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If there is something in the Bible that is mentioned on average once in every five verses, do you think it might be important?  Well there is something mentioned every five verses on average and that is the Second Coming of Christ, or the last days, or the end (recreation) of the world, or whatever you want to call it.

Eschatology is a big word that means the study of the last things.  The importance of the teaching about the last things becomes evident if you look at a concordance or do a word study of the Bible on the computer.  The Second Coming of Christ is mentioned 300 times in the New Testament.

There are 50 mentions in Paul’s letters to the Second Coming. Peter’s letters ask the question; “if you know about the end of the age, what kind of people ought you to be in life?”  Some commentators note that there are 8 times more references to the Second Coming of Jesus than to His First Coming.  Three entire letters have as their subject matter the end times.  1 & 2 Thessalonians and Revelation, and whole chapters are dedicated to this in the Gospels of Matthew Mark and Luke.

I wrote this song a few years ago based on 2 Timothy 1

Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God, who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began, 10 but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, 11 to which I was appointed a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.[b] 12 For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.