Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The Return of Christ

For many centuries, people have spent their time trying to figure out when Jesus is going to return to earth. Many of them were certain they were right. Whole denominations have been wrong. In the early 1980s, a publisher called me at Crossroads Bookstore. He wanted me to sell me a book called 88 Reasons Why the Rapture Will Be in 1988. He told me of another store that had purchased 100 copies. I did not buy it.

My son, Douglas, got out of the Navy in August 1975. He took a book off the shelf at the store and showed me that it said that Jesus was going to return to earth on September 15, 1975. I said I would send it back to the publisher. He asked why. I said, “If the book is wrong we don’t want it, and if it is right we won’t need it.”

Matthew 24 gives a list of calamities and then says, “The end is not yet.” The Scripture also says that only the “Father knows.” There will be an end; that is a certainty.
For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. (Titus 2:11-13)

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