Well thats why I said you wouldn't believe me, but I don't mean exactly 60 years. I just needed to say a number to you meaning in my lifetime. I am 19, so i don't know how long I will live but I think he will be back in my lifetime. And I'm not setting a date. The research I've done is so much that I did not want to write it all here. Most of you would probably not read it all but until i prepare a full expository on it I will just ask did anyone read The Great Controversy by Ellen G. White or perhaps The Late Great Planet Earth by Hal Lindsey? These two books place a stark contrast to each other and Hal Lindsey was wrong, because he predicted the world would end in the 80s and it didn't. Ellen White however did not state a day or even say in my lifetime. However she shows how events connect and how prophecies in the Bible have been fulfilled and soon it is time for the rest to be fulfilled. Of course she uses the Bible as irrefutable and complete and infallible. So if you believe in the Bible this is an interesting book.
Way ahead of you, kiddo.
As a card-carrying member of the Jehovah's Witness Protection Program, I grew up hearing about the end of the world, Armageddon and how the stuff in the book of Revelations was happening right now!11111!!! any minute! Emergency alert! Wars and famines and stuff! Goats with horns! Puppies with kittens! Flee for your lives!
That was back in the 1960's-70's. The world was really, really gonna end in 1974. It didn't.
Amazingly enough, the JW's gained even more members by being spectacularly wrong. Any publicity is good publicity, as Madonna said. By the time I was your age, I had figured out it was all a bunch of bullsh!t. Revelations was written by people on some primitive form of LSD. Nothing to do with reality. Get another hobby. Relax.
I don't agree with Jehovah's Witnesses and as a already said, I did not say the world WILL END in my lifetime, I said I BELIEVE it will. I think (meaning I have no proof other then the fact that Jesus said when you see all these things know that the time is near). I see alot of stuff and I think it is near. If the world does not end in my lifetime, so be it. I'm fully prepared to die.
...but if God is real...
Perhaps you should attempt to solve that problem first.
That is a different debate altogether that I am prepared to talk about in under another topic.
The first batch of folks who believed he would return were apparently told it would happen in their lifetime. Almost 2,000 years ago.I've no doubt that there will still be christians 20,000 years from now waiting for him with the same baited breath. For whatever reason, they don't seem to be able to take a hint.
Every christian who expects the return of jc is sure it will happen in their lifetime. My guess is that each one is hoping to avoid the middle man (actual death) and go straight to heaven without passing go. Or stop.
I'm happy to wish them good luck with that, but my pull with non-existent deities is no better than theirs.
Maybe you are referring to Matthew 16:19 which Jesus says, "I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom." They did die but they DID see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom just as Jesus said they would. There are two fulfillments of that. The first would be that John in Revelation was there when Jesus said that and he saw in the visions God gave him the Son of Man (Jesus) coming in his kingdom. Second fulfillment is What immediately followed this verse, the transfiguration. And you cannot say that they believed Jesus would come in their day because Paul in his various letters admonishes the church to not look for Christ in their day for it was not going to happen until later. Also one of the Reformers during the reformation said also that it would not happen in his day.
The research ..
You do realize that much of Christian rapture nonsense is not even biblical, right?
I know what is Biblical and you are correct. The idea of the Christians being taken up before this 7 year tribulation is completely wrong and not biblical. The only rapture is when Jesus comes the second time. Then that is the end. Life does not go on. 2 Peter 3:10 says, "But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar: the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be burned up."
You say what research, im talking about that I don't just read the Bible like every other book I study it and I hear what people think certain passages mean and I check if the Bible corresponds to what they say. I don't have to do that for most of the Bible because It is very clear however some verses are difficult to understand.