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Matthew 24:14
 
"And THIS gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world for a witness to all the nations, and THEN the end shall come."
 

2 Corinthians 10:6
 
"we are ready to punish all disobedience WHEN your obedience is COMPLETE."  
 
(This is the principle on which the timing of God's judgment is based).
 
 

Ephesians 4:11-13
 
 
"And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the holy ones for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;
UNTIL we ALL attain
UNTIL we ALL attain
to the unity of the Faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God,
to a MATURE man,

teleion
to the measure of the stature which belongs to
the FULNESS of Christ."
 
 
2 Peter 3:12
 
 
"what sort of persons ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and HASTENING the coming of the Day of God, on account of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat!"