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Date: 22 Aug 2006
"The End" in Matthew 24:13 not only means the fall of Jerusalem, it means the end of Israel and the Jewish system. And "saved," when all relevant Scriptures are considered, and within the limits of our human understanding, means soul salvation. If (and we pray for that possibility) God somehow, and at some point in time, redeems those who did not endure, then wonderful. But that is doubtful. It seems that the ones who did not endure to the end were not part of that faithful group to begin with.
1John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would [no doubt] have continued with us: but [they went out], that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
When the Gospel of Christ went out all over the world, (to every creature under heaven), many accepted Christ, and leave the Old System, but when situations arose to make holding on difficult, they fell away (Matthew 13; Hebrews 6:4-6).
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