The Disciples’ Questions

The Brew Is A Musing

As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3)

Rather than one question, there could be as many as three separate questions.

  • When Will This Happen– This appears to relate directly to Jesus’ comment about the destruction of the temple (see previous musing).
  • What Will Be the Sign of Your Coming– This may be asking about the Rapture.
  • What Will Be the Signs of the End of the Age– This could be asking about the Parousia.

It is highly unlikely at this point that the disciples would have grasped any distinction between the Rapture and the Parousia. It appears as though the disciples believed that all of these would take place simultaneously (or at least…

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Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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