Where’s Jesus? I thought he was coming back.


Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” 2 Peter 3:3-4
            Jesus promised to return and judge the earth at some point in time.  He told the apostles he would be with them always, even to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20).  In Revelation 3:11, 20 and 22, he said “I am coming soon.”
            So where is Jesus?  People are getting impatient 2,000 years later wondering what “soon” really means.  Peter said in his second letter that even back then in the first century, decades after Jesus’ departure from earth, people scoffed, saying thirty years was too long and Jesus cannot keep his promises.  These kind of scoffers will always be around, Peter promised, and they are.
            However, we should be glad Jesus hasn’t returned, because when he does, no one will have a chance to accept Christ and spend eternity in heaven, including your friends and family.
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. 2 Peter 3:10
            When Jesus returns, it will happen fast and it will happen thoroughly, reducing everything to ash with a complete reboot—a new heaven and a new earth for those who believe in Christ.