I Cor..7:29 - "the time is short" (written in late 50's). folks, 2000 years is not "short". Such a view flies in the face of original audience relevance, the most critical of interpretive rules. Let's open this can of worms up. I say we take these statements at face value in their original context and adjust everything else accordingly. If that is not acceptable, then the burden is on you to explain how 2000 years and running could be considered "short". And please don't quote II Peter 3:8 - that was simply a metaphor for God's longsuffering, not justification for saying "the time is short" could be stretched to thousands of years.