What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again?

They will say, “What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.” [2Peter 3:4 NLT]

Ever wondered about the idea that Jesus is coming again? In the previous verse Peter says that scoffers ask these kinds of questions. So is he saying that it is wrong to question eschatological dogmas like the Rapture or the Battle of Armageddon? Or is the issue is more about how we question than whether we do.

For me, I love questions. I find that they cause me to seek the scriptures. They help me to refine my theological thinking. For example, in my youth I dogmatically embraced a mid-tribulation rapture and thought that it would happen in my lifetime. Time has caused me to question that dogma and think differently.

These days I read about the promise that Jesus is coming again and I see him coming for me when I breathe my last breath. It is a blessed hope that gives wings to a full embracing the promise of his return.

Help us Lord to be seekers instead of scoffers. To find hope in your coming for us.

... this devotion is part of an ongoing series on the epistles of Peter.

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