Christ is coming again!

Apr 30, 2024

‘The day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief.’2 Peter  3:10 NLT

Don’t let date-setters make you cynical about Christ’s soon return. When the founder of a major church denomination predicted in print the date of Christ’s second coming, his successors faced the embarrassment of having to publicly acknowledge that they were wrong.

Do you remember the alarmists of Y2K? Declaring a scientific certainty that the year 2000 would bring the end of the world and the return of Christ. They caused people to leave their jobs, sell their homes, stock up on food, and head for the hills. And because of such embarrassments, many preachers today have silenced or toned down the truth of Christ’s second coming. Yes, when some people hear the message, they roll their eyes and say, ‘Not again!’ But doubt about Christ’s return is one of the signs that guarantees it will happen.

The Bible says: ‘Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue just as they were from the beginning of creation." The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not willing for any to perish, but for all to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be discovered. Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found spotless and blameless by Him, at peace,’ (2 Peter 3-4, 9-10, 14 NASB).

SoulFood: Acts 24-26, Mark 5:21-30, Ps 94:1-11, Pro 11:14-15
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2024

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