First, let me state that I realize God is not confined to time and space as we are. I also understand that Christ can return at ANY time. Has anybody wondered, when looking at the time-line from Adam and Eve to the cross that a long period of time passed while looking forward to a messiah, but not really realizing what they were looking for--then Jesus comes along, dies on the cross, is ressurected and so begins the church age. This seems like it would be a very important age as far as the world goes, but doesn't it seem odd that we are looking at only half of the time that occurred in the Old Testament? Without implying that Jesus will not return soon, does it not seem a little odd that the age since Christ actually was revealed to the Earth would be so short in comparison to the rest of time? Especially when you combine this with the way we look for Jesus to return? Of course, in argument against this, the population of the Earth is SOOOO much larger in the last few hundred years that as far as numbers of people go, that many more people will live and die now than in the entire period before Christ was on Earth as a human. Just another one of those crazy thoughts of mine. What say you?