I was chatting with a Christian on IRC today who told me that she believes that Jesus’ return is imminent.
Upon asking why, she said that the generation that saw the taking of Jerusalem will also see Jesus’ return. She cited a reference from the bible:
Earlier on in the chapter, it talks about the taking of Jerusalem as a event that will precede Jesus’ return.
This particular Christian claims that this happenned in 1967 when the Jews took Jerusalem as their own.
As mentioned earlier, the chapter then goes on to talk about Jesus returning as well.
Now, back to the previous quote which says:
“I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened”.
This was interpretted as meaning that not everyone who saw the taking of Jerusalem in ‘67 will die before Jesus’ return, in which all Christians will rise to Heaven.
Assuming no one alive in '67 lives to be (let’s be generous) 150 years of age, this would mean Jesus must return before the year 2117?
The Christian I was talking to seemed fairly convinced that this was going to happen, and she told me this was a common view held amongst most mainstream Christians.
Is this a common belief held amongst most mainstream Chtistians?