When Will Christ Return?

Episode 616 Show Notes 

From the Show

I think that we like to think that we are at the center of history. That we have it worse than everyone else, that right now is the key moment in history. But without minimizing our current experience, the reality is if we think we have it worse than previous generations of believers, than we don’t understand church history. Whatever it is we are suffering in the United States, we are not being burned at the stake. All Christians live between the first and second coming of Jesus

——Adriel Sanchez

Questions in this Episode

  1. 1. Why does Paul say that those who have faith are children of Abraham when Hebrews says Jesus mediates a better covenant than the old one? These seem to me like two opposing attitudes toward the Old Testament. How can I make sense of this?

2. I am a believer, and I’m wondering whether I should have a traditional burial or if I can get cremated when I die? Cremation is much cheaper than a traditional burial,  but I know someday I will be resurrected. Will God be angry at me for taking the cheaper option financially? I don’t have an answer when I pray.

3. Approximately when do you think Christ will return?

4. I accepted Jesus many years ago, but I still sin. How will I make it to heaven when I still sin? What if I am not close enough to God? What if I don’t read my Bible and pray enough? Or have enough good works? 

5. Is the Kingdom of God something that exists today, or is it something that we are waiting for in the future?

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Resources

The Future of Everything: Essential Truths About the End Times by William Boekestein

Devoted to God: Blueprints for Sanctification by Sinclair B. Ferguson

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Adriel Sanchez

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a host on the Core Christianity radio program, a live, daily call-in talk show where he answers listeners' questions about the Bible and the Christian faith. He and his wife Ysabel live in San Diego with their four children.

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