Jesus Is Coming Back
The greatest event yet to take place is the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is the greatest hope and anticipation of “born-again” christians worldwide. This event is mentioned numerous times in the Holy Scriptures. R. A. Torrey, evangelist, pastor, and writer, wrote the following: “The second coming of Christ is said to be mentioned three hundred and eighteen times in the two-hundred and sixty chapters of the New Testament, and “it occupies one in every twenty-five verses” from Matthew to Revelation” (R. A. Torrey, What the Bible Teaches, Updated Edition, P. 230, Whitaker House, Publisher).
Absolutely no one knows exactly the day or hour of Jesus’ return. Over the years some have falsely predicted the day. A well known radio preacher, who is now deceased, made his false prediction no less than three times. Jesus Himself declared the following about His return, “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You don’t know when the time will come” (Mark 13:32-33). The same is recorded in Matthew 13:32. In view of these statements by Jesus Christ, It is dangerous for anyone to speculate about His return,;when there is absolutely no Biblical authority for anyone to do so. That is actually “adding” to God’s Word where it clearly states, “I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book” (Revelation 22:18).
Then there are those who seem to question the so-called "delay" in Christ’s return. The Apostle Peter responds, “First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ He promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation. But do not forget this one thing, a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting any to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief” (2 Peter 3:4,8-10). This sovereign God whom we worship and serve is long-suffering and does n