The End is Near

January 5, 2024 (one month ago)

In theology, Eschatology is the study of “end times.” There has been interest in the “end” since the Ascension of Christ. As the disciples stood, looking up into the Heavens, an angel said, “Why do you stand here gazing up into Heaven? This same Jesus…will come in like manner as you saw Him go.” Since that day, people have been looking for the clues, twisting verses, naming dates and claiming they know things that nobody else knows about the return of Jesus. In at least six places in the New Testament, we read a statement something like, “The end is near.” Were the writers mistaken? Did they really believe Jesus would come in their lifetime? I think they believed He could come in their lifetime but that is not the same as saying He would. According to Hebrews chapter one, ever since the First Advent of Christ we have been living in the last days. That simply means that the major event needed to prepare mankind for the Second Advent had taken place. The curse that the first Adam brought upon humanity was reversed by the last Adam (Christ). Because of what Jesus did, the human race can be saved. His incarnation, life, teaching, death, burial, resurrection, ascension and sending of the Holy Spirit has accomplished everything we needed. So, are these the last days? Yes. Is it possible Jesus could come at any time? Yes. What should we be doing? See you Sunday, Lord willing.