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By Chris McCann
January 22, 2020

When it was said to the people in the churches that God commanded His people to leave the church and a proof of this was found in the command of Matthew 24:

Matthew 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:

Pastors, elders, and many people in the churches laughed at the idea that Judah in Matthew 24 spiritually refered to the churches themselves. They laughed because they believed that you cannot develop a doctrine (such as the end of the Church Age) on the understanding of parabolic language.

And yet, the Bible says this:

Mark 4:2 And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,...

Jesus taught the people many things by parables-and His speaking in parables is said to be "doctrine".

So yes, God's elect read the book of Jeremiah and apply its many warnings and judgments regarding the wrath of God coming down on a rebellious people called by God's name-and we do indeed apply it to the churches and congregations-and develop doctrine according to the things God has revealed to us through these historical parables. After all, parables and doctrine are what Christ taught us.