. What does the future hold? I used to reply that a more important question is, who holds the future? But now I am thinking to change that to, will there be a future? Jesus is coming! When he comes there will be no more heaven and earth. They will perish, melt with fervent heat, flee from before his face. Jesus is coming. There will be a new heaven and a new earth where righteousness reigns. There is no room for the unbelieving, the immoral, the arrogant, the haters of God and good. Jesus is coming. These are the last days and the last days have a last day. It will come with a shout, the voice of an archangel, and the trumpet of God. Jesus is coming. When people are saying, “Peace and safety” and all is well, Jesus will come. When people have thrown away restraints and declare freedom with no limits and no fear, Jesus will come. Jesus is coming. This is Just-A-Minute with Ed Boggess
This is Just-A-Minute. It was the apostle Peter who warned “scoffers will come in the last days, walking in lusts and saying, “Where is the coming of Jesus? Where is this Day of Judgment? All things continue just like they always have and always will.” So the skeptics sneer and the cynic chides, but so have they done in the past. They titter and snicker until it grows to a roar and howl; mocking with rancor those who believe until they again are distracted by their lustful pursuits. Am I alarmed and surprised by their sarcastic barbs? Not at all, for Peter told me to expect such narcissism. It is a mark of the last days, when corruptness prevails and perversity abounds. I believe! God will keep His promise and the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night in which the heavens will pass away with a loud noise and the earth and all in it will be burned up.
Jesus prophesied that “the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give light and the stars will fall from heaven”. A cursory reading leads many to conclude he must be speaking of the 2nd Coming and end of the world. However, careful Bible students learn that such language was commonly used by prophets to describe the fall of a nation or city. So then, reading the context of Jesus’ statement, the thoughtful reader discovers that it falls in the middle of verses foretelling the fall of Jerusalem, which was fulfilled forty years later in AD 70. The terminology originated from conquerors setting fire to the defeated city so that the thick smoke darkens the sun and at night it is as if the moon has no light and the stars have fallen from heaven. It certainly isn’t a sign of the 2nd Coming, for it is to come as “a thief in the night”, that is, with no advance warning and no precise signs. This is Just-a-Minute with Ed Boggess