Again and again Scripture authenticates itself, giving us more reasons to trust it, even the parts that present a reality so much grander than the narrow parameters a rationalistic twenty-first-century worldview easily allow.
The text in question is so familiar that we often overlook the powerful validation of faith it presents. Speaking with His disciples a few days before the cross, Jesus opens to them world events leading to the Second Coming. Amid it all He says, “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come” (Matt. 24:14).
Reading the text now—with …