About four in ten Americans say they expect Jesus Christ to return within the next 40 years, according to a recent national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.Although many Americans (41 percent) believe the Second Coming will happen soon, slightly more people (46 percent) say Jesus will definitely or probably not return.The prediction is divided along religious lines with 58 percent of white evangelical Protestants saying it will definitely or probably happen in the next 40 years. By contrast, only 27 percent of white mainline Protestants, about a third (32 percent) of Catholics and a fifth (20 percent) of religiously unaffiliated say Jesus Christ will return to Earth in this period.Pew noted the figure for those who believe Jesus is returning is not surprising. Forty-four percent expressed the same belief in 1999.But the figures were much higher than a 2007 Ipsos poll that asked Americans if they believe Jesus would return to Earth that same year.Only 25 percent of respondents said it is “very likely” or “somewhat likely” that Jesus will return to Earth. Predictably, evangelical Christians were most likely (46 percent) out of the religious groups polled to say it was somewhat likely that Jesus return in 2007.By comparison, 17 percent of Catholics and 10 percent of those with no religion said Jesus would return.According to the Pew survey, respondents with a higher education level are less likely to believe Jesus will return in that time period.Only 19 percent of those who graduated from college expect Jesus to return by 2050, while 35 percent of those with some college experience and 59 percent of Americans with no college experience expect the Second Coming in the next few decades.More than three in five Americans (65 percent) say they predict religion in the United States will be just as important in 40 years as it is now, according to the Pew study. Thirty percent say religion will be less important.Results from the survey are based on telephone interviews conducted April 21-26, 2010, among a national sample of 1,546 adults.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Jesus Returns in 2050
The last verse of the last book of the Bible reveals anxiousness regarding Jesus returning. He is coming, right?
He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
Article from the Christian Post
People who take the Bible literally need Jesus to come soon. The text below shows why. The first generation that he would come back in their generation. The text below are failed prophecies which the less education Christians just ignore stubbornly.
At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.
Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it end is near, right at the door. I tell you the truth, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.” And he said to them, “I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste deathbefore they see the kingdom of God come with power.”