Understanding Difficult Passages

Passages exist in the Bible that present difficulties in understanding. Mark 13 is like Matthew 24 and Luke 21; they all present some material that deals with the Second Coming of Christ, but not that alone. They also speak of the destruction of Jerusalem, which already took place in the year 70, and Mark 13 does not speak of another destruction.
Jesus had revealed to His disciples that Jerusalem and the temple would be destroyed, and they wanted to know when those things would happen, asking, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign when all these things will be fulfilled?” (Mark 13:4).
Jesus then proceeded to answer their questions about the destruction of the temple and later in His answer He added something that they did not ask, as recorded in Mark, and that is the event of His return.
However, He did not necessarily connect the two events.

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