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In the New Testament, the Second Coming is not a topic for speculation, but an incentive for obedient and holy living.

—John Jefferson Davis, Handbook of Basic Bible Texts (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1984), 141.

Future Things: Christ’s Kingdom, Part 8 (of 12)

Already, but not yet. This brief and enigmatic statement reflects the thinking of historic Christians when it comes to eschatology (the study or doctrine of “last things”). It means that Christ’s kingdom has already been inaugurated (accomplished at his first coming), but not yet consummated (which will only take place at his glorious second coming).

Future Things: Five Eschatological Essentials, Part 3 (of 12)

Some people think that because Christendom has some sharp differences when it comes to certain doctrinal matters this is a sign that Christianity cannot be true. It’s just too divided. Yet the truth of the matter is that while historic Christians of various theological stripes have important differences, they also share significant common doctrinal ground on essential beliefs. To the…