Where Is the Promise of His Coming?
2 Peter 3:1-4
The Second Coming of Christ has been near and dear to the hearts of believers through the centuries. I don't have it all figured out as to how it is going to happen. I am on the Publicity committee and not the Time and Place committee.
I have always enjoyed reading about, preaching on, and singing about the coming of Jesus. The Second Coming gives hope to weary souls in a wayward world.
There are three views that have been held by scholars as to how the Lord is coming again. I have studied these views in seminary and in my own ministry. There is the Post Millennial view that suggests the world is going to get better and better and the Lord will just usher in His Kingdom. It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that this is not going to happen. There is the pre-millennial view that suggests that the church will be raptured before the Great Tribulation. The majority of evangelical Christians hold this view. There is the A-millennial view that suggests that when Christ comes again everything is going to happen at once. There are some sincere evangelicals who hold this view.
The Pre-millennial view and the A-millennial views should not divide Christians. No one knows for sure. The important thing is that Jesus is coming again.
Peter was writing to Christians who were going through persecution.
I can only scratch the surface of this doctrine this morning as there are over 2000 references to the end of the age in scripture. I hope it whets your appetite for a deeper study of the end time. 1. THE PROPHESY CONCERNING THE SECOND COMING -Daniel 12:4 "But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro and knowledge shall increase."
Daniel received some of the most sweeping prophecies found in the Bible. Prophecies found in the book of Daniel take us from the Babylonian captivity to the end of the age.
1. Travel will incre ...
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