The Second Coming of Christ

“The second coming of Christ is a prevailing theme of the New Testament. It is referenced eight times more often than the Lord’s initial coming. It is alluded to more than 300 times in the New Testament.”

(“Facts About the Second Coming of Christ.” Christian Courier. 9/20/2022).

Gospel Outreach Statistics

There are 17,400 people groups in the world. 42.1% of them are unreached by the gospel. India, Pakistan, and China are the top three countries with the most unreached people groups. There are more people alive today that do not know Christ than at any other time in history.
Source: Joshua Project 2022

The “Voice of God” As an Excuse

God gets blamed for a lot of things by religious people. Many people use “the voice of God” to justify and explain their decisions and behaviors. It is important that God not be used as a scapegoat or as an excuse for following personal ways, ideas, and inclinations. Individuals should acknowledge their errors and even their mistakes in understanding the Lord and His will.

Statistics on Lying

76% of people believe lying is acceptable in some cases.

24.1% of men have lied on their Facebook profile vs. 16.6% of women.

21.7% of men have lied on a resume vs. 16.3% of women.

51.7% of women have lied about their weight vs. 28% of men.

3% (of 1,254 Americans polled) said they lie often.

66% said they are seldom or never dishonest.

Females are more likely to lie to their parents and males are more likely to lie to their friends.

(2014 American survey by CreditDonkey.com)

Is Feeling Bad About My Sin the Same as Repentance?

No. An unrepentant person can feel bad or sorry about doing something sinful, but there will be no lasting change. Consider the abusive husband that cries and tells his wife he is sorry after abusing her in a drunken rage. That sorrow only lasts until he gets drunk again, and the story is repeated. This is the sorrow of the world. Godly sorrow (2 Corinthians 7:10) is that which galvanizes the sinner to change no matter what the price. When someone is under conviction of the Holy Spirit they might feel bad and even cry because they know they are living in sin. However, tears or feelings of regret are not sufficient. There must be sorrow of a godly sort due to the recognition of wrongdoing accompanied with a purpose never to return to that life of sin. This is the only kind of sorrow that will bring true repentance.