All must be fulfilled in the law, prophets and Psalms
We are taught that when Jesus comes back at the second advent, he will fulfill prophecy by returning at the Mt. of Olives, setting up judgments, i.e. judgments of the nations, etc., all nations bringing offerings to Jerusalem, 1,000 years of peace, where the lion shall lie
down with the lamb, etc., when he will receive honor from kings, and the list goes on for many more. In other words there are many prophecies that will be fulfilled at and after Jesus' return to earth.
Now, please use your reason and read these two verses.
"And he (Jesus) said unto them, These are the words which I spoke unto you, while I was yet with you,
that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the
prophets, and in thePsalms, concerning me." (Luke 24:44)
"Think not that I am come (1st. Advent) to destroy the law, or the prophets; I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill." (Matt. 5:17)
In this verse Jesus is saying that he came (past tense) to fulfill the law and the prophets. In the other verse he says that ALL things must be fulfilled which are written in the law, the prophets, and the Psalms, that concerns him in any way.
In the law there are supposed to be many antitypes of the Messiah. In the prophets there are many prophecies about the Messiah when he comes. In the Psalms there are many prophecies (so called) about the coming Messiah.
If Jesus of Nazareth fulfilled ALL these from the law, the prophets, and the Psalms, when he came, what need is there in his second coming? If he did not fulfill them all, then he was a false prophet.
The facts are he did not fulfill ALL the prophecies that concerned him when he lived here on earth. So, Bible scholars, such as Paul, John , and modern day ones, have invented the second coming so Jesus can finish fulfilling prophecies that concern him. If you don't
have a second chance at finishing fulfillment, you are left with Messiah who did not fulfill ALL prophecies about himself, and a lying Messiah who said that he did. Beside this there are some more scriptures in question.
"And beginning at Moses (the Pentateuch) and all the prophets, he expounded unto them, in all the scriptures,
the things concerning himself." (Luke 24:27)
If this were not enough, he then proceeds to say that the scripture predicted his death and resurrection, which it does not.
"And said unto them, thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the
third day." (v. 46)
Here he calls himself "Christ," and refers to nonexistent scriptures. Then he goes a step more and refers to another nonexistent scripture.
"And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all the nations, beginning
at Jerusalem." (v. 47)
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