In Matthew 24:34 Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.” The meaning of Jesus’ statement seem obvious, but most Christians in America today think He was saying something else. How is the phrase, “this generation,” used by Jesus and others in the Bible? And what impact does that have on Jesus’ words in the Olivet Discourse?
The Bible teaches the bodily resurrection of Jesus and that of all the dead, contrary to claims made by theological liberals, hyperpreterists and Jehovah’s Witnesses that 1 Corinthians 15 speaks of a spiritual, non-physical resurrection.
In this episode of the Theopologetics Podcast I play some calls I made in to the Stand to Reason radio show with Greg Koukl on the topic of preterism, hyperpreterism and skepticism, as a follow up to episodes 17 and 18 in which I interviewed Dee Dee Warren on the same topics.
This is the inaugural episode of the Theopologetics Podcast. The topic is the general resurrection of all the dead, which I use to introduce myself and what this podcast is all about. Related is a seeming ignorance of the doctrine in American Evangelicalism, which instead focuses on “heaven” as a place where our spirits go when we die, as well as a refutation of hyperpreterism’s claim that the resurrection is non-physical and happened in the first century.