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Timing of rapture - do we have to endure almost the whole seal and trumpet tribunals of revelation? [closed]

The bible talks in 1. Corinthians 15:52 about the rapture (=second coming of Jesus to fetch all saints). 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— 52 in ...
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Preparing a Place

In the famous passage of John 14:1-3, Jesus uses the phrase "prepare a place for you". It is said as though He needed time to do it. With the resources of omnipotence, why does Jesus mean by ...
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Who are the saints / holy ones in 1 Thessalonians 3:13 and 2 Thessalonians 1:3–12?

In June 2017 and May 2018, I had email exchanges with Prof. Larry W. Hurtado and Dean Craig C. Hill (two high-caliber NT scholars) about the second coming, the rapture and, more specifically, the ...
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In 2 Peter 3:7-13 is Peter teaching that the new heaven and new earth begins immediately after the 2nd coming of Christ?

2 Peter 3:7 (KJV) But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. 8 But, beloved, be ...
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Mark 8:22-25 and Christ's second coming

Does the passage in Mark 8:22-25 have anything to do, spiritually speaking, with Christ's second coming? Seeing that the Lord did not have to "try twice" to heal anybody, It doesn't make any sense ...
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The Word Biah In Mat 24:3 in George Howard's Hebrew Version of the Gospel of Matthew

I would like to know whether George Howard is still alive. He was the head of the Department of Religion in the University of Georgia and published the book Hebrew Gospel of Matthew, which contains ...
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Is Revelation 14:16 a pejorative?

Revelation 14:15-16 (KJV) 15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap;...
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2 John 1:7 - Jesus Coming in the Flesh?

2 John 1:7 (NIV) I say this because many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist....
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In Acts 3:20, Is Peter Referring to Christ's Second Coming?

Acts 3:19-22 NIV Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for ...
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What is “Parousia”? Does it have any relation to the second coming of Christ?

In Paul's writings, what is "Parousia"? Does it have any relation to the second coming of Christ? Here is the main text I am seeking to understand: 1 Thess 2:19 (RSVCE) 19 For what is our ...