Learning Activity 31 Self-check

Note: The answers/comments that follow are not meant to be the only answer that is correct. The answers/comments recorded below are meant to be used to determine if you think you have grasped what it is the Bible is saying about a particular subject as determined by your personal evaluation of your responses as compared to those which have been suggested below.

2. The twelve disciples.

3. The Son of man (Jesus) would come (back) which is known as the Parousia.

5. Jesus was going to come in His kingdom.

7. In the “generation” or lifetime of those to whom He was speaking.

8. “…all these things…There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down (referring to the city of Jerusalem and the Temple) – Verse two.

Many deceivers or impersonators of the Messiah would come on the scene in an attempt to deceive the people – Verses four and five.

There would be wars and rumors of wars – Verse six.

Nations would rise up against nations, there would be famines, pestilences and earthquakes – Verse seven.

Some of the disciples would be put to death and they would be hated – Verse nine.

Many people would be offended, betray and hate one another – Verse ten.

False prophets would arise and deceive many – Verse eleven.

There would be a lack of love – Verse twelve.

But there would be some that would endure through all of the above and be saved – Verse thirteen. This was fulfilled when the Christians left the city prior to the final arrival of the Roman siege of the city (See Learning Activity #44 and #45).

The gospel of the kingdom would be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations before the final destruction of Jerusalem – Verse fourteen. This was given as a task to the disciples by Jesus in Matthew 28:19–20. Jesus said the gospel would be preached to all the world and then the end [of the age] would come (Matthew 24:14). A short time later, the Apostle Paul said the gospel had been preached to all the world (Colossians 1:6, 23).

The abomination of desolation was to be seen in the holy place – Verse fifteen (This will be discussed in a later Learning Activity).

The believers were to flee from the city prior to the great tribulation – Verses 16–20, and they did as we shall see in Learning Activity #44 and #45.

The great tribulation was to take place – Verse twenty-one, and it did!

The Son of man [Christ] shall come [Parousia] – Verses 29–31 (Note: These three verses are good examples of prophetic language as was described in Learning Activity #30).

The “things” above are what Jesus said would take place during the generation of those to whom He was speaking.

11. Jesus was speaking to the scribes and the Pharisees and He told them that they would be the recipients of the damnation of hell (Greek Gehenna, see verse thirty-three) for the prophets, wise men and scribes that had been killed, scourged and persecuted (Verse thirty-four).

13. When Paul wrote this statement around AD 61, he expected Christ to be coming back shortly.

15. When James wrote this statement around AD 65, he expected Christ to be coming back shortly.

17. In the Bible, the expression “the day of God,” “the day of Christ,” and “the day of the Lord,” are all synonymous having reference to the same event. Here we see again an attitude of expectancy and a sense of imminent nearness of the Parousia which is characteristic of the apostolic time frame.

19. John is stating that he was living in the last days of the Old Covenant.

20. Some of the host of heaven would be cast down to the ground and so would some of the stars.

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