Christians, shouldn't jesus have returned by now?

In the Bible, there are multiple instances where Jesus tells random people that he will return WITHIN their lifetimes (Matthew 16:28 for example). Seeing as it's more than 2,000 years ago, I think those people are all dead. Where is Jesus, Christians?

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  • Could be a translation thing as well as being taken out of context due to it being hard to understand anything in the bible because of how it was written

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    • I imagine god sees earth as an RTS game. This is a relatively peaceful era with only a slight decline in believers. If I was god I wouldnt feel pressed to send another jesus. Maybe he has the internet.

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      • If theres a god I dont think hes too worried about little ol me and you. Maybe he might do something for a president or someone more important. Like maybe when hitler was doing shit he reluctantly intervened one time and hasnt since. He got more important shit doesnt really care about us

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        • Honestly I would be the same in gods position. Cant imagine the problems god must be dealing with, idk rebellion against him seems popular so hes probably putting out that fire first on another plane of existence.

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          • He would be busy. He probably focuses on one thing at a time. The important shit. Someones cancer diagnosis isnt that important to him and to him he knows what happens after death too so he has a disconnect to the fear. Terrible example but kind of like a drug dealer knowing he is gonna meet up with a customer in a few hours but wont answer or tell the costumer. its that disconnect where he knows they'll be alright so he doesnt care if they dont know. He doesnt think of the fear theyll have of withdrawals or whatever.

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            • God has a lot of shit on his plate. All I can assume is that when the soul judgement is made he takes into consideration the actions people took because of said shit on their plate.

              I'm pretty optimistic about my chances of getting into heaven with that philosophy of life. Not speaking for god of course but hes omnicisnent so I'm not going to lie to him.

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  • Praying for Muslims

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  • "Now He adds that some standing near to hear those words would not die before seeing the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.

    Many different explanations have been suggested about what Jesus meant by this prediction. Most scholars and commentators agree He was referring to the "transfiguration," literally the very next event mentioned by Matthew. Jesus will be transfigured from His fully human form into His glorious kingdom appearance as the Son of God. His face will shine like the sun, and His clothes will become white as light (Matthew 17:1–2). Peter, James, and John will be eyewitnesses to this event."

    https://www.bibleref.com/Matthew/16/Matthew-16-28.html

    According to the first Google search I did, it's not at all what you think it means.

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  • Jesus is probably with his cousin Jose mowing lawns or something..

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    • Is that a Nightvale reference?

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      • Dont know what Nightvale is...it was a joke referring to Mexican people named Jesus, pronounced Hey-Zues, and they have tons of cousins. Where I'm from,they typically do yard work or roofing...or back of the house line cooks or bus boys.

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  • Jesus saw the state of the world and noped out.

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  • I want him to come back, but there's stuff to be done first.

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  • I'm glad we are on the same page there.

    The choice between good and evil is simply a choice. Thankfully since most of us live in a society the good aspects are reinforced by laws as well as punishments for evil. The rest of the mundane choices in life are thankfully neutral.

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  • Would imagine that Clunk42 has something to say about this.

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  • Sounds like Daffy Duck.

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  • If the bible is true then according to the wording in those verses, the rapture already happened & jesus isn't coming back.

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