Posted by me:
In Mark, chapter 13, Jesus speaks of a "tribulation", nation rising against nation, earthquakes, and the coming of false Christs and false prophets, the stars falling from the sky, and the coming of the Son of Man "in the clouds with great power and glory". Then, in verse 30, he tells when this will happen. "Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done."
Looks like the train left the station and no one noticed.
Response by Brasso:
The word for generation in that verse is better translated as tribe, people, or age.
Sure it is.
Christians have been using that excuse (and many others) to explain why a simple declarative statement means something other than what it says.
Just for fun, please tell us exactly what tribe, people, or age Jesus was referring to.
Thanks in advance.