Thursday, January 14, 2010

Some eschatological thoughts

"Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom." (Matthew 16:28)

Could this verse be speaking of the same event as the following:

"For just as lightening comes from the east and flashes even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be." (Matthew 24: 27)

"And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of the sky with power and glory." (24:30)

"Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place." (24:34)

There's a few things i'd like to point out. First, is the "coming" in Matthew 16:28 the same as what is spoken of in chapter 24? Is the language not parallel?

Could the "those who are standing here" in 16:28 be the same "this generation" that is spoken of in 24:34?

If it is really true that "those standing here" and "this generation" is in reference to those who were living at the time of Jesus, then what implications would this have for your theology?

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