Scripture Reading: Acts 3:19,20; II Peter 3:4-15
Not long after the resurrection and ascension of Christ, he apostle Peter made a fantastic offer to the nation ofIsrael: "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the time of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you" (Acts 3:19, 20). This is no less than the offer of the kingdom, complete with the return of Christ!
Yet many years passed, and Christ did not come. In fact, some who had heard Peter preach eventually began to scoff and question the very Word of God. Peter's answer to these and all who wonder why Christ did not come is that "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise" (II Peter 3:9). He will indeed fulfill His promise some day (verses 10-13). Then in a remarkable verse, Peter points his readers to one who could truly give them insight into the delay of Christ's return: "And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you" (verse 15).
Paul's epistles fully explain why the prophecies of Christ's return in power and glory have been postponed. It is so God can unfold the great mystery among the Gentiles: "For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in" (Romans 11:25). After this, the prophecies will resume.
How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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