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To: FNU LNU

“this” as in, “On this day in history” or “on this day in the future” or “this generation that suffers the Great Tribulation”.

“Generation” can also mean people group or race, and it’s possible that He was referring to the Jews as a people group.

Do you believe that the things described by Jesus as the Great Tribulation have come to pass already?


25 posted on 05/23/2011 10:35:34 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Westbrook

[“this” as in, “On this day in history” or “on this day in the future” or “this generation that suffers the Great Tribulation”.]

You might look at the five times the term “this generation” occurs in Matthew (11.16, 12.41, 12.42, 23.36, 24.34) and see if your assertion fits any of those except your take on 24.34. I doubt that you will.

[“Generation” can also mean people group or race, and it’s possible that He was referring to the Jews as a people group.]

So I’ve heard, but see if it fits any of the 10 times the word occurs in Matthew. I doubt that you’ll reach for your supposed meaning in any other passage in Matthew, or the New Testament, for that matter. Can you find a passage anywhere in the New Testament where “generation” refers to a race?

[Do you believe that the things described by Jesus as the Great Tribulation have come to pass already?]

What I believe isn’t important. We ought to be concerned with what Jesus said. Let’s see if we can agree on what the word THIS means first, where Jesus said, “THIS GENERATION” shall not pass away until all these things be fulfilled.”

Thanks again for your response


28 posted on 05/23/2011 1:03:09 PM PDT by FNU LNU (Nothing runs like a Deere, nothing smells like a john)
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