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What are the signs of Jesus' second coming?

Are there specific things to look for from the Bible, or from ancient Christianity?

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closed as not constructive by Jon Ericson, Affable Geek, David, Bruce Alderman, El'endia Starman Sep 28 '12 at 8:28

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This is a two fold problem. First you're asking for a lot, there are a bunch of signs. The second is that there is broad disagreement among sects of Christianity as to what those signs actually are. Without a bit of narrowing it will be hard to answer this in any meaningful way. – wax eagle Sep 25 '12 at 13:57
Is there a specific aspect or set of beliefs surrounding Jesus' return that interests you more than others? I'd really like to help you narrow this down into something constructive. – wax eagle Sep 25 '12 at 14:02
I'm afraid I need to downvote this question on the basis of not showing research effort. My tipoff is the jesus and god tags. A good question would show some familiarity with Christian eschatology and focus on a particular approach. At it is, this is exactly the sort of survey question our FAQ forbids. – Jon Ericson Sep 25 '12 at 16:10
@JonEricson yes, I'm a bit concerned that this question is nearing reopen with nothing substantial being done to fix it. I don't want to have to take further action, but it's still not constructive – wax eagle Sep 25 '12 at 19:21
Since the question has re-opened, I've done a bit to improve the question. But it still lacks focus! There are at least 4 basic frameworks from which to view the question which will have different and conflicting sets of answers. Further, the list of signs is rather large and it's not always obvious if they are specific to the parousia or just the end of the age in general. I'm voting to close again. – Jon Ericson Sep 26 '12 at 23:29