Don’t worry. It’s not.
That’s because Jesus predicts the world will end within the lifetime of his audience.
Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power. Mark 9:1
Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done. Mark 13:30
And ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Mark 14:62
Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works. Matthew 16.27-28
Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation. Matthew 23:36
Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Matthew 24:34
Nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Matthew 26:64
But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God. Luke 9:27
Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. Luke 21:32
Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. 1 John 2:18
It didn’t end even though Jesus promised his audience that “That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.”Mark 9:1
Since the End Times did not occur within the lifetimes of Jesus’ audiences, it is a false promise and it is therefore made moot and irrelevant. If the most important words out of the mouth of Jesus are false then what basis is there for believing any of the words out of the mouth of Jesus? One is left with the reasonable conclusion that, if Jesus’ most important proclamation is false, the entire doctrine of Christianity is also false.
Christians will use the only single verse in the bible they can use in an attempt to negate all the above promises.
But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Mark 13:32
This verse comes one verse after Jesus said unto his followers “Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.” Mark 13:30
Note the units of time Jesus uses; day and hour. Jesus does not use the units of weeks, months, years, centuries, millenniums. No. He uses the units of day and hour. Jesus is most definitely telling his audience that the end is coming in their lifetime. To predict the actual date would be creditability suicide for Jesus because then when it didn’t happen on the predicted day, everyone would know that words from the mouth of Jesus were false. So Jesus was just practicing what we today call “covering your ass”.
But Wait 2…..
Isn’t Jesus God? The Trinity and all that? So here we have Jesus admitting that he is not God. Of course he would admit that because the whole cockamany concept of the Trinity didn’t evolve untill
Jesus was preaching to his audience of Jews. It was THEIR lifetimes he was referring to. He never presented his message to any group other than the Jews.
“Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Matthew 6:12-13.
Jesus certainly didn’t intend his “end times” message for you, a Gentile in a time 2000 years removed from when he made his unfulfilled promises.
The end will come within the lifetime of Paul.
If not within the lifetime of Jesus
Paul did not know about the false promises of Jesus because Mark, Matthew, Luke and John would not be written until at least twenty years later. So Paul took it upon himself to make the same false promises to his audiences.
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:17
Can you honestly say that you would not have believed that you would soon be “caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord”, had you heard Paul say those words?
Waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ … that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 1:7-8
But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none. 1 Corinthians 7:29
That ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ. Philippians 1:10
I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:23
Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son…. Hebrews 1:2
But now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. Hebrews 9:26
Paul believed that Jesus’ resurrection marked the beginning of the end.
For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. Hebrews 10:37
The Lord is at hand. Philippians 4:5
The end will come SOON.
(How soon? Oh, within a couple thousand years or so.)
Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you. 1 Peter 1:20
But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. 1 Peter 4:7
For the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. James 5:8
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass. Revelation 1:1
The time is at hand. Revelation 1:3
Behold, I come quickly. Revelation 3:11, 22:7, 22:12
Surely I come quickly. Revelation 22:20
If you had heard Jesus and/or his disciples speak those words, wouldn’t you have thought “the day of the Lord” would come within your lifetime? Can you seriously argue that you would have realized they really meant sometime more than 2000 years from the time you heard the words? Any one, hearing any of those statements above would have had to believe that the end was coming in their lifetime. It didn’t. The Bible is wrong once again.
You Better Hope We Are Right
Apparently, you have it all wrong any way. According to Amos, “the day of the Lord” is nothing like what you expect. It is darkness not light.
Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light. Amos 5:18
Deceived people such as jbsptfn have been brainwashed since a very early age to think that Constantine’s pagan and heathen New Testament is 100% correct no matter how much those false teaching contradict each other. It is as Ezekiel states in Ezekiel 12:2 2″Son of man, you are living among a rebellious people. They have eyes to see but do not see and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are a rebellious people.
It is my belief that a small child could slowly and cautiously read the New Testament and understand that the New Testament is full of double talk, contradictions and made up tall tales. The devil seems to be having his way, so to speak, with slow thinking and slothful people. Those highly deceived people are looking for a easy shortcut to the New Covenant/Paradise/Heaven. The plain truth is that there are no shortcuts. Only those that are considered righteous by Yahweh will be allowed entrance into the New Covenant/Paradise/Heaven as is so simply explained in the Torah and the rest of the Hebrew Bible. Those that do not follow Yahweh’s Laws/Torah will remain in the grave/hell/hades with absolutely no possibility of ever being resurrected out of that lifeless hell hole.
Ezekiel 34, 37, Jeremiah 30 and Hosea 3 explains very well that it is David that will be the King/Shepherd/Prince/Messiah of the coming New Covenant/Paradise/Heaven.
Jesus is not named or referred to in the entire Hebrew Bible. With the Wisdom that David will be the true Messiah of Paradise the dreamed/conjured up person named Jesus falls flat on his face with absolutely no hope of recovery. The heathen and pagan Gentile Roman Emperor Constantine’s New Testament/New Testimonies have been a curse to mankind. It is about time people start sharpening up and realize that there is only one true God and His Hebrew name is Yahweh. There are no other Gods beside Yahweh!
There is no devil. The devil is a concept created for control. The only Lucifer talked about is Jesus. The only equivalent to a devil in the OT is an angel that works for god temoting Jews to sin… He isn’t a rebel usurping God’s thrown.
As far as the OT is concerned.. You realize that the OT god despised all non Hebrews? He hated gentiles.
So, if the NT is bunk, then that means we have a OT god who hates gentiles no matter how good they are.
The word for Jesus “coming” is Parousia. Which means arrival or presence. So in 70 AD, Jesus would come back and now is present with us. When it says Jesus would come back in the same manner as he left, it meant he would come on the clouds which is figurative language. Most Christians miss this as well as miss the point of much of the Bible.
A pastor asked me if I believed in the second coming. My reply was “Not at my age!”. He didn’t get it but his wife almost fainted.
It’s talking about the end of the Jewish age, not Christ’s return. That’s the significance of the events that happened in 70 A.D. Christ never said he would return physically in the First Century.
In Acts 1, the disciples ask him when he will restore the kingdom to Israel (his physical return). He didn’t say that it would happen in their generation. He said that it wasn’t for them to know the times or seasons.
…can you read?
Jesus clearly said that the events leading up to his physical return would happen in their lifetime.
The greek word Genera is used. Literally meaning current generation. You also have no evidence of your assertion of what Jesus ment about the Jewish age..
Typical apologetic nonsense at its finest…
He never said that his physical return would happen in his lifetime. Read Acts 1.