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zvezda:
Matthew 24:6 And ye shall hear[191. akouó ] of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

akouó: to hear, listen
Original Word: ἀκούω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: akouó
Phonetic Spelling: (ak-oo'-o)
Definition: to hear, listen
Usage: I hear, listen, comprehend by hearing; pass: is heard, reported

As Ray always said - pay attention to the words.

We can hear the wars and rumors of wars only because of the internet.
Think about it, how many wars and rumors of wars had you heard (from newspaper, TV, radio) before the internet age?
Bhutan (the Himalayan kingdom) was so remote that many of its inhabitants didn’t even hear about WW2 until it was over.
China has been threatening to invade Taiwan for more than 50 years. Did people who were growing up in the 40s or 50s actually hear the tensions between China and Taiwan at that time?

I bet many people around the world wouldn't even hear about the 911 attacks if it's not for the internet.

Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness[3142. marturion] unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

marturion: a testimony, a witness
Original Word: μαρτύριον, ου, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: marturion
Phonetic Spelling: (mar-too'-ree-on)
Definition: a testimony, a witness
Usage: witness, evidence, testimony, proof.

Where can we see the "witness, evidence, testimony, proof" 24/7/365? The internet is the only place that we can see bible truths 24/7/365.

What's new and unique is the internet age. We wouldn't even have a chance to learn about bible truths if it's not for the internet.


Dave in Tenn:
No doubt there were lies and errors before Jesus made these statements.  But the Egyptians and Babylonians, while deceiving many (including Judaism), did not come in HIS name, saying HE is the Christ.  That role is only played by Christians, axiomatically.  That's the part that is new, not having existed before.  He didn't come until He came, and He didn't establish His church until He did--though both of these things were prophesied in the OT.

Mike's question was whether Matt. 24 was prophecy or parable.  In my view, it is both.  BUT:  The prophetic element in Jesus' teaching his disciples is NOT the "prophecy" espoused by the Church, writ large, and moreso by those whose concentration is so consumed by it.  Many will/have come saying.  Be not deceived.

     

Porter:
When you phrase it like that, Dave, I understand even better what you are saying. I'm a bit slow at times, but I come around if you give me the chance. :)

mike kyner:
i guess what i was trying to come to grips with was "this generation..." and couldn't get it then it if he was literally talking to the disciples it struck me that v. 33 Jesus said when you see these things...perhaps its the generation of believers that see those things unfold spiritually...i think that would lend itself to being a parable and prophesy ?

zvezda:

--- Quote from: mike kyner on September 04, 2023, 10:33:11 PM ---i guess what i was trying to come to grips with was "this generation..." and couldn't get it then it if he was literally talking to the disciples it struck me that v. 33 Jesus said when you see these things...perhaps its the generation of believers that see those things unfold spiritually...i think that would lend itself to being a parable and prophesy ?

--- End quote ---

Ray answered the question about "this generation":

https://bible-truths.com/forums/index.php/topic,10367.0.html
https://bible-truths.com/forums/index.php/topic,4095.0.html
https://bible-truths.com/forums/index.php/topic,5815.msg48011.html#msg48011



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