Few bother to read and understand what is written in the Bible or think critically about what Christian doctrine implies. Each point listed below presents a claim for questioning the authenticity of Christianity. In total, they lay out a convincing case that Christianity is untrue.
I go to prepare a place for you. There is no fact in history more clearly established than the fact of the "First Coming" of Christ. But as His "First Coming" did not fulfill all the prophecies associated with His "Coming," it is evident that there must be another "Coming" to completely fulfill them.
Peter tells us I Pet. This is included in an ellipse, the foci of which are the "First" and "Second" Comings of Christ. In his letter to Titus Titus 2: They are both necessary to complete the Plan of Salvation. And if I go and prepare a place for you I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
The two "men" that "stood by" were probably Moses and Elijah. They appeared with Jesus on the Mt. PETER-"For we have not followed cunningly devised fables when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye-witnesses of his majesty.
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Peter here refers to the Transfiguration of Christ on the mount Matt. Moses was a type of the "resurrection saints," and Elijah of those who shall be translated without dying.
Peter, James and John were a type of the Jewish Remnant that shall see Him when He comes, and the remaining disciples at the foot of the mount, unable to cast the demon out of the boy, of those professed followers of Jesus who shall be left behind at the Rapture, and who shall be powerless to cast the demons out of the demon-possessed people of that period.
JUDE-"And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousand of his saints, to execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoke against him.
It will be discontinued when the Lord returns. It is a Memorial Feast. It looks back to the "Cross" and forward to the "Coming. It is simply a pledge of mutual love and loyalty, and gives place to the wedding ring.
The fact is, the whole New Testament was written after Pentecost, and declares over times that the Second Coming of Christ was still future.
And more, none of the events predicted as accompanying the Second Coming occurred at Pentecost, such as the Resurrection of the "Dead in Christ," the Translation of the "Living Saints," the "Binding of Satan," etc. It is true that there is such a thing as the spiritual indwelling of Christ in the believer, but His Second Coming, like His First Coming is to be an outward, visible, personal coming.
The text that is used more than any other for funeral sermons is -"Watch, therefore; for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of Man cometh. The context shows that this refers to a future coming of Christ. The fact is, that at death the believer goes to Christ.
Christ does not come for him. Death is always spoken of as a departure. He said-"I will come again and receive you unto myself.
Peter said to Jesus-"Lord, and what shall this man referring to John do? Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?
Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple John should not DIE. We see from this that the Disciples did not think that the "Coming of the Lord" meant "death. Death is an enemy I Cor.
Christ is the "Prince of Life. Death flees at His coming. When He was on earth nothing could remain dead in His presence.alphabetnyc.com Expository Thoughts on the Gospels by J.C.
Ryle. Table of Contents. Expository Thoughts on Matthew. Expository Thoughts on Mark. Expository Thoughts on Luke. There is no fact in history more clearly established than the fact of the "First Coming" of Christ. But as His "First Coming" did not fulfill all the prophecies associated with His "Coming," it is evident that there must be another "Coming" to completely fulfill them.
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