Pretty clear that this was not true. Read it in a broader content here https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?s ... rsion=NKJV24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.
25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.
26 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
27 For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.
28 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.”
Now, a believer will engage in some level of arm waving apologetics. I don't really care what the specific arguments are, they are completely irrelevant to my thesis here. The gist of the arguments is that God is a kidder. Strip away all the pious crap and that is why you should not be put off by things that are downright wrong: God likes to kid.
Hmmmm.. ok. When is he kidding? Only when you find him in a fib? Well, that makes no sense. If God is a kidder he'll kid when he damn well pleases. He IS God, after all. That said then what is the correct position on interpreting the Bible? I submit that you cannot interpret at all. It is as if the damn thing does not exist because you can have no idea when you are being lied to. So use common sense and carry on.