Since Jesus’ ascension the anticipation of believers has been not just of being united with Him after death, BUT that He would come back for us as He promised in John 14:1-3. The Holy Spirit inspired Paul to further explain this event in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and elsewhere.
The Case for Christian Optimism
Christian optimism is ultimately Scriptural realism. When we look at life and live life consistent with the gospel, we not only can revel in the good news, we become good news to our world!