I am in a big debate with a friend on this subject. I believe that Christ could come back to rapture believers at any moment. No event must happen before His coming. The Lord and the Apostles were constantly teaching the disciples to look and watch for His return. So I believe that early Christians lived in expectation of the imminent return of the Lord. My friend, says that he cannot see where the NT teaches an imminent return. Such statements such as that Peter will live to be an old man, the great commission and many other such things take time and therefore it is impossible to believe in an imminent return of Christ. What is your take on this subject?