Mike Licona admits that Paul was wrong about the timing of Jesus’ second coming but what Licona doesn’t realise is that according to Paul this was a Revelation that he received from Jesus about which he was obviously mistaken.
‘For this we declare to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will by no means precede those who have died. For the Lord himself, with a cry of command, with the archangel’s call and with the sound of God’s trumpet, will descend from heaven, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air; and so we will be with the Lord for ever.’
Yahya Snow comments: ‘It seems to me Mike Licona pretty much agrees with the arguments presented by Shabir Ally and Zakir Hussain concerning the false expectation that Jesus would return within the lifetime of the disciples. Mike can clarify his statement if he wishes but right now it is something Muslims and Christians need to be aware of. ‘
“The Most Embarrassing Verse in the Bible” – C.S. Lewis: