“And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”
King James Version (KJV)
Joe Perry's comment on 2021-05-16 09:27:05:
It is refreshing to read the discussions on this site. A little on me, who I am and what I am doing.
I making notes on a study I am doing and moved Matthew 24 to the beginning. The study began years ago Matthew 5-7, the Sermon on the Mount and expanded from there to here.
When taking course 50 years ago I was required to us the American Standard Version, not because of the different language, but for the wide outer margin. I decided to use desktop publishing and now have this study in the KJV with a 2 1/2" margin on the right.
The Matthew Henry Commentary outline
Christ foretells the destruction of the temple. (1-3)
The troubles before the destruction of Jerusalem. (4-28)
Christ foretells other signs and miseries, to the end of the world. (29-41)
Exhortations to watchfulness. (42-51)
The question I now have is "What does Jesus say about those who spend so much time attempting to define the date for the End Time?" Jesus has told us that we are not to know WHEN. He has also told us not to concern ourselves about this, and to only be aware of it. I think of the Boy Scout Moto, when I read on this subject, "Be Prepared"
Ref Matthew 23:23-26 Are those who are attempting to define these things the ones mentioned here?
"23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it
were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
25 Behold, I have told you before.
26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers;
believe it not." (KJV)
Homer Baker's comment on 2021-02-22 20:08:58:
in my understanding, on Matthew 24:6
I have always been told we are supposed to rejoice when Christians go home.
If our faith was strong enough we would be happy for them because we know they are in a better place.
A place far better than here.
God knew this so maybe did 2 things at once and took them home to a better place and
He showed his lesson to us also.
Suzanne's comment on 2021-01-20 07:28:56:
Jobs offspring were worshippers of God as was Job,as such they were not afraid of death ,we r allowed 2 b sad when some one dies as was Job but 2 a true believer such as Job and his family ,death means nothing except sadness that u can no longer see or hear or b with that person in this life .
Rick Mentzer's comment on 2021-01-19 11:48:37:
when you read the book pf job in chapter 3 verse 25we read where he says the thing that i greatly fear happened to me. in our lives if you have fear of something going to happen constantly chances are it will. Also God is not the author of death satan was the one who caused all of jobs problems. Remember in the end of job he got back seven fold. When we believe we have no fear, how many times in Gods word does he write fear not, a ton.
Chris's comment on 2021-01-17 18:55:10:
I understand your question as being moot. From a human perspective, what God did (or allowed) to Job's offspring seems unwarranted & lacking in love & concern for human value. But if we are to query God for allowing that to happen, then we must include any evil that befalls us & cause us wonder, why did God remain quiet or why didn't He intervene?
Then the matter of God's Sovereignty & Him being the Creator are brought into question. As well as God's view of death & man's view. And the suffering which the saints have undergone throughout the ages, which would cause man to ask, "Why to those instead of others more worthy?". We could also ask, 'What role does Satan play causing suffering or death to people even now'?
These matters we have to deal with in our hearts, but there are no easy answers except to submit to the Sovereignty & Wisdom of God, as Job had to do, as Stephen had to do while being stoned, & countless others. We have been given the privilege to be born into the World to experience life & more importantly, the Love of God. Do we then have the right to question the Giver of Life as to why He allows the death of someone now & of another, later? Should we not look at our lives as a gift from God & that He has every right to remove it however & whenever He chooses? The only way I could question God's actions or permissions is if I'm a part of the Godhead (within His very Being). From any other position, I will have to admit to ignorance & submit to His Lordship as the all-wise Creator.
Rick Mentzer's comment on 2021-01-17 13:59:14:
The book of job is the great example of The true Gods deliverance and the absolute destructive nature nature of the of the devil or satan also in reading Job in verse 3;25 he states the thing he was afraid of is what happened to him. What is remarkable he never cursed or slandered God even when His so called friends did talk negative about God JJob stayed faithful and committed and remember satan was told he couldn,t take jobs life. So God was still as always in charge.
Michael Smith's comment on 2021-01-17 10:12:16:
I am seeing that the Fig tree is in the season. The many signs we now see are clear. I caution people about thinking everything is already figured out about end times. Many ministries interpret everything and assign times, notions, people, and circumstances. I believe prophecy here is to keep people thinking and studying to find out for themselves. The scrolls will happen to open when we truly find answers. I believe most evangelicals should question the pre-trib rapture. There are many new interpretations that lean to mid-trib. This means we just don't get to think we are outta here. We may go through war and be killed and persecution and martyrdom before mid-trib. As I understand the first half of the trib may result in half the earth's people dying.
Michael Smith's comment on 2021-01-17 09:57:32:
I love the story of Job. I relate to him a lot. I just want to ask why God let Satan kill Job's offspring? I know Jesus loves me but why didn't God forbid the devil to kill them? Is not God's love equally for all people? Did they deserve the punishment? I didn't see anything to indicate that? Job was an example of someone who is upright and faithful. I have always felt that God is Love and still believe so. I feel guilty for even asking the question. Should I be feeling this way?
Brianna's comment on 2015-02-03 04:55:44:
Though many of the stories we hear on the television are troubling, we should not lose faith in God. He we are foretold what the end would be like. We are merely seeing this prophecy come to life. Let us take courage in knowing that God 's time to act is near, and use this time to make a relationship with Jehovah God.
Paul masawa's comment on 2015-01-12 12:58:29:
Just to add on what my fellows have said .True believers of jesus should not be threatened by what we are seing but let them be advantageous to us and also lets repent our sin
harford howell's comment on 2013-06-06 11:56:03:
this scripture foretells the end time...you all see it...homosexual marriage, kids being sacrificied,kids killing people, the name of God is mocked, atheism at a all time high, earthquakes,wildfires, floods, droughts...all in the word this is why it is soo important for us to have a relationship with Jesus...happy thursday everybody