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The Bible's Hidden Mysteries (99:0)

Christian prophecies: Most prophecies concerning Christ's return are given in "hidden mysteries", as metaphors, they are symbolic, they are allegories, they are spiritual. They are used to describe spiritual conditions. Jesus, Peter, and Paul were not referring to literal sleep and awakening, or to physical birth and death. They speak of waking up from spiritual lethargy, of arising from spiritual deadness, to opening peoples eyes to spiritual realities, and encourage people to start viewing these things spiritually. The descriptions of the Jew's spiritual deadness is identical to the descriptions of Christian's spiritual deadness at the time of Christ's return. Most Christians today don't think that it is possible that they are the ones referred to, but they forget that many were predicted to have "fallen-away" by this time. (99:1)

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