. Our Lord, having delivered a discourse which gave no small occasion for sorrow, seasonably adds this consolation, to raise up minds that were cast down, or to uphold those which were falling. For a Witness — Witness that all men might believe. 47. On the whole, perhaps, all this paragraph is clear. Matthew 25:31. Matthew 24:13 - But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved. from AC 9231. The Destruction of the Temple and Signs of the End Times (). The "gospel of the kingdom" is the same good news that John the Baptist, Jesus, and the disciples had preached, namely, that the kingdom was imminent ( Matthew 3:2; Matthew 4:17). And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world for a witness to all the nations, and then the end shall come. Matthew 24:3). the Christians were grown so numerous at Rome as to raise the jealousy of the government, and the first general persecution was commenced against them, under pretence of their having set fire to the city, of which the emperor himself was really guilty, but wished to transfer the blame and odium of the action on the poor innocent Christians. Matthew 28:19. This should not have surprised them. “And this Good News of the Kingly Rule will be preached in the whole world for a testimony to all the nations, and then will the end come.”. Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes 1:4 that “A generation goes, and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever.” The psalmist wrote “He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved” (Psalm 104:5) and speaking of God “Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures” (Psalm 119:90) but then we read passages su… In answering the disciples" second question, Jesus explained that there would be many signs of His coming and the end of the present age. 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Matthew 12:43-45 ““When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS), © Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, Stuttgart 1967/77. Blue Letter Bible is now partnering with WordBoard—a whiteboard animation project developed by James Street that focuses on explaining books or passages in the Bible in a fun, simple way. Matthew chapter 24 verse 31 explained. Another characteristic of this second half of the Tribulation period is that during those years the good news concerning the coming of the messianic kingdom will reach the ears of virtually everyone on earth. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. ., p272. I. "In general, these signs have been at least partially fulfilled in the present age and have characterized the period between the first and second coming of Christ." A similar account was given in Justin Martyr's (a.d. 114-115) Dialogue with Trytho (i.e., 108). In this manner, therefore, we ought to explain this latter clause: âThe end of the world will not come before I have tried my Church, for a long period, by severe and painful temptations,â for it is contrasted with the false imagination which the apostles had formed in their minds. Matthew 24:14. However, we should expect complete fulfillment in the future. God has triumphed in spite of the failings of His people. III. Nor is it of the slightest consequence to argue that our Lord here does not say that all the world will be converted, and that its conversion will last a long mundane period. With rage and enmity, as against a thief, as if I were an enemy to the public safety, and deservedly suffered this? Note, It will consist with Christian patience under our sufferings, calmly to expostulate with our enemies and persecutors, as David with Saul, 1 Sa. 14 Know also that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. and although in special manner he testified to the Jews concerning himself, yet it was a testimony remarkable beyond all others when he revealed himself in Christ; and therefore Paul says, that he was manifested in due time, (1 Timothy 2:6,) because this was the proper season for calling the whole world to God. Matthew 25:14-30. Mark says the Gospel must be published among all nations. It is the Gospel of the present age (Mark 13:10). If the end of the world, there is the greatest probability that the true faith will have been announced to every part of the globe, before that period. Whatever may be the contrivances of Satan, and how numerous soever may be the multitudes which he carries away, yet the gospel will maintain its ground till it be spread through the whole world. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by. On the earlier occasion Jesus wished to ensure that all Israel should hear the gospel before the end came; therefore He emphasised the shortness of the time. The doctrines of Messiah’s universal kingdom. 24:14; 2 Sam. (Witham) --- If the final destruction of Jerusalem be here meant, the gospel had been preached throughout the major part of the then known world. If Matthew 24:14 is a future event, then the gospel will be preached across the globe as described in Revelation 14:6-7, which I and many other Bible students believe is a parallel passage. This gospel of the kingdom — Namely, of the kingdom of God; shall be preached in all the world — Not universally; this is not yet done; but in general, through the several parts of … And yet the wonder is that today there are more true Christians in the world than ever before (even if there are also many false ones whose apparent love has grown cold, or has always been cold). without seeing the necessity of bringing them into association with those many texts which describe the conversion of the world to Christianity. It is certainly difficult to study these various phrases. of = concerning. ], "This is not exactly the same message the church is proclaiming today. Go ye therefore Into all the world; some into one place, and some into another; since his power and authority, and so now the commission he gave them, reached every where: before it was confined to Judea, but now it is extended to all the nations of the world; see ( Matthew 10:6 Matthew 10:7) ( Mark 16:15) , and teach all nations; As to the objection brought by some, that to this day not even the slightest report concerning Christ has reached the Antipodes and other very distant nations, this difficulty may be speedily resolved; for Christ does not absolutely refer to every portion of the world, and does not fix a particular time, but only affirms that the gospel âwhich, all would have thought, was immediately to be banished from Judea, its native habitation would be spread to the farthest bounds of the world before the day of his last coming. In addition you can use the Interlinear Bible and much more to enhance your understanding of God's word. See Romans x. and Colossians i. Matthew 28:19. He describes this to be the end of preaching; for although, God has never left himself ( ἀμάρτυρον) without witness, Don't Be Foolish Matthew 25:1-13; 53. Unless our Lord answered very deceptively, he meant the end about which they inquired, namely, the end of the world. Both passages are set in contexts that tell us that this global evangelization will take place just before the middle of the seven-year tribulation. Wars, rumors of wars, famines, and earthquakes would be relatively common occurrences ( Matthew 24:6-8). That is the final aim of this age. The Servant was to ‘bring forth justice to the Gentiles’ (Isaiah 42:1) and indeed be ‘a light to the Gentiles, that you (the Servant) may be my salvation to the ends of the earth’ (Isaiah 49:6 compare Isaiah 42:6). 2 “Do you see all these things?” he asked. Genitive of Relation. ", "This verse does not teach that the Gospel of God"s grace must be spread to every nation today before Jesus can return for His church. IV. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, And this Gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world -, And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world -, this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world, This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world. That event occurred in70 A. D., and the Gospel was to have been offered to all the nations of the (civilized) world by that time. The King is our Lord Jesus Christ. Assuredly God does not send the Gospel to increase men’s condemnation. 1 Sam you can use the Interlinear Bible and much more to enhance understanding. Is irresistible, yet noiseless, like many of … Search using our Online Bible by Topic, verse or. 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