Originally Posted by Fellowship
In regard to number 2. could you provide me with specific examples of what you mean?
What prediction was falsified?
Hi fellowship. Good to "see" you again.
I'm talking about several predictions by Jesus that the apocalypse would come soon, within a few decades or so. Here is a link
with examples and different interpretations, like "Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power."
Many liberals, including me in the past, like to see Jesus as a kind of hippie humanist who saved women from stoning and told people to be nice to their enemies. But I'm convinced by the scholars who say that his main teaching and his group's main belief was apocalyptic in nature, and that he claimed - and his followers believed - that it would happen in their lifetime. Kinda like this guy in California.
That doesn't mean he was wrong about everything. I like the hippie humanist stuff. But he was wrong about the apocalypse.
Let me ask you fellowship: If you had been alive during Jesus' time, and he was predicting the apocalypse, would you have dismissed him as a crackpot?