Jesus told the disciples that the Holy Spirit would take his place when he ascended. He promised that the Spirit would come to convict unbelievers and bring to the disciples’ remembrance the truth he had taught them as well as revealing new truth to them.
By the time of the Jerusalem siege, the early Christian church was undoubtedly well-informed and well-prepared for the “end times.” They had paid attention to the New Testament writers and had “stayed awake” with the result that they persevered to the end and were preserved.
Famous last words. We use this phrase in English in at least two major ways. On the one hand, “famous last words” might, as the phrase suggests, simply describe the last recorded words of famous people. Marie Antoinette is reported to have stepped on her
James Edwards, in his comments on Mark 13, helpfully observes, The mischief caused by the misuse of eschatology … has resulted in a virtual eclipse of eschatology in the life of the church. This unfortunate set of circumstances—both its abuse and its subsequent neglect—has weakened