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Maybe he is, maybe he isn't. It all depends on what you believe. Perhaps he will come back after you are gone, perhaps he will never come back, perhaps he is back already.
Jesus did come back to life, but if he didn't we wouldn't know he was going to come back again to judge us
A: Many Christians believe that Jesus will return before the end of time, and some even say his return is imminent. In fact, hundreds of prophecies have told us when he would… return, and each one was wrong. In Mark's Gospel, Jesus assured his listeners that he would return on clouds of glory within the lifetimes of some of those listeners. Even earlier than Mark's Gospel, Paul was convinced that he would live to see the end of time, so much so that he said that Christians had little time remaining and if not already married should not do so. This still had not happened by the time Matthew's Gospel was written in the 80s of the first century, so the wording of Mark's prophecy was changed to mean something different and it is emphasised that no one knows when he will return. Some see the Book of Revelation as contain a promise of those times, but this is for the distant future, so we will not know in our own lifetimes if Jesus will return. Perhaps it is not really important whether or not the promise of Jesus' return is ever kept.
two days after he was crucified
He 'came back' (was resurrected) to fulfill prophecy and continue to do God's will. History: Mankind was created to live forever on earth.(Genesis 2:15-17). Adam lost life fo…r us. God sent a redeemer...a savior...to rescue us from sin and death. (Genesis 3:15), (1 Timothy 2:5&6) *Adam was a perfect man(Genesis 1:31), son of God (Luke 3:38), who turned away from God, thus becoming sinful(Genesis 3:3&6). He was also the 'father' of everyone on earth, so his sin brought sickness and death to ALL his descendants (us).(Romans 5:12) *Jesus was a perfect man(Hebrews 4:14&15), son of God (Matthew 16:16),who remained FAITHFUL to God, remaining perfect. He REPLACED Adam as 'father' of humanity, (1 Corinthians 15:45&47)and by exercising faith in HIM as God's son and our savior,(John 6:29) we can gain back everlasting life. (John 17:3), (John 3:16) Jesus died as a 'corresponding ransom' for Adam. After he'd offered his perfect life to God, as a sacrifice for us, his resurrection showed that God can overcome even death(Acts 13:32&33), and that there will be a resurrection of MANY MANY people after his judgment period. (Acts 17:31NAS) " . .because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom He has appointed, having furnished proof to all men by raising Him from the dead.." (Acts 24:15)(John 5:28+29) Because of his faithfulness to God his father(John 20:17), Jesus is now King in God's Kingdom.(Luke 1:32&33)(John 18:36)
In fact the signs are all around us. Jesus said to be alert, heed the signs because He would return as a thief in the night. What Jesus said was this generation of man. No…t 1 man's lifetime, the people that now walk the earth. Jesus says there will be wars and rumors of wars. There will be many that say they are Christ. Nation will rise against nation. Famines, pestilences, earthquakes in various places. These are the begining of the end. Lawlessness, false prophets, Christianity will spread all over the globe. world-wide economy and monitary system. This is already in the works. OBama and higher ups are pushing for this, as is the Pope. These are just a few. But nobody knows, not even Jesus himself, "Only the Father knows, not the Son nor the Angels." That's the whole idea. The people that are watching, and are ready, will not be caught off guard. If everyone knew the exact time they would be wicked until 2 hours before the return and then repent. I expect God knows us well, the faithful will not be taken by surprise.
Jesus arose from the dead, to give us victory over death and Satan , and we can have salvation.
You should read Matthew 24:36, "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven but my father only" This passage informs us that Jesus doesn't know, the …Angels in heaven surely don't know, only God knows. Jesus doesn't give us a date. Instead, he gives us signs to look for, many which have already appeared. When we see the abomination of desolation standing in the holy place, that's when we can be certain the tribulation time is upon us. The abomination of desolation is already in the holy place. 2Thess2:3-3 The holy place was the local churches and congregations of course. God ordained the church to declare the Word of God for 1,955 years. The church age has come to an end as of 1988, and Satan is ruling there, employed by God. Now, as God promised in Daniel 12, He is revealing to us information about the time of the end. Which includes the Biblical calendar of history coming right out of the pages of Genesis 5, 7, and 11. The whole Bible talks about the end, and every verse is taken into account when we preach that we know when the end is near. Please take your time to read Acts 1:7-8 Acts 1:7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judæa, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. When the church age started, God told them, it is NOT for YOU to know the times of the seasons which the Father has put in his own power but ye SHALL receive power to know the times and the seasons. this harmonizes perfectly with Eccl 8:5 Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man's heart discerneth(KNOWS) both time and judgment. Eccl 8:6 Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man [is] great upon him. Eccl 8:7 For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be? Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. Rev 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. IFFFF therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee. Isa 42:9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them. There is just so much information Also, "no man" is speaking about natural man in himself. The verse in Matthew and mark does NOT say that no one will know. Simply says no one knows. Which is true. 1Cor 2:10 But God hath revealed [them] unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 1Cor 2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth NO MAN, BUT the Spirit of God. 1Cor 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 1Cor 2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 1Cor 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned.
Anywhere. Driving. At church. Sleeping. You could be anywhere.
No. Easter was when he came back from Good Friday - the day he was crucified, died and was buried.
Jesus himself made it quite clear that NO ONE can know when he will return to Earth. see Matthew 24:36. NOBODY can or knows when Jesus will return. Even Jesus himself doesn't… know. ONLY God Himself knows when. See Matthew 24:36
In The Bible
What good would it do if Christ had given you a specific day and time? Look back in history at the many times people have given a calendar day and time for a end of earth even…t. Look at the Year 2000 or look at the coming year 2012. Christ at the time he made the statement in Mark 13:32 had not suffered death (crucified as the one sacrifice for our sins), and arisen back to our Father. Therefore at that point in time, Christ did no know the exact appointed time, but he does now. Christ did leave us with an account in Matthew 24 Mark 13 and Luke 21, where we are given the signs which prepare us for the end of this earth age. He also told us to be watchmen and watch for the signs and warn the people. Satan will return playing the role of fake Jesus, the challenge is will you allow yourself to be deceived by him? Do you know the signs of the end times which tell how to differentiate between the fake Christ and the true Christ? This is the most important thing to understand. A date through time could easily be altered and made invalid. Just think about how many times the calendar has been altered since Christ gave this prophecy. Are you really sure todays date is accurately 1 Sep 2011? The only thing we can be sure of is the solar calendar through the year (equinox and solstice) beyond that we have not idea that 2011 is accurate. Therefore Christ gave you signs to observe which are accurate, and when observed together as a group provide ample timing and understanding of where we are currently. The problem is, most people have not patience and little understanding concerning those written events. 1) Christ told you to lean the parable of the fig tree Mark 13:28, which refers us to Jeremiah 24. This single prophecy nails down the end time events. Without the parable of the fig tree coming to pass the remainder of the events Christ describes are not the events of the end times. Jeremiah 24 describes the return of the tribe of Judah to the land of Israel, an event which you now describe as the existence of the State of Israel. Once that occurred, then you watch for the remainder of the signs as given in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke 21. Remember that the word Nations in the Greek is Ethnos (where we get our word ethnic from). Also that the famine of the end times is defined in Amos 8:11 additionally that the earth quakes are defined in Luke as Megas or Mega earth quakes, Finally that the word troubles is the same as our english word sedition. A simple Strong's concordance/dictionary, will help you with the understanding of the words written as you can translate them back to the original Greek. The other accounts are provided by the prophets in the old testament, they will all come true. Daniel is perhaps the most focused at this specific point in time as it defines what is occurring today. Read chapters 7 to 11. Chapter 8 describes what is occurring in the Middle East as of today.
In The Bible
A:In 1872, Charles Taze Russell founded what was later to become known as the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, the official name for the organisation of Jehovah's Witnesse…s. Russell related social, political and economic issues to biblical prophecies and created an elaborate biblical chronology that applied to his own time, including one prophecy that Jesus would return in invisible form in 1874. This was later revised to 1914 as the date for Argameddon, with the destruction of Christendom predicted for 1918. Like many others of his prophecies, this never seemed to happen, but Witnesses are convinced that he did indeed correctly predict the heavenly establishment of the Kingdom of God in 1914.
In Jesus Christ
No man knows the day or the hour Jesus will return. We also know it will be a time we son't expect.
He pretty much outright said that not even he knew when, but thatit would be sudden and unexpected, "as a thief in the night". Sopretty much any time.