This article continues our Prophecy Q/A series, where I do my best to answer questions from readers like you.
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Q: Is the “generation” spoken of in Matthew 24 the generation that sees Israel become a nation again?
I believe this passage is saying that the generation that witnesses the any of the Tribulation events will see all of them. Matthew 24:33 says, “when you see all these things,” then the next verse says “this generation will not pass away until all these things have happened.”
In other words, the events and judgments described in the Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24, etc.) and Revelation (chapters 6-19) will happen in a short time period (i.e., the 7-year Tribulation). The generation alive at that time to witness the beginning of the Tribulation period will witness the end.
This is an important point because some people teach that the events described by Jesus and John are spread out over part or all of the Church Age—or that they are merely symbolic/allegorical.
Q: How should Christians behave or respond to mandatory vaccines and digital passports? Aren’t these precursors for the Mark of the Beast, and if so, shouldn’t Christians avoid them?
I believe we should stand up against any form of tyranny when we can. Each believer has to determine for themselves what this looks like in their own life.
I believe the World Health Organization (responsible for many mandates) is a godless organization that is (knowingly or unknowingly) paving the way for what we read about in Revelation.
Christians need not fear, however, for all is falling into place just as the Lord predicted. We who are Christians should hold back the tide of evil as much as we can while we are here (2 Thess. 2:6-7).