The following is from the Alt. Bible. Errancy discussion group
April 22, 2003:
Oh, in the 10 or 15 places where Jesus promises to come back real soon now, like in the life times of his believers. Surely you aren't ignorant of this, too, are you? Why don't you show a sliver of honesty and quote those "difficult" passages for us and explain them away?
Jesus never made such promises. He never said in THEIR time.
Matthew 24:29 "Immediately after the suffering of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven will be shaken.
30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see 'the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven' with power and great glory.
31 And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
32 "From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near.
33 So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates.
34 Truly I tell you, THIS GENERATION WILL NOT PASS AWAY UNTIL ALL THESE THINGS HAVE TAKEN PLACE.