The End of the Age: The Last Days According to Jesus with R.C. Sproul

The End of the Age: The Last Days According to Jesus with R.C. Sproul

18 thoughts on “The End of the Age: The Last Days According to Jesus with R.C. Sproul”

  1. Sproul did not comment on the second part of Luke 21:22 "For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. " It seems to me that Jesus just said he was going to fulfill ALL Bible prophesy. I don't see how "all" can be interpreted as "some".

  2. God in the Revelation to Jesus clearly defines the exact time of the "Gentile trampling" of Jerusalem as 3 and 12 years. (Rev.11) How can R.C. miss this. It's right there in the revelation. This was the exact time that Eleazar and the zealots, many of them Idumeans, i.e. Gentiles held the Temple mount before the Romans showed up.
    Josephus himself records Titus standing at the walls of Jerusalem and quoting the prophets that men of "lawlessness" would destroy Jerusalem by their own hand.


  4. It is prophesized that the blind will see the epic stupidity of war… allowing the meek (hearts/love) to inherit the earth and wash away it's ignorance (greed).

    Thus ending the age of alien vampires (ego/greed) ruling the world to suck the joy out of life and devour the planet.

    Then war becomes celebration with joy spilling out of the smiles of everyone. And this polluted pig pen returns to being paradise. Like love (god) intended it to be in the first place.

    Like clouds fill with moisture, I am filling these beautiful dreams with "belief" so that they can precipitate from the metaphysical plane called heaven to this physical plane called earth to form reality.

    If everyone joined me in filling these uplifting dreams with "belief"…these beautiful dreams would "save" this paradise planet lifeboat and the miraculous works of fine art called "life" that inhabit it.

  5. Repent of your sins and trust in Jesus Christ alone and call on his name and you will be saved, he loves you and is God and died and resurrected for you he will judge all of mankind, believe on him and he will save you and give you eternal life, trust in him now while you still can <3

  6. The end of the age is prior to eternity in the new heaven and new earth. This means the end of the millennium is the end of the age, the last day of humanity.
    Jesus will be with us in the millennium.

  7. Sure these are the last days. Now we have to get people reading the Bible. How to do that? Get a copy of this book on Amazon; read it; prepare to answer the questions of the unbeliever to whom you lend/give it. CREDIBLE 101, on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and soon to be on Kindle.

  8. The New Testament speaks of two ages, "this age," and "the age to come." The understanding of these two ages and when they changed is fundamental to interpreting the Bible. The New Testament writers lived in the age that they called "this age." To the New Testament writers, "the age to come" was future, but it was very near because "this age" was about to end. 1 Corinthians 2:6-8 (NKJV) "However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, 8 which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory".
    The wisdom and rulers of "this age" were coming to nothing because the age was passing away. He is speaking of the Jewish leaders and the Old Covenant system. The rulers of "this age" crucified the Lord. These rulers would shortly have no realm in which to rule because "this age" was about to end.

  9. The times of the Gentiles equates to the time, times, and half time of Daniel 12:6, and to the 42 months of Revelation 11:2– which is a direct allusion to Luke 21:24. (It is also related to Daniel 9:24). This means that the times of the Gentiles is the time allotted by God for the Gentiles to accomplish the shattering of the power of the holy people.
    In Daniel 12, we have the following: the great tribulation, the resurrection at the end at the age when the righteous shine forth, i.e. the establishment of the kingdom (Matthew 13:39-43).
    Now, in Daniel 12:6 one angel asks another “When shall these things be, and when shall all of these things be fulfilled?” Another angel answers: “It shall be a time, times and half times.” This enigmatic term, virtually all scholars agree, equates to the equally enigmatic reference to 42 months, and to 3 ½ years found in Revelation. For our purposes, we want to examine the parallels with Luke 21 and Revelation 11.

    In Daniel 12, we have the tribulation, the end of the age and establishment of the kingdom, all assigned to fulfillment within and by the consummation of the time, times and half time.
    In Luke 21 we have the times of the Gentiles, the coming of the Lord (v. 25), and the establishment of the kingdom (v. 28-31).

    In Revelation 11 we have the trampling down of the temple by the Gentiles. This trampling down lasts for 42 months which is the time, times and half times of Daniel 12. The city “where the Lord was slain” is shaken and destroyed (11:8). Then, the kingdom of God is established at the resurrection (11:15).

    Let me bring these passages together:
    Jerusalem would be trampled down until the times of the Gentiles was fulfilled (Luke 21:24).
    But, Jerusalem was to be trampled down for 42 months (Revelation 11:1-2).

    Therefore, the times of the Gentiles would last for, and end, at the end of the 42 months.

    The times of the Gentiles would only last for the 42 months!.
    Significantly, the Jewish War lasted for approximately 3 ½ years, i.e. 42 months, the very time foretold by Daniel and Revelation! Notice now the following:

    ☛ Daniel said the time, times and half time-including the resurrection and end of the age– would be finished, “When the power of the holy people is completely shattered” (Daniel 12:7). This inspired statement should control our understanding of Luke and Revelation.

    ☛ In Luke the trampling down of the city consummates in the parousia and establishment of the kingdom. Jesus unambiguously posited fulfillment of all of those things in his generation: “This generation will by no means pass until all of these things are fulfilled” (Luke 21:32).

    ☛ In Revelation the trampling down of the city would last for 42 months, but would climax in the the resurrection and establishment of the kingdom. The fulfillment of John’s prophecy was “at hand” and, “these things must shortly come to pass” (Revelation 1:3).

    So, we have identical constituent elements in Daniel 12, Luke 21 and in Revelation 11. We have the strictly limited, divinely assigned duration of the time for the Gentiles– 42 months. Daniel informs us that the climax of the vision would be when Israel’s “power” (her Old Covenant relationship with YHVH) was shattered. And Jesus said fulfillment of all of these things would be in his generation.

    In summation, Luke 21:24, when joined with the corollary passages, positively identifies the duration and the termination of the times of the Gentiles. That was in the first century destruction of the power of the holy people in AD 70. Thus, Luke 21:24 is no objection to true preterism, it is a powerful support!

  10. Many commentators today equate "the times of the Gentiles" with "the fullness of the Gentiles" mentioned by the Apostle Paul in Romans 11:25. In fact, most all reference Bibles make this connection in the margins. But mixing these verses together is strange indeed, since "the times of the Gentiles" refers to the treading down of Jerusalem by Gentile armies, while "the fullness of the Gentiles" refers to the salvation of the Gentiles. The truth is, there is no connection whatsoever between the times of the Gentiles and the fullness of the Gentiles, as they are speaking of two completely different things.
    The times of the Gentiles has to be kept in it's proper historical context. Jesus said that "all", including the times of the Gentiles, would be fulfilled before his contemporary generation had passed. Dispensationalists go outside the box of "this generation" in order to teach a futuristic view of Christ's coming. To do that they have to redefine both "the times of the Gentiles" and "this generation". Needless to say, their "1948 generation" has proven to be more than just a little embarrassing.

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