It’s High Time to gain a mature understanding of Matthew chapter 24
Trust me it’s better to figure this out now than after you meet Jesus
By Craig C. White
Matthew chapter 24 has nothing to do with the Church or with the Rapture. Matthew chapter 24 is directed to Jerusalem and Judea during their seven years of Tribulation. One Jew in Jerusalem will be taken away as prisoner and the other left when the Antichrist attacks Jerusalem. Earthquakes, wars, and famines are signs that happen during the first half of the Tribulation. They are signs to Israel that their great tribulation is about to begin.
The days of Noah do not apply to pre-tribulation or pre-rapture events. Like Noah’s generation was taken away suddenly, the Jews in Jerusalem will be overtaken suddenly by the armies of the Antichrist. Nobody knows the day and hour that the Antichrist will attack Jerusalem and Judea. That’s why Jesus told the residents of Jerusalem to watch.
Applying Matthew chapter 24 to the Church is a recent popular development. Throughout Church history Bible scholars have firmly understood that Jesus is talking to and about the Jews living in Jerusalem and Judea. Even today real Bible scholars understand this. Unfortunately they are few and far between. It is very apparent that Jesus is addressing the Jews if only you read the chapter without popular bias.
Yes we are in the last days but Matthew chapter 24 doesn’t apply now. In fact, the Rapture of the Church will happen before the beginning of sorrows mentioned in Matthew 24. It’s High Time to gain a mature understanding of the Scriptures. It’s High Time to Awake!
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I totally agree. One has to be careful as to determine who Jesus is addressing, especially in the Gospels in the same way as His oracles were a sign for the Jews, not the Church. Finally He said, Since you will not heed my signs I go to the Gentiles.