2. The Teaching of Christ Demands It
Christ’s early teaching was filled with references to His Second Coming( Matt.24;Luke 21). When He was on trial for His life, Jesus defended His own deity with a bold declaration of the Second Coming in the most triumphant terms. He told the High Priest,” You will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power and coming in the clouds of heaven”( Mark 14:62).
On the night of His betrayal, Christ told the disciples,” I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself”( John 14:2-3).
Not only is the credibility of God at stake in the Second Coming but so is the credibility of His Son. If Jesus doesn’t return, He is a liar.