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originally posted by: incoserv
There's a passage found in the three synoptic gospels - Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21 - known as "the Olivet Discourse" or "... Prophecy."
I've been a disciple of Christ for over 40 years, much of that in ministry. I've never been one of those placard carrying THE END IS NEAR types. I do believe that, as the Apostles' Creed states - He will come again to judge the living and the dead, but have always strived, as an old preacher said long ago, to live daily expecting him to come tomorrow but plan like it wouldn't happen in my lifetime.
I still hold to that, but as I read through to the Olivet discourse and look at the world around me ... 🤷♂️
Even so, μαρανατά! May the faith of the elect hold firm! Indeed, it is only by grace that anybody's faith will hold through what looks to be coming.
ETA: My apologies if this seems off-topic. I don't mean to create thread drift, this is simply what occurred to be as I read the OP and concatenated it with everything else happening.