Originally Posted By: Hitch
Im 'suggesting' they were fulfilled within the time frames given, is such instances where that occurred. Im 'suggesting' that when John says 'A' is about to happen ,he was right '

Okay, let's play this out and apply your hermeneutic to some other passages. They were obviously written as all of Scripture during a specific time in history with a contemporary audience/readership of the author. Sooooo, taking the passages below, would you not have to hold that Christ has already returned?

Rev 3:11 I come quickly: hold fast that which thou hast, that no one take thy crown.
Rev 22:7 And behold, I come quickly. Blessed is he that keepeth the words of the prophecy of this book.
Rev 22:12 Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to render to each man according as his work is.
Rev 22:20 He who testifieth these things saith, Yea: I come quickly. Amen: come, Lord Jesus.

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