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Is Israel the “Fig Tree” of Matthew 24?

I’ve read a number of articles related to the Olivet Discourse of Matthew 24 as I’m sure you have. In fact, I myself have written a number of articles and even one book that deals with the contents of Matthew 24. A number of things bother me about the way people tend to interpret aspects of Matthew 24. I know that sounds arrogant and I don’t intend it to be. I’m simply saying that in some cases, it appears as though people have made connections to things where no connection actually exists.

Such is the case – I believe – with the reference that Jesus makes with the fig tree and the nation of Israel. It is a connection that many have made and continue to make, yet it is one that I believe is done in error. Let’s look at the passage, all right?

Continue Reading May 25, 2012 at 5:46 PM


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