The abomination of desolation

titus-temple-treasure-webJESUS IS in Jerusalem and, knowing that his time is short, begins to speak of his return, both directly and in parables. We discuss the parable of the wedding feast and what it means that some at the feast will be bound and cast into outer darkness, the abomination that causes desolation (another “already but not yet” fulfillment of prophecy), Jesus’ condemnation of the scribes and Pharisees, and his citation of Psalm 110:1, showing that Messiah is greater than David and not merely a human descendant of Israel’s first great king.

We also discuss Jesus’ reply to the Sadducees about the resurrection and what it means that we will someday be like the angels in heaven, who “neither marry nor are given in marriage.”

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