Originally Posted by RAM
Did I mention Gentiles?
Jews are Judah...Jew-dah...Judah. There is presently the house of Israel and the house of Judah. All are Israel but not all are Jews.
Matthew 15:24 But He answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
He found us, we carry His name...Christ/Christian.
If anything is "imperative" for Christians to know it is what is actually written in the Bible, and the common sense interpretation of it. Nothing posted here by 144 fits either of those criteria. He posts random collections of words, numbers, events, and what-not, and does not even bother to attempt any kind of explanation.
Perhaps it isn't for some?
Date setting is wrong. It has been going on for nearly two thousand years and it always fails. This is especially obvious in recent times since folks have been making more and more false predictions.
Date setting is wrong. It makes a mockery of Christianity.
A mockery? What does He tell us?
Luke 12:2-3 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
12:9-12 But he that denieth Me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven. And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.
12:35-40 Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when He will return from the wedding; that when He cometh and knocketh, they may open unto Him immediately. Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when He cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.
12:56 Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?
Look at that...there's that phrase "this time" again. You probably think it meant 70AD.