This post by “500 Questions” answers the question, Did Jesus set a deadline for his return? And the answer is, YES, he did!
This brilliant article refers to verses in both the Old and New Testament. And those verses are all indicating that The Second Coming of Jesus/Messiah is just round the corner.
Anyone who tries to interpret those verses in another way must be described as delusional.
And as you all know (I hope), delusions are necessary to have, if you really want to believe in religious (also called magical) thinking.
BTW, here’s a good site for those who want to learn more about magical & religious woo-bullshit thinking, https://www.psychologytoday.com/basics/magical-thinking .
I recommend you to visit that site.
The end of all things is near.
— 1 Peter 4:7
“Say what you like,” we shall be told, “the apocalyptic beliefs of the first Christians have been proved to be false. It is clear from the New Testament that they all expected the Second Coming in their own lifetime. And, worse still, they had a reason, and one which you will find very embarrassing. Their Master had told them so. He shared, and indeed created, their delusion. He said in so many words, ‘this generation shall not pass till all these things be done.’ And he was wrong. He clearly knew no more about the end of the world than anyone else.” It is certainly the most embarrassing verse in the Bible.
— C.S. Lewis, The World’s Last Night: And Other Essays, p.97
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