the above occurs to the generation to which Jesus is speaking.
|8. Heaven and earth will pass away, but His words will never pass away.
|Other references to the end of the age: Mt.10:17-23;16:27,28; 23:34
/ Lk. 12:11,12; 17:24-37; 19:43,44 / Jn. 1:51; 5:28,29 / 1Thes.3:4; 4:13-17
/ Rv.1:7; 6:12-17