[asa] Eschatology and soon

From: David Campbell <pleuronaia@gmail.com>
Date: Fri Jan 16 2009 - 13:24:54 EST

Another line of evidence posing a major problem to the claim that the
whole New Testament church was convinced that the second coming would
occur within a few years is the fact that "soon" is used in OT
apocalyptic as well, notably in Joel. As the NT writers were taking
up the idea that it would be "soon" from sources they knew were
centuries old, they would not have been too quick to put a date on
"soon" for things still future.

Dr. David Campbell
425 Scientific Collections
University of Alabama
"I think of my happy condition, surrounded by acres of clams"
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