Revelation Will “Soon Take Place”?

Verse one of Revelation kicks the book off with the claim that Jesus is showing John “the things that must soon take place.” Of course, this statement strikes us as a bit odd some two thousand years later. “What is soon?” we might ask? “I call all times soon,” C.S. Lewis imagined God replying (1). …

The Delayed Return of Jesus

C.S. Lewis once remarked that Jesus saying he’d return within a generation was, “certainly the most embarrassing verse in the Bible.” While Lewis’ words are a bit brash, at least he was honest about his feelings. It’s clear in reading the New Testament that the early church literally thought Jesus meant one generation. Even 2…