A question came to me this afternoon, and I'm wondering if anyone here can give an answer. My question simply put: Why did Christ come when He did? Why not earlier in the several thousand years mentioned in the O.T.? Why not later? Does Scripture give any indication why the timing was what it was, or are there any credible theories as to why, or am I right in guessing that this is a question that I'll not have answered until I can ask it face-to face? The only passage that comes to mind without dragging the books out is Gal. 4:4 which says, "But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son,..." Thanks.