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Posted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:30 pm
31 “In that day, he who is on the housetop, and his goods are in the house, let him not come down to take them away. And likewise the one who is in the field, let him not turn back. 32 Remember Lot’s wife. 33 Whoever seeks to save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. 34 I tell you, in that night there will be two men in one bed: the one will be taken and the other will be left. 35 Two women will be grinding together: the one will be taken and the other left. 36 Two men will be in the field: the one will be taken and the other left.”[f]
37 And they answered and said to Him, “Where, Lord?”
So He said to them, “Wherever the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together.”
Hey guys i seem to not understand what is been said here in verse 34-37..
Can anyone help me out?
God bless you all
Re: Luke 31-37
Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:06 am
Depends on who you ask. But, if you interpret the Bible in light of the bible we can see what is going on.
Many claim this verse as a pre-trib rapture verse. However, if we simply look at the text we learn that this is not the case.
Christ is speaking of a future event. These events correlate to what is also relayed in Matt 24
The question asked of Jesus is, "when the kingdom of God would come." The KOG has a very specific meaning. The Kingdom Age is the time when the Messiah will rule on the Earth. It isn't any wonder that a Pharisee would ask this question. It was something very much on the heart of Israel considering their bondage.
Very similar to Matt 24, Jesus makes this statement in luke 17.
"Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all. It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all."
This preceeds the info about two people and one being taken. Many try to claim that this is the rapture event. But it just doesn't jive. Why? Because of the preceeding verses. Who was left behind in the days of Noah? Noah and his family. Why? Because Noah was found righteous. What about in Sodom, who was left behind? Lot. The sinners were destroyed. And so it shall be in the Kingdom age. The wicked shall perish.
Re: Luke 31-37
Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:10 am
My non-English Bible uses the words "corpse" and "vulture" in that last verse. So, it reads something like "Wherever the corpse is, where vultures are gathered".
It seems clear that the ones who are taken are the unlucky ones.