“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
I’ve dealt with an apostate who thinks Christians purposely do things to hasten Christ’s return and another even believes whenever we see the sequence of events take place, we check it off some list and rejoice at the thought of destruction. What they both fail to understand is our resignation to the inevitable which leads to the glorious reign of righteousness which will be the end of all things oppressive and evil.
You wish it were possible to have no more pain and suffering? Then, the return of Jesus Christ ought not to be a scary thought.
But should one choose to reject the offer of salvation, the soul in them which is inherently eternal knows the truth; this very truth they choose to deny and ignore which causes the fear of what’s to come. Those who deny will never be able to run away from the nonsense of pursuing an objective to bring down God whom they claim is non-existent but yet generates in them feelings of injustice and hatred. Will someone who is sane truly feel hatred for what they declare to merely be a figment of the imagination?
“Beloved, do not let this one thing escape your notice: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 9The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some understand slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
2 Peter 3:8-9