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The end of the times of the Gentiles
There is a phrase that appears in the Bible as quot;the times of the Gentilesquot;: This is the only time this phrase appears in scripture. Because of this the only way to understand it from the context. The context applicable to this subject starts in Luke 21:5 and ends in verse 24. Working backwards we should figure out who quot;theyquot; of verse 24 are. Verse 21 says: And verse 23 says: Notice it says these people would fall by the sword.
Keep that in mind as most modern day attackers use guns, and not swords. It says Jerusalem would be trodden down. Had Jesus previously spoken of Jerusalemé Starting in verse 5 it refers to the temple located in Jerusalem: Jesus then logically goes on to answer their questions. Remember their questions were: When will the temple be thrown downé And, what sign will there be when the temple is thrown downé
Continuing from verse 8: First notice who Jesus said would hear of wars and commotions. Jesus said quot;youquot;, and when he said that he was talking to his disciples. Specifically Peter, James, John, and Andrew as identified in the parallel account of Mark 13:3. Then Jesus mentions quot;the endquot;, but what end was he referring toé Remember his disciples asked about the temple being thrown down, so Jesus is speaking of the end of the temple. Continuing from verse 10: After these disciples hear of the wars they will take place.
They would also experience various acts of nature. How though did these take placeé Before the temple was thrown down the Jews had was civil war amongst themselves and commotions with the Roman authorities in Jerusalem. First century historian Josephus has seven books that cover these events. Just some of the nations and kingdoms that warred were the Jews, Romans, and Parthians. Earthquakes, famines, and signs from heaven all occurred prior to the temple destruction and were recorded by first century historians. Continuing from verse 12: Some of these disciples were to be killed prior to the destruction of the temple in 70 AD.
Was this actually the caseé Tradition tells us Peter, and both disciples named James died prior to 70 AD. These men were put to death by the Jews and Romans which were the warring nations spoken of earlier. Continuing from verse 17: How does this verse make sense when the prior verse said how some would be put to deathé The key word there is quot;somequot;. The disciples who would not be put to death would be preserved from such physical harm. They would endure through persecution and would remain alive, or as the King James says quot;possess ye your soulsquot;.
Now in verses 2021 Jesus begins to talk about Jerusalem where the temple was: Notice here that Jesus uses the word desolation in regards to Jerusalem being surrounded with armies. Continuing in verse 22: Im going to leave the context now only because this verse mentions quot;things which are writtenquot;. Is the destruction of this temple spoken of elsewhere in scriptureé Notice Daniel uses the phrase quot;the endquot; just like in Luke 21:9. Back in Luke 21:24 it mentions Gentiles trampling on Jerusalem. Were Gentiles responsible for trampling down Jerusalem and it's templeé
Charlie Chaplin Final Speech from The Great Dictator
I'm sorry, but I don't want to be an emperor.That's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible Jew, Gentile black man â€“ white.We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other'shappiness not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another.In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.
Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goosestepped usinto misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinerythat gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness,hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness.
Without these qualities, lifewill be violent and all will be lost. The aeroplane and the radio have brought uscloser together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men cries out for universal brotherhood for the unity of us all. Even now my voice isreaching millions throughout the world millions of despairing men, women, and little children victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those whocan hear me, I say do not despair.
The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. Soldiers! don't give yourselves to brutes men who despise you enslave you who regiment your lives tell you what to do what to think and what to feel! Who drill you diet you treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder.
Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don't hate! Only the unlovedhate the unloved and the unnatural! Soldiers! Don't fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the 17th Chapter of St Luke it is written: â€œthe Kingdom of God is within manâ€� notone man nor a group of men, but in all men!
In you! You, the people have the power the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the powerto make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy let us use that power let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world a decent world that will give men a chance to work that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie!