From this ...
Our earth is degenerate in these latter days. There are signs that the world is speedily coming to an end. Bribery and corruption are common, Children no longer obey their parents. Every man wants to write a book, and the end of the world evidently is approaching.
Assyrian tablet circa 2800 BCE
to the failed Mayan prediction of yesterday , 12-21-2012 to Jesus ..
sorry to tell you this FACT but , Jesus isn't coming back. ( nor rose from the dead )
Here's why... well there are a few reasons , but ........
in a nutshell... what Jesus believed , as did all Jews at the time ? That they were upon the 'end of days'. During that ALL Jews would be raised up. That is what Jesus expected to happen. It didn't. That threw the early Christians into panic . They ended up letting go of the belief only to have it picked up again and twisted to say Jesus was coming back by the Church in the 4th century . fyi ? the first christians didn't think Jesus divine either ... that , along with the idea of Trinity , was introduced in the 4th century.
From the Oxford Companion to the Bible:
... JESUS PROCLAIMED THE KINGDOM OF GOD, A CONCEPT COUCHED IN APOCALYPTIC TERMS AND INVOLVING A NEW COSMIC ORDER. IT WAS TO ARRIVE SHORTLY; GOD WAS ALREADY AT WORK IN JESUS' MINISTRY TO BRING IT ABOUT. JESUS' PROCLAMATION THUS IMPLIED IMPENDING CORPORATE RESURRECTION OF THE PEOPLE OF GOD, OR AT LEAST OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED POSITIVELY TO HIS MESSAGE. IN THE CONTROVERSY WITH THE SADDUCEES, JESUS USED A SIMILE REMINISCENT OF DANIEL 12.3 TO DESCRIBE THE TRANSCENDENTAL CHARACTER OF THE RESURRECTION LIFE; THE RESURRECTION WILL BE "LIKE ANGELS IN HEAVEN" (MARK 12.25). CRITICAL SCHOLARSHIP REGARDS THE PREDICTIONS BY JESUS OF HIS OWN RESURRECTION (MARK 8.31; ETC.) AS CREATIONS OF THE POST-EASTER COMMUNITY AFTER THE EVENT. SINCE, HOWEVER, JESUS' PREACHING OF THE KINGDOM IMPLIED RESURRECTION, THERE CAN BE NO QUESTION THAT HE FORESAW THE CORPORATE RESURRECTION OF GOD'S PEOPLE AS LYING BEYOND HIS OWN DEATH (MARK 14.25). BUT THERE IS NOTHING IN HIS AUTHENTIC PREACHING TO SUGGEST THAT HE EXPECTED AN INDIVIDUAL RESURRECTION FOR HIMSELF.--REGINALD H. FULLER, MOLLY LAIRD DOWNS PROFESSOR OF NEW TESTAMENT AT VIRGINIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
This statement by Professor Fuller is a fact paired out in the Gospels, the Sayings Gospel Q, and the epistles of Paul. Just look how the Disciples react to the crucifixion of Jesus. They do NOT react with joy ... but with fear and utter dismay. They flee for their lives. Why? If Jesus had, Indeed, stated that he was going to rise again in three days, then why were they NOT overjoyed by the news of his death? Why were they in utter denial and disbelief when Mary Magdalene told them of his rising, the empty tomb? They thought she was blatantly lying. Again, why would this be so if Jesus had preached his own Resurrection in three days? The obvious answer is ... he simply did NOT do such a thing. This was the story growing over time, an attempt by the evangelists to prove Jesus' divinity to the various communities to which they were writing.
Nowhere does the Jewish Bible say that the Messiah would come once, be killed, and return again in a second coming. The idea of a second coming is a pure rationalization of Jesus failure to function in any way as a messiah, or to fulfill any of the prophecies of the Torah or the Prophets. The idea is purely a Christian invention, with no foundation in the Bible.
The Suffering Servant of Isaiah
While the original Hebrew text clearly refers to the Jewish people as the “Suffering Servant,” over the centuries Isaiah 53 has become a cornerstone of the Christian claim that Jesus is the Messiah. Unfortunately, this claim is based on widespread mistranslations and distortion of context.
According to historian Charles Freeman, Early Christians expected Jesus to return within a generation of his death. When the second coming did not occur, the early Christian communities were thrown into turmoil (Freeman is a well-known scholar of ancient Greece and Rome, and in this work he directs his encyclopedic knowledge of the classical world at its relationship with early Christianity. The Closing of the Western Mind: The Rise of Faith and the Fall of Reason )
basically ? the story of Jesus rising from the dead and the story that he would return ? Made up .