Most young people today don’t get all the miracle buzz about Jesus. For example, some of the older generations, especially conservative evangelicals, are continually promoting his imminent return. Seems a little iffy to Millennials and Gen Zers.

Historically, no one has ever certifiably returned from the long-dead before, although all three branches of the Abrahamic religious tradition have hopes for such a return. For Jews, it is Elijah. For Christians, of course, Jesus. For Muslims, one of the early Imams.

Robert Kimball Shinkoskey is a retired state government worker who writes about current issues from a historical perspective. He is the author of “Do My Prophets No Harm: Revelation” and “Religious Liberty in the Bible.”