Ever studied eschatology (study of the end) and found yourself jumping back and forth between Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21 trying to line things up in your head and understand what’s going on? Well, I have. Finally I broke down and made a comparison chart to help me put things in perspective and learn the pieces easier. I’m going to share it with you for the low low price of… okay sorry no it’s right below no cost but your time.
These three chapters are known as the “Olivet Discourse” because they were presumed to be a conversation that happened upon the Mount of Olives. It does appear Luke’s account is in the temple and not on the mount but that’s not conclusive. Many speculate it was the same account but written to a different audience. In either event we’re looking at it as the same information regardless of whether it’s the same event recorded. Continue reading