The return of Christ is vital to the message of the Bible. But is it an integral part of our Christian lives? After surveying the Scriptures for the influence of Christ’s return on our personal holiness, Ryan M. McGraw carefully examines 1 John 2:28–3:3 in order to show how this truth gives us direction in the Christian life, drives us to maturity in Christ, and brings our hope to resolution in light of His second coming. Read and see how our future hope of Christ’s return drives our present pursuit of godliness.
Ryan M. McGraw is Morton H. Smith Professor of Systematic Theology, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
“McGraw’s booklet nicely fulfills the intention of the editors of the series of which it is a part. He deftly describes the way believers should be prepared for and wait with eager anticipation for the return of Christ at the end of this present age. His study reminds me of the wisdom expressed by the well-known adage, ‘Live as though Christ died yesterday, arose this morning, and is coming again tomorrow.’”
—Cornelis P. Venema, president and professor of doctrinal studies, Mid-America Reformed Seminary