Common Sense may say otherwise! In the interest of "edifying" and an encouragement to test the spirits for truth, I present this common sense perspective.
- Luke 21:37 â€śAnd in the day he was teaching in the temple: and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives.â€ť
Matthew 24:3 â€śAnd as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what [shall be] the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?â€ť
Here, now much later in the day, in private, Jesus lays out to his disciples an overview, a tapestry if you will of signs and things to come and what leads up to the end.
This is an overview of the Christian era. History confirms we have seen and heard of wars and rumors of wars; likewise we have seen nations and kingdoms rise against one another as well as famines, pestilences and earthquakes in divers places throughout the past 1,900 years - common sense tells us Jesus foretold of the Christian era and it just simply can not pertain to a mere 70 year period.
What was said earlier in the day was a different time and place â€“ the destruction of the temple has nothing to do with what transpires and is said in the evening, on the mount of olives, a half days walk from the temple, later in th