Revelation 1:1-4 KJV
1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;
So all this weird crap is supposed to happen in the future. I’d encourage you guys to read it. The whole chapter reads like old John got some funny mushrooms and went on a little trip without ever leaving home. But it says this is from God and Jesus directly and it’s going to happen. But when?
“things which must shortly come to pass”
Really? Shortly come to pass is it? Well…to be fair it’s only been 2000 years. I mean that could be shortly. Right? You might pull that off if it didn’t go on. I mean I wouldn’t buy it, but if you are dealing with a immortal being I guess it might be that 2000 years was short. Kind of misses the point though. He’s talking to guys that only live a few decades. A really smart god would take that into account.
“for the time is at hand”
Well, now you really do have a problem. At hand means it’s started or at least starting now. What the heck?