58 per cent of Evangelicals in the USA believe that Jesus is about to return. Only 38 percent of Catholics are convinced about the same.
This is according to a survey by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press and Smithsonian Magazine.
41 per cent for the Americans expect Jesus’ second coming in the next 40 years, While 46 percent said it probably or definitely won’t happen.
The poll suggests that 58 percent of white evangelicals believe Jesus will return by 2050 compared to only 32 percent of Catholics, and respondents with no college education were three times as likely as those with college degrees to expect Christ’s Second Coming in the next 40 years
I am not surprised that a minority of Catholics do not believe in a second coming of Jesus. They have been told by their priests, that the scriptures can only be understood by Vatican approved priests.
What is more disturbing, is that 4 out of 10 evangelicals do not believe in the scriptures, that tells about an unexpected return of Jesus. The first Apostles believed in could take place during their walk on Earth.
What does the scriptures say about this matter:
First: Jesus promised to come back a second time:
“You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I”.
1″Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
Second: Jesus promised t come back as a surprise:
You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”
Jesus promised that the Kingdom would be restored to Israel:
So when they met together, they asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”
He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.
(end of scriptures)
The poor expectations of the return of Jesus, has two main reasons:
1. Christians do not read the Bible, or at least do not believe what they read.
2. Christians are listening to false teachers, who do not have a clue about the restoration of Israel as a sign of a sudden and unexpected return of our Master.
Bot of them points to an ongoing disaster within claimed to be “Christianity”.