In my bible study today I listened to a lecture on Acts 12 by Dr. Freerkson, one of my old Liberty Professors. The VCR still works! Anyway, he talked about why Peter was spared and delivered from prison, while James, the brother of John, was beheaded. He then made the point that we have to submit to the sovereign will of God and leave those things to Him. He brought up the scripture in John 21 where Jesus basically told Peter he would live to be old, then Peter asked what would happen to John. Jesus made a suppostion that if He allowed John to live until His return, that was of no concern to Peter. John then makes it clear that this was not a promise, just a suppostion in the verse 23. But does this supposition indicate that the coming of Christ did indeed take place in the first century? I am a dispy through and through, but this conversation is interesting to me as the Lord talks about His return as if it may be imminent. Any thoughts out there, dispy or reformed?