Tag: Jesus’ second coming

  • The Story of the Bible [That You’ve Never Heard Before]

    Can I tell you a story? A story so powerful that, if you pay attention, it will change your life? It’s the story of the Bible. Only, this story is probably different than anything you’ve ever heard. Before I tell you this story, I first need to answer a huge question, perhaps the very thing…

  • The Story of the Bible [That You’ve Never Heard Before, Part 2]

    Return to Part 1, The Story of the Bible [That You’ve Never Heard Before] Judgment, Recreation and the Third World Now that we’ve reframed Jesus’ church inside the context of the Bible narrative, let’s again zoom out to Scripture’s big picture. Scripture speaks of three “worlds.” Not in the sense of different planets, but rather…

  • Rethinking the Nature of the Resurrected Body [And What it Means for Us After We Die]

    The resurrection of the dead is the linchpin of Christianity. Jesus’ resurrection is the evidence that Christians of all generations can trust in their own eternal life. As the apostle Paul put it: … if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith … And if Christ has not…

  • What Does All of This Mean for Us? (Practical implications of rethinking eschatology)

    What are the practical implications for you and me based on what we’ve studied so far? That’s the question we’ll answer in this post. … Welcome to the 41st post in my series on rethinking Christian eschatology. We’re nearing the end of our journey. If you haven’t read the previous posts, I invite you to…

  • Why the Bible Ends with the Beautiful Marriage Feast

    Is there a more beautiful Scripture than Revelation 21-22?  As incredible as it might sound, once I understood the truths I’ve explained in this series, when I read these verses again, their beauty increased ten-fold. Let me show you why. … Welcome to the 40th post in my series of rethinking Christian eschatology. Because these posts…

  • A Fresh Look at the Judgments in the Book of Revelation

    We’ve been studying through the Book of Revelation. In recent posts, we’ve established that: In the conclusion of GOD’s revealed Word, the book of Revelation provides our final details regarding death, the judgment, the resurrection and what will follow (or has followed). These final chapters provide helpful insight. Let’s take a fresh look. … Welcome…

  • A Fresh Look at the Judgments in the Book of Revelation [part 2]

    [Return to part 1 of this post.] The wedding feast began with war and judgments Before there could be a peaceful wedding celebration, Jesus had to first eliminate His evil opposition, the oppressors of His bride. Revelation continues: 11 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is…

  • Is the Earth Going to Burn Up? (A fresh look at 2 Peter 3)

    In 2 Peter 3, doesn’t the Bible say that the universe is going to burn up when Jesus returns? If the perspective I am presenting is accurate, it has to harmonize with all Scripture. (Such is the case for any perspective about the Scriptures, mind you.) If all Scripture doesn’t agree, either: For me, the passage that…

  • A Fresh Look at Jesus’ Second Coming from Second Thessalonians

    1 Thessalonians and 2 Thessalonians are two key texts about Jesus’ second coming. Last post, we looked at what Paul, Silas and Timothy wrote to the Thessalonians in the first letter regarding Jesus’ second coming. It is widely believed that 1 Thess. 4-5 describes what will transpire in the future on the last day of…

  • Did You Miss This from First Thessalonians? (Rethinking what Paul wrote about Jesus’ second coming)

    Someone asks: “What about First Thessalonians? How can what you’ve written in this series possibly harmonize with what 1 Thessalonians says about Jesus’ second coming?” Years ago, when I first heard that there were people who believed Jesus’ second coming had already occurred, I immediately dismissed the possibility as foolishness. “There’s no way,” I said, emphatically. “What…