The Hope of the centuries

The Hope of the centuries

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The promised coming of Christ has been the great hope of believers down through the centuries. The ancient Nicene Creed affirms, “He shall come again with glory.”

Charles Wesley wrote 7,000 hymns: 5,000 mention the coming of Christ. As the Archbishop of Canterbury crowned Queen Elizabeth II, he stated, “I give thee, O Sovereign Lady, this crown to wear until He who reserves the right to wear it shall return.”

But until that time, our world remains in the grip of violence and despair. One noted columnist summed it up this way: “For us all, the world is disorderly and dangerous; ungoverned, and apparently ungovernable.” Some day, however, the King will return. Some day the heavens will shout, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever! (Rev. 11:15).

Christ alone is the answer to the burdens of our hearts and the hopelessness of our world.

Credit: Hope for each day by Billy Graham

Tosin 'Badeniyi, PhD

Tosin 'Badeniyi, PhD

Tosin ‘Badeniyi, a Professor at the Department of Biotechnology and Food Science at Durban University of Technology, South Africa, holds a doctoral degree in Food Science from University of Pretoria South Africa. Since 2001, he has conducted research and lectured internationally in the area of food quality and safety. He is the editor of Food Science and Technology: Trends and Future Prospects and has published numerous scientific publications as well as four inspirational books.

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