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Old 02-23-2015, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Got into this discussion this weekend.

Somewhere in the Bible, it says Jesus will come back -- I've heard from a few friends who are Christian who "Hope he comes back during their lifetime" -- I asked how they would know it was actually Jesus and not an imposter. Their response "I would just know as I have such a good relationship with Jesus that it wouldn't be a question it was him"

Anyways, being a bit more realistic here in the 21st century, what would it take for someone as a Christian to be like "Yes, that is really Jesus" and not a pretender? Clearly saying you are Jesus wouldn't be enough --- I know three "Jesus'" from high school. Not to mention his story probably wouldn't completely agree with the Bible as we know it due to the various translations and word of mouth before it was all completed.

For me (as an atheist) it would take something extraordinary that no other human could do -- actually walking on water, etc. to believe.
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:04 PM
 
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:09 PM
 
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Well according to the book of Revelation, God will unleash a whole lot of nasty supernatural wrath upon the earth and all kinds of crazy stuff will happen. So when I see all the stars fall from the sky*, I'll know the guy in the white robe standing in the lobby of the Mount of Olives Hotel is the real deal.

*clearly the author of Revelation had no idea what a star actually is
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:13 PM
 
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If someone tells me they are Jesus, who am I to disagree? Would I fall down and bow? No.

I would probably ask Jesus if he would like something to eat or drink.
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:35 PM
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I would ask him to heal fundamentalists.
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:37 PM
 
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I would ask him to heal fundamentalists.
After the food and drink. Jesus would need his strength. He might need a cocktail or two to get going.
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Old 02-23-2015, 05:16 PM
 
Location: New Yawk
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True story: an acquaintance of mine said the same thing, and my response was "Not me. My new couch hasn't been delivered yet."
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Somewhere in the Bible, it says Jesus will come back -- I've heard from a few friends who are Christian who "Hope he comes back during their lifetime" -- I asked how they would know it was actually Jesus and not an imposter. Their response "I would just know as I have such a good relationship with Jesus that it wouldn't be a question it was him"
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Old 02-23-2015, 05:18 PM
 
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I have sometimes wondered what would be the reaction of the Believers if Jesus came back and the hysterically excited worshippers all collected to hear him, and, after an address setting out what his views were and roundly denouncing them for all the odd and far -fetched scripture Interpretations they came up with, instead of just following his instructions, whether they'd start to mutter 'That can't really be Jesus. It must be Satan, or the antichrist trying to fool us.'

It wouldn't be a cross this time, but just a quickly passed blasphemy law to stop his teaching offensively Wrong doctrine.
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Old 02-23-2015, 05:19 PM
 
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And every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, of which you have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
1 John 4:3

This is how I will know the truth from the lie.
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Old 02-23-2015, 05:23 PM
 
Location: New Yawk
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I picture a Semitic version of Frank Costanza, yelling "I got a lot of problems with you people!"
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I have sometimes wondered what would be the reaction of the Believers if Jesus came back and the hysterically excited worshippers all collected to hear him, and, after an address setting out what his views were and roundly denouncing them for all the odd and far -fetched scripture Interpretations they came up with, instead of just following his instructions, whether they'd start to mutter 'That can't really be Jesus. It must be Satan, or the antichrist trying to fool us.'

It wouldn't be a cross this time, but just a quickly passed blasphemy law to stop his teaching offensively Wrong doctrine.
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