So, I’ve had a plethora of questions about my recent post, “ Dr. Einstein, Reality and Schrodinger’s Cat.” It’s a tricky question about Schrodinger’s cat.  Was it alive or dead? Before I give you the answer, though, a little background is probably in order.

The universe is made up of atoms, right? Then there are electrons and quarks which are the basic building blocks of the atom (i.e. sub-atomic particles). However, scientists say that even with the electrons and quarks, the atom is essentially empty space. So, what does the universe consist of if everything is empty space?  The thing is, though, that empty space isn’t really empty. You see, empty space is teeming with life.  Teeming. It is a hotbed of constant creation and destruction which is the very fabric of reality (and all matter).

Let’s backtrack, though, for a second. Science is fundamentally a process of observation and measurement. In that regard, science has what some scientists refer to as a measurement problem. It’s all the fault of the atom. You see, the atom is the most mysterious object in all of creation.  That is, it only appears after it has first been observed and measured!!!

Aside: You might recall that an observation and measurement were at the heart of the Double-Slit Experiment that I mentioned in “Dr. Einstein, Reality and Schrodinger’s Cat” which prompted many of your questions.

Here’s the conundrum. An atom does not exist, as an atom, until an observer looks at it.  That is, the act of observation and measurement creates the atom, and by extension the whole universe. As physicist John Wheeler put it, “The universe does not exist ‘out there,’ independent of us. We are inescapably involved in bringing about that which appears to be happening. We are not only observers. We are participators.”

So, how does it all work, then?  Putting aside all the theories, the fancy formulae scribbled on chalkboards and the myriad of science textbooks, what exactly is reality? Well, physicist David Bohm says that the quantum field is the true source of our reality. However, according to this theory, our physical world is a projection from another realm, a deeper source of reality which is beyond space and time.  A projection you understand.  Holographic no doubt.  As John Horgan explained though in his book The End of Science, it is not possible to observe what exists beyond space and time by simply observing nature. Ah, yes, there’s the rub. The really scary thing is that scientists will never be able to prove what lies beyond space and time since they can’t observe beyond space and time.

Since science has reached it’s physical limitations, we live in a time when the great geniuses of science are, by necessity, theoretical physicists. That inevitably will probably lead to a philosophical discussion about God. However, at the moment, scientists typically avoid addressing the God question, especially since many scientists are atheists, though it does come up if only through some oblique references. Here’s a few examples:

  • “Life is the most mysterious of all the wonders of creation because atoms  have been assembled in such a way so that they can ponder their own existence.” – Martin Rees, astrophysicist (and an atheist)Aside: That’s exactly what we all have been doing since at least the time of the great Greek philosophers. Pondering our existence.  Needless to say, it takes intelligence to ponder one’s own existence.  That’s what sets man apart from all the other species.
  • “The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.” – Carl Sagan, astronomer (and an atheist) Aside: How does the universe know itself without intelligence?
  • “Super-intelligence is the only good explanation for the origin of life and the complexity of nature.” – Antony Flew, a former atheist

So, one does not have to mention God (or even believe in God apparently) in order to understand that Creation could only have been facilitated through intelligence.

 

Epilogue

Back to Schrodinger’s cat. Actually, quantum mechanics says that Schrodinger’s cat was both alive and dead.  Both, you understand.  That’s because unobserved phenomenon can exist in dual states, or, as I would prefer to say, in an intricate web of infinite possibilities. That is, an atom is merely a possibility until it, the atom, is observed.  Pretty cool world, right? Of course, quantum mechanics also has the “many worlds” interpretation but that may be a bridge too far.

In the end, Schrodinger’s cat is all about choices since, as John Wheeler said, we are the observer. You have to choose.  You can either choose the blue pill or the red pill, but either way, it’s your choice.  As Morpheus said, “But I can only show you the door.  You’re the one who has to walk through it.”

 

“The doctrine that the world is made up of objects whose existence is independent of human consciousness turns out to be in conflict with quantum mechanics and with facts established by experiment.”  – Bernard d’Espagnat, physicist

 

 

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When I was a kid, we used to watch Superman on the TV. In Superman’s world, people couldn’t believe their eyes when they looked up in the sky and saw him.  It just wasn’t possible, they would say.

Today, as an adult, I look up in the sky and I also see something that is impossible – the moon. That is, I look up in the daytime sky and I see both the sun and the moon at the same time. The impossible part is that when the moon and the sun are directly across from one another (e.g. if the sun is in the east and the moon is the west), you don’t see a fully illuminated moon.  Sometimes, it’s only partially lit.

Science has always explained the moonlight by saying that the moon reflects the sunlight.  Even if that were true, which it’s not, the reflective part of the moon would by necessity indicate the direction of the sunlight and, therefore, the direction of the sun.  Accordingly, if the moon and the sun are directly across from each other during the day, you must always be able to see a fully illuminated moon. By necessity, you understand.

This same logic somewhat applies at night as well.  For example, if the sun has recently set (say two hours after sunset), the night sky is pitch black.  There is no sunlight whatsoever.  If the earth was a globe you would explain that by saying that the sun has disappeared over the horizon in the west.

However, if the cycle of the moon was such that it was low in the eastern sky two hours after sunset (and for that matter the rest of the night), then there would be no line of sight between the moon and the sun and no sunlight would be reaching the moon. By definition, the moon would have to be in a new moon phase.  That is, you couldn’t see it because there would be no sunlight reflecting off of it.

Funny thing, though, because when I look up in the sky under those circumstances, I do see a moon. Sometimes, the moon is full even though the sun is obviously not directly across from it in the sky.  Even worse, sometimes the moon is partially lit. Why even worse? Well, the side of the moon that is illuminated is pointing away from the sun. By definition, that’s impossible, you understand.

All this flies in the face of accepted scientific theory and almost any science book will parrot the same discourse.  I said scientific theory you understand. The problem is that one does not have to be a scientist to look up in the sky and see the sun and the moon as I described, and if you really think about it you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand that they, therefore, have been lying to you. It’s a dirty little secret that you’re not supposed to know about…but, of course, now you know.

 

“Everything is backwards, everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, psychiatrists destroy minds, scientists destroy truth, major media destroys information, religions destroy spirituality and governments destroy freedom.”   – Michael Ellner

Another Q Anon

09/05/2018

Well, now we not only have one Q Anon, we have two.  How wonderful.

An anonymous source who supposedly works on the White House staff supposedly wrote an op-ed piece for the New York Times. I say, supposedly. MSNBC ran with the story without verifying it and interviewed Steve Schmidt, a campaign strategist by profession (in other words, a political hack). Given that an anonymous person had just publicly attacked a sitting American president, Schmidt took the liberty to do a complete butcher job on him.  At least, he labeled himself for what he is, a member of the Resistance.  While I don’t doubt that there are people working on the White House staff who don’t support Trump politically, I seriously doubt that this anonymous person is real.  It’s simply a way to vilify the president for political gain.  How convenient.

So, now we have two Q Anons when one may be one too many.  However, perhaps, this was simply an indirect way of discrediting the other Q Anon. Whatever. That’s why I rarely comment on politics.  Hats off, though, to the New York Times for running a creative story even if it was fake news, although that’s why they have become just another failing media institution.

 

“Everything is backwards, everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, psychiatrists destroy minds, scientists destroy truth, major media destroys information, religions destroy spirituality and governments destroy freedom.”

                – Michael Ellner

Despite previous posts, I continually get questions as to who the Sumerians were. Same goes for Caucasians. To clarify, they were, more or less, one and the same thing.  That goes for the Yazidis as well. Ditto King Tut. Ditto most North Africans. Ditto the ancient Israelites.

However, let’s first define some of these names so that we are perfectly clear. The term Caucasian is generally applied to the white race or someone of European ancestry, although it has a much broader meaning.  According to Wikipedia, the Caucasian race is a group of people including some or all of the ancient and modern populations of EuropeWestern AsiaCentral AsiaSouth AsiaNorth Africa, and the Horn of Africa (mostly settlers from Holland and other parts of Europe); in other words, white to brown skin, light to dark eyes and blonde to dark hair. More specifically, a Caucasian refers to a person with a Caucasoid skull, of which the commonly known Nordic skull is one of three Caucasoid types.

The term Caucasian came about because of the belief that Caucasians originated from the Caucasus Mountains in West Asia, in the area between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea (which currently includes countries like Georgia, Azerbaijan and the southernmost part of Russia).  While many Caucasians lived in this area at one time (and still do), their history goes much deeper than what is in the history books.

It’s important to note that the Sumerian civilization preceded the Greek Civilization which is widely credited as the birthplace of modern/Western civilization.  However, the Sumerian Civilization was far greater than the Greek Civilization ever was and the origins of civilization actually go back to Sumer. If you want to read up on the Sumerian Civilization, I would suggest Stanley Kramer’s book History Begins at Sumer.

Actually, the Greek Civilization was a remnant of the Sumerian Civilization.  People like Archimedes, Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle and Socrates were all descendants of the Sumerians, who migrated westward thru the Mediterranean to places like Crete, Cyprus and Greece (which are a stone’s throw from Mesopotamia, the homeland of the Sumerians).

When the Sumerian Civilization dispersed, it went in all directions including east to China, as the Caucasian mummies of the Tarim Basin are a testament to. Their descendants were some of the great figures of ancient history, including Alexander the Great, Abraham (from the Bible), the Roman emperors, the European kings and some of the Egyptian pharaohs/royalty (like King Tut, Akhenaten and Nefertiti). The Sumerians were eventually known by many names.  For example, the Israelite tribe of Dan migrated through Russia to Germany, to Scandinavia (the Vikings) and eventually on to the British Isles.

One of the legacies of Sumerian Civilization is language. The languages of the Sumerian descendants is referred to as the Indo-European family of languages – everything from Sanskrit in the east (India) to the Romance languages of Europe in the west, as well as two of the great languages of the past three thousand years (Greek and English).

So, perhaps this has answered the questions of some of you and peaked the curiosity of others.  Yet, some will no doubt ask what the relevance is of this look-back in history.  Well, there is a link and it’s this: In some circles, descendancy from the Sumerian kings gives those people what they feel is a divine right to rule. You might be surprised to know that a majority of Americans are Sumerian by ancestry and all U.S. presidents are descended from European/Irish/Scottish kings (even Barack Obama) and are therefore descendants of the ruling Sumerian elite.  They all have what I call the DNA of the gods.

This history is also tied in to a recent call by some to eradicate the white race. This rhetoric, oddly enough, comes from other white people. Of course, this is simply a ploy since those whites calling for the eradication of their own race are not going to set an example by killing themselves first; far from it.  The real reason is… well, I’ll let you connect the dots.  You see, it’s a dirty little secret that you’re not supposed to know about, although, now I think you know.

“With stunning abruptness… there appears in this little Sumerian mud garden… the whole cultural syndrome that has since constituted the germinal unit of all the high civilizations of the world.”

   – Joseph Campbell, The Masks of God 

 

If you’re familiar with the Schrodinger’s Cat paradox, then you know that science grapples with the question of what reality is and, therefore, whether anything that you believe in is real.

In that regard, Einstein said that reality was an illusion. Philosopher Immanuel Kant argued that time and space were not inherent qualities of the physical world but rather a reflection of the way the mind operates. In other words, time is a function of consciousness. Astronomer, physicist Arthur Eddington summed it up pretty well when he wrote that, “In the world of physics…the shadow of my elbow rests on the shadow table as the shadow ink flows over the shadow paper…the frank realization that physical science is concerned with a world of shadow…”

Despite this, people think that they can discern reality with their physical senses, or at least they only acknowledge that which they physically experience. I guess that they never read Lincoln Barnett who wrote, in The Universe and Dr. Einstein, “Along with philosophers’ reduction of all objective reality to a shadow-world of perceptions, scientists have become aware of the alarming limitations of man’s senses.” People simply ignore what science has been trying to tell them and focus only on what their physical senses experience. They think that their physical senses can tell the difference between what is real and what is an illusion. Never mind that the brain cannot tell the difference between what is ”real” and what is vividly imagined.

So to better understand what the average person thinks about the world around him, I asked a number of people what a desk was made of. They generally answered wood. So, I asked where did the wood come from and they answered that it came from a tree. So, I inquired what a tree was composed of and a few said molecules… and the molecules were composed of atoms. Now, here’s where thinks get a little murky.

Science says that atoms are 99.99999999% empty space! So, what is a desk really made of? The answer is almost exclusively empty space.  Your senses cannot cannot tell you that the desk is really empty space. Well, almost-empty space since there is no such thing as empty space.

Aside: It is the quantum field that physicist David Bohm said is the true source of our reality. Our physical world, according to Bohm, is projected from another realm which is beyond space and time. A projection you understand.

It is said that perception is reality. That’s somewhat true but woefully incomplete. Perception is what we use to define that which we “think” is real. However, we cannot perceive the true reality (the quantum field) and so our beliefs are based upon an illusion as Einstein would have it, an illusion created by our physical senses. Theoretical physicist Werner Heisenberg elaborated on our inability to perceive reality in his now-famous Uncertainty Principle for which he received the Nobel Prize in physics. However, why would people want to study Heisenberg when they believe that they understand what is real (based on their own personal sensory experience). In fact, the smarter that a person is the less likely that they will question their own physical senses.

The famous Double-Slit Experiment forever changed the way that science viewed the way that things work. Prior to the experiment, objects were deemed to be separate from human consciousness. Afterwards, it was clearly understood that the observer was an integral part of the experiment and affected the outcome. As physicist John Wheeler put it, “The universe does not exist ‘out there,’ independent of us. We are inescapably involved in bringing about that which appears to be happening. We are not only observers. We are participators.” Try understanding that with your physical senses.

Man has always been in search of the unanswerable, in search of his origins, in search of himself.

At one time, man was believed to have originated in Africa. The “out of Africa” theory was the brainchild of Professors Alan Wilson and Rebecca Cann. Of course, even back then, they realized that their theory was only a possibility, not a fact. Subsequently, their own DNA testing indicated that Homo sapiens first developed from the Australian aborigines about 400,000 years ago (with no genetic links to Africa).

Then, the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology made a genetic discovery also dating back to about 400,000 years ago. This find was made in Spain and also has no genetic link to Africa. However, it does have a genetic link to… Australia. So, the two oldest human DNA samples yet found were from Australia and Europe, with a genetic link to each other but with no link to Africa. This literally rewrites evolutionary history.

At a meeting of the Royal Society in London, these DNA finds, among others, were discussed by some of the brightest minds in the field of genetics. Researchers had previously identified three kinds of hominids who had interbred with each other in ancient times, namely Homo sapiens, Neanderthals, and Denisovans. The talk of the conference was a study done by the Harvard Medical School on a find from Siberia. The study found that the Denisovans had sex with an unknown group in Asia more than 30,000 years ago, a group which was neither human nor Neanderthal. Mark Thomas, an evolutionary geneticist at University College London, summed it up nicely as follows: “What it begins to suggest is that we’re looking at a Lord of the Rings-type world — that there were many hominid populations.”

Note: Of course, both the Bible and ancient Sumerian texts refer to humans having sex  with a non-human species so perhaps this shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Some other interesting genetic findings are as follows:

  • Between 4000-6000 years ago, some extremely unusual DNA was first found in the people of Denmark. It’s referred to as “Haplogroup I1” and geneticists have no idea where it came from. It only appears in the Nordic races. No other group of people on the planet Earth have this DNA unless they have come in contact with Nordic people.
  • A recent story in the news concerned a young Caucasian girl who had her DNA tested and discovered that her ancestry hails from North Africa. That’s mind-blowing until one looks at the DNA testing involving North Africa. Turns out that North Africa’s gene pool is, in fact, Caucasian. Two Caucasian groups living in North Africa for at least two thousand years are the Tuaregs and the Berbers, both Caucasian people. This in turn might explain the next finding.
  • DNA testing on the Egyptian boy-pharaoh King Tut revealed that he is related to 70% of the men in England. In other words, he is Caucasian, albeit one with a severely elongated skull.
  • A study by the University of Cambridge found that the DNA of humans contains 145 ‘alien’ genes not passed on from our ancestors.

Note: Genetics aside, the different human skull types demonstrate that man evolved  from different gene pools.

However, some genetic studies have led to places that most would have never expected. For example, scientists working to map human DNA (as part of the Human Genome Project) concluded there are arithmetic patterns and symbolic language encoded within our DNA. They, therefore, believe that man’s “junk DNA” is the genetic code of extraterrestrial life forms. That theory might be referred to as Directed Panspermia. It was popularized by Francis Crick who won the Nobel Prize, along with James Watson, for their discovery of the structure of the DNA molecule. Even an ardent atheist like Richard Dawkins admitted, in an interview with Ben Stein, that man’s DNA has a designer and he mentioned extraterrestrial contact.

As for DNA itself, it has an exquisite language composed of 3 billion genetic letters. DNA is, in essence, an immensely complex instruction manual on how cells operate. As Bill Gates has himself said, DNA has an operating system that is far more advanced than any of our supercomputers. Therefore, you can only imagine the intelligence that was required to program it.

However, there is even more to the story of our origins. Oddly enough, some of us have Rh negative blood. Man alone has this trait, although Africans and Asians rarely have Rh negative blood. Some of us get diseases that the rest of us don’t (e.g. sickle cell) and we all don’t all share the same blood type or DNA haplogroup type. Obviously, there was more than one original gene pool. Obviously, we didn’t all come out of Africa.

Man is supposedly the most highly developed species on the planet. Surprisingly, however, we are ill-equipped for Earth’s environment. We come to this world with certain disadvantages that animals don’t have. For example, we can’t cope with sunlight, we have a strong dislike for certain natural foods, we have chronic back problems and we have very high rates of disease. These are things which should not happen if we evolved naturally on this planet. Man, in effect, is alien to this world.

The human race has been searching for answers for its existence from the beginning. Accordingly, man often posited that there was a creator of one sort or another. Some gave that creator the designation of God and recently some scientists have said that man’s creator was of extraterrestrial origin (aliens, in other words). The funny thing is that in our search for aliens, man just may have found himself as it seems that man, himself, is an alien.

 

Epilogue

In the view of cosmologist Max Tegmark, everything in the universe, including humans, is part of a mathematical structure. According to Tegmark, everything in nature is full of patterns such as the Fibonacci sequence, which is mathematically based. Tegmark contends, though, that math was not invented by man, but simply discovered by man. So, then, who did invent mathematics?

 

“The spiral in a snail’s shell is the same mathematically as the spiral in the Milky Way galaxy, and it’s also the same mathematically as the spirals in our DNA. It’s the same ratio that you’ll find in very basic music that transcends cultures all over the world.”           – Joseph Gordon-Levitt

 

 

 

The Chosen People

04/08/2018

Why were the Israelites the Chosen People? The real answer may surprise you.

Some Christians would say that God (Jehovah) chose the Israelites because he loved them more, and the Bible does actually say something to that effect. Some would say that there were other reasons, to be sure. However, here’s the real reason, according to the Bible itself, and I’m pretty sure that you will not hear this preached from the pulpit.

In Chapter 10 of Genesis, the Bible says that mankind was scattered across the globe after the Flood and separated into nations (from the families of the sons of Noah).  It’s sometimes referred to as the “Table of Nations”.  As for Yahweh, he was allotted Israel by the Most High (presumably God), as can be seen in Deuteronomy 32:8-9, as follows:

“When the Most High divided their inheritance to the nations, when He separated the sons of Adam, He set the boundaries of the peoples according to the number of the children of Israel. For the Lord’s (Yahweh) portion is his people; Jacob (Israel) is the place of his inheritance.”

So the Israelites were in fact a Chosen People, chosen for Yahweh as opposed to having been chosen by Yahweh.

When Yahweh said that he would promise to be the god of the Israelites if they would promise that he (Yahweh) would be their only god, that was a mischaracterization of what actually happened. Yahweh/Jehovah had already been selected to be responsible for Israel. It had nothing to do with the covenant on behalf of the Israelites to accept Jehovah as their one and only god.

By the way, you either are God or you are not. If you are, then by definition you would be the god of everyone, including the Israelites. No covenant would ever be necessary.

 

Epilogue

The inconvenient truth is that Yahweh/Jehovah was not God (the Most High) who is mentioned in Deuteronomy 32. With that in mind, it now makes sense why the Creator was called “God” in Genesis 1 (from the Hebrew name Elohim) and why God was called “Lord God” in Genesis 2 (from the Hebrew names Jehovah and Elohim). That is, the God of Genesis 1 was the Prime Creator and the god of Genesis 2 was an altogether different entity, a lower god.

In the immortal words of Eddie Murphy, “Chosen One, my behind”, from the movie The Golden Child.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, I just got back from sunrise Easter services and I’m reflecting back on what I was doing there.

Was it because I was celebrating the resurrection of Jesus? Well, no on two counts.  While as  Paul said that Jesus was resurrected in the spirit, he never said that he was resurrected in the body.  In fact, he said that it was impossible for the physical body to inherit the Kingdom of God. Secondly, Easter originally was the pagan festival celebrating the sun god (not son god).

So, Christianity is, in reality, a corruption of astral theology.  The pagan festival celebrating the sun god (later named Sol Invictus) was held on December 25th, followed by a festival on the spring equinox celebrating his resurrection. It was only later, we got Christmas and Easter.

 

“The pagan belief was that the sun died on the winter solstice (December 22nd) because on that day the sun reached its lowest point in the heavens. The sun was then considered to be “dead and buried” for three days because it stayed at this lowest point on the horizon during that time. When the sun once again made its way higher in the heavens on December 25th, it was said to have been born again (resurrected)” 

    – The Ethical Warrior, Why Are Christians Leaving the Church?

“There were giants (nephilim) in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” – Genesis 6:4

 

The Bible says in various passages that giants existed upon the earth in olden times. The Jewish apocryphal work The Book of Giants, which was found at Qumran, has many details not found in the Bible with respect to those giants. For example, see the following link for a  picture of Nefertiti and her husband, the pharaoh Akhenaten, holding adult humans:

https://www.gettyimages.com/event/in-focus-tutankhamun-tomb-may-reveal-resting-place-of-queen-nefertiti-593962061

Those very same giant Egyptians visited the Grand Canyon in ancient times and left behind lots of artifacts. Places around the Grand Canyon even have Egyptian names. To see what  those Egyptians looked like check out a life-size statue at the Grand Canyon at the following link:

https://search.aol.com/aol/image?q=giant+statues+inside+Grand+Canyon&s_it=img-ans&v_t=comsearch#id=0&iurl=http%3A%2F%2Fasheepnomore.net%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2015%2F06%2Fgiants_under_grand_canyon.jpg&action=click

In recent times, they have found lots and lots of skeletons – all over the world. See the following link: http://www.ancientpages.com/2014/04/29/giants-did-exist-and-were-a-part-of-earths-ancient-history/ There are also artifacts from ancient Sumeria picturing the Sumerian gods next to humans. Same thing. They were giants too. And of course, then there was Goliath who was a little fella by comparison. That’s what you get when the gene pool gets watered down over many generations.

The tallest man, according to the Guinness Book of Records, was about nine feet tall and once lived in Illinois. Of course, they have only been keeping track for some 70 years or so. Whatever, I would have loved to have had a “big” brother that tall.

 

The eyes of that species of extinct Giant, whose bones fill the Mounds of America, have gazed on Niagara, as ours do now.

– Abraham Lincoln

The Tardy Messiah

03/18/2018

So if Jesus was the messiah, there are some people who might ask how come he hasn’t returned yet. For me, the better question is why would anyone expect him to return after some 2,000 years.

Actually, the Bible tells us what should have happened, but it’s never discussed from the pulpit. Why not? Let’s try and break it down.

Christian theologian Albert Schweitzer, whose book The Quest For the Historical Jesus is considered a seminal work of biblical scholarship, said that the Christian interpretation of the Second Coming is wrong! The reason is that, according to Schweitzer, the Bible actually states that the End Times would occur in the lifetime of the disciples, and not some 2,000 years later. He cited Matthew 24:34, among other biblical passages, in which Jesus says that the end of the world will occur in the lifetime of the disciples. C.S. Lewis, a Christian apologist himself, said of this passage, “It is certainly the most embarrassing verse in the Bible.”

Note: For further corroboration, you can look at any of the following:

 

  • Mark 13:30
  • Luke 21:32
  • Mark 8:38
  • Matthew 23:36
  • Matthew 10:23
  • Revelation 1:3
  • 1 Corinthians 10:11
  • Revelation 22: 6,7
  • Revelation 22:10,12
  • 1 Peter 1:20
  • 1 Peter 4:7
  • Revelation 22:20
  • Hebrews 10:24-25
  • 1 John 2:18
  • 1 Corinthians 7:29,31
  • James 5:8,9
  • Matthew 16:28
  • Luke 9:27
  • Mark 9:1
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17

The Bible is very clear that the Second Coming/ End Times are to take place in the lifetime of the disciples. So, the messiah is tardy, some 2,000 years late. As the Bible asks about his failed promise to return, “They will say, ‘Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.’” (2 Peter 3:4)

Tell me again, why are we still waiting?

 

 

“Jesus of Nazareth was an apocalyptic prophet who anticipated the imminent end of the age and who warned his Jewish compatriots to repent in view of the cosmic crisis that was soon to come. God, Jesus proclaimed, would intervene in the course of history to overthrow the forces of evil, sending from heaven a divine-like figure called the Son of Man in a cataclysmic act of judgment.  This Son of Man would bring a new order to this world, a utopian kingdom to replace the evil empire that oppresses God’s people.   And this was to occur within Jesus’ generation.”

– Bart Ehrman, biblical scholar and theologian

 

P.S. Thank you Bart, but remind me why this is rarely preached from the pulpit?