RNS: Four in 10 Americans See Jesus’ Return by 2050

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Four in 10 Americans believe Jesus Christ will return to earth by 2050, while a slightly larger portion (46 percent) don't believe they'll see a Second Coming by mid-century, according to a new survey.

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Posted June 25, 2010 at 7:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]



1. Adam 12 wrote:

Just because a surveyor askes a question, does that mean the topic is anywhere near the top of peoples’ minds? Actually it would probably be good for all of us to act like Jesus was coming sometime within the next three years…

June 25, 7:34 am | [comment link]
2. Jon wrote:

Adam raises a good point.  Journalists and creators of surveys often know nothing about what Christianity really teaches.  And in this case, Christianity has always taught that we should both (a) make long term plans (save for our kids and grandkids, plan for the stewardship of the earth, build hospitals and bridges for the benefit of people five generations from now) and yet (b) be prepared that all of that could vanish in twinkling of an eye with the coming of our beloved Lord tonight.

June 25, 11:42 am | [comment link]
3. Cennydd wrote:

Only Christ knows when He will return…....and He hasn’t given the slightest indication of when that might be.  Surveys like this one are meaningless.

June 26, 10:56 am | [comment link]
4. Fr. Dale wrote:

“Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed.” (Rev 16:15)

June 28, 8:44 am | [comment link]
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