I like the careful analysis of Luke 17 vs Matthew 24. It removes confusion, while placing authority over the future squarely where it belongs: in the hands of God, who has spoken to His children about it.
Hew close to God’s Law-Word, and you can’t go wrong.
PMW 2020-017 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.
In this blog I have previously investigated the apparent problem involved when comparing Matthew 24 and Luke 17. See: “Orthodox Preterism and Luke 17.”
There I note that Matthew separates the local judgment-coming prophecies regarding AD 70 from the global ultimate-coming prophecies of the Second Coming and the Final Judgment. Many prominent evangelical preterist scholars recognize Matthew’s clear structure. Scholars such as:
• J. M. Kik, An Eschatology of Victory (originally published as an article in 1948)
• R. V. G. Tasker, Matthew (Tyndale Bible Commentary) (1961)
• David E. Garland, Reading Matthew: A Literary and Theological Commentary on the First Gospel (1993)
• Alistair I. Wilson, When Will These Things Happen: A Study of Jesus as Judge in Matthew 21–25 (2004)
• R. T. France, The Gospel of Matthew (New International Commentary on the New Testament) (2007)
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