Are You A Scoffer?
I told the church I preached at yesterday that Jesus is coming back soon. I’ve had people over the years challenge me about my belief that Jesus is coming back. I always say the same thing, “Sir or ma’am, you are actually a fulfillment of Bible prophecy.”
Then they want to know why I think that.
So, I quote 2 Peter 3:3–4: “knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation. One of the signs of the times is people saying there is no way we could be the generation who will see the coming of the Lord.
We read in 1 Thessalonians 5:2–3, "For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.
I know that there are good people who have different views when it comes to end time prophecy. I have friends in ministry today who don't hold my view. But I would never drop them as a friend over a different view on the order of end-time events even though I am dogmatic about what I believe.
But on the subject of Christ return, we must believe or else I will say they are wrong. We must agree that Jesus Christ is coming back again. That is clearly taught in the Bible, and no Bible-believing Christian would ever dispute that truth.
One-third of the Bible deals with the topic of prophecy or end-times events. It is important to God, and therefore, it should be important to us. If you look at what is going on in Syria, you must know that the Lords coming is close.
The Bible predicts that Damascus, Syria will be destroyed in the last days before a terrible time of God’s judgment. This will precede the day that Jesus Christ returns to defeat Israel’s enemies. Isaiah 17:1 says,
“The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.” He’s coming! God bless!