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Christian Insecurity: The Problem of the Second Coming
Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/06/2014 | David Turner

Posted on 11/08/2014 3:08:44 PM PST by Jan_Sobieski

The issue of the Second Coming, or Parousia represents the fault line between Christianity and Judaism. According to Judaism the messiah will be validated by fulfilling God's promises, namely Malkhut haShamayim, the Kingdom of God or, Peace on Earth. According to the Christian narrative Jesus will fulfill this upon his return, an event long-anticipated (see Paul; expectations in the year 1000; more recently on the year two-thousand). This long expected Parousia is another source of what I refer to as, Christian Insecurity...

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: 2ndcoming; israel; jesus; messiah; parousia; secondcoming
2000 years ago, religious leaders of Israel knew that the Messiah had to come to Israel before Israel lost its scepter (right of self rule). This was based on Jacob's prophecy in Genesis 49 of the Torah:

Genesis 49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come ; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. 11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes: 12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

When Jesus did revel himself to them, they rejected his message and the Word of G-d that prophesied of his coming. As a result, they missed his first coming as a suffering servant (lamb) to take away their sins. Today, as their fathers before them, the Jewish religious establishment are rejecting the Tanakh and unless G-d opens their eyes and their hearts, will miss his 2nd coming in the clouds as prophesied by the Jewish Apostle Paul (Saul of Tarsus). However, this event may lead to one of the greatest Jewish revivals ever with thousands / possibly millions of Jews looking to their Messiah (Zechariah 12, Revelation 7)
1 posted on 11/08/2014 3:08:44 PM PST by Jan_Sobieski
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To: Jan_Sobieski

Have never heard the term “Parousia” to describer the return of our Lord, and hopefully we’ll never hear of it again.


2 posted on 11/08/2014 3:20:04 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Jan_Sobieski

They knew....the timeline of the end of Daniel’s 70 “sevens” was exactly around the time of Christ’s ministry.

http://www.gotquestions.org/seventy-sevens.html


3 posted on 11/08/2014 3:28:32 PM PST by Roman_War_Criminal
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To: BenLurkin

What do you mean? “Parousia” is the greek word for the physical return to earth of the Messiah as opposed to the “Episunagoge” which is the meeting him in the clouds.


4 posted on 11/08/2014 3:30:35 PM PST by Jan_Sobieski (Sanctification)
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To: BenLurkin

>>Have never heard the term “Parousia” to describer the return of our Lord, and hopefully we’ll never hear of it again.

You’ve heard it, but it was translated into English.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parousia


5 posted on 11/08/2014 3:32:11 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Bryanw92

Now I’m really confused.


6 posted on 11/08/2014 3:34:37 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Jan_Sobieski

I don’t speak Greek and don’t expect to ever learn it.

Just an ignorant hick, I guess.


7 posted on 11/08/2014 3:35:31 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Jan_Sobieski

From the author: “Please keep in mind that I write as a Zionist, not from religion; history, not faith.”

Christian SECURITY comes from faith.


8 posted on 11/08/2014 3:36:25 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal
"After the culmination of the 62 seven-year periods, or after 483rd year, the Messiah would be cut off."

And there is one week (seven years) left for the nation of Israel.

9 posted on 11/08/2014 3:37:34 PM PST by CynicalBear (For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus)
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To: BenLurkin

>>Now I’m really confused.

The author’s intent was to confuse Christians.


10 posted on 11/08/2014 3:37:55 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: CynicalBear

Yep! Seven more years—the worst seven years that will ever transpire on this planet.


11 posted on 11/08/2014 3:40:35 PM PST by Roman_War_Criminal
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To: Jan_Sobieski

I’m a 52 yr old catholic and I never heard of Parousia, I didn’t know Jesus was late, I didn’t know I was insecure about it and I thought he would come like a thief in the night. A lot I don’t know I guess.


12 posted on 11/08/2014 3:46:38 PM PST by wattsgnu
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To: BenLurkin
I do not know Greek either, however you can use an interlinear Bible that gives you the original Greek along side the English. It is quite interesting to see the meanings of the Greek and the English attempt to translate...English/Greek
13 posted on 11/08/2014 4:19:59 PM PST by Jan_Sobieski (Sanctification)
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To: Jan_Sobieski
The author is very confused.

He fails to recognize that Yah'shua was/is/will always be a Jew.

He did not come to start "Christianly".

He came for the Jew first then the Gentile.

shalom b'SHEM Yah'shua HaMashiach

14 posted on 11/08/2014 6:24:07 PM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

Amen!


15 posted on 11/08/2014 6:32:48 PM PST by Jan_Sobieski (Sanctification)
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To: Bryanw92
The author’s intent was to confuse Christians.

Seems so - mixing Old Covenant with New Covenant will do that. I also get a kick out of how he spells "Jesus" out and spells "God" ad "G-d". Jesus was also 100% God so it seems that convention would make His name be spelled as "J-s-s"...

16 posted on 11/09/2014 3:56:54 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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