[CS-FSLUG] Is Eyjafjallajokull a Prophetic Sign of the End? - EXCELLENT!

Timothy Butler tbutler at ofb.biz
Wed Apr 21 18:00:38 CDT 2010

I think the bigger question is whether the matter of the fig tree has anything to do with the end times at all. Personally, I'd agree with those that say this part of the passage is dealing with the fall of Jerusalem, not "that day."

When we accept that, the one generation time frame Jesus gives makes sense. It also makes sense that there are signs for the fall of Jerusalem, rather than the quest to determine when Christ returns.


On Apr 21, 2010, at 10:14 AM, Davidm at HisFeet.net wrote:

> Mathew 24:32 seems to be a reference to Israel (the fig tree).  If that is
> so, then there appears to be reason to think that what Jesus said in verse
> 34 refers not to the generation to which Jesus was speaking, but to the
> generation that sees Israel 'putting forth leaves' (whatever that means,
> it must refer at least to something of significance in Israeli
> nationalism, or vitality). That almost certainly would put it in our time
> (or later) since Israel was not a recognizable entity in the world for
> many centuries (And still - since the "ten lost tribes which are
> definitely a part of Israel have not yet been restored).
> The passage is reproduced below.
> On the other hand, verse 36 indicates in context that although we maybe
> able to discern the general time frame, we not nail down with any
> exactitude when the Christ will return for His own.
> Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and
> putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
>  33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is
> near, even at the doors.
>  34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these
> things be fulfilled.
>  35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
>  36 ¶But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of
> heaven, but my Father only.
>  37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of
> man be.
>  38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and
> drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe
> entered into the ark,
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