Of critical importance to the Christian faith is the doctrine of last things or “eschatology.” The Bible has much to say about the end to time and what will happen. In fact, our hope is based on these promises. Consider the following teachings of Scripture.
First, the Scriptures teach that Jesus will return. The Lord himself promised this before he left this world (John 14:1-3). As he ascended into heaven from Mt. Olivet, the angels announced that he would be returning in the same manner in which he left (Acts 1:9-11). As Peter preached to the people at the temple, he spoke of the risen Lord, “whom the heavens must receive until the times of the restoration of all things that were spoken of by the prophets,” (Acts 3:21). Paul wrote to the Thessalonians about their faith in Christ, reminding them that they had “turned unto God from idols, to serve the living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven…who will deliver us from the wrath to come,” (1 Thess. 1:9-10). One of the clearest declarations of his coming is in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, where Paul centers in on what Christ will do with both living and dead Christians at his coming. So, the Bible says Jesus is coming again.