Many Christians rightly extol the gospel of what Christ did on the cross at his first coming. But many of these same Christians are ashamed to proclaim the gospel of the second coming of Christ, giving merely lip service.
I place a large blame on many pastors, since they are leaders in the Church. I would contend that if they do not proclaim the Gospel of the second coming of Christ and the particulars that Jesus taught, they do not really understand the Gospel of the first coming.
One does not really understand the theology of suffering, salvation, and discipleship if they minimize the gospel of the second coming.
When Jesus comes back he will be glorified in so many ways. Why are churches not shouting this from the rooftops?
Many pastors and Christians function as if it will be some anti-climactic event.
I honestly think they do not see much value in the doctrine of the second coming. Otherwise, how does one explain such silence?
Sure, they know they have to ‘affirm it” to remain orthodox. But at the end of the day, I think they are cowardly embarrassed of it and thus deceptively reassure themselves that “we need to focus on more important matters.”
That is a shame.
But thankfully there are a remnant of pastors who have courage to preach the whole counsel of God’s Word.