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The return, or parousia, of Christ.

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What are the practical differences between amillennialism and historical premillennialism?

Among the different eschatological schemes in Christian theology, I perceive that amillennialism and historical premillennialism do not differ in what they believe will happen before the second coming ...
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Will it feel like Jesus comes back immediately after death? [closed]

Ok so, I haven’t seen anyone ask this question really… Since when we die we know we won’t have any knowledge, ecclesiaties 9:5 nor any consciousness we will be in a state of slumber right? It will be ...
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Does Hosea 6:2 place the Second Coming of the Christ at 3000 AD? [closed]

In Bible prophecy, a single day literally stands for one thousand years. In the book of Hosea chapter 6 verse 2 then it says that: After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will raise us ...
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Nobody knows when God will come again, but do we technically know when He will not come?

Since in Revelations there are signs and things that must happen before God comes, do we technically know that God will not come before those things happen? So unless we are living in the end end ...
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From the perspective of the theology of the Eastern Orthodox Church, how should Christians react to a political leader who fights the Antichrist?

Suppose the Antichrist has arrived, and there is a political leader who tries to destroy him, while knowing that he is the Antichrist. I heard an opinion that such a political leader should be ...
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Building in heaven or raised imperishable?

It seems that believers will receive their new bodies at the second coming: 1 Cor 15:51,52: "Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed — in a flash, in the ...
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According to Protestant New Testament exegetes, did Jesus use figure of speech with respect to the second death in these 2 places in scripture?

If we read John 16:25-30 we know Jesus sometimes spoke figuratively. Jesus even said so Himself. My question is, in 2 places in Scripture is Jesus using the term death figuratively to refer to the ...
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Is Jesus's return on the clouds the same event as Him riding the white horse? [closed]

Jesus says that He will return "on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory" (Matt 24:30). Is this the same event as when He returns on the white horse in Revelation 19? And I saw ...
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Is Isaiah 2:9-22 about the Second Coming of Christ?

We read: “People bow down, And each man humbles himself; Therefore do not forgive them. Enter into the rock, and hide in the dust, From the terror of the Lord And the glory of His majesty. The lofty ...
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Did anyone before Jesus go to Heaven and Will They Be Raised Up On the Last Day? (John 6)

I am deeply troubled in this matter of Soteriology and Eschatology. John 6:52-59 52 The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 53 So Jesus said to ...
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How do Jehovah’s Witness support their belief that Jesus started ruling (invisibly) from heaven in 1914? What has been happening in those 107 years?

I have been asked to write an article on what Jehovah’s Witnesses believe with regard to Jesus’ return or presence in 1914. Here are some quotes from official J.W. sources that I know about: The 2,...
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In premillennialism, who returns to the earth with Jesus before his 1000 year reign?

According to premillennialism, who exactly is coming with Jesus when He comes back to earth for the 1,000 years? Is it the saved saints that didn't get the mark of the beast on their hands or ...
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What is the Full Preterist view on Noah's flood and how it compares to the second coming of Christ?

Matthew 24:36-44 (ESV): 36 “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. 37 For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of ...
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Are there any extra-biblical writings that document what the early Christians believed about the second coming of Christ?

Are there any extra-biblical writings that document what the early Christians believed about the second coming of Christ? For example, any preserved documents that explain what the early Christians ...
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What is the biblical and historical basis for the belief that the Second Coming of Christ hasn't happened yet (as of 2021)?

Simple question: many Christians believe that the Parousia (aka the Second Coming of Christ) hasn't happened yet (as of 2021). Why? What is the biblical and historical basis? What are the strongest ...
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What is the Biblical Basis for Christ returning with a physical body at the Second Coming?

I've heard Christians claim that at the Second Coming Christ will return with a physical human body, what is the Bible basis for this belief? It is clear that he has a physical flesh body once: And ...
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According to Catholicism, where will our resurrected bodies be after the 'final judgment'?

According to official Catholic teaching, the righteous will be judged after death and then go to either heaven (or purgatory) or hell. However, there will then by a 'final judgment', at which point ...
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What is the difference between immediate judgment after death and the final judgment, according to Catholicism?

According to this site, adapted from the United States Catechism for Adults, "Our Church teaches that immediately after death, our soul separates from our earthly body and we stand before God for ...
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Would believing the coming again of the Son of Man has already happened be considered heretical by the Catholic Church?

Some Christians hold that the Second Coming of Jesus is yet to come, and some hold it has already happened (certain kinds of preterism). Would holding that Jesus in the Olivet discourse (Matthew 24:30,...
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What is the biblical basis for Christian denominations to believe in a visible appearance of Christ Jesus when he returns?

This question is inspired by a question asked in 2013: 'Do all Christian traditions expect a second coming of Christ?' Do all Christian traditions expect a second coming of Christ? Although it is my ...
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What does the "second coming of Christ" mean?

I am not up on my scripture but is the 'second coming of Christ', Jesus specifically? 'Christ' is a title, meaning the 'anointed one', so is the 'second coming' Jesus coming down from a cloud, or is ...
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At the second coming, will Jesus descend in the same body or will he be reborn again?

All of us know that Jesus had ascended to God the father after he had resurrected, we know that he will come again at the end of time to judge the people and found the kingdom of God on earth. The ...
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Are there Christian churches that believe in isolated living?

I am interested in knowing if there are Christian churches or groups that believe in living separately or allow it, either in total isolation and independence or partial isolation to avoid contact ...
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What verses in the Bible indicate that Apostles expected Christ to come back very soon? [closed]

I heard somewhere that it is possible that the 12 Apostles, right after Christ's ascension, believed that His return would happen very soon, that is, even during their lifetime. What evidence do we ...
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Are there any Catholic saints or notable theologians that have interpreted 666 in the manner as explained below?

Are there any Catholic saints or notable theologians that have interpreted the the Beast of Revelations number 666 in the following way? The first 6 is linked to the six days of creation and in the ...
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Didn't Jesus return to Earth after the resurrection when he appeared to Paul?

Why has anyone not brought to light Jesus return to earth when he appeared to Paul while Paul was on the road to Damascus? Was this not a return of Christ when he called Paul into the ministry of ...
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What is the corruption Mormons believe will infect their church before the second coming?

Doctrine & Covenants 112:23-26 reads (emphasis mine): Verily, verily, I say unto you, darkness covereth the earth, and gross darkness the minds of the people, and all flesh has become corrupt ...
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Being flogged in the synagogues before the second coming? [closed]

Matthew 10:17 speaks thus: “Be on your guard; you will be handed over to the local councils and be flogged in the synagogues.” The context is Jesus’ commission to his disciples to go and proclaim ...
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Why did the early Christians think Jesus would return soon?

In multiple New Testament passages the Disciples and even Jesus appear to think He would return within one generation or so: Jesus says, 'What I say to you, I say to all: Watch, for you know not the ...
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What do JW, Evangelicals and Mormons believe about hastening the Return of Jesus? [closed]

I've found some Protestant and Catholic articles about interpreting (Peter 3:12, Revelation 22:20, Matthew 6:9-13, Luke 18:1-8) as the opportunity, for Christians, to hasten the Return of the Lord ...
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Where do the 'nine rivers meet'? [closed]

Where (Bible?) are we told where the nine rivers meet? Are the rivers actual rivers or is it a metaphor? How are the nine rivers linked to the number 13433?
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What are arguments supporting "rapture" theory? [duplicate]

By "rapture theory" I mean that coming of Christ happens in two phases with some time between "rapture" of the church and the coming itself. In an answer to my question it was mentioned that "rapture"...
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Are we in the Messianic Age? (Catholic perspective)

Asaph, living in the time of David, was one of the ten elders of Jerusalem and a prophet [1 Chronicles 15:19). He is attributed with several Psalms, including 50 and 74. He speaks of the Day of ...
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What resurrection are they talking about? Matthew 22:28

I've developed the habit of not-just-reading the Bible, but dedicated my precious moment-just-after-waking-up time to give some effort to study the Bible every morning slowly. I read the Gospel ...
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In view of Mark 9:1 why say the kingdom of God will come at Jesus' second coming?

And he said to them, “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see that the kingdom of God has come with power.” (NIV) Jesus was in the presence of his followers ...
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Do any traditions hold that the Jews will return to Israel prior to Christ's Second Coming?

I have heard that the Second Coming of Jesus must be preceded by Jews returning to their homeland of Israel. Does such a view exist? Is it a generally shared Christian belief, or is it specific to ...
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Why are three "Comings" a problem?

I have been reading up on various eschatological views and I have noticed an argument that I have not been able to find a detail about. It seems to be a common assertion by the Catholic and Orthodox ...
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Help with Verse Identification -- 'Jesus has not yet returned because...'

I have a particular verse in mind that I can't seem to remember. The gist is: 'Jesus has not yet returned for the sake of those who have yet to be added to his kingdom...' It's something along those ...
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From a Catholic viewpoint, why will there be a particular judgement and a general judgment?

If we are judged by God at the moment of death, why is Jesus, at his Second Coming going to judge the living and the dead at the Last Judgment?
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Second Coming of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday?

During the Easter Vigil, the Catholic Church will chant (sing) the traditional Easter Proclamation hymn of the Exsultet. The Exsultet expresses the Church's belief that this is the same night in which ...
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According to the wider hope/inclusive framework, why does the church still exist?

In the wider hope/inclusivist theological framework, very simply put, people who have not heard the Gospel are not necessarily lost and destined for hell. Given that understanding, why does the ...
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Do any prominent theologians point to Old Testament prophecies of there being two comings of the Messiah?

Christians believe there will be a second coming of Christ. They believe he will then fulfill many prophecies of the New Testament, as well as all the Old Testament messianic prophecies he left ...
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Why do Seventh-day Adventsists believe in a great end of days conflict about the Sabbath day?

In an official statement on the Roman Catholic Church, Seventh-day Adventists claim that the Roman Catholic church will be wrapped up in a great conflict about the Sabbath day: Adventists believe, ...
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What is the biblical basis for Jesus being able to redeem the Jewish people in his second coming?

It is believed by many Jews that the Messiah will redeem them, unite them, and establish the Kingdom of God on Earth. Some Christians believe that this prophecy will be fulfilled in the second coming ...
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Which sects interpret "Day and Hour unknown" literally?

“Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming. Matthew 25:13 (NKJV) Is there any Christian sect which literally interprets this verse and says that ...
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How will Jesus be recognized at the time of "Second Coming"?

All major Christian denominations await the "Second Coming" or the "Return" of Jesus the Christ. How will he be recognized by Christians at that time? What are the criteria to be ...
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Do all Christian traditions expect a second coming of Christ?

My background is mostly in Evangelicalism and premillenialism. I am aware of other "Churches" (Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, cults, etc.) and other eschatological frameworks (amillenial, postmillenial,...
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Do people go to heaven immediately when they die? [closed]

When someone passes away, at their funeral the priest will usually say something that gives the idea that the deceased is in heaven. And a lot of people also like to give the idea that people who die ...
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Is it contrary to any Christian belief or doctrine to believe that Jesus deceives us in order to protect our souls?

Jesus ultimately cares about the judgement of our eternal soul. Is it contrary to any Christian belief or doctrine to believe in a Holy deception; that the reason He made His return unknown and ...
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