The Christ who is to Come

“The doctrine of the Second Coming is deeply uncongenial to the whole evolutionary or developmental character of modern thought. We have been taught to think of the world as something that slowly grows towards perfection, something that progresses, or evolves. Christian apocalyptic offers no such hope. It does not even foretell - which would be more tolerable to our manner of thought - a gradual decay. It foretells a sudden violent end imposed from without, an extinguisher popped on to the candle, a brick flung at the grammaphone, a curtain run down on the play. Halt!  Because this does not square with the prevailing ideology, it’s easy to lose touch with the hope.”

- CS Lewis, The World’s Last Night