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Who is the audience of 'this generation' in Matthew 24?

Discussion in '2004 Archive' started by Daniel David, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. Daniel David

    Daniel David New Member

    Jan 4, 2002
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    Read verse 34.

    It is my understanding that Christ is speaking to his disciples.

    Who do you say he was talking to?
  2. TWade

    TWade New Member

    Oct 23, 2003
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    He is speaking to His disciples.

    "And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?"

    When will it come to pass? No one knows but the Father. But Jesus said "this generation." What generation? The generation "in those days." The generation shall not pass until that generation sees all these signs fulfilled.
  3. DeafPosttrib

    DeafPosttrib New Member

    Apr 9, 2002
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    The context of Matthew chapter 24 is not always for the Jews of Israel only. Yes, of course, Christ told to his disciples only. Disciples are Christ's followers/believers.

    Matthew chapter 24 is given message to us as believers about Lord's coming. Christ does not saying either word - "Jews" or "Israel". He said, "You", "Ye" 19 times in the context of Matthew chapter 24. Obivously, Christ speak to us as Christians both Jews and Gentiles.

    On verse 34, my understanding of this verse speak of future last generation of Christians who shall see all things shall be fulfilled at Christ's coming. I believe this final generation will be occur by follow the revealed of Antichrist with the persecutions - Matt 25:15-21.

    We do not know when the final generation shall be. But, Bible teaches us, we ought always be ready all the times, not know when Christ comes, we must be ready, because Christ shall come like as thief in the night, for the purpose to judge all nations.

    In Christ
    Rev. 22:20 - Amen!