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Bible Doctrines: A Study

by Dr. Reve' M. Pete

Eschatology: The Doctrine of Last Things

Second Coming of Jesus Christ

The Second Coming of Jesus Christ is His return to earth as foretold in Acts 1:11. This is a personal and visible coming. Jesus will come with clouds and every eye shall see Him. (Revelation 1:7) His feet shall touch the Mount of Olives and the mount will split in two. (Zechariah 14:4) (This is the same mount from which He ascended into Heaven. Acts 1:12)

The purpose of the Jesus' Second Coming is to establish His millennial reign1 on earth. (Acts 2:36; 3:21; Hebrews 1:13) During His millennial reign, the following will occur:

  1. The nations will be judged.
  2. The Jews will be restored to their land.
  3. The antichrist and the enemies of the Lord will be destroyed.

No man knows the day or hour of Jesus' Coming. (Matthew 24:36) The saints should not be concerned about the times and seasons that the Father has put in His power. (Acts 1:6-8) They should be concerned about doing the will of the Lord while on earth. (Luke 12:35-36,40)

The topic of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ is important because it is prominent in the Scriptures.

  1. The Old Testament prophets prophesied it. (Zechariah 14:4; Joel 3:12)
  2. Angels who were present after Jesus ascended testified of it. (Acts 1:11)
  3. The epistle, 2 Thessalonians is devoted to this subject.
  4. The following Bible chapters are devoted to this subject: Matthew 24; Mark 13; Luke 21.
  5. 318 references are made to Jesus' Second Coming.2

Wrong Views Concerning the Second Coming of Jesus Christ

There are several wrong views concerning the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. These wrong views are

  1. The Second Coming means Jesus' coming at death.
    1. When Jesus comes, every eye shall see Him. This does not happen when a person dies.
  2. The Second Coming means the coming of the Holy Spirit.
    1. The Holy Spirit came to earth on the Day of Pentecost. (Acts 2:1-4) The Holy Spirit comes in fullness in a believer's life when he or she is baptized in the Holy Spirit. (John 14:21-23; Acts 2:4; 10:44-45; 19:2,6)
  3. The Second Coming refers to the destruction of Jerusalem.
    1. John 21:21-23 and Revelation 22:20 were written after the destruction of Jerusalem.

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