Mat 16:28 Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
"coming" in the greek that it was written in is "erchomani" which means appear
And some saw the son of man appear in His kingdom six days later, they saw Moses and Elijah too.
Mat 17:1 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
Mat 17:2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
Mat 17:3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.
So, what you are saying, and what you expect us to believe by your exegesis is that MOST
of the people who were there had DIED
in that extremely short six
(Mt 16, Mk 8) to eight
(Luke 9:28) day period!! Must have been one of those 24-hour plagues...
(sorry, couldn't resist)
Not a chance!
When you attempted an exegesis of this passage, why didn't that question cross your mind?Matthew 16:27-28 - For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
28 Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
Why didn't these questions ALSO cross your mind?
1. Were the angels present in that vision as well?
2. Was every man rewarded according to their works at the time of that vision?
3. Were those of that first century generation ashamed because of the vision? (Mark 8:38)
Looks like the transfiguration event comes nowhere even close to the fulfillment...
Perhaps viewing the transfiguration event like this might help:
1. First we have Moses and Elijah in the vision. They represent the Law and the Prophets.
2. Then they are gone from the vision and only Christ is left.
Could this vision be representative of what would take place at Calvary when the Law was nailed to the cross?
Could this vision be representative of the old covenant passing away and only the new covenant in place?
Could this represent the inauguration of the new covenant at Calvary?
I believe Jesus when he said that SOME
would still be alive[/b] when he would come:
1. In His Father's glory
2. In His own glory (Luke 9:26)
3. In the glory of the holy angels (Luke 9:26)
4. With His angels
5. To reward every man according to his work
6. In His kingdom
7. When those living would see the kingdom of God (Luke 9:27)
8. In their first century adulterous and sinful generation (Mark 8:38)
9. That those of that first century generation would be ashamed at Christ's coming (Mark 8:38)
And if you think that those alive would only
be of His 12 disciples, then think again:Mark 8:34- And when he had called the people unto him WITH his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
You might be interested in knowing that the idea of every man being rewarded according to his own work
is strictly from a "second coming" theme:Revelation 22:12 - And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
Perhaps your understanding of this tri-harmonial event has increased. I hope so.