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Unformatted text preview: Did Christians not trust him? Switching from one to the other is a pretty extreme measure, so I can see there being hesitation from everyone, even Paul. Paul seems convinced that the End Time is coming soon. He talks about it throughout his conversations and letters, even suggesting that when it does happen, he will still be physically alive. My question is, why? Why did he think that the Second Coming was going to happen so soon? What evidence did he have? He says his message is a direct revelation of Jesus Christ. If this was true, then wouldnt he have been right and the Parousia would have already taken place? Paul received this information after Jesus was already dead, so this wisdom he claims had to be divine. It leaves no room to speculate that Jesus was subjected to human error or that his ideas were not inborn because at this point, Jesus was no longer human....
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- Spring '11