The prophetic history of the Christian dispensation is laid out for us by the parables found in Matthew thirteen, chief among which is the wheat and tares parable (Matt. 13:24-30, 36-43). In it the crop, representing Christendom, is spoiled near the beginning of the dispensation. The Lord’s command is to not pull up the tares, but to leave the crop in its ruined condition until He separates and judges at the end of the age (at the end of the Christian dispensation). Paul tells the Thessalonians that the mystery of lawlessness in Christendom is already at work in his days (2 Thess. 2:7). John says that we know it’s the last hour for many antichrists have already come, going out from us (1 John 2:18-19). Peter says the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God (1 Peter 4:17).
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