From my blogpost over a year ago…

In the 16th century people began to study the Bible for themselves and increasingly saw that the meaning was often simple and straightforward. At the same time they also saw that under the papacy it had become totally corrupted from the influence of the Gnostics (the false teaching that you had to have additional special knowledge to be able to interpret the Bible) and Greek philosophy which sought to allegorize the Bible. — Jacob Prasch, The Dilemma of Laodicea

The other day I heard someone pose this question: “If Jesus Christ in His First Advent physically fulfilled all the Prophecies of His First Advent on Earth, why wouldn’t we think He was going to return in a Second Advent to physically fulfill all the rest of the Prophecies on Earth?”

Source: II Samuel 7