It is difficult to deny that Paul was certain that the end of the world was coming in the lifetime of his contemporaries.
#12 | Posted by soulfly at 2014-
I can't speak for what Paul was certain about. I can say that it remains entirely possible for he and his contemporaries to witness the Second Coming of Christ, at the same time we see Him in, say Tuesday of next week.
Its that whole Omnipotence thing you have trouble with. God does what He likes. Yes, up to and including making a stone too heavy for Himself to lift. Until such time as He decides to lift it.
Maybe its that whole Paradox thing you have trouble with.