Supposed contradiction and verses:
Was Jesus wrong about when the second coming would be? That generation is gone.
Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.
Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.
The atheist makes a false assumption here without reading the rest of the chapter, which would make this quite simple to understand. The disciples had asked Jesus when his second coming would be as well as the signs of it. Jesus explained to them the troubles that would be upon the earth, the false messiahs that would arise, and the persecution people would suffer. As He explains, it is true that He says things such as “You will see” but He also says “They will see”. Jesus knew the Disciples would give this teaching and it would pass through the ages. The “You” in this context would be those hearing the messages and those reading it as we do in our Bibles. It was not saying that it was the particular generation of the disciples.
As one reads the entire chapter of each of these books, it plainly shows, He is speaking of the generation that goes through these things will not pass till all those things are fulfilled. If you ever read Revelation, you know the Great Tribulation will be 7 years, and a generation will not pass in seven years, no, they will pass through all the things Christ spoke of, in rapid succession. “This generation” is that generation of people that live during that time. No contradiction!
In His Grace,
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