What is Jesus Returning For? When I was growing up, I attended a fundamentalist evangelical school.  While I am grateful for many aspects of my Christian-based education (middle and high school), I have to say, it did not provide me a solid theological foundation for understanding, let alone, “loving” the appearing of Jesus—the Second Coming (2 Tim 4:8).  Rather, the return of Jesus was something I greatly feared.  The message of the imminent, secret coming of the Lord and rapture of the Church did not prepare me, nor did it impassion me.  It simply motivated to make sure that my spiritual ducks were in a row so that when everyone disappeared, I would not be “left behind.”  Fast forward to now.God sovereignly interrupted me, causing me to radically rethink the return of Jesus.  Because, you know, He is returning.  Jesus is coming back!  You can vote yes, you can vote no – your opinion will not shape the outcome of this prophecy coming to pass.  I know that in this present age, there is an increasingly popular theology circulating that erroneously claims Jesus has already returned and that we are presently in the new heavens and the new earth.  To that I reply, “If this is as good as it gets, we’re in trouble.”
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