Many have debated what Jesus meant when he said “this generation” in Matthew 24. Did he mean: “the Jewish race”? “This type of people”? or the people contemporary to his time? How long is a generation? When is the time period referred to as the Last Days?
The answers to these questions have major implications for how we understand Jesus’s prophecies about the End of the Age and your view of eschatology. There are two main views on this issue: the futurist view and the preterist view. One sees the things which Jesus said must take place before “this generation” passes away as still yet to happen and in our future. The other sees these things as fulfilled in the period in the First Century leading up to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. Which one is it and can we be sure?
In this episode in this series, we seek to answer these questions and consider how they are important for our view of the End Times.
Articles in this series:
- JESUS & THE LAST DAYS | Which Generation Would See the End?
- JESUS & THE LAST DAYS | The End of the Age (Matt. 24:3)
- JESUS & THE LAST DAYS | Signs: Wars, Famine, Persecution (Matt. 24:3-14)
- JESUS & THE LAST DAYS | The Abomination of Desolation (Matt. 24:15-28)
- JESUS & THE LAST DAYS | The Coming of the Son of Man (Matt 24:29-35)
- JESUS & THE LAST DAYS | The Rapture – Left Behind? (Matt. 24:36-44)
- The Last Days According to Jesus by Dr. R.C. Sproul (Also check out Sproul’s lectures for free)
- Last Days Madness by Dr. Gary DeMar
- He Shall Have Dominion by Dr. Kenneth Gentry (available as free eBook here)
- Paradise Restored by David Chilton (available as free eBook here)
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