Time or Eternity? ™

Jesus coming ever imminent.

In Anti-Christ, Apostacy, The end of the AGE, The Last Days, The Second Advent on December 14, 2011 at 8:00 am

Yesterday,  we tried to show you that the coming of Jesus in the future is a certainty.  Today, we establish the fact that the coming of our Lord is ever imminent.  Imminent means impending, threatening, near. What we mean by the coming of the Lord being ever imminent is that Jesus is likely to come for His Bride at any moment.

Let us examine the 24th chapter of Matthew, the 13th chapter of Mark, the 17th and 21st chapters of Luke.  These chapters predict the second coming of the Lord.  What do we here find portrayed?  A thousand years of peace prior to the coming of Jesus and leading up to that event?  No.  The picture is a dark one. “As the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.” How were the days of Noah?  Let God answer.  “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” — (Gen. 6:5.)  This does not sound like there was a thousand years of peace and righteousness immediately preceding the flood.  Our post-millennial brethren tell us that there will be a thousand years of peace preceding the coming of our Lord; but God says‘, ” As the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” — (Matt. 24: 37.)  “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot . . . even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.” — (Luke 17: 28-30.)

How was it in the days of Lot? Let God answer. “The cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous.” — (Gen. 18: 20)  “Even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” — (Jude 7.)  “For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds.” — (2 Peter 2:8) This does not sound as though we shall have a thousand years of peace before Jesus comes.

“This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” — (Matt. 24: 14.)  Some think that this text teaches that all the world will be converted before Jesus comes. There is no such intimation in the text. The gospel is now preached in many places, but in no place are all converted.

“For that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as,-God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.” — (2 Thes. 2: 3, 4)

Will ” that man of sin “ be revealed, destroyed, and then a thousand years of peace ushered in before the coming of Jesus? Let God answer. “For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.” — 2 Thes. 2: 7, 8. In this text we are expressly told that the ” man of sin” (the Antichrist) will continue until Jesus comes, and that Jesus will destroy the “man of sin” with the brightness of His coming. How then can we say that a thousand years of peace will precede the coming of Jesus?

The above few passages I have given in contradiction to the post-millennial doctrine.

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