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There is another interpretation that is put forward by Ellis Skolfield (no relation to the author of the Scofield Bible). He is a Messianic Jew who holds to a form of historicism. In his view, the word for "thousand" is an indefinite plural, hence it means "thousands". He teaches that the millennial reign of Christ began either at the Cross or on the day of ...


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Matt 24 is answering 2 questions - so the clue is knowing when Jesus is talking about which thing. The key in greek is the start of verse 36 with the use of the words "peri de" which means in simplified english - "now the other". Up to verse 36 its all about the destruction of Jerusalem including much figurative language similar to old testament ...


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Yes, the Catholic Church does have a definitive eschatology. A good overview of it can be found in Arminjon, Charles. The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life. Manchester, N.H.: Sophia Institute Press, 2008.[Translation of the French original which greatly influenced St. Thérèse of Lisieux, as reported in her autobiography, Story ...


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Matthew 24 is best viewed as a response to chapter 23. Jesus is, of course, the purpose of the Jewish Nation and the Old Testament (Galatians 3:24). Jesus pronounces 7 "woes" on the Jewish establishment in Matthew 23:13-33: 1.Shut up the kingdom of heaven against men (13) 2.Devour widows' houses, pretense make long prayers (14) 3.Make proselytes twice ...



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