Puritan Board Junior
For those who aren't Hillary Duff fans (neither am I), the issue of the Christian's use of the term Maranatha with the thought "we can still say it" came up.
Can we? I've wondered about this. If the statement in Rev. 22 was primarily regarding the soon to come events of AD70, then the cry to "come quickly" makes sense to only those people. God judgment demanded that action be taken quickly against the apostacy of Judaism.
"And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work."
"Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand."
By way of contrast we are told that the Master is gone on a long journey (Matt. 25:19). In the meantime we have been given talents to use for Him until He returns. The longer He is away the more time we have to make the most of His talents.
I'm not sure that "Maranatha" should be the cry of the Church today.