The A.D. 70 Destruction Of Jerusalem

The apocalyptic language of Matthew 24 causes many believers to think it is talking about the future second coming of Christ. And they are correct about verses 36 and following. But verse 34 makes it very clear the preceding verses in the chapter are talking about something that happened in that generation. The verse reads “ … This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.”

In fact this text is prophesying of the physical destruction of Jerusalem which indeed occurred about 40 years later in 70 AD. by Titus and his Roman armies. Josephus and other secular historians confirm the catastrophic event. This is a marvelous instance of Jesus being able to predict the future, and therefore is evidence the Bible is inspired of God. No human can predict the future like that.

There are many other examples of the Bible successfully predicting the future, but this is one of the most detailed. And if the Bible can predict future history so reliably, then it can be depended on upon when it says Jesus is the Son of God (Acts 8:37).

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