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). …

Patience for God’s Timing

You’d think we’d understand God’s patience better by now given how long it has taken some prophecies to take place. I mean, there seems to be prophetic references to Jesus not just in the prophets, but all throughout the Old Testament. Moses seems to talk about Jesus in Deuteronomy 18:15-19, which scholars think was written…

Jesus is Coming Back “Soon”

I have Christians often tell me that Jesus is coming back soon. They seem urgent about it and ready for the moment. I always have to smile because they are biblically correct. Jesus said He’d be back soon and the early church taught the same thing. I cannot argue with their Bible study. But whatever…