Seriously people, why are we even talking about this?
Jack Wellman at Christian Crier, in a very complex convoluted piece of exegesis and yet another piece of evidence that the bar at Patheos is low enough that I could have a blog there, opines that it is.
We’ve been through this before and you know where I stand on end times stuff. We don’t know the day or the hour. In any historical era, including ours, there is enough stuff going on that the people living in that era could reasonably believe that they are in the last days.
Most churches outside of evangelicalism have very little to say about the end times other than what is in the historic Christian creeds: “He [Jesus] will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end” (from the Nicene Creed). We would do very well to adopt a similar tack.