Category Archives: 2nd Coming

Expectations of Doom and Gloom

Since becoming a Christian in 1972, Jesus has been coming soon. In 1973, during my short daily commutes to USF, I used to gaze into the sky wondering if today would be THE DAY of His glorious appearing. And the … Continue reading

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The Apocalypse in Space and Time

This is an outstanding survey outlining the way in which the book of Revelation [apocalypse: the unveiling] has been viewed throughout church history. Bruce Gore, your tour guide, has been a teacher/theologian/professor /historian for most of his adult life and … Continue reading

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Yes, it is about time!

In today’s Christian Care Ministries blog post titled “It’s about time“, Dan Norris made the following statement. “Growing up, I never thought Jesus could actually come back in my lifetime, but the way the world is today I am not … Continue reading

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Jesus Is Coming Soon!

Few will disagree that Chris Tomlin is both a gifted writer/performer and a man after God’s own heart. Often his songs are so majestically inspiring that they exhort and compel us to fall on our knees and worship Jesus. In a recent Sunday service, we sang a very popular Tomlin … Continue reading

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Does anybody really know what time it is?

Does eschatology matter? Clearly, it’s not a bedrock issue like the atonement, the virgin birth or the deity of Christ, so why waste valuable time studying a doctrine that causes so much conflict and seems to accomplish so little? After … Continue reading

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The earth shall SOON dissolve like snow?

One of my all-time favorite songs, John Newton’s 1772 “Amazing Grace”, contains some of the sweetest words ever written. “I once was lost but now I’m found, was blind but now I see”. God’s love, grace, and mercy are truly amazing!  … Continue reading

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“Gather around, wait for the sound, the King is coming” – Really?

? Why do so many of these otherwise inspiring songs, begin or end with lyrics like, “Gather around, wait for the sound, the King is coming”, or other similar, “Jesus is coming soon” type lyrics? Though these kinds of emotionally … Continue reading

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Christian Hope through Fulfilled Bible Prophecy!

Charles Meek, a PCA attendee and founder of the first apologetics website (www.faithfacts.org), has written a very challenging book, “Christian Hope through Fulfilled Bible Prophecy.” After attempting to field a constant barrage of eschatological questions, Charles decided to embark on … Continue reading

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Scary market chart signaling another crash?

The above market chart superimposes the 17 months of the DOW Jones as it led up to the 1929 market crash, our most recent 17 months (Feb/2014). The implication? Get the heck out of dodge because the market’s about to … Continue reading

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That’s just your opinion

When discussing biblical matters, how often have do you hear the common refrain, “Well, that’s just your opinion”? So what are the often unstated assertions behind this seemingly innocuous statement? Perhaps, that capturing truth is as difficult as nailing jello … Continue reading

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With the Lord one day is like a thousand years, but for us one day is like, well, 24 hours… :)

  Come back with me to 1973 when Middle East tensions were overflowing and U.S. gas lines ever growing, and most high profile Christian leaders like Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, and Hal Lindsey, assured us that we were experiencing the last days “birth … Continue reading

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Heavens to Murgatroid! The Asteroids are coming!

Given comments like those of Pat Robertson’s below, is there any wonder why there’s so much eschatologically-induced confusion and why there’s currently an interpretational free-for-all within the Church? I don’t mean to be overly harsh (well maybe just a bit … Continue reading

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The World is Coming to an End, Again!

The Rapture’s Back On! Should I sell my home? Commentary: Doomsday is Oct. 21, so get your finances in order By Brett Arends   BOSTON (MarketWatch) — The world is coming to an end. Again. Harold E. Camping, the radio “Rapture” guy … Continue reading

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American Atheists Planning Rapture Party!

Do the atheists have a point when they refer to the “any day now” rapture as nonsense? Are you able to answer their claims?  I have found that most cannot. The American Atheist Association is planning rapture parties for “heathens … Continue reading

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Matthew 16:27-28 – “Some Standing Here…”

Have you ever pondered the implications of Matthew 16:27-28 (below)? It seems rather straightforward, doesn’t it? So it’s rather puzzling that commentators are all over the map on this one, with most refusing to consider its most obvious meaning i.e. … Continue reading

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