In the below presentation I refer to the “tribulation” [means “pressure” in Greek] being in the future, which I was taught believed, until I spent many hours studying the chapters and verses myself. After spending several hundreds of hours of studying, including looking at what people believed before the 1830s, I no longer believe what I was taught. It is clear to me from carefully reading the Scriptures that most of these events have already occurred–during the generation of the disciples–beginning with the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple in 70 AD. Jesus also said to His disciples that He was returning in the clouds bringing the Kingdom of God during the generation of His disciples. This changed belief is further confirmed by Jesus speaking TO His disciples in Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21, Matthew 5 and other chapters and verses. These event culminated 40 years later with the subject destructions in 70 AD. Jesus refers to the “tribulation” when He is speaking to His disciples before He says these things will happen during your generation. Also see Mark 9:1.
For example (same in Mark 13 and Luke 21):
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 [Jesus speaking to His disciples]:
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.
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
35 Heaven and earth [Jewish age of the law] shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
(I do understand that God can repeat or cause to be repeated events that happened in the past again in the future and they also may be warnings.)
Go to title and double click to open and then for PART ONE click here. SEE NEXT POST FOR PART TWO. Listen to how Mammon—causes man to believe he or others produce wealth or money instead of God; and see that 1 Timothy 6:10 must be understood: “The love of money is the root of all evil…” [Please note that 1 Timothy 6 (and also all of 1 Timothy) were written by Rabbi Paul TO Rabbi Timothy. It is primarily written FOR pastors today.