Originally posted by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
reply to post by EnochWasRight
So you're telling me that before this generation the righteous and wicked never lived together? The righteous and the wicked have been living
together since the beginning of history. Jesus was righteous while the Romans were wicked and they both lived in the same generation. Maybe I'm
Another way to understand this is to show you what Jesus means when He says, "You must be born again." This is tied to baptism and like I said, I
cover this in the signature link with two articles. Jesus was the last Adam. He said, "You must be born again." He refused to entrust Himself to
others and said this:
23 Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs he was performing and believed in his name. 24 But Jesus would
not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people. 25 He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person.
Now consider Esdra 2.
 Then I answered and said, How, and when shall these things come to pass? wherefore are our years few and evil?
 And he answered me, saying, Do not thou hasten above the most Highest: for thy haste is in vain to be above him, for thou hast much exceeded.
 Did not the souls also of the righteous ask question of these things in their chambers, saying, How long shall I hope on this fashion? when
cometh the fruit of the floor of our reward?
 And unto these things Uriel the archangel gave them answer, and said, Even when the number of seeds is filled in you: for he hath weighed the
world in the balance.
 By measure hath he measured the times; and by number hath he numbered the times; and he doth not move nor stir them, until the said measure be
 Then answered I and said, O Lord that bearest rule, even we all are full of impiety.
 And for our sakes peradventure it is that the floors of the righteous are not filled, because of the sins of them that dwell upon the earth.
 So he answered me, and said, Go thy way to a woman with child, and ask of her when she hath fulfilled her nine months, if her womb may keep the
birth any longer within her.
 Then said I, No, Lord, that can she not. And he said unto me, In the grave the chambers of souls are like the womb of a woman:
 For like as a woman that travaileth maketh haste to escape the necessity of the travail: even so do these places haste to deliver those things
that are committed unto them.
 From the beginning, look, what thou desirest to see, it shall be shewed thee.
 Then answered I and said, If I have found favour in thy sight, and if it be possible, and if I be meet therefore,
 Shew me then whether there be more to come than is past, or more past than is to come.
 What is past I know, but what is for to come I know not.
 And he said unto me, Stand up upon the right side, and I shall expound the similitude unto thee.
 So I stood, and saw, and, behold, an hot burning oven passed by before me: and it happened that when the flame was gone by I looked, and, behold,
the smoke remained still.
 After this there passed by before me a watery cloud, and sent down much rain with a storm; and when the stormy rain was past, the drops remained
 Then said he unto me, Consider with thyself; as the rain is more than the drops, and as the fire is greater than the smoke; but the drops and the
smoke remain behind: so the quantity which is past did more exceed.
 Then I prayed, and said, May I live, thinkest thou, until that time? or what shall happen in those days?
 He answered me, and said, As for the tokens whereof thou askest me, I may tell thee of them in part: but as touching thy life, I am not sent to
shew thee; for I do not know it.