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originally posted by: schuyler
Wait. Paul said Jesus would return within his lifetime. If you read his letters, which are a part of the New Testament, you know this is so. That was Paul's whole point, to keep his flock in line for the return
Well, he didn't make it. he didn't make it in 1000, a magic date according to many. He didn't make it in 2000. What makes you think you have ANY IDEA that he'll show up in 2025 or so?
Forty years ago Jesus dictated ACIM to the scribe Helen Schucman. More recently, over three years, he similarly dictated A Course of Love to the scribe Mari Perron. Jesus himself referred to what he was dictating as a “continuation of A Course in Miracles.” Students of ACIM will recognize the Voice.
A Course of Love makes the assertion that we are now in the time of Christ-consciousness. There have always been individuals who embodied Christ-consciousness, but none (except Jesus, we might add) that have sustained it. Jesus does not make promises about a physical Second Coming, as he did not in ACIM, but he does indicate that now is the time for the sustaining of Christ-consciousness among more and more people, and he asserts that children born now will inhabit a very different world than that of their forebears.
originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: Akragon
Basically he is saying being a Catholic is the way.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
If Jesus actually shows up and I know it's the real deal, I'll have no issue admitting I was wrong, but that's not gonna happen. A deity coming down from the clouds and bringing Armageddon with him is fantasy. Nothing like that has ever happened and it never will happen, it's outside the borders of reality.
originally posted by: buster2010
A Middle Easterner shows up and claims he will change the world through his religion. Sounds like a future guest at Guantanamo.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: MoonBlossom
But I see the end of the world as a very terrifying time. Something I'm not sure why many people in the world actively wish and hope will arrive. The events described in it are just absolutely horrifying. It's so hateful to wish and hope for the world's end...