Sunday, August 23, 2020

The Gospel: Who, What, When, Where, and Why

 Whew! What a year we’ve had thus far. Tragedy, loss, pestilence, death, injustice, economic collapse, social discord, and civil unrest: dealing with any one of these things at any time would be bad enough, experiencing them all at once feels apocalyptic. With everything happening, the first, second, and third thoughts that have been running through my mind is Christ and His return. No one knows the day although, the word tells us the time leading up to it will be marked by Godlessness (2 Timothy 3) and terrifying calamity (Matthew 24, Daniel 11). Jesus will come unexpectedly but because we, who are in Christ, are not in the dark, we will not be surprised when the day of The Lord comes like a thief (1 Thessalonians 5 vs.1-11). It is comforting to know believers will not be caught unaware however my thoughts haven’t been on believers, they’ve been on the unbelievers, and those who knew Jesus yet turned away.