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THE PAROUSIA OF CHRIST

  1. The parousia is visible
    1. Matt. 24:3--the sign of your coming [parousia]
    2. Matt. 24:30-31--the sign of the Son of man in heaven
    3. The sign of the parousia is the Son of man in heaven.
    4. Rev. 1:7--every eye will see Him
    5. Matt. 24:27--as the lightning from the east to the west
  2. The tribulation precedes the parousia
    1. Matt. 24:15--the abomination of desolation
    2. Matt. 24:21--then there will be great tribulation
    3. Luke 21:20--desolation of Jerusalem surrounded by armies
    4. Matt. 24:29-30--after the tribulation signs in heavens
    5. Isaiah 13:1, 10, 17--destruction of Babylon by the Medes
  3. The resurrection and rapture occur at the parousia
    1. I Cor. 15:22-24, 51-52--those who belong to Christ raised
    2. I Thess. 4:13-18--caught up and meet the Lord in the air
    3. The word for meet implies escort, not a return
    4. Matt. 25:6--virgins come out to meet bridegroom
    5. Acts 28:15--Roman Chrisians came to meet Paul & company
  4. The lawless one precedes the parousia and assembling
    1. II Thess. 2:1-4--man of lawlessness (sin) come first
    2. II Thess. 2:8-9--lawless one destroyed by his parousia
  5. The heavens and earth will be destroyed at the parousia
    1. II Peter 3:10-13--fire at parousia of day of God
Conclusion--I John 2:28--not be ashamed at his parousia

    Uses of Parousia

  1. Matt. 24:3, 27, 37, 39;
  2. I Cor. 15:23; 16:17*;
  3. II Cor. 7:6*, 7*; 10:10*;
  4. Phil. 1:26*; 2:12*;
  5. I Thess. 2:19; 3:13; 4:15; 5:23;
  6. II Thess. 2:1, 8, 9;
  7. James 5:7, 8;
  8. II Peter 1:16; 3:4, 12;
  9. I John 2:28
*not second coming usage

Two Timelines of the Second Coming


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