Return of Christ
Christ’s Second Coming
Parousia – Important arrival/ Royalty/Invading army
Epiphania – not to arrive but to appear
Apocalipsus – naked, unmasked, appear as actually is
Guessed dates of Christ’s return
1843 – Miller 7th Day Adventist
1914 – William Taft Russell Jehovah Witnesses
1636 – Martin Luther
1874 – John Wesley
Jesus’ signs of his return
earthquakes, wars, famines
love (for God) of many will grow cold
the gospel will be preached into all nations
3. middle east
Abomination of Desolation –
Antiochus Epiphanes sacrificed a pig and made temple annexes a brothel
False messiahs and false prophets – peace, peace
(Christ has not come and christians are still here)
4. in the sky
Sun will go out
moon will go out
stars will go out
Why is Christ returning?
Christ returning – for us, (Jon 14) and WE are coming back.
Christ returning to convert Jews – He won’t divorce them
Christ is returning to conquer enemies. Devil, antichrist, false prophet – moral universe
Christ is coming to judge the world – not the Father – but Son of Man
Ac 17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all men every where to repent: 31 because he has appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he has given assurance unto all men, in that he has raised him from the dead.
Christ will return to reign the nations with a rod of iron, 1000 years.