If Jesus is coming back why do we hear so little about it? Has he already come?

By Robert Jeffress, Special to CNN

In January 1961, a few days before John F. Kennedy was inaugurated as president, he invited Billy Graham to spend a day with him in Key Biscayne, Florida. After a round of golf, Kennedy and Graham were returning to their hotel when Kennedy stopped the white Lincoln convertible he was driving by the side of the road.

“Billy, do you believe that Jesus Christ is coming back to Earth one day?” Kennedy asked.

“Yes, Mr. President, I certainly do,” the evangelist responded.

“Then why do I hear so little about it?” Kennedy wondered.

Were Kennedy alive today, he probably wouldn’t be asking the same question.

During Kennedy’s lifetime, few mainline Protestant churches discussed the second coming of Jesus Christ.

Fifty years later, however, televangelists, network television programs, movies and books like the “Left Behind” series — which has sold more than 60 million copies — have succeeded in placing the return of Jesus Christ in the public consciousness.

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Harold Camping got some publicity recently for predicting doomsday on May 21, 2011 and then extended the date after his prediction did not come true:

The Sunni Muslims are also awaiting for second coming, but seldom talk about it, except when discussing with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Is it a Freudian slip?

Categories: CHRISTIANITY, Islam

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  1. The failure of the calculations of Harold Camping and others as regards the second coming of Jesus is the triumph of the glorious prophecy of Hadhrat Mirza Ghualm Ahmad of Qadian (1835-1908) who wrote more than a hundred years ago:

    “Remember, that no one will descend from heaven. All our opponents who are alive today will die and no one will see Jesus Son of Mary descending from heaven. Then their next generation will pass away and no one of them will see this spectacle. Then generation next after that will pass away without seeing the Son of Mary descending from heaven. Then God will make them anxious that though the time of the supremacy of the cross had passed away and the world had undergone great changes, yet the son of Mary has not descended from heaven. Then the wise people will suddenly discard this belief. The third century after today will not yet have come to a close when those who hold this belief, weather Muslims or Christians, will lose all hope and will give up this belief in disgust. There will then be one religion that will prevail in the world and only one leader. I have come only to sow the seed, which has been sown by my hand. Now it will sprout and grow and flourish, and no one can arrest its growth.”

    Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, Ruhani Khaza’in, Vol. 20, p. 65 (1903).

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