Can we haste the coming of the Lord? Meaning of 2 Peter 3: 12

Reading 2 Peter 3: 12 in some modern English Bibles and commentaries may suggest that human effort can hasten the coming of Jesus. For example, the NIV Bibles (1973, 1978, 1984, 2011) reads, “as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming.” Also in the New Living Translation, “looking forward to the day of God and hurrying it along.” Can we hasten the coming of

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We Have This Hope

Have you ever had to wait for something so badly that you never got that thing? How did it feel? Or have you ever in your life put all your trust, faith and hope in something or someone that eventually disappointed you? In this short reflection, I am going to talk about hope. All of us here have something to hope for. It means our hearts can at some

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God’s redemptive plan in the gospel of Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is God’s unique eschatological figure who communicates to the world the fullness of God’s love and plan for everyone. The message of Christ contains a transforming power to save. The concept of “to save” stems from a Greek root that means to heal. Hence, salvation, usually understood in the sense of faith in Christ, brings complete healing of body, soul, and mind. It involves the enrichment of

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