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To: InvisibleChurch
Seeing that the Second Coming hasn’t arrived, it suggests that the word “generation” has a different meaning in this context. Nice try, fella.

Were you there? How would you know? Joh 14:2&3 & 1Th 4:17 say that he takes the bride to heaven, not earth. He would have showed up, and then left. Maybe the Romans would have written about it. Wait, no, they didn't even write about all of the dead coming to life in Mat 27:52. Wait, didn't they have CNN back then? Maybe we could check the video logs. Nope! Lol. I guess we should ask Josephus. ;) :)

45 posted on 03/25/2009 5:46:54 AM PDT by OPREV
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The fig tree Lord Jesus talked about is Israel reborn. The fig tree He cursed and that withered was Israel because they did no believe that Jesus Christ was their Messiah and King. God in His foreknowledge knew all this and made it happen according to his plan. Israel was set aside and the body of Christ was started in Acts 10 and 11 when Peter preached the good news of Jesus Christ to Cornellius and his house and friends and they believed and immediately the Holy Spirit fell on them like He did on the converted Jews at the day of Pentecost, this was a shock to Peter and his friends that the Spirit fell on these pagan gentiles. This is when God stared the grace age church by Paul the Apostle to the gentiles, a religious Jew whom God saved and stripped of all His religion and sent unto the gentiles as the scriptures teach.
Anyway, God set Israel aside and they have indeed suffered for that sin as they and their children had had their part in the crucifixion of God's only begotten Son Jesus Christ. The Christ was crucified on a roman cross by an unjust judge named Pontius Pilate who knew Jesus was innocent and that the Sanhedrin delivered Him up for envy but he was willing to do them a favor. Acts 4 teaches that both Jew and Gentile are responsible for the crucifixion and death of the only man in all earths history who fulfilled the law. This of course is why men suffer in life but we who believe God in Christ Jesus are saved from the wrath of God to come on all the earth when God uses Israel to bring all the nations of the earth to Israel to fight against and destroy Israel under the control of Satan's man anti Christ. The world will love the beast and follow Him and the nations armies will die on the mountains of Israel when God fights for Israel at the end of the 7 year tribulation.
All of this is taught in the sciptures and the people who call themselves Christians need to believe and read the Scriptures to understand. I did this after I left the heresies and religion of the Roman Church.
Search the Scripture's.

MT 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

MT 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:

MT 24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.

MT 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

MT 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

MT 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

MT 24:37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

MT 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

MT 24:39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

MT 24:40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

MT 24:41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

MT 24:42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

MT 24:43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

MT 24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

MT 24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?

MT 24:46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

MT 24:47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.

MT 24:48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;

MT 24:49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;

MT 24:50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,

MT 24:51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

55 posted on 03/25/2009 6:13:12 AM PDT by kindred (Conservatives have 4 years to start a new conservative party or lose more elections.)
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