Often people quote one verse from that chapter and then try to claim Jesus was wrong. They often quote the "this generation verse" as if Jesus was telling each of them that they would personally see the 2nd coming. Yet about 2 verses prior to that Jesus tells them they will be handed over and killed.
I've always believed that he was speaking of the generation of the fig tree. (another reference in the text) The generation that would be here when the end comes. Clearly he wasn't telling the disciples that they would see it.
posted on 03/25/2009 2:04:40 AM PDT
Mat 23:35 that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of Abel the righteous unto the blood of Zachariah son of Barachiah, whom ye slew between the sanctuary and the altar.
Mat 23:36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.
He was talking to the generation he lived in. Jerusalem was judged for all of the righteous blood shed on the earth in 70AD.
posted on 03/25/2009 2:23:44 AM PDT
I agree. This verse gave me trouble as a new Christian, until it was explained to me. And it makes much more sense than Him telling them THEY would live to see it.
posted on 03/25/2009 6:05:57 AM PDT
(Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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