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Should Christians expect the end of the world?

 

September 4, 2020



The short answer to this question is “no,” but a longer explanation is necessary due to nearly universal misunderstanding on the subject. The primary source of the confusion arises from casual reading of an incident recorded in Matthew 24 in which Jesus predicts the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem. Naturally, the disciples of Jesus are alarmed and ask him for signs of what the King James translation mistakenly calls “the end of the world,” an expression which, to the modern mind, seems to imply the destruction of the entire planet. However, most subsequent translations render...



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