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Is waiting for second coming /messiah manifestation of human hope?

  1. pisean282311 profile image58
    pisean282311posted 6 years ago

    there are various religions in the world...largest being Christianity , followed by Islam , followed by hinduism...all three have concepts like second coming and avtaar...heard that judaism too have similar concept..is second coming or waiting for messiah manifestation of human hope?...

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      luabuposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      no it is not pisean
      at best it is dillusional
      Man's evolutionary energy is to be instinctively competitive.As we recognise this genetic programming within ourselves we feel flawed and endangered.

      We subconsciously imagine ourselves,not as an aggressive ambitious species but as sinful beings on our way back to perfection and harmony through redemption.

      We should move away from this delusion,recognise the depths of wickedness in our past and set up structures to allow us live with our fellow creatures and ourselves without coming to further harm.

      Religion is the opium of the people.

      Unless we go into re-hab and confront our demons we are doomed to overdose.

      1. pisean282311 profile image58
        pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        interesting thoughts...

    2. pennyofheaven profile image82
      pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      In Christianity and some Eastern religions it is not the physical second coming that they seem to be pointing to but more of a spiritual awakening. A remembering... some might view it, of our original state.

      1. pisean282311 profile image58
        pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        original state?...now what does that mean?

        1. Merlin Fraser profile image79
          Merlin Fraserposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          It means don't hold your breath for the Second coming !

        2. pennyofheaven profile image82
          pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          We are spiritual essences having a human experience. We have forgotten that which is eternal (spirit). We all know physical existence is temporary and we will die. Yet what is eternal (spirit or energy if you like) cannot be destroyed. It only changes.

          The second coming therefore seems to be pointing to becoming "aware" of what is eternal. Pain and suffering etc then dissipate because they are elements connected to that which is temporal in nature. IE the brain that filters what flows through it.

          The resurrection of Christ demonstrates the spiritual essence  that dwells within the body well.

          It makes sense that like a thief in the night the second coming will occur because most expect Jesus floating on a cloud or something like that.

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            luabuposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            you were going well for a while there pennyofheaven and then you blew it
            it happens to us all
            using Christ's resurrection as  a kind of metaphor  for what went before just nose dived your plane into a ploughed field
            then you walk away from the crash site with a little bit of pennyofheaven giberish
            probably suffering from the effects of the crash or delayed vertigo from the altitude of your flight
            I was hoping you could fly
            luabu

            1. pennyofheaven profile image82
              pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Haha, no I can't fly!

              So you don't think that Christ resurrection illustrates our non physical state?

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                luabuposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Sorry pennyofheaven No

                1. pennyofheaven profile image82
                  pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  ok

    3. kess profile image60
      kessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Knowledge lead to hope and there is much knowledge about a second coming of Messiah, according to each religion.

      Now is that knowledge Truth or False?

      Since the false have no way of revealing itself except with truth, we must conclude that there is truth to second coming.

      When the truth and false has been separated completely, we have now the plain TRUTH...

      So We see that the coming of Truth is the second Coming...

      The way of the Kingdom of God is the way of perfection,
      thus we see that individual within the corporate  and the corporate itself, must be of the same nature.

      So if Truth has not come to that one individual, there can be no corporate second coming for that one.

      And its the combination of the individuals make up the Corporate.

      Therefore any individual whose hope is for a Corporate second coming as per his religion , it is vain cause he never found Truth as an individual so trusted the false.

      1. pisean282311 profile image58
        pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        roll can't you write in simple english...smile

        1. kess profile image60
          kessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          It is plain and simple enough english to those who will understand

          1. pisean282311 profile image58
            pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            okie...then can you complicate it so that i can understand it wink

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        Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        @Kess

        "Since the false have no way of revealing itself except with truth, we must conclude that there is truth to second coming.

        When the truth and false has been separated completely, we have now the plain TRUTH...

        So We see that the coming of Truth is the second Coming"

        What????

      3. pennyofheaven profile image82
        pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Makes sense to me!

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      paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Jesus' Second Coming has already taken place in the form of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad 1835-1908

      1. pisean282311 profile image58
        pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        well there you go again ...surely jesus looked healthier in second coming if you are right  smile

      2. Merlin Fraser profile image79
        Merlin Fraserposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Can I ask who else but you noticed ?

        And shouldn't someone put an Ad in the paper saying, "Sorry Guys it's all Over and You Missed IT !!!"

        1. pisean282311 profile image58
          pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          lol

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes.
      It's mankind's only hope, actually.

      1. Lady Wordsmith profile image80
        Lady Wordsmithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Really?  I've got lots of hope, and it's nothing to do with any kind of erm... 'coming'.

    6. Daniel Carter profile image91
      Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It's hope, but it's also a symptom of the need for humanity to be rescued from themselves, rather than take responsibility of their lives and actions and make the changes required. We need to rescue ourselves first, make the changes in us that promote and foster real hope, and then understand that whether or not Jesus comes again, we're completely good with all of it.

      The more desperate we are for Jesus to save us, the more out of control we have allowed our lives to become. We have the power to take back control and make positive changes. Neither Jesus or God would prevent us from learning such important lessons, by rescuing us, only to watch us start the same old self destructive patterns again once the rescue is over. We might as well get on with living a better life.

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        luabuposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        good stuff Daniel,
        We might as well get on with living a better life

        why wait and waste time/why reference all that we do now to something that is at best /a notion

        its like the person at an isolated bus stop who insists on not walking home because  a bus is bound to come along sometime

      2. pennyofheaven profile image82
        pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes agree.

        Your post brings to mind something I heard a while back. Don't know if it was a joke or making a very valid point. It goes something like this...

        A man was drowning and he prayed to God to save him. Not long after, a boat came along and offered to help him. He refused the help offered saying. No it's okay my God will save me. He continued to pray to God. Three more boats came along offering to save him. Yet he continued to refuse. He died.
        In heaven, he asked God "why didn't you save me". God replied saying, "I sent you four boats and you refused me".

        1. Beelzedad profile image60
          Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Here's another one. A child was lying starving to death in the streets and he prayed to god for some food, but god decided to send another kid to Disneyland instead. The child died of starvation. True story. smile

          1. pennyofheaven profile image82
            pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this



            Sad how that happens.....

            Then the child gets to heaven and says to God..why did you let me starve and then die...God replied.. I asked many people to feed you but no one listened. I even asked the dude that sent his child to Disneyland. Alas they are deaf and do not listen to what their heart is telling them...

            1. Beelzedad profile image60
              Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this



              God simply replied, "I denied you food and allowed you to starve to death. I give food to others but not to you. Please remember, as god, I work in mysterious ways that mere humans need not understand."

              1. pennyofheaven profile image82
                pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Ok God could have said that too!

                1. Beelzedad profile image60
                  Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Whether god said that or not is irrelevant, his actions, or lack thereof, spoke volumes. He lets kids starve to death by the boatload every day, but manages to send other kids to Disneyland, all because of prayer. smile

                  1. pennyofheaven profile image82
                    pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this



                    I agree because it was hypothetical anyway.

                    What you say would be true if one believes God is this all powerful being sitting in the eithers somewhere waving a magic wand or using puppet strings to control.

                    God is perceived in many different ways. We each have our own way. That is not my perception of God.

          2. Me, Steve Walters profile image79
            Me, Steve Waltersposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            A very sad, terrible story...Beelzedad! Which kid ended his suffering on Earth first?

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      logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I thought that's what love my chris said Obama was! smile

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      Twenty One Daysposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "Hope exists as a bridge from rebellion to faith.
      Man lives between them and hope seems to be all he has.
      He does not want to rebel, yet does not exercise his faith.
      A paradox; a breeding ground for things surreal; a shimmering panteón of emotions and thoughts.

      -James

  2. Merlin Fraser profile image79
    Merlin Fraserposted 6 years ago

    I tend to agree with luabu about the whole thing being some form of mass delusion or at best an over dose of wishful thinking but not I suspect for the same reasons.

    I suspect that given the way Hollywood makes movies and how they treat any alien life forms who dare land upon the Earth by surrounding them with heavily armed trigger happy troops just dying to blow the crap out of them.  Or whisk them off to the Lab to dissect them see what makes them tick....

    Then anyone foolish enough to wander around in a long shirt and sandals proclaiming;  "YE ! 'Tis Me... I'm Back !!!"  like some sort of ancient latter day Arnold Schwarzenegger...will receive pretty much the same general treatment.

    Where for instance would he appear ?  Can’t go home can he, can you imagine the response he’d get anywhere in the Middle East these days ?   If he pops up in the US Bible Belt nobody outside would believe him.... anywhere else he would probably get locked up as a nut job !   

    However, I suppose if it keeps some peoples paddles in the water and helps them get through the day it’s a fairly harmless delusion much as thinking a large man in a red suit is about to pop down your chimney and leave presents in ten days time, or that it’s still worth putting your teeth under the pillow.  My old granny used to keep her dentures under the pillow and she never did win the lottery !

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      luabuposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      thanks for ruining christmas/my kids are reading
      you're a wizard merlin

      1. Merlin Fraser profile image79
        Merlin Fraserposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        OOPS !
        Sorry Kids... That Fat guy in the Red Suit you saw in your livingroom kissing you r Mum with his hand on her Butt... He realy, really was Santa Clause

        Honest !

  3. insearchof truth profile image87
    insearchof truthposted 6 years ago

    You all better hope He's coming, cause the earth can't take much more before it can't sustain life, or we just blow each other up.

    1. pisean282311 profile image58
      pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      earliest god or messenger of god or messiah cannot be traced back to 0.2 million years...so human survived without them and surely can survive without second coming too...that is not my question....my idea was to understand the emotions behind second coming concept...

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      @ Insearch of truth

      Well, he's not coming. He/she/it doesn't exist.  I agree it's a delusion by many because they can't face what is around them and inside them.

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      Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years ago in reply to this

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      1. pisean282311 profile image58
        pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        well even by posting it once...you could have expressed your opinion smile

    4. pennyofheaven profile image82
      pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I hope it doesn't come to that. We will have to start all over again!

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    EnglishMposted 6 years ago

    Humans have a penchant for contemplating the superficial rather than the profound.

    1. pennyofheaven profile image82
      pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Isn't there a saying...The simple will confound the wise?

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        AKA Winstonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        There'a nother saying, too: There's a sucker born every minute - P.T. Barnum

        1. pennyofheaven profile image82
          pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          What has that got to do with anything?

        2. Lady Wordsmith profile image80
          Lady Wordsmithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          big_smile

  5. livelonger profile image87
    livelongerposted 6 years ago

    I think so, but there's a difference between passively waiting and actively working towards a messianic age.

    Jews do not believe that the messiah will be some sort of supernatural being that will usher in some magical era. In fact, many of us don't believe in the messiah at all, but rather the fulfillment of a higher level of human development: no war, no death, etc.

    This is why Judaism categorically rejects Jesus as the messiah, as well as Bar Kochba, Shabbatai Zvi, etc. and other would-be messiahs, and reminds us that we're supposed to be actively working towards a more peaceful world.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You may be correct in the reason Judaism categorically rejects Jesus, but the original reason is outlined in the Bible.   A huge lie and manipulation of the resurrection events is what led the Jews of that time astray.  Lies often do hugely impact history, and in this case is to this day keeping many people from recognizing the Truth.

      1. pisean282311 profile image58
        pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        but how do you know that what you think as truth might be lie and what you think is lie , might be truth...m just trying to understand how you come to conclusion about truth?

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          Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Common sense and Spiritual sense.

          People can be fooled lots of times.  But when all things are confirmed via the Bible and in turn the Spirit confirms those as well, I know I've found the Truth.   I don't live in doubt like all those people who say there are many different truths about creation and such, because that's impossible.   There can only be one ultimate Truth of such basic and awesome things.

          1. Woman Of Courage profile image59
            Woman Of Courageposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Brenda, You are absolutely right. God bless you! smile

      2. livelonger profile image87
        livelongerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        The reason that Jews do not consider Jesus the messiah are many, but mostly for this reason alone: he did not fulfill any of the requirements whatsoever.

        The fact that you think this means Jews are "astray" is really meaningless to us, much like, I'm sure, Mormons saying that you're believing a lie and not reading the right book is meaningless to you.

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          Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          He fulfilled ALL the requirements.   You will believe another lie, it seems.   Okay.  As you wish.

          1. livelonger profile image87
            livelongerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            It seems you don't know what the Jewish prophets said about the messiah. Here are just a few of the requirements, none of which have been fulfilled:

            - the Sanhedrin will be re-established. (Isaiah 1:26)
            - there will be no more hunger or illness, and death will cease (Isaiah 25:8)
            - all of the dead will rise again (Isaiah 26:19)
            - weapons of war will be destroyed (Ezekiel 39:9)

            Like I said, Jesus wasn't the only one. There have been several Jews throughout history who have claimed to be the messiah, most recently the Chabad rebbe Schneerson.

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        luabuposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        A huge lie and manipulation of the resurrection events is what led the Jews of that time astray.


        if there was a hub for this i would read it  Brenda even a forum thread?

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          Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Both good ideas!

          No time for a hub right now;  been doin' housework and my RA is hurting my hands....

          I'll post a thread and leave it to see if it elicits any good discussion;  I'll have to come back to it later.....

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      luabuposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      working for a better future sounds good to me  livelonger

      1. livelonger profile image87
        livelongerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, and no particular faith is required to do so, either!

  6. Dee aka Nonna profile image85
    Dee aka Nonnaposted 6 years ago

    Like "insearchoftruth" said... I really hope there is a second coming because the promise that comes after there, if true, is a world that all of us would want to live in. 

    I was raise Catholic, Methodist and Baptist... my dad was a catholic and my mother methodist.  We would take turns going to each church.  When my dad died my mother took us and join the baptist church because her sister was there.  As an adult I've read and studies various other.  Some days I call myself a Buddist-Baptist.  That said I do think there is a second coming. When, know one knows for sure.  Also, I am not a religious person but I do love the way I feel after I pray, meditate or read something spirtually inspirational.

  7. skyfire profile image73
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    My favorite topic  lol

    How come kitteh who died on cross helplessly is going to resurrect again ? I mean kitteh being son of god -so awesomely powerful got his backside kicked by mere humans is going to save us ? Yeah, yeah roll

    1. Druid Dude profile image60
      Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      A manisfestation of the Promise. Rhino breath... I mean Skyfire just thinks in material terms. He and his buddies are in for the rudest awakening of all. See you guys in the NEXT incarnation. Then things will really strike you funny. smile

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    paarsurreyposted 6 years ago

    Jesus' Second Coming has already taken place in the form of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad 1835-1908.

    One could wait till eternity; Jesus won't come literally and physically.

    1. pisean282311 profile image58
      pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      well then when is jesus's third coming?

      1. pennyofheaven profile image82
        pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Is there a 3rd coming?

        1. pisean282311 profile image58
          pisean282311posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          well since paar says 2nd coming has already occured and no  one except paar's sect knows about it...i thought may be jesus would not mind coming again , so that entire world knows at it...i was just pulling leg of paar...he is good friend of mine and we disagree on everything...i and paar have relationship of disagreement smile

          1. pennyofheaven profile image82
            pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Haha, ok all good!

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          luabuposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          will there be a fourth reich pennyofheaven

          1. pennyofheaven profile image82
            pennyofheavenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            No idea?

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        paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Jesus was to come again symbolically to falsify the untruth invented by Paul in Jesus' name; this had happened with the coming of the Promised Messiah 1835-1908.

        There will be no third coming of Jesus.

        1. Greek One profile image79
          Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I can't believe I missed it by less than 100 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          1. Lady Wordsmith profile image80
            Lady Wordsmithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            So, what did he do then, when he came back?

            1. Druid Dude profile image60
              Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              What in the name of misinformation? Paar, you sure are some kind of comedian! Where do you get this stuff from? Ever do stand-up? You ARE a hoot! Must be that English air. yikes

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                paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                What comedy? I write no comedy.

                I express what I sincerely understand; and I am open to change if somebody gives a brillinat argument that convinces me.

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              paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Jesus in Second Coming 1835-1908 told that the “Christianity” as invented by Paul and the Church was wrong and it has nothing to do with Jesus:

              1.    Jesus did not die on the Cross.
              2.    Jesus did not resurrect from the dead; as he never died on the Cross in the first place.
              3.    Jesus did not ascend to the skies.
              4.    Jesus migrated from Judea and went to India.
              5.    Jesus married and had children.
              6.    Jesus was not god or son of god; he was son of man and a truthful Messenger Prophet of the Creator-God.
              7.    Trinity is wrong; there is only ONE, Creator-God.
              8.    Jesus was a follower of Moses and did not cancel Torah.

              etc

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    paarsurreyposted 6 years ago

    Jesus expalined himself as to what is meant by the Secong Coming; Jews were waiting for the Second Coming of Elijah; Jesus told them that John his cousin was the Elijah to come.   

    Jesus in Second Coming 1835-1908 told that the “Christianity” as invented by Paul and the Church was wrong and it has nothing to do with Jesus:

    1.    Jesus did not die on the Cross.
    2.    Jesus did not resurrect from the dead; as he never died on the Cross in the first place.
    3.    Jesus did not ascend to the skies.
    4.    Jesus migrated from Judea and went to India.
    5.    Jesus married and had children.
    6.    Jesus was not god or son of god; he was son of man and a truthful Messenger Prophet of the Creator-God.
    7.    Trinity is wrong; there is only ONE, Creator-God.
    8.    Jesus was a follower of Moses and did not cancel Torah.

    etc

    1. libby101a profile image61
      libby101aposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Lets look at something else Paar. Which account is correct concerning Muhammad's vision? There are five different versions in the Qur'an.. can you explain to us which is correct?

      (1) In Suras 53:2-18 & 81:19-24, Allah personally appeared. (2) In Suras 16:102 & 26:192-194 he was called by "the Holy Spirit". (3) In Sura 15:8 the angels announced his prophetic ministry; and , (4) The angel Gabriel told him of his ministry and hands him the Quran. Who were Muhammad's first supposed converts? Genies! Muhammad supposedly preached to & converted genies in Suras 46:29-35; 72:1-28.

      How convenient that there was no one around to confirm his calling to be a prophet. Obviously there are some major flaws in how Muhammad was called to his so-called prophet-hood. Genies? If a man believes in Genies should we believe anything he saw?

  10. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago

    paarsurrey

    Why did you post so many religious threads?

    Are you perhaps a little obscessed?

 
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