End of the wolrd- Jesus


#1

Why did the predictions of Jesus that “…there shall be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom. Matthew 16:28” In Matthew 24:34, Jesus is recorded as saying: “…This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.” Doesn’t this indicate that some of the bible is false? (I am not dissenting here just asking- no hard feelings).

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#2

Not a bit of it.

What ‘kingdom’ was Jesus talking about? We know that the thief on the Cross said ‘remember me when you come into your Kingdom’, to which He responded that ‘THIS DAY’ the thief would be with Him. So the coming of the ‘kingdom’ can be said to have been accomplished with His death and resurrection. Certainly Jesus went to heaven at that time, and is Heaven not His Kingdom?

Then again, which ‘all these things’ was Christ talking about? Many if not all of the happenings He spoke of could equally be applied to the fall of Jerusalem in the 70s AD (which certainly was within the lifetime of the generation to which He was speaking) as to the end times.


#3

St. Gregory says

By the kingdom of God is meant the present Church, and because some of His disciples were to live so long in the body as to behold the Church of God built up and raised against the glory of this world, this comfortable promise is given them, there be some of them standing here.

The Blessed Theophylact had a different view which is also very possible

He had said that the Son of Man would come in His glory. So that they would not disbelieve Him, He says “there be some here” who would see, as far as they were able, the glory of the second coming in the Transfiguration. At the same time He shows what great glory will belong to those who suffer for His sake. For as His flesh shone like lightning on that occasion, so in due proportion will the saints shine forth then at His second coming. Here He is hinting at Peter, James and John, whom He took with Him on the mountain and showed them His kingdom, that is, the future condition in which He would come and both He and the righteous would be radiant. He is saying, therefore, “Some of you here shall not die until you have seen Me transfigured.” See, then, that it is those who stand firm in goodness who see Jesus radiantly transfigured, and they are ever advancing in faith and in the commandments.

I lean more towards what St. Gregory said.


#4

Two plausible explanations:

(1) among those present was John, who years later had the revelation at Patmos which is recorded in the Book of Revelation, which describes Jesus’ second coming. Therefore, at least one person present did see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom before he died.

Or,

(2) Jesus was referring to the Transfiguration, at which Peter, James and John were present.


#5

Thanks for being so helpful guys.


#6

The phrase in that particular verse, if one would understand it, would commonly think of the second coming of the Messiah. But until now He has not come yet, and all the apostles the Lord was talking to were long been dead, which is in contradiction to His statement that some shall not die till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.
Bible exegetes say that Jesus Christ referred it to the kingdom on earth (His Church) that fully grown to the Gentile’s land after the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. by Titus. John the Apostle is one that was still a survivor till he wrote the book of Revelation.

In Matthew 24:34, Jesus is recorded as saying: “…This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.” Doesn’t this indicate that some of the bible is false? (I am not dissenting here just asking- no hard feelings).

Have a nice day!

All things that had been prophesied about Him in scriptures shall be fulfilled according to His statement in Luke 24: 44.


#7

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