My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.



Saturday, July 14, 2007

Mark 13

Eschatolicious

Summary:
Jesus said that at the end, the temple would be destroyed. Don't believe people if they claim to be the Christ. Wars will come and go before the end. You will be persecuted, but don't give up.

It'll happen when the temple is sacrileged, and it'll be awful. Like the worst thing ever.

Jesus will come then, and whomp over everything and it'll all be awesome again. Learn the signs!

Be ready, cos it could happen whenever. Even Jesus doesn't know when it'll happen.

Key verse:
32. No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

My thoughts:
This verse is interesting in Mark, as it is the only Gospel where it states that even Jesus himself doesn't know when it'll happen. Other Gospels just ignore that part. It's one of the evidences that Mark was the earliest Gospel, because it has harder reading, such as where Jesus claims ignorance. It's unlikely that Mark would have added this had he been using other Gospels as a source.

Anyway, my teaching point of the chapter is the key verse. We don't know when it'll happen, so always be ready.

2 Comments:

Anonymous The Prophet Deane said...

I predict:
AD 2997.

11:35 pm

 
Blogger Pete W said...

Please elaborate, preferably using numerology.

9:21 am

 

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