EXISTING SYSTEM OF THINGS SUPERCEDED
There has always been a lot of confusion concerning what the prophecies say about the “end of the world”.. but.. in fact.. they say nothing.
The confusion seems to arise because of poor translation in the King James version.. a version which has proved to be extremely popular. However. The KJV translation is flawed.. as any good modern translation will demonstrate. It is not the end of the world that was being prophesized.. it was the end of the existing system.
The prophets inspected the system.. they judged it.. and prophesized that the changes would come about in our age. Changes concerning our existing ideas of.. leadership, law, and religion.
As for the one sown among the thorns, this is the one hearing the word, but the anxiety of this system of things and the deceptive power of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.
. . and the enemy that sowed them is the Devil. The harvest is a conclusion of a system of things, and the reapers are angels. Therefore, just as the weeds are collected and burned with fire, so it will be in the conclusion of the system of things.
That is how it will be in the conclusion of the system of things: the angels will go out and separate the wicked from among the righteous
While he was sitting upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples approached him privately, saying: "Tell us, When will these things be, and what will be the sign of your presence and of the conclusion of the system of things?"
. . teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded you. And, look! I am with you all the days until the conclusion of the system of things."
And quit being fashioned after this system of things, but be transformed by making your mind over, that you may prove to yourselves the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Where is the wise man? Where the scribe? Where the debater of this system of things? Did not God make the wisdom of the world foolish?
Now we speak wisdom among those who are mature, but not the wisdom of this system of things nor that of the rulers of this system of things, who are to come to nothing.
This wisdom not one of the rulers of this system of things came to know, for if they had known it they would not have impaled the glorious Lord.
Let no one be seducing himself: If anyone among you thinks he is wise in this system of things, let him become a fool, that he may become wise.
. . among whom the god of this system of things has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, that the illumination of the glorious good news about the Christ, who is the image of God, might not shine through.
He gave himself for our sins that he might deliver us from the present wicked system of things according to the will of our God and Father,
. . far above every government and authority and power and lordship and every name named, not only in this system of things, but also in that to come.
. . in which you at one time walked according to the system of things of this world, according to the ruler of the authority of the air, the spirit that now operates in the sons of disobedience.
THE COMING SYSTEM OF THINGS
And it came to be pretty in its greatness, in the length of its foliage, for its root system proved to be over many waters.
. . who will not get a hundredfold now in this period of time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and fields, with persecutions, and in the coming system of things everlasting life.
. . who will not in any way get many times more in this period of time, and in the coming system of things everlasting life."
Jesus said to them: "The children of this system of things marry and are given in marriage, but those who have been counted worthy of gaining that system of things and the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage.