In this article I would like to point out to Christians and Atheists alike that Jesus did not fulfill his most important promise. In order to do this I will be using a couple of biblical references regarding the return of Jesus Christ. I will use the scriptures to demonstrate how the early church expected the return of their Lord in their generation and not 2,000+ years later. With that being said let's begin with what Jesus had to say about his return.
Since the book of Mark is believed to be the first gospel, let's take a look at chapter 9 verse 1: 1 And he said to them, 'In truth I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God come with power.' In the previous chapter Jesus called his disciples and other people around to listen to his sermon. Obviously he was speaking to them and not to our future generation.
Because of the fact that immediately after this verse it goes into Christ being transfigured before the eyes of Peter, James, and John people assume that this is what Jesus was referring to. But the transfiguration is a far cry from the coming of his Kingdom. The book of Matthew confirms this in chapter 16 verse 27: 27 'For the Son of man is going to come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and then he will reward each one according to his behaviour. He then follows with the same statement made by Mark cited above.
Luke also confirms that the apostles and followers of Jesus expected his return in chapter 9 verse 26: 26For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and
of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come
in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels. And like Matthew followed this verse with the citation I used from the book of Mark. In the book of Mark chapter 13 verse 30 regarding the end times say's this: 30 In truth I tell you, before this generation has passed away all these things will have taken place.
Apologists like to use Matthew 24:36 and Mark 13:32 which both say the exact same thing: 32 'But as for that day or hour, nobody knows it, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son; no one but the Father.' These verses and others have been used as a means to defend the fact that 2,000+ years later Jesus has not yet returned.
It's a clever ruse because when taken out of context these verses and this type of mentality can go on forever and continue to perpetuate the myth for generations to come. This just goes to show how desperate Christians are for their ridiculous beliefs to be true. In order to accept this inane faith you have to be completely in denial of the truth, and intellectually dishonest with yourself. If you put the Christian belief of the second coming into perspective you would see how insane it really is.
A man/god who died over 2,000 years ago and rose from the dead three days later, and depending on which text you read, hung around for 40 days before floating back up to heaven before the eyes of 500 unknown witnesses and will one day return. If it sounds stupid, that's because it is! Not to mention the fact that this Jesus fellow is nowhere to be found outside of the scriptures conclusively. Even if he did exist, he is definitely not coming back because he was not a god, nor the son of a god, but rather a man just like you or I.