QUESTION: Do you believe that Jesus is going to come again?
ANSWER: I certainly do. I believe that Jesus is going to come again because Jesus said He was going to come again, “In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:2-3, cf. Matthew 16:27; 25:31-32; John 21:22).
I believe that Jesus is going to come again because men from Heaven declared it, “And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven” (Acts 1:10-11).
I believe that Jesus is going to come again because of the testimony of the Apostles. Paul said, “For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body…” (Philip. 3:20-21; cf. Titus 2:13). James agreed, “Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain” (James 5:7). Peter believed that Jesus was coming again, “For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty” (2 Peter 2:16). Jude affirmed the Second Coming, “And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him” (Jude 1:14-15). The Apostle John exhorted us to be ready for Jesus’ return, “And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming” (1 John 2:28; cf. Rev 1:7). The writer of Hebrews was also in agreement, “So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation” (Hebrews 9:28).
I believe that Jesus is going to come again because of the testimony of the Lord’s Supper, “For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come” (1 Cor 11:26). We participate in the ordinance “till he come.” Jesus said that he would not eat or drink this ordinance until He comes again (Luke 22:16-18). He is waiting by abstaining while we are waiting by participating in this ordinance.
Yes. I believe that Jesus is going to come again.