ARE THESE INTERPRETATIONS TWISTING THE WORDS OF JESUS AND THE BIBLICAL WRITERS?
“This generation” (Mt. 11:16; 12:39; 16:4; 17:17; 23:36; 24:34) REALLY MEANT some other future generation.
“In a very, very little while” (Heb. 10:37) REALLY MEANT thousands of years later.
“The end is at hand” (1 Pet. 4:7) REALLY MEANT it was not at hand at all, but rather far distant.
“The time was short” (1 Cor. 7:29) REALLY MEANT the time was a long time off.
“It is the last hour” (1 John 2:18) REALLY MEANT millions of hours later.
Judgment to occur at Jesus’ return in his kingdom “before some standing here taste death” (Mt. 16:27-28) REALLY MEANT a time like Pentecost or the Ascension when there would be no judgment.
“Must shortly take place” (Rev. 1:1; 22:6) REALLY MEANT it would NOT take place shortly.
“The time is near” (Rev. 1:3; 22:10) REALLY MEANT the time was far away.
“Soon” (Phil. 2:19; Rev. 22:12, 20) REALLY MEANT not soon at all.
“My kingdom is not of this world” (Lk. 17:20; Jn. 18:36) REALLY MEANT Jesus’ kingdom will be a literal millennial kingdom IN THE WORLD.
Paul said the gospel “has been proclaimed to the whole world” (Rom. 1:8; 10:18; 16:25-27; Col. 1:6; 23), but that couldn’t have REALLY MEANT the fulfillment of Jesus’ prophecy in Matthew 24:14 about the gospel being preached to the “whole world.”
The “kingdom will be taken from you [the Jews] and given to a people producing its fruits” (Mt. 21:43) REALLY MEANT the kingdom belonged to the Jews forever.
“May no fruit ever come from you [the fig tree = Old Covenant Israel] again” (Mt. 21:19) REALLY MEANT some day Israel will bear fruit again.
Jerusalem and temple to be “destroyed” (Dan. 9:26; Zech. 14:11) REALLY MEANT a third temple will be built.
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