“When writers and preachers make such a big fuss about the Second Coming and the end of the world, they are forgetting something much more important. They are in effect minimizing the First Coming. In a real sense the world ended some two thousand years ago in Jesus. Something decisive happened for humanity and for our relationship with God in the life, death and resurrection of Christ. The New Testament is much more concerned with what it means to be crucified with Christ than with being glorified when he comes again."
Sunday, November 28, 2004
WHEN THE WORLD ENDED. An excellent Bible study by Jirair Tashjian on numerous "second coming" New Testament passages is available online at www.cresourcei.org/secondcoming.html. The Christian Resource Institute site is a reliable online resource for orthodox Christians and seekers. I like this quote, in particular: