Lk 21:24 Proves The Tribulation Happened When Jerusalem Was Destroyed

Lk 21:24 they will fall by the edge of the sword, & will be led captive into all the nations; & Jerusalem will be trampled under foot by the nations until the times of the nations are fulfilled.

Luke 21:24 proves the truth that the “tribulation” that is spoken of Matt 24:21 is the destruction of Jerusalem. Jerusalem was destroyed in 70AD, therefore the tribulation has already happened.

Matt 24, Mark 13 & Luke 21:6-36 all speak of the tribulation.

In Luke 21:6 the Christ says the temple will be destroyed,

In Luke 21:7 the disciples ask the Christ what the sign will be when the temple is about to be destroyed.

In Luke 21:20 the Christ says what that sign will be

Luke 21:24 describes the tribulation that the Christ speaks of in Matt 24:21.

Luke 21:5 – And as some were saying of the temple that it was decorated with handsome (shapely and magnificent) stones and consecrated offerings [laid up to be kept], he [the Christ] said,

Luke 21:6 – As for all this that you [thoughtfully] look at, the time will come when there shall not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.

Luke 21:7 – And they [the disciples] asked him, Teacher, when will this happen? And what sign will there be when this is about to occur?

Luke 21:20 – when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know {and} understand that her desolation has come near.

Luke 21:21 – Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are in the midst of her [Jerusalem] get out, and let not those who are out in the country come into her [Jerusalem];

Luke 21:22 – For those are days of vengeance [of rendering full justice or satisfaction], that all things that are written may be fulfilled.

Luke 21:23 – Alas for those who are pregnant and for those who have babies which they are nursing in those days! For great misery {and} anguish {and} distress shall be upon the land and indignation {and} punishment {and} retribution upon this people.

Luke 21:24 describes the tribulation that the Christ speaks of in Matt 24:21.

Luke 21:24  – They will fall by the mouth {and} the edge of the sword and will be led away as captives to {and} among all nations; and Jerusalem will be trodden down by the nations [heathen world] until the times of the nations [heathen world] are fulfilled (completed).

Matt 24:21 – For then there will be great tribulation (affliction, distress, and oppression) such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now–no, and never will be [again].

In Matt 24:14 the “end” that is spoken of is the end of the age of the law, the end of the age of the law happened after the temple was destroyed, the temple was destroyed in 70AD.

In Matt 24:14 the Greek word for “world” is referring to the Roman world, the gospel had to be preached to the Roman world and then the end of the age of the law would happen, Colossians 1:23 says that the gospel was preached to every creature under heaven, therefore everything in Matt 24, Mark 13 & Luke 21:6-36 has already happened.

Matt 24:14 – And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the Roman world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

Matt 24:34 – Truly I tell you, this generation (the whole multitude of people living at the same time, in a definite, given period) will not pass away till all these things taken together take place.

In Matt 24:34 the generation that is spoken of is the generation of the disciples.

Col 1:23 – If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;

The teaching that says, “the tribulation hasn’t happened” is false, the New Testament was not written about our time period.

Matthew 24:14 & Revelation 12:9 are both about the Roman world, here is a link to my post that will explain more about that https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/17/matt-24-isnt-about-the-end-of-the-planet/

And here is a link to my post that will explain why Matthew 24:29-30 isn’t talking about the end of the planet https://bornfromabove7.wordpress.com/2014/09/21/matt-2429-30-isnt-about-the-end-of-the-planet/

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