Global Views on End-Time Prophecies
Second Advent, Prophecies, Eschatology, Seventh-day Adventists
"We may ask, what could be the reason that only half of all 2018 GCMS respondents believe that Jesus would return in their lifetime? Do they still feel an urgent need to prepare for the Second Advent? The survey asked them how often they hear sermons about the Second Coming of Jesus (Q31.04). Virtually eight out of ten report hearing sermons on this topic frequently or very frequently, though a significant number (13%) stated that they seldom hear such sermons. While it is encouraging that many Adventists worldwide are being reminded of the good news of the Second Coming of Christ, this topic must be addressed frequently by pastors and elders in all churches so that all members can be reminded of the coming hope: what Adventists for much of our history have called “the blessed hope.” "
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Cincala, Petr, "Global Views on End-Time Prophecies" (2019). Faculty Publications. 1149.