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The disciples of Jesus ask Him a very specific question at Matthew 24:3. "Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age/world." Jesus then from Matthew 24:4-15 describes what is going to happen which by the way is happening today. At vs15 Jesus gives us a "tip off," "Therefore ...


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What is the biblical and historical basis for the belief that the Second Coming of Christ hasn't happened yet (as of 2021)? The short answer is that no one can claim without a reasonable doubt that Christ has already returned. What conditions are needed before Christ to return on earth? For example, Jesus characterized the mental state of the world just ...


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The Second Coming of Christ won't be hidden. The whole world will see it. 24 For the Son of Man in his day will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other. (Luke 17:24) The coming of Christ is associated symbolically with a trumpet call: 30 “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the ...


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Matthew 24 Jesus talks about his second coming and mentions several signs that will happen before his coming, and since not all of them have occurred yet, his 2nd coming hasn't occurred. One of Jesus' main points is his 2nd coming will be obvious, all people will know when he comes. Jesus left the temple and was walking away when his disciples came up to ...


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The question seems to leave out the consideration of what the 1st century AD assemblies knew about the promised coming of the Lord before the temple was destroyed in AD 70. The word "preterist" is from the Latin "prateritum" which refers to the verb form denoting events that have already happened in the past. Therefore, the assemblies of ...


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"[the Beast] was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them [but] the gates of hell shall not prevail against [the church]" sounds fine to me. We know from Daniel 7, Revelation, Isaiah and other places Jesus returns to conquer and deliver before "And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved" (...


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How would someone who doesn't believe in a pre-tribulation rapture harmonize the following two verses? Many Christian nations have been (literally) conquered by expanding non-Christian religions, but this is not seen as contradicting Matthew's account, since that passage is not usually interpreted (by anyone, regardless of denomination) as meaning or ...


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This answer addresses the question from a Catholic perspective. I do not presume to speak for any other denominations. The Catholic interpretation of the book of Revelation places it in a larger tradition of "apocalypses": works that encourage resistance to an oppressor, using heavily symbolic and coded language that a contemporary audience would ...


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https://www.revelationrevolution.org/2-thessalonians-2-1-9-a-preterist-commentary-the-man-of-lawlessness-revealed/ The full preterist site above claims Vespasian and his son Titus Fulfilled these prophecies. Preterism Explained and Interpreted, A Commentary of 2 Thessalonians 2:9: Around the Time in Which Titus Arrived in Jerusalem to Beseiege the City and ...


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A euphemism for death would be an accurate way to interpret sleep. Here are two additional points that are worth considering though. Both of these would have profound implications regarding what a deceased person would perceive after death. Are individuals that died prior to Crucifixion/Pentacost accounted as the same in the afterlife? If not, it could ...


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To determine what the church believed at the end of the first century isn’t a simple question. Christians will turn to whatever their interpretation of the Bible is and say it was that. If we turn to the early church fathers we’ll find that modern scholars will label them chiliastic. That is an idea related to six thousand years of earth history, such as ...


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When a picture becomes firmly planted in our minds it is very difficult to alter that image. The imagery of one final judgment day for every soul of both the living and the dead across the entire earth surface stems from a misunderstanding of the use of key words out of the Old Testament prophesies. All of the passages cited in the question are prophetic ...


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