Thursday, January 25, 2007

Did Jesus Falsely Predict His Return?

A common argument against belief in Jesus within Jewish circles is the following: Jesus predicted his return within the lifetime of his original followers. Therefore, he was a false prophet.

The pertinent section of Scripture where this can be found is called the Olivet Discourse.

I'm reading through Dr. Michael L. Brown's "Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus: New Testament Objections", which is quite excellent. It includes a good answer to the posed problem. However, I would recommend R.C. Sproul's work on the question. He wrote a book called "the Last Days According to Jesus." Sproul takes the partial-preterist view.

He is currently broadcasting a radio series by the same name. You can find it online here. If this is an issue for you or if you love digging into Scripture, I highly recommend it.

I especially love the parallels between prophecies in the Tanakh and Y'shua's predictions that Sproul points out.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! I just happened on your blog. Great subject & love that you're writing about it!!!
Can I just correct one little thing? (My expertise stems from the fact that I'm a Israeli Messianic Jew.) It's actually "Yeshua" and not "Y'shua".
As I understand it, "Y'shua" is the most recent Jews for Jesus version of ישוע.
For everyone else (everyone but Jews for Jesus), it's "Yeshua" or, of course, "Jesus".
Keep up the blogging!

1/29/2007 03:02:00 AM  
Blogger geoffrobinson said...

Glad you enjoy the blog. May God get all the glory.

1/30/2007 10:08:00 PM  

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