I'm taking this discussion from another thread because the topic got buried in the midst of other things. A commonly held belief is that Christ could return at any moment, with no signs prior to the "rapture." Is this scriptural? 1) IMO, "imminence" does not require "at any moment." What Paul is refuting in 2 Thess 2 is somewhat of an "at any moment" concept. 2) "At any moment" is impossible, in light of the predictions within scripture, namely, that Paul will testify in Rome and that Peter will be martyred as an old man. This is a classic anti-at-any-moment argument. Think of this: did Peter expect Jesus to come at any moment when his Lord told him that he would be martyred as an old man?