In my last post, the “end of the world” I showed the correct translation should be “the completion of the age.” For twenty centuries, Christianity has said the “Lord” was coming back at the “end of the world.”
They have not questioned this “end of the world” or Jesus’ return for 20 centuries. This has created great anxiety in Christians for two thousand years.
Yes, Jesus left, but will he only return at the end of the world? That is why this event is called the second coming of Jesus.
But, since the “end of the world” theory is based upon a confused translation, can it be that the second coming of Jesus is also incorrect?
For example, the phrase, “second coming” is never mentioned in the Bible. Notice this verse, however, “.. and unto them that look for him shall he (Christ) appear the second time.” Heb. 9:28.
This is not that complicated, folks, is it? It states that Christ only appears when, “unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time.” Do you need a theologian to make this clear? Or do you need to use a bit of your intelligence?
It will take quite a bit of effort to untangle these long-standing, massive erroneous teachings. I suggest we pay attention, reflect, and weigh and consider as a way to discern the truth. This struggle is necessary to quit accepting blindly everything without reflecting.
It is apparent that the vast majority of Christians are not “them that look for him”, otherwise Jesus would have appeared to them, as Heb. 9:28 declares. No excuses or convoluted theology, please. They would be embarrassed to have Christ “appear the second time.” They have their own agenda and the way they think, speak and behave towards others.
Jesus said, “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Matt. 18:20. Perhaps most Christians do not see Christ because they do not “gather together in my name.”
It is reassuring, albeit, to know that to more than a few Christian saints throughout the centuries, Jesus has indeed appeared. And more than twice!
Besides, exactly how is possible that the “Lord” who is omnipresent, to return? Omnipresent is everywhere and every time. To express his omnipresence, Jesus said, “.lo, I am with you always.” (Matt. 28:20).
So, is this that complicated? It is to evangelicals and blind believers. But what do we expect of children? I know, because I once was a blind believer, a child that spoke and thought the same way.
But as St Paul said, “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” 1 Cor. 13:11.
Is this really that complicated?