Yes, He's returning soon

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Here we are again, near the end of the Church Year, according to the traditional church calendar. Advent, the four weeks before Christmas begins the Church New Year on Sunday, December 3. November is the month when we focus on the end of the Church Age, when Christ returns.

And He will be returning soon. Of course, every generation has believed it was the last before Christ appeared in the sky. Some of you are old enough to recall World War II, when more than fifty million people perished and many in the West thought Hitler was the antichrist. The generation of WWI must have thought the same about its age. Not only was it called the Great War, twice more people died because of the Great Influenza Epidemic of 1918. Looking back in history, I certainly would have much expected Christ in the air, as Christianity was almost wiped out in Africa and an estimated 400 people in India were slaughtered by the Islamic jihadists. This was about three hundred years before the much-maligned Crusades. Spain remained Islamic from about the 700s A.D. until almost 1500. All of those eras—plus many more—brought belief that the Church Age was closing.

Today, many Christians are looking for Christ’s reappearance. Yes, there may be a double funeral for Western Christianity as well as for Western civilization which looks likely becoming Islamic. Much of the turmoil here has been planned, as unbelieving wealthy elites, who deny yet hate the Christ, have decided that they are god and believe that America should be “returned” or given to those who have higher levels of melanin in their skin. The ancestors of this era’s “progressive” savages and their political cult once preferred humans with lower levels of melanin and enslaved those who had the most. And their slaughter of 75 million preborn children will not go unanswered.

Only God knows when Christ will return. There have been many times and places where things were better, but others were often much worse. God is not coming again in His victorious flesh to save a remnant of His children because they or we want it. The fact is that He is coming back for you and me within the upcoming decades at our individual deaths. That is for certain. Much of Scripture warns and reminds us of that. The Parable of the Ten Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13) is one example when our Lord exhorts us to pay attention. Five of them were prepared to arrive and five were not. The parable ends with Jesus saying, “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.”

Many people follow false teachers who reject the Holy Bible, which was written by men who had literally walked and/or talked with God or knew others who had. Yes, Christianity is booming in Africa, but some of that growth is not true Christianity. Some of it there is called the “New Apostolic Reformation”. That is a mere repackaging of the first century A.D. heresy called Gnosticism, which (falsely) taught that God had given special revelation to special people while they reject the Bible. Pay attention, fellow believers, for we are not above falling for temptations. Christ arrived for us once, and He will return—yes soon enough. Gloria Deo—Glory to God

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