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Understanding Mt 24

Welton Academy; Understanding Mt 24

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What are the 4 views of the end times? Futurist, Historicist, Idealist and Preterist
Which of the gospels are the synoptic gospels? Mathew, Mark and Luke
Why are Mathew, Mark and Luke called synoptic gospels? They carry very similar eye witness accounts of events as compared to the Book of John. Mathew, Mark and Luke have a lot of parallel.
Which other gospels have a parallel account to Mt 24? Mark and Luke.
When people use Mt. 24 for 'end times' purposes what verse do they usually start in? Verse 4
If you begin reading Mt. 24 in verse 4 you will think that Mt. 24 is about what? The end of the world.
What is the best way to understand Mt 24? To see it in its setting and not just isolated by itself.
When was the destruction of Jerusalem? 70 AD
How many Jews were put to death during the destruction of Jerusalem? 1.1 Million. 8,500 priests
What are the significant things that occurred during the siege of Jerusalem? The temple was destroyed and torn apart stone by stone. All genealogical records were destroyed.
Why was the temple destroyed stone by stone? So as to get to the gold that had melted between the stones during the burning of the temple.
Who was the person who recorded the destruction of Jerusalem? Josephus
Why is what Josephus wrote significant? We are able to see in his writings things that Jesus predicted would happen to Jerusalem in the gospels.
In understanding the setting of Mt 24 where should someone begin to read first? Mt 21:33-45; 22:1-8. 23:13-39
Mt 21:33-45 is about . . . The Parable of the Tenants
What verse in Mt 21 shows that this was talking about the destruction of Jerusalem and not some point in the distant future? The Pharisees knew he was talking about them. "When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard Jesus’ parables, they knew he was talking about them." vs. 45
What is the significant verse in Mt 21 as it relates to the destruction of Jerusalem? "He will bring those wretches to a wretched end." vs 41
Mt 22:1-4 is about . . . The Parable of the Wedding Banquet
What verse in Mt 22 shows that this was talking about the destruction of Jerusalem and not some point in the distant future? vs 7. "The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city."
Mt 23:13-36 is about . . . The seven woes.
What is the significant verse in Mt 23 as it relates to the destruction of Jerusalem? vs 36. "Truly I tell you, all this will come on this generation."
What are the three things that his disciples asked him in verse 3 of Mt 24? 1. When will this happen? 2. What will be the sign of your coming? 3. What will be the sign of the end of the age?
When they left the temple what did Jesus' disciples do? They called his attention to the buildings.
When Jesus left the temple and his attention was drawn to the temple what did he say to his disciples? "Do you see all these things?” he asked. “Truly I tell you, not one stone here will be left on another; every one will be thrown down.”
Why did the disciples call Jesus' attention to the buildings of the temple? They are curious. They were probably rocked by what he just said to the Pharisees and were now asking about the temple system and Mosaic Judaism as a whole.
Where were the disciples when they asked Jesus the 3 questions in Mt 24:3 On the Mt of Olives
What is one of the general reasons Jesus' answer in Mt 24:4 could not be about the end of the age? Answer 1 of They have no concept of a second coming. It never clicked for them that he was going to die let alone resurrect. Jesus dies and they go back fishing.
What is one of the general reasons Jesus' answer in Mt 24:4 could not be about the end of the age? Answer 2 of There is no logical way that now after just reaming out the Pharisees he is now talking about coming back floating in the clouds on a horse to rapture the church.
What is one of the general reasons Jesus' answer in Mt 24:4 could not be about the end of the age? Answer 3 of They were probably totally overwhelmed by what they just heard. This was 'over the top' for them. It had to be foremost on their mind as it related to the immediacy of the Pharisees.
What is one of the general reasons Jesus' answer in Mt 24:4 could not be about the end of the age? Answer 4 of They understood the context by asking, 'what about these buildings'. They would not have asked something that had nothing to do with what they just heard.
What is one of the general reasons Jesus' answer in Mt 24:4 could not be about the end of the age? Answer 5 of Jesus did not bring it up. He was done with the topic and just left the temple when done. He had nothing further to say until asked about the buildings.
What does Mt 21-24 mean to the hearers? It could only make sense in the context of what the conversation is. Reader
What did the disciples understand by the use of 'your coming'? 'Your coming' to them referred to Jesus' coming to accomplish what he just said in Mt 21-23. It was his coming; 'your coming'.
Ps 18 refers to . . . The Lord coming, riding on the clouds to bring judgement.
God's "coming" was . . . A common prophetic Jewish phrase. God coming on chariots of clouds to bring judgement. "What's the sign of you coming in judgement; the judgement you just declared? What's the warning sign?" Too many verses to mention re: 'the coming'.
"End of the age". Is this word 'age' a good translation? No. It has been purposefully translated wrong. It means age. It never means planet earth. If it was world the Greek word would be 'kosmos'.
What age was coming to an end? The Mosaic Covenant age. This is a good thing that this covenant is about to be destroyed.
Parousia means . . . Arrival. Not return.
The disciples could not have been asking about a future return of Christ, because . . . they had no idea that he was leaving let alone coming back.
The people living in the first century believed that Messiah would come and rule, they had no idea of Him . . . coming, then leaving, then coming again
The disciples expected Jesus to be their physical King and set up a worldly Kingdom at his First Coming (John 6:15, Luke 24:21), not . . . at his Second Coming.
All five covenants are grant covenants except the Mosaic Covenant? What kind of covenant is it? Vassal or Suzerain covenant.
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