Approximate reading time: 7 minutes.
I'm wanting to do this one for a while—in fact, I almost did this one before the last post of this series, but decided not to swing at four softballs in a row. This post yet again deals with eschatology—a subject that, quite frankly, is a source of many batting practice fastballs for those looking for misinterpreted Bible passages. The passage is in the "triple tradition" (a passage occurring in Mark 13, Matthew 24, and Luke 21), so the wording varies slightly between each. Since it was most likely the earliest of the three, I have chosen to follow Mark in this post, though I will also make note of significant differences below:
16 September, 2009