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Did the early Church fathers expect a Literally Second Coming of jesus?

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by JesusFan, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. JesusFan

    JesusFan New Member

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    Or did they see it already fulfilled/happened, per the Apostles teachings?
     
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    preachinjesus Well-Known Member
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    They were, ovetwhelmingly, anticipating a return.
     
  3. MichaelBuckingham

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    I found this interesting piece written by Ignatius of Antioch a second century Church Father taught by Polycarp of Smyrna, who in turn was taught by the Apostle John.
    http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/45106.htm

    In it he clearly believes that the second coming of Christ will be literal!

    Michael
     
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