Anyhow, at his coming the more righteous will be spared. No leaning to any particular religion but the more good at heart will be spared. I believe they will feel the resound in their hearts and will know of a surety who it is that comes. The fight referred to is the battle leading up to the Coming.
Spared from what exactly? And what is determined as 'righteous'? And where is the line drawn? Whoops, you can only commit adultery 4.5 times before you are condemned to hell, sorry 5 is a stray too far?
I personally find that the fact that so many Christians are so keen on the idea of huge swathes of humanity being consigned to pits of fire and torment for eternity to be pretty sick. So if that is the kind of Jesus you are waiting for, then you are welcome to him.
Surely a loving god, would save and love every human equally, or what is the point of all that talk of forgiveness that is written about in the bible?
Pay attention and always be on your guard [looking out for one another]. If your brother sins (misses the mark), solemnly tell him so and reprove him, and if he repents (feels sorry for having sinned), forgive him.
And even if he sins against you seven times in a day, and turns to you seven times and says, I repent [I am sorry], you must forgive him (give up resentment and consider the offense as recalled and annulled).
Ask and it shall be forgiven.... but you have to repent and ask first.
I find it funny, people refuse to do the research of history, to find out the truth of the matter. If any person actually did the research of said topic, then they would know for a fact that the supposed second coming has already happened, regardless of the church wants you to think.
The second coming was an imaginary event. It was based on the right-side of the brain, conveying a message to the left side. The left side, interpreted the event, as being fictional, but people believed it happened anyways.
Go figure, the ignorant would think it would still have to happen.
I wouldn't say that is has anything to do with Scholars if that is what you are talking about. I am talking about independent analysis of the hand-writing of those who wrote the gospels.
My research revealed that a couple of gospels were written by the same individual. So that means, two, if not three gospels were written by the same person. So much for eye-witness account of said events. Don't ask which, because I would have to dive into my research to know which exactly.
History tends to repeat itself. It wouldnt surprise me if he was crucified again. One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter - it just depends on what the individual's perception of truth and reality is.
'forgive them, father, for they know not what they do'
Ummm.... I am just glad that I am concerned with just being the best that I can be in the here and now. Whatever the future has in store will unfold. It is this that I embrace the joy and the challenges ahead with good heart. There is nothing to fear with love.
as I thought I understood this, if Jesus came again it is the second comming suposidly and it would be to uplift the chosen who kept his law so they would not feel pain and suffering or death?
which is really odd to me sense the only chosen were the Original men and women of the 12 tribes and their offspring, who are "all" dead anyway and may well have died in suffering, like sickness or poor life, just because of the times they lived and the Opression they suffered, as well as a much harder life encountered than we know today.
the rest of the story implies he will cast judgement on the rest of us! Which means he comes to condem.