That being said, we can see clearer what Matthew 24:40 is trying to tell us when Jesus said, “Then shall two be in the field…”
We have two different images of God in the same book causing confusion by mixing them together. The very word Babylon means, “Confusion by mixing.”
Think of the Garden of Eden story…. Would you curse your children if they disobeyed you? When compared to Paul’s description of God’s character in 1 Corinthians 13, none of that makes sense. It’s 100% opposite of what it says in the chapter describing love.
If we need to forgive someone for something, that is a sign that resentment is present which is 100% opposite of what 1 Corinthians 13 is saying. “Then shall two be in the field…”
I see the holy book as the greatest treasure map ever constructed in history. A book that doesn’t mean what we see with our eyes on the page. John 2 and the wedding parable tells us that, “The best wine was saved for last,” and if we do the math, “last” cannot = 2000 years ago.
“In the reading of the prophets this one thing is to be observed….They speak of things to come as if they were now past….” – Introduction to Isaiah, 1560 Geneva Bible
The prophets wrote in the past tense fooling us into thinking we were reading about historical figures when they were yet future. We were given lessons before the people in those lessons even existed.