Hearing these words, what questions did the disciples ask?
"Tell us, when shall these things be? And what shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the
world?" Matt. 24: 3.
NOTE - Christ's answers to these questions are worthy of the most careful study. The destruction
of Jerusalem and the overthrow of the Jewish nation attending it are a type of the final destruction of all the
cities of the world, and the overthrow of all nations. To some extent, therefore, the descriptions of the two
great events seem to be blended. When Christ referred to the destruction of Jerusalem, His prophetic words
reached beyond that event to the final conflagration when the Lord shall rise out of His place "to punish the
inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity, and when the earth shall disclose her blood, and shall no more
cover her slain." Isa. 26: 21. Thus the entire discourse was given not for the early disciples only, but for
those who were to live during the closing scenes of the world's history. During the discourse Christ did,
however, give definite signs, both of the destruction of Jerusalem and of His second coming.
In what one word is the character of God expressed?
In view of God's great love to us, what ought we to do?
How does Jesus, through the Spirit, seek an entrance to every heart?
How is this expressed by Mark?
What scriptures show that Christ's coming will be a time of reward?
By what name is the fifth state of the church addressed?
What was to take place under the third trumpet?
Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle