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

Answer

"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.
 


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6. Looking forward to the conflicts through which His followers must pass, what cheering message did Christ send them through the Apostle John?

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