Saturday, May 07, 2011

Change of Season (2) - Not the Last Days

Many Christians believe that we are in a season called the Last Days. This is a mistake. The Bible teaches that the Last Days began when Jesus was walking on earth.

God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by his Son whom He has appointed heir of all things (Heb 1:1-2).
The Last Days had already begun when these worlds were written. The explanation is that the term refers to the Last Days of the Jewish religious system. It is the season between the ministry of the Jesus and the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70. In this year, the temple was destroyed and the Jewish people were scattered among the nations. The end of this season ushered in a season called the Times of the Gentiles.

We are still in the Times of the Gentiles. It will not be ended by the Last Days, because they came before the Times of the Gentiles, not at their end. Those who are looking for the Last Days are looking for the wrong season, because it has already been completed.

1 comment:

Eli said...

very plain/simple and well said. I will be interested to hear what you see as the event/events that usher in the coming time/age.