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Why is Paul adamant about the second coming of Christ during his lifetime but it didn't happen?

Disciples to be Martyred Jesus said with certainty that His disciples will be killed: “Then they will deliver you up to affliction, and will KILL you, and you will be hated by all nations because of ...
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Why is Paul adamant about the second coming of Christ during his lifetime but it didn't happen?

1 Possibility: Some people suggest that Paul was simply including himself among those “who are alive” because he was alive at that moment, but he didn’t mean to imply that he would necessarily live ...
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Why is Paul adamant about the second coming of Christ during his lifetime but it didn't happen?

1 Thessalonians 4 15 Indeed, we tell you this, on the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will surely not precede those who have fallen asleep.16 For ...
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Was the ministry of Jesus 3 1/2 years or 70 weeks?

I'll offer a divergent view in hopes of sustaining a well-rounded discussion. Irenaeus, in the 2nd century, argued for a multi-year ministry of Jesus (see Against Heresies 2.2). Most exegetes hold ...
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Was the ministry of Jesus 3 1/2 years or 70 weeks?

The sign of Jonah is a lot more than being in the grave for three days and three nights. Jonah 3: 1 And the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the second time, saying, 2 Arise, go unto Nineveh, that ...
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Who is coming Christ or Yahweh in Zechariah 14:5?

The short answer to "who is coming Christ or Yahweh?" is "yes, he is". Christ and Yahweh were actually the same being. See my answer to contradiction - How can John 1:18 say that &...
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By switching from "those days" to "that day," does Matthew 24:36 imply a transition into a separate topic?

This is rather uncomplicated: in Matt 24 "those days" refers to the time just prior to "that day". More specifically: V29-22 describes "those days" of turbulation just ...
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Is there any basis for thinking there could be a future modern-day application of the prophecy in Jeremiah 9:25-26?

The question is about God's punishment on nations that violate his covenant with Abraham and his descendants. That includes the descendants of Isaac, but nations other than Israel were also ...
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Who are the saints / holy ones in 1 Thessalonians 3:13 and 2 Thessalonians 1:3–12?

I will preface this with saying that I believe the saints referred to in 1 Thessalonians 3:13 is a reference to the angelic host. The reason is primarily two-fold: First, this is spoken of in clear ...
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Trumpet Call of God

I can only venture a partial answer to your question because, apart from considering whether this “trumpet call of God” is literal or symbolic, I cannot imagine what else it might be. My imagination ...
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Does Matthew 26:64 describe immediate or future events?

Such an excellent and important question!! A more literal rendering of Matt 26:63, 64 (BSB) gives: Then the high priest said to Him, “I charge You under oath by the living God: Tell us if You are the ...
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Meaning of "quick" or "quickly"

Because the Book of Revelation was written in Greek, we are not concerned with the meaning of “quick” or “quickly,” but rather the Greek word ταχύ. Therefore, an English dictionary is not an ...
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Does John 5:28 use of "all who are in the graves" mean believers only or both believers and unbelievers?

The next verse answers the question, so let me quote John 5:28, 29 - Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth— [1] those who ...
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Was the ministry of Jesus 3 1/2 years or 70 weeks?

Ok, here are my calculations: Beginning of Jesus' ministry The beginning of Jesus’ ministry was marked by His baptism, which, according to Luke 3:1 occurred in the 15th year of the reign of Tiberius ...
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Will the Christians know when the Second Coming is near?

The New Testament is written in such a way that every generation of Christians must be expecting Christ's return within their lifetime. Yet they are simultaneously taught from scripture that many will ...
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Why is Paul adamant about the second coming of Christ during his lifetime but it didn't happen?

Paul developed and changed his stance in the course of his life, because in 2 Tim. 4:7 he already speaks about his imminent death without a reference to the Second Coming of Christ. But he is still ...
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Is Revelation 14:16 a pejorative?

It is a good thing, to the redeemed, but not to the unregenerate. Mark 4:29 But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come. Matthew 3:7-8 ...
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Does Hebrews 9:28 imply that only those who eagerly await the second coming of Christ will be saved?

The answer to this question depends on your eschatological viewpoint. And whatever ‘your own’ is - will make a significant difference to your interpretation. I will outline one view for consideration.....
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Who is coming Christ or Yahweh in Zechariah 14:5?

The prophet Zechariah foretold of the coming of the LORD God, an event which would take place at the Mount of Olives: On that day, He will set His feet on the Mount of Olives, near Jerusalem on the ...
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Is Jesus's return on the clouds the same event as Him riding the white horse?

Let us compare the descriptions of the two events (with context in each case): Matt 24:29-31 - Immediately after the tribulation of those days: ‘The sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give ...
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What does 2 Peter 3:9 mean?

The fact is, we do not understand God's sovereign timing. Let me illustrate. If God simply wanted to minimize the number of people that would eternally perish, then Messiah would have come IMMEDIATLY ...
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Will the Christians know when the Second Coming is near?

The great final "synoptic apocalypse" (Matt 24, 25, Mark 13, Luke 21) should always seen as a whole as it consists of seven warning "signs" and seven warning parables. The seven ...
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Why is Paul adamant about the second coming of Christ during his lifetime but it didn't happen?

The Bible has always spoken of the Second Coming as an imminent event, one that Christians of all ages are to be ready for within their lifetimes. A few examples: Genesis 3:15 KJV And I will put ...
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What does it mean that the Son did not know the hour of his return in Matthew 24:36 // Mark 13:32?

What was Jesus referring to when he said, No man knows the day or time/hr of his return? To say that Jesus didn't know would suggest he is not all knowing. So, he must have said it in the context of ...
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What does it mean that the Son did not know the hour of his return in Matthew 24:36 // Mark 13:32?

[Matthew 24:36] But of that day and hour knoweth no one, not even the angels of heaven, neither the Son, but the Father only. [Mark 13:32]But of that day or that hour knoweth no one, not even the ...
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What does it mean that the Son did not know the hour of his return in Matthew 24:36 // Mark 13:32?

What does it mean that the Son did not know the hour of his return in Matthew 24:36 // Mark 13:32? Signs of the End of the Age Matthew 24:3 (NASB) 3 As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the ...
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Is there a connection between Hebrews 12:26 and Hebrews 9:28 and the second coming of Christ?

For Heb 12:26, and Heb 9:28, apart from the fact that both are discussing the second advent of Jesus, there is no direct literary connection between the two. That is, they do not share any ...
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Since those who subscribe to amillennialism don't believe in rapture, how do they interpret Luke 17:30-34

Welcome to the S.E. Q&A. I don't identify with any particular group regarding the 1,000 years described in The Revelation, but I'll share what I think. IMHO, Jesus was talking about the period ...
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