Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Eschatology (part11) - The Olivet Discourse - Part I - Steve Gregg

Steve Gregg shows clearly how Jesus was speaking about the destruction of the temple of and of Jerusalem in 70 AD when he gave the prophecy of the Olivet Discourse. Everything he stated up until "Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place." had to have taken place within a generation of Jesus death. You may be surprised about the biblical and extrabiblical records stating that these things did indeed take place.

For more teaching on the Olivet Discourse, Steve has verse by teaching through Matthew, just go down to Matthew 24, as well as Mark - download the lectures on chapter 13.

You may also want to see Steve's classes on the book of Revelation.
The Eschatology audio series also may be downloaded here.

At the same point in Jesus' discourse, where he says, "Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand),  then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains." according to Matthew 24:15-16, Luke paraphrases for his Greek audience "But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains." It is very obvious Jesus is talking about the Roman attack on Jerusalem in 70 AD when the Christians fled across the Jordan River to the mountain town of Pella. And of course fleeing into the mountains near Judea won't do any good if the tribulation is coming on the whole world!

Steve Gregg's Olivet Discourse Parallel  |  Download a Copy
My notes on the Olivet Discourse, taken from Steve Gregg and a little of Hank Hanegraaff, Gary DeMar and I think a bit of Ken Gentry. |  Download a Copy
Right click here and Save to download a student's detailed notes of Steve's eschatology series. They are also embedded below. His notes on this lecture are on pages 92-97.