Re: Matthew 24:30

From: Will Wagers (
Date: Thu Feb 15 1996 - 20:47:12 EST

Bruce Terry writes,

>I agree! The sign of the parousia in verse 3 is finally explained in verse 30
>as being the Son of man in heaven. This doesn't give much time to prepare
>when one sees this sign, but this is in line with the theme of always watch
>and be ready. We must remember that, to the extent that the gospels are
>accurately reflecting the history of the life of Jesus (and I take them as
>quite accurate), this was new information to the disciples. To us it seems so
>commonplace, since we've heard it so many times before; to them it was novel.
>Jesus was finally telling them that when they see him coming in the sky, it is
>time for the parousia.

Boy, am I glad He told us this; otherwise, when I see Him flying through the
sky I might think he was just passing through. I don't know about you, but
even after 2,000 years, I'm still on pins and needles. Well, only 22,000 years
to go.

Let's see, I'm going to need my ...

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