I didn't change anything, I just cleared up the error you use (verse23) to claim Christ has already came. Nothing I said above is in error about the verses, you take one verse to make a point and I took all the verses to show you were wrong........ Claiming Christ has come is a very serious thing you do to other believers who have the hope of his return.....
I have NOT taken just one verse. On other threads I have invoked 2 Thessalonians 1:3-8 many times. Paul promised the Thessalonians that they would get relief from their persecutions "when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven." This means that they would be PHYSICALLY ALIVE when He came. They were not to get relief from their persecutions after they died. They were to get it "when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven."
I have also invoked Christ's word to the church at Thyatira. He said to them, "Hold fast til I come
" (Rev. 2:25). Note that Jesus did NOT say, "Hold fast til death." He said, "Hold fast til I come
" which makes no sense if Jesus was not to come in THEIR time.
I have also invoked Hebrews 10:37 which says, "In a very, very little while
He who is coming will come and will not delay
Paul said, "WE
who are living and remaining in His coming...." The "WE" is Paul and the first generation of Christians.
Again, Paul prayed that the Thessalonians would be PRESERVED in body, soul and spirit until the Lord's coming. Then he said, "Faithful is He that calls you who also will do it
They would be PHYSICALLY ALIVE at the Lord's return because their body soul and spirit would be altogether intact
at His coming. This is unrefutable!
Therefore, He returned in THAT generation.