Category Archives: His Return

COMING ON THE CLOUDS

The whole earth will observe the “Son of Man” arriving on the clouds to gather his “elect” to himselfMark 13:21-27.

The ‘Olivet Discourse’ now takes us beyond the destruction of the Temple to the return of the “Son of Man” to gather his saints. How much time will pass between the demise of the Temple and Christ’s arrival in glory is not provided, but during the interim, the church must beware of deceivers that disseminate false information about his coming.

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EPILOGUE – REVELATION

If anyone fails to keep the words of the book, he will be excluded from citizenship in the city of New Jerusalem – Revelation 22:6-21

The Book of Revelation concludes with an epilogue that recalls the earlier promises to “overcoming saints,” reiterates warnings against faithlessness, summons believers to render homage to God alone, and calls for Jesus to “come quickly.” Testimony and assurances from uncontestable sources attest to the trustworthiness of the “words of the book,” which are “prophecy” and the “testimony of Jesus.”

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END OF THE AGE – PAROUSIA!

The New Testament presents the return of Jesus at the “end of the age” as an event of great finality and power. His “arrival” in glory will be accompanied by celestial and terrestrial upheaval, the ushering in of the New Creation, the resurrection of the righteous, the judgment of the ungodly, the “gathering of his elect from the four corners of the earth,” and the cessation of death. Nothing will ever be the same again!

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PAROUSIA – VINDICATION OR CONDEMNATION

The “coming” of Jesus will mean the vindication of the righteous, and the judgment and condemnation of the wicked

In the New Testament, several Greek terms are applied to the return of Jesus at the end of the present age, including parousia (“arrival”), erchomai (“coming”), and epiphaneia (“appearance”). Regardless of which term is used, in each instance, it is found in the singular number; it describes only one “coming” of Jesus. Each passage provides only a limited amount of information about the event.

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CROWN OF BOASTING

SYNOPSIS – Paul anticipates receiving a “crown of glory” at the return of Jesus – The salvation of believers in Thessalonica – 1 Thessalonians 2:19

Events forced Paul to leave the city of Thessalonica prematurely – Certain members of the local synagogue were fomenting opposition to him so that it became necessary for him to leave the city. Initially, some Jews from the synagogue welcomed his preaching; however, they turned against him once large numbers of Gentiles began to embrace the gospel – (Acts 17:1-9).

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DAYS OF NOAH

Just as the unprepared were destroyed by the Flood, so also, the unprepared will be overtaken with destruction when Jesus returns in glory

Jesus compared the final years before the “coming of the Son of Man” to the period leading up to the Great Flood. “As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be.” Some take this as a prediction of a return to the same conditions that existed in Noah’s time, the repetition of the moral anarchy and violence that prompted God to send the floodwaters. The final days will be marked by chaos and catastrophes.

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