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Old 13th May 2008, 05:42 PM
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In yesterday's Gospel,

“Why does this generation seek a sign?
Amen, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.”

This confuses me.
Was Jesus' death not during the generation of those whe was speaking to?
And weren't His healings and His resurrection not a signs?

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Old 13th May 2008, 07:00 PM
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No signs of the kind that they were seeking would be given to them.
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Old 14th May 2008, 06:11 PM
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like perhaps how some Hebrews thought that the Messiah would restore their people to pre-eminence among the nations especially among Rome. Even Saint Peter asked Christ

{1:6} Therefore, those who had assembled together, questioned him, saying, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom of Israel?”
{1:7} But he said to them: “It is not yours to know the times or the moments, which the Father has set by his own authority.

It never occurred to until this moment, but this is an alludes to the Millenium.
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Old 14th May 2008, 08:55 PM
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like perhaps how some Hebrews thought that the Messiah would restore their people to pre-eminence among the nations especially among Rome. Even Saint Peter asked Christ

{1:6} Therefore, those who had assembled together, questioned him, saying, “Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom of Israel?”
{1:7} But he said to them: “It is not yours to know the times or the moments, which the Father has set by his own authority.

It never occurred to until this moment, but this is an alludes to the Millenium.

that verse above is becoming more and more interesting as I think about it.

Christ said it is not yours to know. I guess he meant this particularly for the first Christians. Yet us lay people in the 21st century know some dates and times. So maybe in some special way he is referring in particular to the Pope.
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Old 15th May 2008, 10:52 PM
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Scripture tells that: "he said to them", so perhaps Christ is referring to people in general and not just to the pope.
I think that with those words Jesus is trying to tell us not to concern much about future in general, but to live every day that is given to us as a gift. In any case many saints will rise to live during the millennium.
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