Would @Thomas and @Miken or anyone else be interesting in giving their opinion about the difficult passage where Christ predicts his own return before this generation has passed away? A great many generations have since passed away, without the Second Coming yet having occurred. So the debate usually moves around what was meant by the word ‘generation’ in the context? The relative verses are, with surrounding verses for context: Mark 13:30 https://biblehub.com/kjv/mark/13.htm “Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.” Matthew 24:34 https://biblehub.com/context/matthew/24-26.htm “Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place.” Luke 21:32 https://biblehub.com/kjv/luke/21.htm “Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.” It is what CS Lewis called ‘The most embarrassing verse in the Bible.’ It is one of the NT contradictions most thrown-up to discredit it. I personally believe Jesus was referring to the destruction of the second Temple by Titus in AD 70? To the Jews, that was the end of the world -- for them -- and I believe the person who wrote down Mark’s gospel merged two separate prophecies into one: the destruction of the Temple ‘within this generation’ and the second coming parousia: ‘But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father’. Two different events: the destruction of the Temple, and the Parousia. One immanent, the other 'time unknown'. It's difficult to explain this to someone unfamiliar with the horrors of the Jewish rebellion that started shortly after the death of Jesus. I’m very interested to know what you think.