A Sign of the Times
“Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires. They will say, ‘What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.’ ” (2 Peter 3:3–4)
A while back, I was a guest on a radio program where a professor also was being interviewed. The professor was challenging my belief that Jesus Christ was coming back. So I said, “Well, sir, I believe that you are actually a fulfillment of Bible prophecy.”
He wanted to know why I thought that.
So I read him these verses from 2 Peter 3:3–4: “Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires. They will say, ‘What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.’ ” One of the signs of the times is people saying there is no way we could be the generation who will see the coming of the Lord.
We read in 1 Thessalonians 5:2–3, “For you know quite well that the day of the Lord’s return will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night. When people are saying, ‘Everything is peaceful and secure,’ then disaster will fall on them as suddenly as a pregnant woman’s labor pains begin. And there will be no escape.”
I know that good people differ on this topic. I even have friends in ministry today who don’t hold my view. However, I would never break fellowship with someone over a different view on the order of end-time events.
But on this we must agree: We must agree that Jesus Christ is coming back again. That is clearly taught in the Bible, and no Bible-believing Christian would ever dispute that truth.
One-third of the Bible deals with the topic of prophecy or end-time events. It is important to God, and therefore, it should be important to us.
Summary sentence: En-times events are important to God—are they important to you?
Tags: End times, signs of the times
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