""Why did Jesus say that some of those standing with him would not taste of death until they had seen the Son of Man coming in his kingdom? Why did the early apostles record that Christ was coming back soon, yet embed in those same biblical texts hints that there would be a delay? Mathewson beautifully balances the blessed hope of Christ's imminent return with the delay of the kingdom's final consummation.""
--Ted Hildebrandt, Gordon College
""One of the common charges these days by the more outspoken critics of biblical Christianity is that it is absurd still to talk about Christ coming back soon, as the Bible does, nearly two thousand years after his death . . . The point of NT eschatology is consistently to encourage holy living, not to satisfy date-setters' curiosity. Rarely can one call so slim a volume comprehensive, but Mathewson really does cover all the necessary bases. Highly to be recommended.""
--Craig L. Blomberg, Denver Seminary
""Mathewson's Where is the Promise of His Coming? examines an age-old question that hasn't been sufficiently addressed by evangelical scholarship: why has Jesus's return been delayed? Mathewson proves a wise and reliable guide through the various New Testament texts on the subject . . . Superb scholarship in service of the church is what you have in Mathewson's work, and I wholeheartedly recommend it!""
--J. Scott Duvall, Ouachita Baptist University
David L. Mathewson is Associate Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary in Littleton, CO, and the author of a number of books and articles on the book of Revelation.
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Table of Contents
1 Introduction: Where Is the Promise of His Coming? 1
2 The Gospels 13
3 Acts and Paul's Letters 38
4 The General Epistles 61
5 Revelation 74
6 Conclusion: Where Is the Promise of His Coming? 97
Scripture Index 117