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Reply to "The White Throne"

Originally Posted by gbrk:

Don't you two go and spoil Unob's knowledge of scripture with silly things such as facts or accurate interpretation and actual meaning of "this generation".  

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Ahh, the old "Out of Context" fallacy again.  Nice.  

 

So I guess Pauls letter was also some sort of ""context" thing, too when he was begging followers to get right with their womenfolk?

 

1 Corinthians 7:29-31

29 But this I say, brethren, the time is short, so that from now on even those who have wives should be as though they had none, 30 those who weep as though they did not weep, those who rejoice as though they did not rejoice, those who buy as though they did not possess, 31 and those who use this world as not misusingit. For the form of this world is passing away. 

 

And here is another verse that I am certainly taking "out of context" because it seems to clearly assert that Paul beleived that at least some of his friedns would still be alive when Jesus returned:

 

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.[a]

15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words."

 

And Paul certainly seem to suggest that dead people would simply remain dead.  It was the LIVE people who went to heaven.  I wonder when that changed?

 

TWO THOUSAND YEARS, you people have been waiting.  How deluded must one be to keep on waiting for some fictional dead guy to return from his sky palace?  GROW UP!

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