HIS RETURN

THE PAROUSIA

Order of Final Events – (In explaining the future resurrection, Paul lists the key events that will precede or coincide with the arrival of Jesus – 1 Corinthians 15:20-28)

Parousia – Vindication or Condemnation – (The “coming” of Jesus will mean the vindication of the righteous, and the judgment and condemnation of the wicked)

The End of the Age – Parousia! – (The return of Jesus at the end of the present age will be an event of great glory, victory, and finality)

Hastening the Day of the Lord – (2 Peter 3:3-13Right Christian conduct and mission completion may “hasten” the arrival of the “Day of the Lord”)

His Return and New Creation – (His arrival means the Day of the Lord, the final judgment, and the New Creation)

Coming on Clouds – (The whole earth will witness the Son of Man arriving on the clouds to gather his elect to himself)

Cross in Cemetery - Photo by the blowup on Unsplash

The Death of Death – (The arrival of Jesus in glory will mean the termination of Death)

IN THESSALONICA

The Dead in Christ – (Paul reassured the Thessalonians that both living and dead saints will participate in the arrival of Jesus)

Concerning Times and Seasons(The Day of the Lord will come “like a thief in the night” – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11)

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Just Judgment of God – (His arrival will mean vindication for some but everlasting loss for others)

Sunburst over sea - Photo by Mick Haupt on Unsplash

Lawless One Destroyed – (Jesus will destroy the works of the Lawless One at his arrival in glory)

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