Jesus failed to come back within the lifespan of his own generation. Over the centuries people have mistakenly claimed the New Testament says or means he was going to come back in their time. These "interpretations or new prophecies" have been repeatedly shown to be false. Today there are more books and articles than ever on the same theme. However, you cannot predict the future based on failed prophecies.
Some Years Ago
Copyright ©, Jarmo Koskinen 2008
Some years ago, I believed the
kingdom was neigh. People
were to flee to the mountains … before
Then I read the book again.
What I believed, it didn’t say.
Jesus gave his promises and the season but it was for the people of his
Herod’s house fell, it rang the final bell. It had been the lead-in
reason for the
prophecy on the olive hill. All the signs were sown together but when
generation passed, the quilt was torn in half. Patches were sold, even
The fakes look real but the colors aren’t the same.
My church friends wanted me to
read it again. “Look at what
Daniel, Mathew, Mark & Luke
tell; and the temple really fell!” “Yes, in 70 A.D. but the trumpet
and Jesus failed to show. Buildings can only topple once; so it can’t
was told!” “Satan’s made you cold,” they dismayed. “Who, may I ask, are deceivers;
Lucifer, Satan, Beelzebub or true
As I stumbled alone, the last
shackles broke. I felt something
stir within. Even if all religions fail … the universe is right! The
sun still shines
and the days furlong, there’s more to explore! The wind blows and life
flows, and though we are born to die, the universe started there and
life is here.
The mysteries deepened & now I know why… We live within all
that be, an “everything”
Just open your eyes. Watch the
“old one” whom Einstein and
Hawking crowned. Our planet emerged off the Big Bang wreck. The earth
is a rare
pearl, sparking blue and white and it’s strung around
Science is grand, but some say
in Plato’s cave plays the
oldest band. Their jazz sways, “This
world is a shadow and there’s another land. The music doesn’t die; just
to its chime.” It sounds like another myth but I’ll wait and
see. Even if I
want it so, I’ll still let reason be and won’t believe in failed
means “All That Is”
Ken Koskinen, a.k.a. "The Naked Psalmist"
Photo of Mount of Olves: This is just outside of Jerusalem. It's the place where Jesus gave his prophecies regarding the end of the age to some of his disciples. It is also the area where he was expected to land on his return. He failed to show, as clearly predicted, within the lifespan of his generation. Churches have tried to re-interpret it all ever since.