Mark 13.28-32

“Learn a lesson from the fig-tree. When its tender shoots appear and are breaking into leaf, you know that summer is near. In the same way, when you see all this happening, you may know that the end is near [note: “Or that he is near], at the very door. I tell you this, the present generation will live to see it all. Heaven and earth will pass away; my words will never pass away.”

“But about that day or that hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, not even the Son, only the Father.”

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  1. Are we talking about one “event”, or two?The appearance of God at work in human affairs? This was evident to the prophets before Jesus. The destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple? That did occur within ~40 years.The visible resurrection of the dead, trumpets & gaping graves & the whole bit? Paul expected that within his lifetime, and was mistaken (unless we’re talking about the ongoing processes of reincarnation and “karma.”) Some new manifestation beyond God’s recurrent (& somehow always surprising) upsetting of everything we’d thought we understood?

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