I am currently teaching a class on Jesus’ Olivet Discourse – His clearest teaching on the end of the age. Here is an excerpt of my notes on Matthew 24, which offers an outline of the entire chapter. Hope it’s helpful for your studies.
Do you have oil? What I mean is, do you have oil in the Matthew 25 sense?
When Pat Robertson made his comments about Haiti it ignited a firestorm of criticism from a variety of sources from the White House to Whoopi Goldberg to Rick Warren. Many took issue with Robertson’s content while others took issue with his tone. Few supported Robertson. Whether He was right or wrong regarding Haiti’s pact with the devil will be revealed by eternity. I must say that I am glad that Robertson’s comments struck a chord because it revealed much about how we view God and His judgments. So rather than dissecting Robertson’s comments I’d like to talk about the issue of God’s judgments.