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8-18-2017 When Is Jesus’ Second Coming

Nearly 40 years before it happened, Jesus predicted the destruction of Jerusalem that took place in 70 A.D. There would be signs preceding it: “wars and commotions,” “nation will rise against nation,” “great earthquakes,” “famines and pestilences,” “persecution” of His disciples (Luke 21:8-19 NKJV). He related “’the abomination of desolation’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet” (Mark 13:14-23 NKJV), when they would “see Jerusalem surrounded by armies” (Luke 21:20 NKJV), and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place” (Mark 13:30 NKJV). Of the Second Coming, Jesus said, “But of that day and hour no one knows” (Mark 13:32 NKJV). Those who preach those “signs” as if they precede the Second Coming of Christ have ignored what Jesus actually said, and have shown complete disregard for the Word of God.
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

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9-26-2016 Signs Of The End 1

Seeing the Temple in Jerusalem, Jesus predicted its destruction when He said, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone shall be left upon another, that shall not be thrown down” (Mark 13:2 NKJV).  The Apostles asked, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign when all these things will be fulfilled?” (Mark 13:4 NKJV).  Jesus listed many “signs:” “wars and rumors of wars,” “earthquakes in various places,” “famines and troubles” (Mark 13: 7-8 NKJV).  Jesus linked “tribulation” connected to “’the abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet” connected to Jerusalem’s destruction, which occurred in A.D.70.  All of these “signs” were for “this generation” which would “by no means pass away till all these things take place” (Mark 13:30 NKJV).   None of these signs had anything whatsoever to do with predicting the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ!

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

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9-27-2016 Signs Of The End 2

After Jesus gave “signs” preceding the destruction of Jerusalem in Mark 13:1-31, which were fulfilled in A. D. 70, He mentioned another occurrence, for which there are no preceding signs.  “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is” (Mark 13:32-33 NKJV)1) The “signs” pointing to the destruction of Jerusalem cannot be pointing to “that day and hour” which not even “angels in Heaven, nor the Son” can predict! 2) The Second Coming of Jesus Christ has absolutely no preceding signs to warn of its preeminence.  3) Jesus told His disciples that they “do not know when the time is.” There is nothing in the Bible, Old or New Testaments, that point to the time of His Second Coming.

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

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3-3-2016 When Is Jesus’ Second Coming

Nearly 40 years before it happened, Jesus predicted the destruction of Jerusalem that took place in 70 A.D. There would be signs preceding it: “wars and commotions,” “nation will rise against nation,” “great earthquakes,” “famines and pestilences,” “persecution” of His disciples (Luke 21:8-19 NKJV). He related “’the abomination of desolation’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet” (Mark 13:14-23 NKJV), when they would “see Jerusalem surrounded by armies” (Luke 21:20 NKJV), and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place” (Mark 13:30 NKJV). Of the Second Coming, Jesus said, “But of that day and hour no one knows” (Mark 13:32 NKJV). Those who preach those “signs” as if they precede the Second Coming of Christ have ignored what Jesus actually said, and have shown complete disregard for the Word of God.
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#destruction-of-jerusalem, #second-coming-of-christ, #signs

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10-6-2015 Generation Abandoned

In predicting what signs would precede the destruction of Jerusalem (which occurred in A.D. 70), Jesus told His disciples, “You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake” (Luke 21:16-17 NKJV). The sad realization is that, today, families are just as shredded. Parents, especially fathers, have left their children in the hands of grandparents, the State, the neighborhood, or to fend for themselves. These abandoned children have become “disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful” (Romans 1:30-31 NKJV). Their disrespectful attitude is toward parents, teachers, church, Jesus Christ, and even, God, Himself! “For the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children” (2 Corinthians 12:14 NKJV).

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

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