|1 John 2:28 |
28 And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before him at his coming.8 [In Matthew, Mark, and Luke, Jesus is recorded saying that some then standing with him, 2000 years ago, would see his glorious coming in the clouds with the Kingdom before they died. Later Paul, Jesus in Revelation, Peter, James, and John, — all said, soon, the time is near, a little while, he stands at the door. Christendom blithely ignores this gaping incongruity between what the Bible plainly states vs. what they are taught by their blind guides. It would be a cruel hoax to be waiting on Him to appear if the past 100 generations of believers actually had no hope of ever seeing Him.]
8 Abide in him. Stay in waiting and listening to him as much as possible. Obey every moral command and teaching you are told. The more time you spend, the faster is your purification, the more spirit you obtain. So that you will be prepared, and not surprised at his appearance in your heart. When God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6.
If you abide [continue] in [obedience to] my word [teachings and commands heard], then you are truly my disciples; And [then] you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:31-32