Category Archives: Parousia

NEW CREATION AND HIS RETURN

The arrival of Jesus in glory will usher in the Day of the Lord, the final judgment, and the New Creation.

In his second epistle, Peter addressed the growing weariness and discouragement of some Christians due to the apparent “delay” in the promised “coming” of Jesus, an open door that false teachers and critics were exploiting. Instead of all the predicted terrestrial and cosmic upheaval, daily life was continuing as it always had.

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MAN OF LAWLESSNESS – DESTRUCTION

Jesus will destroy the evil works of the “Man of Lawlessness” and “paralyze” him at his “arrival” in glory – 2 Thessalonians 2:8-12. 

Next, Paul explains how Jesus will respond to the “man of lawlessness” at his own ‘parousia’ or “arrival.” In doing so, he employs language from Daniel’s vision about the wicked ruler he described as the “little horn speaking great things.” Originally, that image represented the Seleucid ruler who attempted to destroy the faith of Israel through deceit and persecution, Antiochus Epiphanes.

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