Published on 05-26-2011 03:18 PM
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By Jason Hilburn
One of the most prevalent teachings of the New Testament Scriptures is the second coming of Christ. The Bible says that the Lord will return in the clouds on the last day, at the end of the world (Matt. 24:35-37; 1 Thess. 4:13 - 5:1-9; 2 Pet. 3:4-12). Peter wrote that before Christ’s return, scoffers would come along, saying, “Where is the promise of His coming?” Peter revealed that if the Lord has not come yet, it is only because the Lord is being longsuffering with man, giving him time to repent (2 Pet. 3:9). As we anticipate the Lord’s return, it is only natural to ask, “Is it possible to know when the Lord will return?” The Word of God contains a crystal clear answer to that question.
Many believe that Matthew 24 contains signs that foretell the coming of Christ and the end of the world, but a closer look at the Text reveals otherwise. The context reveals that Jesus was speaking harshly against the scribes and Pharisees for their hypocrisy