2nd Coming Pt 2
Continuing on the idea that Christ has already returned; we find more evidence in the scriptures. Christ taught the disciples wouldn't have a chance to go to all towns of Israel before He returned. In Matthew 10:23 (NIrV) Christ said: "When people attack you in one place, escape to another. What I'm about to tell you is true. You will not finish going through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
Another reasons for this belief is Christ said not that John wouldn't die, but that he wouldn't die before Jesus returned. Christ said this in John 21:22 (NIrV); Jesus answered, "Suppose I want him to remain alive until I return. What does that matter to you? You must follow me."
So why do we still have evil then. While we can't be 100% sure. We speculate that the reason we have evil is so that we can make a choice between good and evil and therefore choose Christ. If there were no evil we would be robots without free will.
Encouraging Verse of the day. 2 Timothy 1:7 (NIrV) God didn't give us a spirit that makes us weak and fearful. He gave us a spirit that gives us power and love. It helps us control ourselves. Find out about the power of prayer.