This is pretty clear. A simple declarative sentence of 26 words.Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom." Matt 16:28
Apologists say things like:
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If Jesus had been wrong about this, then His deity would come into question for the same reasons a prophet's would come into question. For a prophet to prophesy something that did not come to pass would disqualify him from being a prophet of God, but instead would be a false prophet.
Christ here is referring to His church and on the day of Pentecost, following His resurrection, His church was established. He was referring to His spiritual kingdom that the apostles and others at first thought would be a new earthly king (like King David) and earthly kingdom.
So, this would be a matter of less than 2 months after Christ's death which many and most all listening to Christ would certainly still be alive.
The highlighted part is where a lie occurs. That is not what Jesus says (assuming that the translation is correct). Jesus refers to himself as the Son of Man. Tis clear as the summer sun ...
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Now this is thin gruel. I promise you Disneyland and I send a postcard. That is what this person is saying. And has to appeal to another version to support his contention.Bible scholars believe that this event was meant to straighten the disciples faith and to give them a taste of Christ glorious Second Coming. Moses was a representation of the law and of those who died and were resurrected; Elijah was representing the prophets and those who are translated without seeing death. God the Father comes in a cloud and says: "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!" (Matthew 17:5)
That experience, called the Mount of Transfiguration, was the fulfillment of what Jesus told them six days earlier: "Assuredly, I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom."
Mark 9:1, describes the same event, The translation from Greek is slightly different, which makes it a little easier to understand:
'And He said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that there are some standing here who will not taste death till they see the kingdom of God present with power.”
On that mount, the disciples saw exactly what Jesus promised them, "the kingdom of God present with power.”
This verse to me is a killer.