Tuesday, March 16, 2010

In Case You Like Math

I plucked the following from Daily Encounter:

According to Bible scholar, Mark Hitchcock, "Jesus' return is explicitly referred to 1,845 times in the Bible—1,527 times in the Old Testament and 318 times in the New Testament.2

"The second Coming [of Jesus] is mentioned in 23 of 27 New Testament books.

"Out of the New Testament's 260 chapters, there are 318 references to the Second Coming.

"Jesus' Second Coming is mentioned eight times for every reference to his first coming.

"The final prophecy of the bible deals with the Second Coming of Jesus.

"People are exhorted [encouraged] over fifty times to be ready for the return of Jesus.

"Jesus Christ himself refers to his return twenty-one times."

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