As for those who reject Our Signs, We will roast them in a Fire. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. He shows the way in which 'other-worldly' hope of 'going to heaven' is a total misread of gospel faith. From the Fathers of the Church series (New York, 1959). This is the position of a modified view of Post-Millennialism. c. Philosophers from Plotinus to Fichte and beyond have held that the reabsorption of the polichrome universe in the eternal One would be preferable to creation.
And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved. The preceding verses do not paint a picture of a utopian, christian dominated world. Mark 1:14-15 indicates difference between Jesus’ and John’s preaching; the time is fulfilled! In 1530, however, they were smashed and suppressed by the alarmed authorities. And, therefore, if we wish to understand what the Gospels teach concerning the “end of the world,” the first requisite is that we should have some idea of that earlier teaching upon which it is based.