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How do Christians imagine 2nd coming of Jesus?
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RE: How do Christians imagine 2nd coming of Jesus?
An M16 would be more effective...maybe God eschews firearms...or the bible was written by mere mortals thousands of years ago before guns existed...
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#12
RE: How do Christians imagine 2nd coming of Jesus?
Technically, isn't it the third coming?
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#13
RE: How do Christians imagine 2nd coming of Jesus?
There's a long-lasting tradition among mystic Christians which is quite lovely.

They say that Jesus returns when and to the extent that people act in a Christlike manner.

So St. Theresa of Avila says "Christ has no body now but yours."

And William Blake's famous poem, called "Jerusalem" by most people, has the same message. The first half asks "did Jesus ever come to England?" but doesn't offer an answer, because myths are not about historical events but moral ambitions. And the second half says "I will do my best to be Christlike."

Blake (and other mystics) don't expect a dramatic one-event return in the future. To them it is an ongoing possibility in the life of individuals. Which is how teaching through myths generally works.
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RE: How do Christians imagine 2nd coming of Jesus?
The giver of pain and delight.
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RE: How do Christians imagine 2nd coming of Jesus?
(August 17, 2020 at 6:05 pm)Belacqua Wrote: There's a long-lasting tradition among mystic Christians which is quite lovely.

They say that Jesus returns when and to the extent that people act in a Christlike manner.

So St. Theresa of Avila says "Christ has no body now but yours."

And William Blake's famous poem, called "Jerusalem" by most people, has the same message. The first half asks "did Jesus ever come to England?" but doesn't offer an answer, because myths are not about historical events but moral ambitions. And the second half says "I will do my best to be Christlike."

Blake (and other mystics) don't expect a dramatic one-event return in the future. To them it is an ongoing possibility in the life of individuals. Which is how teaching through myths generally works.

One can always find outré views on scripture. But the fact remains that a majority of Christians expect that Jesus will return and judge mankind, the opinions of St. Theresa and William Blake notwithstanding.

Which is what the OP asked.

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RE: How do Christians imagine 2nd coming of Jesus?
(August 17, 2020 at 6:04 pm)no one Wrote: Technically, isn't it the third coming?

Ooooooohhhh


Damned good point....


Gotta remember that next time I am accosted by a drooler....
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RE: How do Christians imagine 2nd coming of Jesus?
(August 17, 2020 at 6:15 pm)brewer Wrote: The giver of pain and delight.

So we have to find Lemarchand's box and solve it?

Why isn't there a meme of NPH as pinhead saying,

"Your pain will be legend...


...dary!"
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RE: How do Christians imagine 2nd coming of Jesus?
(August 17, 2020 at 6:40 pm)Rhizomorph13 Wrote:
(August 17, 2020 at 6:15 pm)brewer Wrote: The giver of pain and delight.

So we have to find Lemarchand's box and solve it?

Why isn't there a meme of NPH as pinhead saying,

"Your pain will be legend...


...dary!"

Watch more original series Star Trek. (or just google the phrase) In the same episode you'll find the heavenly lobotomy.
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RE: How do Christians imagine 2nd coming of Jesus?
(August 17, 2020 at 8:23 pm)brewer Wrote:
(August 17, 2020 at 6:40 pm)Rhizomorph13 Wrote: So we have to find Lemarchand's box and solve it?

Why isn't there a meme of NPH as pinhead saying,

"Your pain will be legend...


...dary!"

Watch more original series Star Trek. (or just google the phrase) In the same episode you'll find the heavenly lobotomy.





This clears up NOTHING! Yes, I'm being purposely obtuse. When I hear pain and delight I automatically think cenobite, not Star Trek.

No kill I
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#20
RE: How do Christians imagine 2nd coming of Jesus?
Whatever the scenario, I'm in deep shit!
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