The Coming Again of our Lord Jesus Christ
I. What will be the time of His coming again?
- Only God knows: Mark 13:32; Matthew 24:36.
II. What are the signs of His coming again?
A. Increased Satanic activity - II Timothy 3:1-9; I Timothy 4:1-3; Revelation 20:3.
B. Powerless formalism in religious life - II Timothy 3:5-8; Luke 18:8.
C. Widespread indifference to spiritual matters - II Timothy 3:4; Luke 17:27-30.
III. What will be the manner of His coming again?
A. His coming will be personal - Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:15.
B. His coming will be visible to all - Revelation 1:7; Acts 1:11; Luke 17:24; Matthew 24:26-27.
C. His coming will be audible - I Thessalonians 4:16; I Corinthians 15:52.
D. His coming will be without warning - I Thessalonians 5:2-3; II Peter 3:10.
E. His coming will take the world unaware - Luke 17:26-30, 21:35; I Thessalonians 5:3.
F. His coming will be sudden - I Corinthians 15:52; Luke 17:24; I Thessalonians 5:3; Revelation 22:7, 12, 20.
IV. What will take place at His coming again?
A. All of the dead will be raised - I Thessalonians 4:16; John 6:40, 54; Acts 24:15; II Timothy 4:1; Matthew 12:41; John 5:28-29.
B. All the world will be judged - II Timothy 4:1;l Acts 17:30-31; Jude 14-15; Matthew 25:31-32; Revelation 20:12; II Corinthians 5:10.
C. The righteous will be rewarded - Revelation 22:12; Matthew 13:43, 25:34.
D. The wicked will be sentenced - Matthew 13:40-42, 49-50, 25:41; II Thessalonians 1:7-10.
E. The righteous will receive immortality - Philippians 3:21; I Corinthians 15:51-54; I John 3:2.
F. The righteous will be caught up to be forever with the Lord - I Thessalonians 4:13-17; John 14:3.
G. The present heaven and earth will be destroyed by fire - II Peter 3:7, 10-12.
H. A new heaven and a new earth will appear - II Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1.