Peculiarities associated with our generation (Matthew 24:32-35)
Jesus’s prediction of the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem was met with a question on when these things shall be (Matthew 24:1-3). Jesus answered rolling out the various incidents that would mark the end. They include the signs of the false prophets, Christs and teachers, wars and civil unrest, famines, pestilence and earthquakes, persecutions, abounding iniquity and its effect, the state of the temple of Jerusalem, increase in gospel mission activities, increase in travel and knowledge, massive departures and falling away from the faith and the sign of weather and climatic change (Matthew 24:1-12; Daniel 12:4; 2 Thessalonians. 2:3; 1 Timothy 4:1-3).
Worthy of note to every Christian youth is the fact that the level of evil and iniquity of this generation can in no way be compared to that of Sodom, Gomorrah and Noah’s generation which brought God’s wrath down on them (Genesis 6:1-6; 19:1-9). The Scriptures rightly refer to it as a generation of vipers and an untoward one (Matthew 3:7; Acts 1:40). It is a generation of ‘e-’ evils of diverse forms and magnitudes. For this generation, the axe of the Lord is laid on its root (cons. Matthew 3:10). Obviously, judgement is determined.