TO Jesus on the Mount of Olives canie his disciples asking, "What shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?" They were looking for the kingdom of heaven, but in spite of Jesus' teaching they had not yet learned what and where the kingdom of heaven is. They were still seeking a material sign, a speedy and spectacular herald, which should convince a material people that the Christ had come, and that with a "Lo here" or a "Lo there" there should appear a humanly visible kingdom, probably as richly imposing in its material splendor and power as the empire of Rome.
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