Posted: Jan 06, 2012 3:05 pm
by IgnorantiaNescia
John P. M. wrote:Another thing that occurred to me: if we go for the 'condemnation of the Jews for their lacking faith and works' explanation, it seems that Christian Zionists / Restorationists could use it to say "See? The fig tree was not in season yet, but there will come a time again, as with all fig trees", while those who would say the Jews were condemned forever could say "No no - the fig tree was whithered from the root, and died completely - there's no way".

That does indeed happen, usually with some other mentions of fig trees in the Bible thrown in. Here's an example of a rapture-ready site that says "Israel will be given a second chance".