Come on, guys, let's vote out futurism right now. Post your vote on this effective immediately. What days was Jesus referring to in this verse: "..the tribulation of THOSE days.." (Matt.24:29) I want to see some real exegesis, guys. That means taking into consideration the preceding text and context, which was all about Jerusalem and the Temple. If the text about Jerusalem being compassed with armies and the Temple destroyed HAPPENED, then the trib has happened, since those things characterized the trib Jesus was referring to. Also, the time statement "this generation" demands a first century fulfillment. Come on, now. I honestly believe that everyone KNOWS that what I am saying is true, now you just need to accept what Jesus said instead of redefining it to accomodate pride and a cherished, preconceived viewpoint (futurism, with Jesus seated on a big chair in Jerusalem in a rebuilt stone ediface - I wonder if it will have air conditioning this time around). The fact is, Jesus didn't teach any of the "revived and rebuilt" scenario which Baptists cherish, not to mention the idea of him sitting one day on a big chair in JErusalem and ruling the world with an angelic police force. What right do WE have in teaching that? None. Ok, post your vote: 1. Trib of 70 A.D. - ALL the stated characteristics of "the trib of THOSE DAYS" definitely happened then. That cannot be denied. 2. Future late-great planet earth tribulation which Baptists love to preach about. Which one, guys?? I will tally the vote tonight and announce the results. In past polls like this, preterism vanquished all foes...it wasn't even close. This ought to be good.