Day of the Lord, Parousia


In the interim between Christ’s ascension and his return, God has granted humanity the opportunity to repent before that day arrives.  

In his second epistle, Peter explained the apparent “delay” in the “arrival” of Jesus and the “Day of the Lord.” In doing so, he linked that day with the final judgment and the new creation. And he argued that the conduct of the church may very well “hasten” that day. God is characterized by mercy and has no desire for anyone to perish.

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His Return


Peter exhorts Christians to persevere in sufferings and to live holy lives in the knowledge of the impending day when Jesus will be revealed.

In his first epistle, Peter wrote to Christians who were under pressure to conform to the expectations of the surrounding society. Their situation was not unique, for they were members of the worldwide suffering community of believers. One of his themes is the necessity to remain steadfast through tribulations until the “day of visitation” when Jesus is “revealed.”

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