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p-nut:
Two different aspects of Him coming in glory.

Mark 9:1  And he said to them, "I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power."

Stucky:

--- Quote from: p-nut on Thu Dec 17, 2009 - 15:14:12 ---Two different aspects of Him coming in glory.

Mark 9:1  And he said to them, "I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power."

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Excellent P-Nut.   ::smile::

3 Resurrections:
p-nut  -  The Mount of Transfiguration was NOT the coming of Christ in His kingdom with the glory of His angels to give rewards, according to the Matt. 16:27-28 reference.  Christ did not "come" at the Mount of Transfiguration, because He had never left yet at that point.  And no rewards were dispensed, and no angels in glory were present on the Mount.

II Peter 1:16-18 has been misinterpreted above.  "For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and COMING of our Lord Jesus Christ but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.  For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." (This was spoken at Jesus' BAPTISM when Jesus CAME from Nazareth of Galilee to the Jordan River - Mark 1:9-11) "And this voice which came from heaven" (at Jesus' BAPTISM) "we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount."  (which was when they again heard the same voice that they had heard at Jesus' baptism, uttering virtually the same words - "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him." - Matt. 17:5)

So the phrase in II Peter 1:16 which describes the "power and COMING of our Lord Jesus Christ" is speaking of the COMING of Jesus Christ at His baptism, when the Holy Spirit descended and remained on Him.  John 1:9-11 talks about the same COMING.  "That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.  He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.  HE CAME UNTO HIS OWN, and his own received Him not."

I make an issue of this, because it is patently obvious that Matthew 16:27-28 really does mean to say that there were some standing there in Christ's presence who would live to see His second COMING in His kingdom with glory, with His angels, with rewards, and before they had died.  That means Christ returned in that generation.  Physically.  Only the resurrected righteous dead were taken back to heaven with Christ at that time - NONE of those who were living saints participated in this, though they may have been some of those eyewitnesses of it occurring, as Matt 16:28 and its duplicate in Mark 9:1 prove.   The typical perception of what the "rapture" included (past tense) needs some correction, although I do not expect many here to agree on this point.

Star of David:

--- Quote from: Silv3r on Sat Dec 05, 2009 - 20:43:23 ---On april occured raptre around the world:


The antichrist´╗┐ is here h1n1 pandemic, war preparation, chiping etc...
Wake up and do some research you have max year untill the hell breaks out...

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It is truly fascinating to me as to how certain self-appointed experts on End Times prophecy have very successfully sold the unsuspecting Christian masses on this bizarre event called a "Rapture" based on some very flimsy Bible verses.

As I have stated numerous times before, there shall be no Rapture, ever.  Just Christ's one and only return to earth, as He mentions in Matthew 24:30.

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