Tue, May 01, 2018
A Defense of the Rapture in the Olivet Discourse
Matthew 24-25 by John Hart
There are two simple reasons that the Olivet Discourse (OD) is vital for any study of biblical eschatology. First, next to the book of Revelation, it contains the largest prophetic passage in the NT. Second, next to the Sermon on the Mount, it contains the longest, uninterrupted teaching of Jesus. But in contrast to the Sermon on the Mount found only in Matthew 5–7 or even the Upper Room Discourse found only in John 13–17, the OD is paralleled in all three Synoptics, with Matthew 24–25 being the longest of these prophecies...