We looked last time at the “Day of the Lord” in the book of Joel and saw that very similar language can be used to describe various judgments of God. Today, we look at a specific description of judgment in Matthew 24 and see which judgment it is. We will examine a couple of different ideas about it.
The book of Joel is quite short but uses the phrase “day of the Lord” repeatedly throughout the prophecy. What is meant by this phrase that is used here but also around 30 times throughout the Old and New Testaments? We hope to get a better idea of that in this class.
March 19, 2015
May 10, 2009
There are people throughout time who have looked at the suffering of good people and the “fulfilling” lives of evil people as evidence against the justice and mercy of God. For an example, look at conditions in Zimbabwe. President Mugabe is one of the richest men on earth but his people are starving and are tortured just to keep him in power. Where is God’s justice there? In Malachi 2:17, the people asked the question, “Where is the God of justice?” The question today is often, “Would a just God let these things continue? Why isn’t He doing anything?”