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What is this generation?
« on: Fri Jul 20, 2012 - 20:12:19 »
They positively place the prophetic events that Jesus spoke about, in that same wicked first century generation that witnessed the resurrection of Christ(sign of Jonah)



Matthew 24:34
Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.


Mark 13:30
Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.


Luke 21:32
“Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.



Jesus had other things to say about that same generation as well

I suppose I should post some of them as well so you don't think I am making it up.



Matthew 11:16
“To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others:

Matthew 12:41
The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now something greater than Jonah is here.

Matthew 23:36
Truly I tell you, all this will come on this generation.

Luke 11:50
Therefore this generation will be held responsible for the blood of all the prophets that has been shed since the beginning of the world,

Luke 11:51
from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who was killed between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, this generation will be held responsible for it all.

Luke 17:25
But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.



just so you don't try and manipulate the phrase 'this generation' to imply something that it is not, as most attempt when they are cornered.

The consistancy of Jesus using 'this generation' makes it obvious and undeniable that 'this generation' was the generation that had someone greater than Jonah among them.

Is there someone greater than Jonah, among us today in our generation, that Jesus is referring to when He is discussing the events that are to come upon 'this generation'

I think not.

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What is this generation?
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Re: What is this generation?
« Reply #1 on: Tue Jul 24, 2012 - 12:46:41 »
If you read a bit before that explanation, you will find a set of circumstances.  "THIS GENERATION" is the one that lives through those circumstances.  It was not necessarily those that lived at that time, although you can make the argument that that generation, around 70 AD lived through those circumstances and were that generation.

It revolves around the circumstances, that is the conversation, not the pronoun "THIS". 

THIS GENERATION SHALL NOT PASS, is describing the ones that live through those circumstances. 


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Re: What is this generation?
« Reply #2 on: Tue Jul 24, 2012 - 16:02:18 »
They positively place the prophetic events that Jesus spoke about, in that same wicked first century generation that witnessed the resurrection of Christ(sign of Jonah)



Matthew 24:34
Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.


Mark 13:30
Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.


Luke 21:32
“Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.



Jesus had other things to say about that same generation as well

I suppose I should post some of them as well so you don't think I am making it up.



Matthew 11:16
“To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others:

Matthew 12:41
The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now something greater than Jonah is here.

Matthew 23:36
Truly I tell you, all this will come on this generation.

Luke 11:50
Therefore this generation will be held responsible for the blood of all the prophets that has been shed since the beginning of the world,

Luke 11:51
from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who was killed between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, this generation will be held responsible for it all.

Luke 17:25
But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.



just so you don't try and manipulate the phrase 'this generation' to imply something that it is not, as most attempt when they are cornered.

The consistancy of Jesus using 'this generation' makes it obvious and undeniable that 'this generation' was the generation that had someone greater than Jonah among them.

Is there someone greater than Jonah, among us today in our generation, that Jesus is referring to when He is discussing the events that are to come upon 'this generation'

I think not.

We are living in that generation---the Church age.

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Re: What is this generation?
« Reply #3 on: Tue Jul 24, 2012 - 16:07:57 »
I can't say you are wrong, any more than you can say you are right.

But every generation since Christ resurrected and ascended has claimed to be that generation.  ESPECIALLY around WWII.  I did some hitler research as a kid.  And the newspapers in small towns were always going off on a pastor declared Hitler the anti Christ.  And Lord knows, he sure fit the bill...


They positively place the prophetic events that Jesus spoke about, in that same wicked first century generation that witnessed the resurrection of Christ(sign of Jonah)



Matthew 24:34
Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.


Mark 13:30
Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.


Luke 21:32
“Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened.



Jesus had other things to say about that same generation as well

I suppose I should post some of them as well so you don't think I am making it up.



Matthew 11:16
“To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others:

Matthew 12:41
The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now something greater than Jonah is here.

Matthew 23:36
Truly I tell you, all this will come on this generation.

Luke 11:50
Therefore this generation will be held responsible for the blood of all the prophets that has been shed since the beginning of the world,

Luke 11:51
from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who was killed between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, this generation will be held responsible for it all.

Luke 17:25
But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.



just so you don't try and manipulate the phrase 'this generation' to imply something that it is not, as most attempt when they are cornered.

The consistancy of Jesus using 'this generation' makes it obvious and undeniable that 'this generation' was the generation that had someone greater than Jonah among them.

Is there someone greater than Jonah, among us today in our generation, that Jesus is referring to when He is discussing the events that are to come upon 'this generation'

I think not.

We are living in that generation---the Church age.

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Re: What is this generation?
« Reply #4 on: Sun Dec 16, 2012 - 06:01:42 »

Let us answer this question, base upon God's use of the word generation, and not Webster's definition of the word generation.  Why would any teacher of the scriptures step outside of the scriptures and try to give a meaning to certain words use by the Holy Ghost, is beyond me, other than they are trying to deceived men.  Peter said: "If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God;..." 1 Peter 4:11

When a man speaks on the behalf of God, then they must speak as the oracles of God, not according to the dictionary, which many do, when it come to the word generation.  Do men not know that God has hidden his truth within the scriptures of truth?   Godly men and women, compare scriptures with scriptures, line upon line, here a little and there a little, to come to the knowledge of truth, trusting the Spirit of God to teach us, using this method that he has given to us to use.

Many interpret the word generation, by their position, or doctrine concerning Matthew 24.  Men who believe that Matthew 24 is fulfilled history of 70 A.D. (Historical and Preterit)  teach that the word generation to mean: "The whole body of individuals born about the same period; also, the time covered by the lives of these." Of course, this definition come from Oxford and not from the Spirit's definition of the words that he has chosen to use, which we shall consider.

Psalm 12:7

"Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from THIS GENERATION for ever.:


We ask every reader to read Psalm 12 for themselves and for them to determine the Spirit's use of his words within Psalm 12.  The Prophet David knew well what sense he was using the words "this generation"~and so do I, and you will as well, if we both trust the scriptures above men.

If we read through Matthew 24 carefully, then we should not have any problem knowing of whom Christ is speaking about when he use the term~THIS GENERATION. Beginning at verse five down to verse 25, out Lord is speaking about wicked false prophets and those deceived by them! When he said that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled; he is referring to a kind of people, that will be here till the very end, and these kind of people will actually increase in numbers as the end approaches. 

Generation=the evil and wicked men and women of the devil, whom David said that God has preserved his word from for ever!  The word generation in this sense is used by the Holy Ghost many times over in the scriptures: Matthew 23:36~please consider the contents of the context from Matthew 23.  Deut. 1:35; Mathew 12:24; Matt. 11:16; Luke 17:25; Matt. 3:7; Proverbs 30:11-14!!



 

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