Until Then…

Each day this week we are pleased to share with you an excerpt from Alistair Begg’s “5 Bible Verses on the Second Coming of Christ”.

John 14:3 “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.”

“In the New Testament, there are literally hundreds of references to the return of Jesus Christ. It has been estimated that one in twenty-five verses of the New Testament in some way relates to this doctrine. … The range of references should leave us in no doubt whatsoever that the return of Jesus Christ is consistently and progressively pointed to throughout all the pages of Scripture. The first appearing of Jesus Christ was the central point in history, the hinge upon which the whole of history since has swung. It was the decisive moment. It was the date from which all other dating has come. …

“Let men and women say what they will, that fact remains. And He has cut across time in His first coming. In the same way, the reappearing of Jesus Christ will bring to completion that which God has purposed. It will be the hinge which joins the world as we now know it with the world that is to come. …

“The Christian hope is not related to a timetable of events. It is not related to a series of impersonal happenings. The Christian hope is related to the personal, visible return of Jesus Christ, just as He promised here in John 14. Our gaze is to Jesus. Our eyes are for Jesus. …

“The cardinal rule in considering the doctrine of the return of Christ must always be this: Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus.”

Commentary from the sermon “The Return of Jesus Christ” by Alistair Begg

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