jay_a2j wrote:Woodruff wrote:jay_a2j wrote:Woodruff wrote:jay_a2j wrote:
People will be eating and drinking, marrying and being given in marriage and then the end will come when they did not expect it.
And yet...you keep expecting it. Why?
Because hopefully the "they" in that verse isn't referring to me. Scripture tell us to "keep watch". The "they" in that verse are assuredly unbelievers.
Based on the fact that as a believer, you don't eat, drink, marry or be given in marriage, I presume?
Boy, you really know how to miss a point don't you? The fact that they will be "eating, drinking etc." is to show that it will come suddenly, that a "warning" will not be forthcoming. There will not be a James Earl Jones voice coming from the clouds saying, "You have 24 hours left." People will be going about their daily tasks. And when they think safety has been achieved, BAMB! the end will come.
I'm simply following your statements to their logical conclusion, Jay. You stated that the quotation wouldn't refer to you. I'm trying to correlate exactly which part of that quote doesn't apply to you. You seem to simply be trying to avoid the whole thing, knowing that you're not sounding very intelligent.
jay_a2j wrote:Frigidus wrote:Jay is just another in a long succession of people from the founding of Christianity onwards who were convinced the end of the world would occur in their lifetime. 2000+ years in you would think that people would realize that this is incredibly unlikely and drop it, but a strange mix of the ignorance of the incredible number of people who were wrong before them and the self centeredness of thinking that the verses apply to them, in particular, obviously, ensure that they will never go away.
This post would be extremely funny, if it weren't so sad.
I'm curious, Jay...exactly what about that quote do you find "sad"? Be specific, please.