I must destroy this hogwash lest an unwary reader believe the disheveled rantings of a fool.
In response to endofdayshogwash's comment:
*Jesus mistakenly tells his followers that he will return and establish his kingdom within their lifetime. Matthew 23:36 & 24:34
Amen, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation. (Matthew 23:36 NAB)
This refers to the Pharisees (and other false teachers of their ilk) and has nothing to do with when Christ will return. Are you just dumb?
"Immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming upon the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he will send out his angels with a trumpet blast, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other. "Learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves, you know that summer is near. In the same way, when you see all these things, know that he is near, at the gates. Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. (Matthew 24:29-35 NAB)
This sort of nonsense from clowns like you that do internet searches to find some juvenile Scripture criticism on some goofy atheist site has been debunked a million times.
Christ directly responds to the point he just made about the fig tree and that is the generation He refers to. To inform an ignoramus like you; that means "Israel".
OBVIOUSLY He is not referring to the generation of those He is speaking to because in the same chapter He says, "And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.". Clearly that was an impossibility within the lifetime that anybody He was talking to could have expected.
*Jesus falsely prophesies DIRECTLY to the high priest (Caiphas) that he would live to see his second coming. Jesus uses the term “coming on the clouds of heaven”. This clearly negates the “coming” as the resurrection but as a return to the earth on CLOUDS, not his return in human form from the dead. Matthew 26:64 & Mark 14:62.
"But I tell you: From now on you will see 'the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power' and 'coming on the clouds of heaven.'" (Matthew 26:64 NAB)
Then Jesus answered, "I am; and 'you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power and coming with the clouds of heaven.'" (Mark 14:62 NAB)\
This has nothing to do with the Second Coming. It refers to the fact all will kneel before Him at the White Throne Judgement. Obviously He isn't going to be sitting at the right hand of the Father, on Earth.
*YET AGAIN, Jesus claims those standing RIGHT BEFORE HIM shall see the Armageddon. Matthew 16:28 “There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.” Don’t let Christians lie to you and claim Jesus was referring to his modern day believers. The words “some standing HERE will not taste death” clearly refutes such nonsense. Obviously the people he was speaking to died, and curiously Jesus STILL isn’t here to claim his kingdom.
And there were some (3) who did see Him "Transfigured". Check the start of the very next chapter.
*Jesus falsely prophesies that the end of the world will come within his listeners’ lifetimes.
Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. (Mark 13:30-31 NAB)
^ This is a parallel the the Matt 24 error of yours I have already destroyed. If you're going to search some cheesy internet sites, at least put the parallel things together.
He also said to them, "Amen, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see that the kingdom of God has come in power." (Mark 9:1 NAB)
Another mindless repeat from you. This is the same as your reference to Matt 16. And in this one the "Transfiguration" is stated in the very next verse.
* Jesus falsely predicts that some of his listeners would live to see him return and establish the kingdom of God.
"Truly I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God." (Luke 9:27 NAB)
AGAIN, this immediately precedes the "Transfiguration". Duh.
* Jesus implies that he will return to earth during the lifetime of John. (John 21:22)
He didn't imply anything.
*Jesus says that all that he describes (his return, signs in the sun, moon, wars, stars, etc.) will occur within the lifetime of his listeners. He purposely defines their generation and NOT a future one. Considering that NONE of those signs took place during the resurrection and that he uses the term of “Heaven and earth shall pass away”, Clearly Jesus is prophesizing that nearly 2,000 years ago Armageddon SHOULD have occurred. Luke 21:25-33
"There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will die of fright in anticipation of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. But when these signs begin to happen, stand e rect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand." He taught them a lesson. "Consider the fig tree and all the other trees. When their buds burst open, you see for yourselves and know that summer is now near; in the same way, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. (Luke 21:25-33 NAB)
Another parallel to Matt 24 and Mark 13 that I already have refuted.
[Note: Matthew 10:23 also has Jesus telling his disciples that the second coming will occur before the disciples finish preaching in Israel: "When they persecute you in one town, flee to another. Amen, I say to you, you will not finish the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes." (Matthew 10:23 NAB)]
This is not referring to the Second Coming at all. Christ simply states He will be back with them before they preach throughout Israel. He is with them a long time after this journey that they complete.
Now, stick that forked tongue back in your mouth.