- Romans 13:11-12.
- 1 Corinthians 7:29.
- 1 Thessalonians 4:15.
- Hebrews 10:37.
- James 5:8.
- 1 Peter 4:7.
The question is so simple:
Did the apostles think that the end is imminent?
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The simple answer is "yes" but there is much more direct evidence of this. The writers of the NT believed they lived in the "last days", or "last hour". Note the following:
Even in Jesus last sermon to the masses, He said that the generation of people that He was talking to, "this generation", would not pass until all things have been fulfilled, Matt 24:34, Mark 13:30, Luke 21:32. This statement immediately follows the prediction that, "At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory. And He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other." (Matt 24:30-31)