The Olivet Discourse
Peter and John before the Sanhedrin exemplifies the Preaching, Persecution, Power and Parousia pattern!
The book of Acts is full of the alliterative pattern: Preaching, Persecution, Power, Parousia!
There is an alliterative pattern in the Olivet Discourse that totally falsifies futurism! Powerful stuff!
If the end of the age (of Matthew 24) was not in the first century, the Apostles were false prophets!
Revelation 14 is a direct echo of Matthew 24:14- proving that the end of the age had arrived!
John, fully aware of the eschatological meaning of "the last hour" declared: "it is the last hour!"
At the very time that Paul affirmed the completion of the World Mission, Peter said "the end of all things has drawn near!"
James 5- written in the same context of the fulfillment of the Great Commission, undeniably affirms the nearness of Christ's parousia!
The world mission completed, Hebrews declared "in a very, very little while, the one who is coming will come, and will not delay!"
After affirming the completion of the World Mission, Paul said the Lord was near!
The completion of the World Mission was a sign of the imminent end. A look at 1 Corinthians shows that Paul believed the end was near!
The completion of the World Mission was to be a sign that the end was near!