5 Reasons for the 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

1. world

earthquakes, wars, famines

2. church

universal persecution

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.