One of Jesus’ most famous discourses was given atop Mount Olivet and was recorded in the New Testament in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21. This discourse presents the great tribulation that both excites and terrifies many Christians. There is no debate that these prophecies were telling of future events to come. But are they future for us? …. or were they future only for those to whom Jesus was speaking?
Could these predictions refer to God’s judgment on unbelieving national Israel for her cosmic treason against Christ’s rightful rule? After all, they cried out during His crucifixion: “we have no King but Caesar”. And was this judgment foretold fourteen centuries before Christ by Moses in Deut. 28:15-68?
Regrettably, many Christians read the Olivet Discourse in such a way as to ignore an essential rule of Biblical interpretation: They do not maintain the primacy of the original audience.
In this new production from NiceneCouncil.com, Jerry Johnson takes you on a journey through the Bible and the historical record of the first century. This journey will demonstrate that the Olivet Discourse’s Great Tribulation was fulfilled in A.D. 70 in the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple. And that these events were not only directly prophesied by Christ, but were also anticipated in many of the prophetic passages found in the Old Testament.
Approx. 50 Minutes.
Unknown (Submitted on 25th Sep 2014)
I thoroughly enjoyed and learned from the video A.D. 70. This is an excellent overview of what happened to Jerusalem in 70 A.D. and how Jesus and the Bible predicted down to many minute details what would happen. I wish all dispensationalists would watch this with an open mind.