Yesterday we discussed an End Times prophecy that was off-target, but the Biblical text it went off from proved quite relevant. More needs to be said about those prophecies of Christ’s Second Coming that are so often grossly misinterpreted. And yet Scripture gives them as “signs” of Christ’s return, so we need to take them seriously, especially in Advent, the season devoted to such reflections.
We Lutherans are confessionally safeguarded from the worst excesses of End Times speculation. The Augsburg Confession says this in Article XVII. Of Christ’s Return to Judgment: