[QUOTE=RAM][What does the Bible really teach?
Maybe the fact that you have not been persuaded is that there is no sufficient "teaching" to present to you regarding these matters which you insist are so important, and so obvious to you, and represent a vital part of what is to taught, as you see it.
What does Paul have to say on this very basic question? What has Paul taught?
I can relate to that question, and use all 13 of his letters as background material. But, I cannot use anything he said to discuss 70 A.D.and the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple. As far as I can tell, he said nothing about it.
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38,39