a reply to: WanderingMrM
[ I changed the order of quoting so it fits better with my answers. ]
Let's not forget if Jesus is coming back as many major religious groups talk about, who is not to say that this individual will not be it? Jesus never
specified he will come back looking exactly the same, sounding the same he did or even remotely what his character will be.
See the religious arrogance is that we deem The Savior to look, talk or be described to be the way he was before, yet many also state he will come
like a thief in the night. Which means that he will look like someone we never expected?
Exactly* ! I think that people have a certain preconception/expectation on how he's going to look like, talk or what things he'll say and do, and
they're going to be disappointed. What's worse, under the powerful influence of these religions, they have already made up their minds.
Have people even considered that he might know what sin is, did these things himself and might have gotten punished for them?
Have you ever thought that whoever he might be, he loves people and enjoys being with them? He knows that people have issues (like he does),
understands and tolerates them, teaches them if possible, but at the same time doesn't take sh#t lightly. Maybe violence was part of his life, maybe
he got involved in fistfights during his life, being hated was common for him, and probably that's why he might harbour anger in his soul. However God
is always there to guide him and punish him if needed.
I have the impression that he enjoys talking about these things and doesn't need any pressure to do so. However it's good to keep in mind that the
reality is different, stubborn and dangerous, so he needs to be a bit careful here, just a bit. There are certain groups that would skin him alive if
they got their hands on him, but God always urges him to keep talking about these things and He (God) will take care of the rest.
As for coming as "a thief in the night" it's something that only God knows, it could be gradual, but it's really an unknown. He is walking blind on
this earth, doesn't know what's gonna happen tomorrow and God always leads this person in what he does and in his life too, where he lives, works or
* For the record, I don't believe in "Jesus" existence, but I think that indeed God's messenger came on this earth long time ago not as a savior, but
as a prophet and Old Testament speaks about it in the Book of Kings. Also the israelites are waiting for Elijah, the prophet.
I am rather curious too as to see where he will lead us if he does show up, but if we think about this he is an individual who is logical, has
commonsense, comes off as an intellectual, is in a wheelchair so people can connect to him more emotionally etc.
I think the full answer to this is not easy and comes in later stages i.e. now he is simply God's messenger and a learner of human life. He will speak
the word of God to every nation and tell people what they've done against God. And in later stages, maybe in another life as a human again, then he'll
start his work as savior. But the details here are really scarce ... And if he has a wheelchair, I hope he has insurance so he can afford one
The real question will be - Is he going to be The Savior or The Destroyer?
This is a very good question! It's very likely that this question has gone into his mind a number of times.
Now why destroy?! If possible things can be done in a calm and human way, talk openly and sincerely about all big issues that plague the world today -
degradation, wars, prostitution, homosexuality, human exploitation, separation from God and many more, and set goals to eradicate them.
Now, how much is that possible today in the current dangerous times we're living in? Close to zero percent. And in this case it's God Almighty that
will let him know what to do in due time. Ultimately he follows and obeys God's orders, but people should always keep in mind that God's kindness and
forgiveness knows no limits.
Now, how about a Savior that resembles a doctor that removes quickly and decisively the cancerous parts from a sick body and the person suffers while
this surgery is ongoing, but recovers at last? Things are not simple as in "The Savior or The Destroyer" and they are not easy too.
Information to him comes slowly and bit by bit, knowing all about human life, good and bad, is something that takes time, experience and much effort.
Everything earthly must have been new to him and traumas related to different human activities (sex for example) were also part of his life. To
people, conversation about food, sex, personal hygiene are common, but not to him, when he was a kid. This has been a very strong learning experience
P.S. Just to add that in my opinion this "Anti-christ" figure is fake and completely unreal, but that's besides the point.