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What is the Biblical Basis for Christ returning with a physical body at the Second Coming?

Question: Will Christ at the second coming be made of flesh? Answer: Yes. This is what the Bible says: It is true that “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). The Word gave up the ...
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What is the biblical basis for Christian denominations to believe in a visible appearance of Christ Jesus when he returns?

Here are a few references to Jesus return: Heb 9:28, “Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who ...
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Why do Seventh-day Adventsists believe in a great end of days conflict about the Sabbath day?

This idea primarily comes from the teachings of Ellen G. White, whom the Seventh-day Adventists consider a modern-day prophet. Early Writings, p 65: The pope has changed the day of rest from the ...
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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)?

The Second Coming of Christ won't be hidden. The whole world will see it. 24 For the Son of Man in his day will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other. (...
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Didn't Jesus return to Earth after the resurrection when he appeared to Paul?

I think you might be overthinking this. Going by NKJV, Acts 9:1-9, Christ did not necessarily "appear" physically. Verses 3-4 only indicate that Paul heard a voice and saw a light, and that light ...
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Why do Seventh-day Adventsists believe in a great end of days conflict about the Sabbath day?

The Biblical predictions refers to the predictions found in Revelation of the reunification of Church and State, specifically in America, in the last days. Below is what is believed by most Seventh ...
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Do any prominent theologians point to Old Testament prophecies of there being two comings of the Messiah?

The second century apologist Justin Martyr discussed the two comings in his Dialogue with the Jew Trypho. I'll give a chapter of it here and list a few chapter titles with a link to the entire text. '...
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What resurrection are they talking about? Matthew 22:28

The Sadducees did not believe in the resurrection of the dead, the question was simply a set up. Even though they did not believe in this, the resurrection they are referring to is the resurrection of ...
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Are we in the Messianic Age? (Catholic perspective)

It depends on your definition of the Messianic Age. According to the Catholic Catechism and its interpretation of the Nicene Creed, Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah (436) The word "Christ" comes ...
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Help with Verse Identification -- 'Jesus has not yet returned because...'

I believe these are the two main candidates for what you are after: And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. - ...
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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)?

Matthew 24 Jesus talks about his second coming and mentions several signs that will happen before his coming, and since not all of them have occurred yet, his 2nd coming hasn't occurred. One of Jesus' ...
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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 documents what the early Christians believed about the second coming of Christ? Of course there are! The following have all written about it: Didache The ...
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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?

Obviously, in any set of beliefs, certain matters overlap. Some of the quotes you gave relate to the belief that 1914 was the beginning of Jesus's rule in the heavens, but are not necessarily a ...
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What is the biblical basis for Christian denominations to believe in a visible appearance of Christ Jesus when he returns?

"There are some Christian denominations who deny that Christ Jesus will return visibly, when he comes with the heavenly hosts to judge the living and the dead. Revelation 1:7 declares that "...
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What is the Biblical Basis for Christ returning with a physical body at the Second Coming?

Will Christ at the second coming be made of flesh? According to most Christian denominations the answer is yes. I assume that you are questioning whether Christ will appear at the Second Coming ...
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Did anyone before Jesus go to Heaven and Will They Be Raised Up On the Last Day? (John 6)

Try extending your quoted passage to include 6:35-40 and your statement "you must partake in communion to receive eternal life and be raised up" might be revised. Jesus said to them, “I am ...
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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?

This is what Jesus said: 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 ...
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In view of Mark 9:1 why say the kingdom of God will come at Jesus' second coming?

That might depend on the definition of "the Kingdom of God" as well as where an individual stands in relation to it. First, the O.T. shows that God's kingdom is an everlasting one, as Daniel'...
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What resurrection are they talking about? Matthew 22:28

One of the basic precepts of Christianity, as well as Judaism, is that there is an eternal portion of the human being which is eternal, and known as the soul. That precept is loosely based on the idea ...
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Are there any Catholic saints or notable theologians that have interpreted 666 in the manner as explained below?

The church father Irenaeus  (130-202) said there were many names that could be produced from the number, and he speculates about the name using the “Greek fashion of calculation”, using the value of ...
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What is the corruption Mormons believe will infect their church before the second coming?

This part of this revelation speaks about 2 things: Darkness and corruption and Vengeance. This part of section 112 is not taking about corruption in the church today, it's talking about the state of ...
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Being flogged in the synagogues before the second coming?

It really does depend on your eschatological view. Futurists/Dispensationalist want to place passages like Luke 21:12 in the future before the second coming of Christ. However, Partial Preterists/...
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Where do the 'nine rivers meet'?

OK, for the purpose of full disclosure before this question is closed and borrowing heavily from my original comment.... Nine Rivers from Jordan, The Chronicle of a Journey and a Search by Denis ...
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Are we in the Messianic Age? (Catholic perspective)

The bible doesn't speak of a Messianic Age. The Jews do, also called the "Age to Come," the "Future Age," and the "World to Come"; and it included the judgement of mankind and the resurrection of the ...
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Are there Christian churches that believe in isolated living?

Are there Christian churches that believe in isolated living? The short answer is yes First of all, there are the Amish. They more or less live separated from the world. A central concept behind ...
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At the second coming, will Jesus descend in the same body or will he be reborn again?

At the second coming, Jesus will descend or he will reborn again? The biblical answer is Jesus will descend on His Second Coming just like when He ascended with clouds. "For the Lord himself ...
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What does the "second coming of Christ" mean?

Read Matthew 24:30(ESV) - "Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven ...
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What does the "second coming of Christ" mean?

Without getting into an elaborate explanation about the second coming of Christ, I'll say simply that you could just as accurately have called the "second coming of Christ" the second coming ...
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What does the "second coming of Christ" mean?

Rhetorician has given an excellent answer to your question. There are many different views about the second coming of Christ but if I may, I would like to add a few points taken from the Bible. The ...
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Would believing the coming again of the Son of Man has already happened be considered heretical by the Catholic Church?

Would believing the coming again of the Son of Man has already happened be considered heretical by the Catholic Church? The short answer is yes, as it definitely goes against the traditional point of ...
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