May 14, 2013

Jesus is Coming Soon: Revelation 22:6-21

One of the problems with preachers who are obsessed with prophecy is that virtually read every current event as a sign that Jesus is coming back. Most of us see the mistake in that view. But we could fall into the opposite extreme so that we don’t think much about Jesus’ second coming. For instance, the Abstract of Principles, the statement of faith at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where I teach, says nothing about Jesus coming back. Surely it was assumed when the statement was written. Still, such a cardinal doctrine should be stated outright. As Christians we should think much about his return. We don’t want to throw the baby (Jesus’ coming) out with the bathwater (strange views of prophecy).

If you are a Christian, Jesus’ return will be the happiest day of your life. And if you are an unbeliever, it will be the worst day of your life, a day of judgment and destruction. So what should we do?

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