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To: ravenwolf

“Jesus was crusafide in the middle of the week, about three and one half years later Steven was killed the result being that many believers left and went to places such as Antioch and started preaching the gospel therefore full filling danials 70 weeks”

Well, go back and look at Matthew 24. In that chapter, Jesus is telling his disciples about the tribulation and the end of the world, and he specifically references the prophecy of Daniel’s 70 weeks:

“15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:”

Now, we know he isn’t simply telling them to flee because the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD is coming, because a verse prior to this we are told:

“14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”

The gospel was not preached in all the world before 70 AD, and the end of the world certainly didn’t come then. So the reference in verses 15 and 16 to Daniel are pointing out that those verses will have a fulfillment further in the future. This is confirmed in verse 21:

“21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.”

So this seems to pinpoint that the events that Daniel spoke about, at least from the midpoint of the 70th week, are happening just before the great tribulation that is referenced by the other passages in the NT and detailed in Revelation.

Now, there are obviously some issues with that, since, as you noted, if you calculate the years since the proclamation to rebuild the temple until the time of Jesus, it does seem to match with Daniel’s chronology. There are multiple ways that people interpret the passages to try and match up with actual events, some placing Jesus’ death at the midpoint of the 70th week, and others placing it at the end of the 69th week. Either way, we are left with either half a week or a full week of years that seem to happen after Christ’s death, but not immediately after, since Jesus speaks of them in Matthew 24 as accompanying the events at the end of the world.

70 posted on 05/15/2019 8:06:22 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Yes Jesus said this gospel shall be preached to all the world and
then comes the end, Jesus did not say that it would take place at
that time, we just assume that.

Jesus also could have been referring to the end of the age and that
did happen, Jesus said before some of you standing here now taste of
death you will see the kingdom of God come with power, that happened
on the day of Pentecost.

Jesus also said you must be born of the spirit to see the kigdom of God.

If Jesus said it would happen at that time it did happen, if what we think
should have happened and didn’t we are just trying to decider it wrong.

Let God be true and every man a liar, yes what Jesus said would happen did happen.

84 posted on 05/15/2019 12:19:19 PM PDT by ravenwolf
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