Hello guys, Have had to be away for a while with too much going on between work, vacation, hurricane clean up, etc, etc. Forum posting is one thing you don’t have to do and can give up. I will try to sneak in a few posts this week, then probably have to give it up for a while again. This was written in a hurry, but I think it will suffice to make the point beyond contention. This post focuses on some of the various time statements indicating Christ would return in a short period of time. Jesus says at various time and places in various ways he is coming soon—he leaves no doubt about it—in the life time of those living at that time. Matthew 24:33-34 So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates. Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. Matthew 10:23 When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes. Seven times in the book of Revelation Jesus said he was coming soon as in Revelation 22:20 …Surely I am coming soon." Amen. The Apostles confirm this as in 1 Thessalonians 4:15 For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord…. And 1 Thessalonians 4:17 Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet… Further in Daniel we are told to close the book because its time is not near then about 500 years later When Revelation is written we are told not to close the book because the time is near. Obviously God relates to us on a time scale we can relate to since 2,000 years have gone by which verifies we can’t be waiting on a future return of Christ and be consistent with these statements. In summary, there is no honest way to read these statements and not realize that we have already had the return of Christ (at 70 AD) and it just came in a different way than we were expecting. Our choice is simple, align our thinking to the bible and realize the Second coming was different than what we have been taught or live in denial about his second coming and twist, distort, and live in denial and put his second coming sometime in the future. Myself I want to read the bible straight up and let the prophecy chips fall where they may. I'll accept the plan that God decided to work by and not twist it to suit my view. When I look at the bible and just search for truth and not look at it with an agenda I have to realize the full Preterist view is the only way to understand bible prophecy and Christ’s Second Coming.