Why did Jesus say "Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place?" (Mark 13:30)
If you back up to Mark 13:28 Jesus compares His return to the fig tree blooming. If you study the Bible as a whole (both Old and New testament) you will develop a list of criteria (a check list) of what will precipitate His return.
Related to these events taking place you need to understand that it is "near" this time. What I meaning is this: If you look at two mountains which are beside each other, where the second mountain is taller than the first, you won't see the valley in between. The first mountain can be compared to the list of criteria developed through the study of the Old and New testaments. The second mountain can be compared to the actual return of Jesus. The valley between them is symbolic to the passage of time that will transpire between these events taking place and the return of Jesus.
As Jesus said in His own words in Mark 13:32 only God the Father knows when He is sending Jesus back for His followers.
Prepared By: Ron Piggott
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