"CAME" WHEN THE TEMPLE WAS DESTROYED
(DISCUSSING THE "SIGN" OF HIS COMING)
Everyone is familiar with the SYNOPTIC GOSPELS... Matthew, Mark and
Luke. They carry for the the same stories, for the most part, during
Jesus' time on earth, and simply rephrase the stories from how they
personally knew about it and the inspiration of the Holy Ghost.
Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 all relate the same conversation Jesus
had with the disciples about the coming of the Lord.
Notice Matthew 24 says the "SIGN" the disciples asked about is the
"coming" of the Lord and the end of the "age", whereas both Mark and
Luke say the "SIGN" in the same conversation was of the destruction of
| Mat 24:2-3 And
Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things?
verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon
another, that shall not be thrown down. (3) And as he sat upon the
mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell
us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming,
and of the end of the world?
| Luke 21:6-7 As
for these things
which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be
left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. (7) And
they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things
be? and what sign
will there be when these things shall come to pass?
13:2-4 And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou
these great buildings? there shall not be left one
stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. (3) And as he sat
upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and
John and Andrew asked him privately, (4) Tell us, when shall these
things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things
shall be fulfilled?
It’s the same conversation! Matthew records the same thought as Mark
and Luke did, using different words. The manner in which we understand
what the sign of the coming of the Lord in Matthew 24:3 is, is by
realizing that same sign is noted in Luke as the sign when "these
things" shall come to pass. What things? The stones of the
temple being overthrown!
Futurists have often told me there is no way Jesus came when the temple
was destroyed. And yet when I show this correlation of scriptures to
them, they cannot
Let us allow scripture to interpret itself.