1 Corinthians 11:26”For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death until he come.”
The way Paul ends that verse really falls upon my heart. So what does the apostle Paul mean with those three words, “until He come?”
Paul means without hesitation or any doubt, that the Lord will come a second time.
Let me explain why those three words resonate so much with me. When I was a child, my mother would say to us “Your father is on the way home.” She would say that in an effort to get us to do what our father had asked us to do in his absence. When those words were spoken there was no hesitation and certainly no doubt. Dad was inbound. If we were particularly bad that day it would be “Wait until your father comes home.” It most certainly worked because we would immediately look at each other and say in unison “Dads on the way home” and hurry along to get the chores done or go put on an extra pair of pants for padding. I remember a minute to sometimes considerable amount of fear depending on the situation, do we have enough time to get all the chores done, what if we can’t get them done or there is no way he will forgive us for breaking that window. I also remember excitement and joy, Dads coming home, he can fix this toy, maybe take us fishing or just hang out with us. Never the less, Dad coming home was a big deal in our home.
As Christians, our heavenly father coming home, so to speak is an enormous event. So much so, that our gospel would be incomplete without it. We should experience both fear and excitement when pondering “until He come.” God’s wrath, fear of the Lord as in Hebrews 9:27 “And it is appointed to men to die once, but after this the judgment.” The Lords love as shown at the Cross. John 15:13-14 “Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends, if you do whatsoever I command you.” Have we done all the things He has commanded of us?
This blog is about doing what the Lord has commanded Christians to do. Mainly, spreading the gospel, to all people. My goal is to get other folks (Christians) I know to write articles, these folks understand the faith, they may or may not actively preach the gospel, point being we all should and this is one way to do so. I have found through talking with these people about my faith, some of them have really good biblical knowledge and because they do not preach, witness or write about their faith nobody knows. I encourage all Christians to write articles and submit them to the site. We will start by having four biblical categories to write about. Repentance, Faith, the Great Commission and Biblical dichotomies. We will adhere too and maintain true biblical teaching. There will be no “Modern Gospel” taught here, as in “Your Best Life Now” or “Jesus is a way to salvation.” That is not to say that we will not point out the problems with modern gospel’s hypocrisies and false teachings. Below are some examples of scripture pertaining to our biblical categories. Welcome…….
Matthew 4: 17 ” From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Luke 13:3 “I tell you, Nay: but, except you repent, you shall all likewise perish.”
Mark 10:21 “Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said to him, One thing you lack: go your way, sell whatsoever you have and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.”
Mark 9:23 “Jesus said to him, If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes.”
The Great Commission
Matthew 28:19”Go therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”
Mark 16:15 “And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Luke 11:23 “He who that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.”
1 John 2:15 “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
About me: Chris Johnson: While trying to prove that God, did not exist, I found Him. That was 1998, as the years went by I knew something was not right so I examined myself and realized I fell short of the “born again” description, why? I had to find out! Bottom-line: I fell prey to the teachings of the “Modern Gospel.” I had found a god that met my qualifications, easy to worship and never in judgment of me. (Idolatry) In 2008, I was truly “Born Again.” My hand is on the plow and I have not looked back. Praise the Lord!!! I’m a member of Biltmore Baptist Church in Glen Allen, Va. I currently serve as a Deacon, I also serve as a member of the Personnel Committee, Premises Committee and Youth Ministry Team. I feel that the Lord is calling me into evangelism, so I have started studying the way Jesus and the apostles preached the gospel to prepare myself for this calling. I’m just an old Marine that is thankful to the Lord for softening my heart and giving me grace that I don’t deserve. I’ve been married to my wife (Lori) for 14 years. We have two boys ages 9 and 13. I also have a daughter that is 22 years old.