The Beginning of Birth Pangs & The Timing of Matthew 24

Author: Joel Richardson https://joelstrumpet.com/ Among the many controversial and highly debated portions of Scripture, Matthew 24, most often referred to as “The Olivet Discourse,” or alternately, “The Olivet Prophecy,” is certainly close to the top of the list. The debate primarily swirls around the timing of the fulfillment of the prophecy. What time period was … Continue reading The Beginning of Birth Pangs & The Timing of Matthew 24

Matthew 24 and the Fig Tree

Matthew 24:32-33  "Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.  33  So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors!" Many Christians have been taught that in Matthew 24:32 that the … Continue reading Matthew 24 and the Fig Tree

Olivet Discourse Scriptures

Matthew 24:3-31 NKJV Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?" 4 And Jesus answered and said to them: "Take heed that no one … Continue reading Olivet Discourse Scriptures

The Social Gospel Yesterday and Today Part 2

In the first part of this study, we examined together the history of the social gospel as it presented itself in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and then documented a resurgence of the social gospel agenda as found at the present time.  The original social gospel movement began as an appendage to the emerging liberalism … Continue reading The Social Gospel Yesterday and Today Part 2