More Proof That Robert Parker Failed to Read

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The following statements from Desire of Ages, and the SDA Bible Commentary, are some things that Robert Parker apparently did not read:

"Jesus did not answer His disciples by taking up separately the destruction of Jerusalem and the great day of His coming. He mingled the description of these two events...When He referred to the destruction of Jerusalem, His prophetic words reached beyond that event to the final conflagration in that day when the Lord shall rise out of His place to punish the world for their iniquity, when the earth shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain., This entire discourse was given, not for the disciples only, but for those who should live in the last scenes of this earth's history." E.G. White, Desire of Ages, 628.

The words "...the Lord shall rise out of His place..." coincide with Daniel 12:1, as follows:

"And at that time shall Michael stand up (rise), the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book." Daniel 12:1.

"The prophecy which He uttered was TWOFOLD in its meaning; while foreshadowing the destruction of Jerusalem, it PREFIGURED ALSO THE TERRORS OF THE LAST GREAT DAY." E.G White, The Great Controversy, p. 25.

"Jesus blended in His answer to the disciples' question events leading up to 'the end' of the Jewish nation as God's chosen people, and 'the end' of the world. The lines cannot always be sharply drawn between the two. No small part of what Jesus delineated of the future applied particularly to events soon to take place with respect to the Jewish nation, the city of Jerusalem, and the Temple. However, the discourse was also given for the benefit of those who should live amid he last scenes of earth's history. It is worthy of note that DA 628-633 applies the signs enumerated in vs. 4-14 primarily to the fall of Jerusalem and some of them secondarily to our time, and those of vs. 21-30 QUITE EXCLUSIVELY TO EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE SAVIOUR'S SECOND COMING. See on ch. 10:1." SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 5, 497, col. 1.

Since the end-time fulfillment of these prophecies occurs at the greatest time of trouble since there was a nation, we regard the end-time fulfillment's as PRIMARY, rather than secondary, as the writers of the SDA Bible Commentary assert. For example, the representation of the entire world as Jerusalem, and its destruction, is far more pervasive and formidable in scope than the destruction of one city, Jerusalem, anciently, to wit:

"The Saviour's prophecy concerning the visitation of judgments upon Jerusalem is to have another fulfillment, of which that terrible desolation was but a faint shadow. In the fate of the chosen city we may behold the doom of a world that has rejected ?God's mercy and trampled upon His law." E.G. White, The Great Controversy, p. 36.

Something that is a "faint shadow" of something future, is certainly secondary to the future event!