How do we determine whether the great tribulation is past or future? To answer this question, we will consider parallel passages from Daniel 12:1–2 and Matthew 24:21, 31. A very weak case is made for the Dispensationalist position on the matter of eschatology in that it argues that Matthew 24 is yet to be fulfilled. In order to pull this interpretive gymnastic maneuver, they must do a long jump from the first century to the present day or the future when a new temple can be rebuilt. Until then, they are lacking the major context for he fulfillment of their prophetic theory. From this assumption, they allege that the great tribulation of Matthew 24 is ...