Monday, January 16, 2006

So When Is His Wrath?

Continuing from yesterday, God’s wrath is not mentioned in Matthew 24 until verses 37-39.

For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be (Matt. 24:37-39).

Luke gives us added detail.

It was the same as happened in the days of Lot: they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building; but on the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. It will be just the same on the day that the Son of Man is revealed (Luke 17:28-30).

Do these verses say God’s wrath was falling on Lot’s and Noah’s generation years before Lot and Noah were delivered? Pre-trib teaches that God’s wrath will be falling on mankind seven years before the coming Jesus spoke of in Matthew 24.

So if Christ’s coming is “just like the days of Noah” and Lot, shouldn’t His wrath also come at the time of our deliverance, right after the sign in the sun, moon, and stars? Yes. Now we know why God's wrath isn't mentioned before Christ's coming in Matthew 24. It's not there!

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