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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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To: norge

I don’t consider looking forward to Christ, the Creator of the Universe, return for the Church as moaning.

I just see it as not much different when I was a young Christian and really, really wanting to see Jesus. It is a part of the growth of Christians to go through a phase of looking, actively looking and understanding our times. This is how it should be. It is not selfish.

With time and if the apparent pace of prophecy slows, then the believer will mature into a more patient wait. If the pace of prophecy quickens, then these young Christians will be ready. I hope to be ready when the time approaches, even now. We are to pray and wait. I take seriously the fact Jesus warns us more than once that not all will be ready when he comes.

Are you ready?


24 posted on 03/20/2009 11:50:23 AM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publici scholae)
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