The Second Coming (11/24/2019)
“knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, ‘Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation’ ” (2 Peter 3:3-4).
Since the time Satan appeared to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, people have come along, promoting theories that have caused doubts to arise in the hearts of men and women. Included in these theories is the one planting doubts about God’s promise of the Second Coming of Jesus.
Peter calls these naysayers “scoffers,” meaning mockers. Having no interest in God, they ridicule those who believe there will be a Second Coming and a judgment for all who have ever lived. Trying to discredit God, they say the world has existed since the beginning; so where is the assurance that anything will change?
Throughout His Word, God has given full assurance there will be a Second Coming and Judgment, and that promise is sealed with the giving of His Son to die on the cross for the sins of mankind. What greater assurance do we need? Or what could be said or done that would be any more convincing than such a sacrifice?