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Featured If Jesus returned to this world, how would you know it was Jesus?

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Trailblazer, Jun 6, 2021.

  1. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Veteran Member

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    Most Christians are waiting for Jesus to return, although they do not all agree on when or how He will return, but if a man came claiming to be Jesus how would you know it was really Jesus? After all, there are no photos of what Jesus looked like when He walked the earth 2000 years ago.

    Anyone can claim that he is the return of Jesus and that is no doubt why Jesus gave this warning to His disciples:

    Matthew 24

    3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

    4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

    5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.


    Jesus was right, because many men have come claiming to be Jesus

    List of people claimed to be Jesus - Wikipedia

    So how would you know if a man who claimed to be Jesus was really Jesus? What would he have to do to prove to you that He was Jesus?

    (This is mostly for Christians, but anyone can answer it. :))
     
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  2. WalterTrull

    WalterTrull Godfella

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    Oh, you know, healing the sick, raising the dead.
     
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  3. MatthewA

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    I believe that Jesus Christ has already returned; and is the spirit that lives in believers. So this is something that is far away from troubling to me personally because; my belief comes from believing in the fulfilment of all things eschatological wise.

    It did not take one day to get there; in fact it has taken years.
     
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  4. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Meghalayan Ape

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    Would he have photo ID?
     
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    JoshuaTree Flowers are red?

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    If you have to prove it, he ain't, right? o_O
     
  6. osgart

    osgart Nothing my eye, Something for sure

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    Long flowing hair, and a few scars. Talks in parables. Comes out of the sky with eyes of fire with a burning vengeance against non believers.
    Well prepared for final battle, and totally motivated to set up his 1000 year reign on Earth.

    What else would a rational person expect? Lol.
     
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  7. InChrist

    InChrist Free4ever

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    Read Revelation 1. I don’t think there will be any confusion over the return of the authentic Jesus.
    It won’t be like just some man walking on to the scene.
     
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  8. Trailblazer

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    So that would be the only way that Jesus could prove to you that He was Jesus?
    What about all the other people who did not witness the miracles, are they supposed to believe what others tell them about it?
    Did Jesus ever say that He was coming back to this world do heal the sick or raise the dead?
     
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    Trailblazer Veteran Member

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    No, and even if he did, what could we compare it to?
     
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    Secret Chief Meghalayan Ape

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    Maitreya. ;)
     
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  11. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Veteran Member

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    There is some truth to that, but in a pragmatic sense how are people going to know it is Jesus unless there is a way to know, or don't you think it matters if anyone knows?
     
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    JoshuaTree Flowers are red?

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    Matthew 24:24
    New International Version

    24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

    What proof?
     
  13. Trailblazer

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    I believe it will be Maitreya, but do we have any photos of him? ;)
     
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  14. Trailblazer

    Trailblazer Veteran Member

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    So we probably should not believe anyone who performs great signs and wonders.
     
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    JoshuaTree Flowers are red?

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    Seems like it would be a question of faith, not choice, who we believe.
     
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    Trailblazer Veteran Member

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    That post deserves a Winner but I could only give one rating and it was so Funny. :D
     
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    Trailblazer Veteran Member

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    I agree we would have to believe on faith, but we would have to make the choice to believe.
     
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    Jesus?
     
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  19. osgart

    osgart Nothing my eye, Something for sure

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    Imagine growing up and being taught this kind of Christianity?

    It's funnier now than it was then.
     
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  20. JoshuaTree

    JoshuaTree Flowers are red?

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    If we could choose to believe then even the elect would be deceived, right?
     
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