By Bill Bonner – Bill Bonner’s Diary (USA) –
We continue our humble look at things very old and very new, annoying many dear readers. Many seem to think that “The Donald” really is the savior they’ve been waiting for. So we listened intently last Sunday hoping for an insight.
It was the second Sunday in Advent. The readings were full of hope. The Old Testament looked ahead to the First Coming and a New World Order.
“…with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked,” Isaiah predicted. “The wolf shall dwell with the lamb and the leopard shall lie down with the kid… the lion shall eat straw like the ox.”
John the Baptist, too, anticipated a savior. “[H]e that cometh after me is mightier than I,” he said, adding that he couldn’t hope to fill His shoes.
Finally, according to St. Paul, the birth of Jesus fulfilled “the promises made unto the fathers.”
By the time of Paul’s writing, Jesus already had been born in Bethlehem and crucified in Jerusalem. Paul thought the story would have a replay; he waited for a Second Coming of Christ… soon.