“Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, in which dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, withoutspot, and blameless.” (2 Peter 3:13-14)
From my book The Cross in the End-Times
In the Apostle Paul’s letters to the churches, like Peter’s quote above, part of the message to these new Christians was to look forward in hope and anticipation for the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ in their lifetimes. This was consistent with the commands of Jesus given in several teachings and parables scattered throughout the gospels, for His disciples to always watch and be ready for His return (Matthew 24:42, 25:13, Mark 13:37, Luke 21:36).
The question can then be asked, if the teaching of Jesus, the preaching of the apostles, the doctrine of…
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