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  1. The end of the original discussion, the destruction of the temple. The sorrows were those that occurred before the temple was destroyed which was what the discussion was about. And yes there were wars and rumours of was before that time, many areas of the Empire were revolting including the Germans, so much so that Nero was considering suicide. And yes there were earthquakes, and yes there were false Christs, Paul himself was suspected of being one, The Egyptian who led many into the wilderness, and yes there were false prophets that continually prophesied that the Jews would defeat the Romans. And yes it did come upon that generation, all of it. Luke 21:20 ΒΆ And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. When the Christians saw the Roman armies surrounding Jerusalem, they knew that that was the abomination of desolation and the the desolation was nigh. I agree that there was a short break after Matt 23 until they arrived at the mount of olives, but the conversation was a continuation and the subject was the same.
  2. Thanks NN. I am not familiar with Linux. I did try Ubuntu some years ago but didn't manage it to work. I thought this may be an introduction to it.
  3. Oh Dear. If you study the context you will find that the Olivet discourse follows on directly from Matthew 23 where Jesus pronounced woes on the scribes and pharisees firstly for continuing the sins of their fathers who killed the prophets, but they would fill up their measure by killing him (as Peter later said "You killed the Author of Life"). Jesus then said "Your house" the temple "is left unto you desolate." he ends by saying "All this will come upon this generation." Immediately after leaving the temple the disciples commented on the large and beautiful stones of the temple. One can almost hear them asking "How could all this desolation come on this generation?" Jesus went on to tell them that not one stone would be left on another and to answer the second question "When would it be?" He said "When you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, that is when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies (Luke),then know that its desolation is near." The believers at the time saw the Roman armies and fled the city as Jesus commanded. Jesus then went on to answer the extra question recorded in Matthew, "What shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?" A question that was of topic as we would say, but answered clearly. 36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. 37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. 44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. The key phrases in that are 42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.and 44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
  4. Not exactly, but Paul collected for the poor saints in Jerusalem, Romans 15:26 For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem. 27 It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things. See also 2 Corinthians 8 & 9 History tells us there was a severe famine in Jerusalem at that time and Josephus tells of a foreign queen who converted to the Jewish religion, sending hr son who also converted to take relief to the poor Jews, and if a foreign queen, then surely Paul would do the same.
  5. Show that from the scripture, please.
  6. Xtra-pc Has anyone tried this?
  7. Good article.
  8. And it may not be. There was a terrible famine in Africa a few decades ago. Matthew 24:7-8 refers to the famines that appeared a few years after it was written. There was a severe famine in Jerusalem which was mentioned by Josephus and Paul collected money from the churches to send to Jerusalem
  9. Neither have I. I like duck but I usually only buy duck breasts. When I have bought whole duck there seems to be less meat on it.
  10. When I worked in an office in London We went for our annual Christmas meal. Very few had turkey most had other options. We once went to an Italian restaurant. I had trout in a delicious cream sauce with cockles When we go to France we never see turkey for Noel, more often salmon. Once I had cerf, red deer. When we were children during the war, there was very little food around, especially meat. We usually had chicken or rabbit as my dad used to keep them, They were very thin as they did not get much food either. Chickens were fed on potato peelings and cornmeal. The traditional English celebration meal before turkeys arrived was goose and although some people have goose today it is very expensive
  11. I take the last sentence back. I cut my left thumb badly yesterday. I have lots of dressings on it and have my arm in a sling. I won't be able to do anything in the kitchen.
  12. I don't eat pork and when the have Pork at our seniors lunch I usually take my own meat or have the vegetarian option. Next Tuesday we will hold our Christmas lunch, we be having turkey as usual. How boring. I may be doing the veggie option, I may have that.
  13. No that is not what I meant at all. If the preacher says "Come to Jesus if you want to go heaven or if you on't want to go to hell," that is not the Holy spirit. I have already explained what I believe the gospel is. Just today during a conversation with two or three, I said "It is appointed once for man to die and then the judgement." This was at our seniors lunch after our preacher compared the first coming of Jesus as a baby and his second as judge.
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