Did the early disciples think that death would he the second coming of Christ?


"Peter seeing him. [John] says to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? Jesus says unto him, If I will that
he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou Me. Then went this saying abroad among the brethren,
that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I
come, what is that to thee?" John 21: 21-23.
NOTES - From this it is evident that the early disciples regarded death and the coming of Christ as
two separate events. Therefore be you also ready: for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man
comes.' Some people say that means death; but the Word of God does not say it means death. Death is our
enemy, but our Lord hath the keys of death; He has conquered death, hell, and the grave. . . . Christ is the
Prince of life; there is no death where He is; death flees at His coming; dead bodies sprang to life when He
touched them or spoke to them. His coming is not death. He is the resurrection and the life. When- He sets
up His kingdom, there is to be no death, but life for evermore.' - "The Second Coming of Christ," by D. L.
Moody, pages 10, 11.

What prophecy was fulfilled in the slaughter of the children of Bethlehem?
In whose name should everything be done?
What question did -Christ's wonderful teaching call forth?
3. After the wise men had thus confessed their inability to do what the king required, who offered to interpret the dream?
How may one know that this does not refer to the earthly sanctuary ?
Why does God wish us to trust in Jesus?
For whom did Christ teach us to pray?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle