It’s Been 2,000 Years

I saw a message on a t-shirt the other day that said something to the affect of “It’s been 2,000 years. He isn’t coming back. Get over it.”

I can only help but wonder if people were saying similar things prior to His incarnation. After all, it was 4,000 or so years earlier that God first told Eve that the seed of a woman would crush Satan. As the millennia rolled by and the faithful still proclaimed His future coming (see the marvellous prophesies of Isaiah), is it hard to imagine the scoffers and the doubters of those days saying, “That prophecy’s as old as dirt! Get over it. God’s never going to send you a messiah!”

Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming?” (2 Peter 3:3,4a, NASB)

Never forget that God’s timing is not our timing. In His patience and planning, He waited several thousand years before Jesus come to make the way of salvation for all who believe in Him.

And in His patience and planning, He may wait another two thousand years before declaring the the time has come to return for His church. We’re closer today than we were yesterday. Scoff if you must, but the day is coming when every knee (even yours) will bow before Jesus Christ and every tongue (even yours) will confess Him as Lord. And you’ll be doing so either as a saved believer who accepted Him in this life, or as a lost person condemned in your own unbelief. If the latter is your case, know that now is the accepted time and today is the day of salvation. Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and accept His free gift of salvation. Stop trusting “good” works, church membership, self-denial, water baptism, love for strangers, and all the other devices of men and start trusting in the one way God has chosen to accept: belief in His Son.

2 thoughts on “It’s Been 2,000 Years”

  1. There are human errors in the bible and after a long investigation this cannot be denied.

    Some say it should be admitted that discrepancies in the bible exist. But before this is admitted, one should examine the implications of such a move. The implication would be that God has presented a faulty revelation of His plan of salvation, but how could an all-knowing God “breathe” words that contain errors or faulty information? Man could do it, but not God. Also, if God allowed errors to arise in Scripture, can we trust any part of it?

    I want my faith to be intelligent, however i am struggling to believe due to these mistakes and cannot lie to myself.

  2. Jamie,
    Faith certainly should be intelligent. God desires for us to love Him with all of our mind, after all.

    However, whatever errors humans have made in the transmission and translation of Scriptures are largely negligible. There exists such a large body of extant manuscripts that the original reading is able to be recovered in most instances. Where there is doubt over what the original may have said, the implications of the text are negligible concerning the overarching themes of Scripture.

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