Monday, 23 March 2015

Jesus with his prophetic hat on

When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near....
At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 

Luke 21:27&33

Ready for some me-controversy? Many scholars these days see judgements and warnings like these to be specifically related to the fall of Jerusalem in 68. See v20 for example: When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies...

When Jesus says "at THAT time", it might feel familiar to you. In the sense Old-Testament-prophetic familiar. We already know that at least on Earth, Jesus did not have perfect knowledge, and neither did the prophets, God spokespersons. They would sometimes telescope several events together, focusing more on grand-scale events. Could that be what is happening here? How else can we understand that "that"?

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