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Did Jesus Really Predict the Destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem?
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Destruction of the Temple Foretold by Jesus – The Scripture
One day, as they exited the Temple complex, one of the disciples said to Jesus,
“Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!” And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” (Mark 13:1-2)
Did they hear Jesus right? Was he predicting the total destruction of the Temple?
And as he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are about to be accomplished?” (Mark 13:3-4)
Then Jesus went on to deliver a cryptic account of the signs of things to come. He mentioned nation rising against nation, kingdom rising against kingdom, earthquakes and famines… Even the sun, moon and stars would somehow be dramatically affected.
Jesus foretold the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple. He also warned his followers to be on guard — for they would be arrested, tried, tortured, and killed on account of their association with him. He spoke of terrible times in the future, but also gave hope for his glorious return to set things right again..." from the article: Destruction of the Temple Foretold by Jesus