Well, irrespective of how you interpret Jesus' words, if what you'reCool Breeze wrote: ↑Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:46 pm> Really quickly, John you said "We know from the Bible that Jesus
> expected to return soon, at least within the lives of his
> apostles. So he was wrong about that."
> You started off with an incorrect statement; this premise is not
> true. You then went into some bizarre multi paragraph assumption
> of what I, or people like me (?) believe, none of which are true
> either. Then you made some link with logic within that bizarre
> story line. If you have a question about what I believe or what my
> take is, just ask me. None of what you said or suggested in that
> post is true, or accurate. That's pretty unfortunate. I regret
> that you don't know the teachings of the orthodox church either,
> which may be another reason why you despair, though you shouldn't
> since you have many gifts from God that are amazing, wonderful and
telling me is that you don't believe in the imminence of the Second
Coming, then I am truly startled. I have interpreted many of your
posts as expressing devotion to Orthodox Christianity, and so I
assumed that you believed in the imminence of the Second Coming, since
that doctrine is a core belief of Orthodox Christian theology.
But if you're saying that you don't believe in the Second Coming, then
since you're the Voice of Reason that would be consistent with your
posts on other subjects, since the Second Coming has failed to occur
for almost two millennia, despite repeated predictions of its
imminence for all those centuries, so by your logic about GD you would
have to conclude that there will be no Second Coming.
However, as the Voice of Reason, you should not confuse your rejection
of the Second Coming with the GD conclusion that there will be one or
two world wars this century. As I've said before, there is absolutely
no historical evidence to support the belief in the Second Coming, but
there is a huge amount of historical evidence in support of expecting
world wars. As the Voice of Reason, you should understand that.
Conversely, if you DO believe in the Second Coming, then as the Voice
of Reason you would also have to believe in the GD predictions of war,
because of the massive historical evidence.