Adventist Teaching: He’s conducting the Investigative Judgment and not enough people have heard the Adventist gospel
Biblical Teaching: Christ is still bringing in the fullness of the Elect and His enemies are still being made His footstool
A common discussion amongst Adventist’s is why exactly Jesus hasn’t returned yet. Some Adventist leaders have referred to this as “advent fatigue.” In Adventist theology, Jesus hasn’t returned yet because He is supposedly conducting the investigative judgement and not enough people have heard the Adventist message yet. Thus, the second coming has been delayed against God’s will.
Current Worldwide Seventh-Day Adventist Church president, Ted Wilson, on multiple occasions—has made this known in his General Conference session addresses, essentially lambasting Adventist’s for not having their act together.
This isn’t what the Bible teaches. The reason Jesus hasn’t returned yet is because God is still saving His people by bringing in the fullness of His people (Romans 11:25, 2 Peter 3:8-9). He is still making people “new creatures in Christ” (2 Corinthians 5:17). All of His enemies are still being made His footstool, as well, as He rules and reigns from His throne in Heaven (Acts 2:34–35, Hebrews 1:13, Psalm 110:1, 1 Corinthians 15:25, Hebrews 10:13).
Believers need not feel fatigue awaiting the return of our LORD. He is sovereign and has already appointed the day in which He will judge the world in righteousness (Acts 17:30-31) and return to throw out the wicked from His Kingdom—letting His people inherit the earth. Whether it be tomorrow or 100 years from now, He is in control. In the meantime, we need to remain busy furthering His Kingdom by taking the Gospel to the nations, discipling those nations, and living a life to the glory of God.