Since you have studied Revelation, I want to ask if you think the Book sets the End Time events, particularly Armaggedon as happening at a specific year. It describes armies on horses, so this implies some time when nations were still using horse cavalry, eg. before WWii. To give an analogy, I think that Paul's expectation in Thessalonians is that the saints' Resurrection will still happen in his lifetime.
I understand that there are workarounds for what I have just said. Ie. The cavalry could be metaphorical, or Paul was not speaking directly and dogmatically in Thessalonians.
Discussion about the New Testament, apocrypha, gnostics, church fathers, Christian origins, historical Jesus or otherwise, etc.
My research on the prophecies of the Messiah's resurrection: http://rakovskii.livejournal.com