Spoiler or Revelation?

Spoiler or Revelation? May 27, 2015


From People in White Coats. The expectation of an apocalyptic return of Jesus in the Bible is something that, in our era of much-decreased Biblical literacy, might indeed surprise some people. I’ve heard lots of people refer to “the second coming of Jesus Christ” and mean, not a descent from heaven on clouds of Jesus who previously ascended, but the birth of someone who will discover that they are to play a decisive role towards the end of history, akin to that of Jesus, or perhaps will at some point discover that, despite not remembering it at first, they in fact are Jesus.

Have you encountered that viewpoint, very different from what the New Testament authors meant by the parousia of Jesus?

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