posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 07:39 AM
a reply to: leeda
Where do you think he is right at this moment? Can you hear his voice? What's he doing? Is he still
living? Why is he taking so long to come back?
His "coming back" that he predicted already happened.
That was his "Son of Man" prophecy that had to do with the fall of Jerusalem, which is a historical event that happened thirty five years after he had
made the prediction.
The next "coming" of Jesus is a prediction of Paul's in 1 Thessalonians.
Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who
have no hope.
For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede
those who have fallen asleep.
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead
in Christ will rise first.
After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with
the Lord forever.
Therefore encourage one another with these words.
There was already present in the first Christians' minds that there was to be expected a future event, "The Day of the Lord", with a general
The new thing that Paul is inserting into that existing scheme is that Jesus was going to be there in an official capacity, to personally oversee the
gathering up of those who had died in the belief of him.
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