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The Temple's Destruction (24:1-3)
- Jesus Is Not Impressed with Splendid Monuments (24:1-2)
- Swift Judgment to Come Against the Temple Establishment (24:2)
- The End of Both the Temple and the Age (24:3)
In much of Matthew 24, Jesus is warning followers who, like Peter, want an optimistic promise of the future (16:21-23) that realism is more important. His followers must prepare themselves to die for his honor before the coming of the end (compare 16:24-28). The introduction to this part of the discourse makes some crucial points.
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