July 28, 2019
"Did Jesus Just Happen" (The Life of Christ)
Where will the "Great White Throne Judgment" take place" The Apostle John tells us that from the One who sat on the Throne, "The earth and Heaven fled away and there was found no place for them." We should observe that this throne is not set up on the earth because the earth is gone. It is not set up in what we would refer to as heaven, the dwelling place of God because sinners could never come into the presence of a Holy God, nor could they defile heaven by their presence. The Throne is in an intermediate place between heaven and earth and the former heaven and the former earth are not there as part of that scene.
In the Book of 11 Peter the third chapter we see that there were those in Peter's day who were scoffers that laughed at the Doctrine of the Second Coming of Christ. They ask the question, where is the promise of His coming? They felt this was a question that needed a ready answer since the fathers fell asleep and all things continued as they were from the beginning of creation. Since Jesus did not come in Peter's day, men were laughingly denying the Doctrine of the return of Christ to the earth. And Peter had to say that these scoffers are ignorant of the fact of God's patience, for God is long suffering with sinners. Then he tells what God one is going to do.
Next week, I will deal with the Scripture found in 11 Peter 3:10 concerning His (Christ) Coming!
Wayne McDoanld, Pastor