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To: norge

The church has been waiting since Jesus left.

There was the rumor that Jesus would return before all of the apostles died. Then, in the middle ages, people of that time thought Jesus would return at the turn of the first century.

Does this mean that the Church should stop looking? No.

Actually, my understanding of scripture is that from the moment Jesus left till Jesus does return, is ALL the last day.

So, the wise Christian just decides that the Lord knows what he is doing, and patiently waits.

As to why Jesus is waiting, it is for one reason, so that more can be saved.


18 posted on 03/19/2009 6:55:01 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publici scholae)
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To: TruthConquers

As to why Jesus is waiting, it is for one reason, so that more can be saved.

Precisely my point, that I made to the previous poster. If He had come earlier, that poster would not have existed.

So I ask, should Jesus "tarry", how many more millions, billions, trillions, will be added to the Kingdom? And is that not what we Christians want?

For Christians to whine about Him not coming now, and "why does He wait" is supremely self-centered. And further, it is a function of the current "Rapturist" point of view. How would you like to have been a Chinese Christian after 1949, or a Christian in Germany during the 3rd Reich?

We have it easy today. Moaning about Clinton and whatever excesses he may have brought, or Obama, comparing him to the "Anti-Christ", are nothing compared to the excesses of Nero, who was the ruler of the Roman Empire during Paul's life.

19 posted on 03/19/2009 7:26:49 PM PDT by norge
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