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Dealing with "the blessed hope" of the expectation of the return of Jesus Christ to Earth.

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Acts 3:21 Does this scripture prohibit Jesus' return until the " times of restitution of all things " as quoted by Peter in this verse?

Acts 3:21 K.J. " Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, ..... ". I have heard and read much about Jesus' return being imminent (likely to happen soon) ...
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Will "born again" Christians be taken to heaven before the "great tribulation" in the book of Revelation?

In 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Paul speaks of the coming of the Lord. The Lord will come down in the clouds with a loud command, calling the dead in Christ and the Christians, still alive, to be caught ...
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Is there any basis for thinking there could be a future modern-day application of the prophecy in Jeremiah 9:25-26?

Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will punish all who are circumcised only in the flesh; Egypt, Judah, Edom, Ammon, Moab and all who live in the desert in distant places. For all ...
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Could the apocalyptic writings in the Gospels like Matthew 24 and Revelation be referring to different events?

Can a reasonable case be made that early new testament apocalyptic writings sometimes attributed to a later second-coming event, such as that which is described in the book of Revelation, really refer ...
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Interpretation of Psalm 110:1 in Consideration of the New Testament

Psalm 110:1 (NKJV) The LORD said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool. Could this be interpreted to mean The LORD [YHWH, Yahweh (H3068), God the Father) is ...
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Will the Christians know when the Second Coming is near?

According to the following verse, the Christians will know that the Second Coming is near when specific events happen: ‘so likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even ...
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What does 2 Peter 3:9 mean?

The verse states the following: ‘The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should ...
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By switching from "those days" to "that day," does Matthew 24:36 imply a transition into a separate topic?

In Matthew 24:3, Jesus' disciples had a question (NKJV): Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the ...
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By using "parousia," does Jesus speak of a future time He would be physically present (Matt. 24)?

In Matthew 24, the word parousia (commonly translated as "coming") appears four times (NKJV, emphasis added): Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, ...
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Is Jesus's return on the clouds the same event as Him riding the white horse?

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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Who is coming Christ or Yahweh in Zechariah 14:5?

Zechariah 14:5 (NIV) You will flee by my mountain valley, for it will extend to Azel. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the LORD my God will come,...
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Could the 144,000 of Rev 14:2-5 be the firstfruits of of the wheat harvest?

Could the 144,000 of Rev 14:2-5 be the firstfruits of of the wheat harvest? "These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb." Rev 14:4 Could the alive ...
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Who are the two witnessesof Rev 11:3? [duplicate]

Who are the two witnesses of Rev 11:3? "And I will give power to my two witnesses and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days , clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive ...
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Was the ministry of Jesus 3 1/2 years or 70 weeks?

Was the ministry of Jesus 3 1/2 years or 70 weeks? "The Gospels record that exactly seventy weeks - four hundred and ninety days - transpired from the day that Yeshua was baptized in water until ...
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Do 1 Thess. 4:16-17 (coming of the Lord in the air with His "caught up" saints) & Rev 6:9-11 (during the 5th seal) describe the same event?

From 1 Thess. 4: 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which ...
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Does John 5:28 use of "all who are in the graves" mean believers only or both believers and unbelievers?

Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice I suggest believers only, because "He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your ...
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Did Jesus leave hints as to the hour of His 2nd coming to earth (matt 24:30)?

I suggest that Tribulation believers knew the Day of His return to earth with His angels. Matt 24:30 The first 1260 days of Daniel's 70th week. The Temple and 2 witnesses: "Rise and measure the ...
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Are there two separate "coming" (parousia, 3952) events? [closed]

1Th 4:15-17 describes "the coming (parousia, 3952) of the Lord" v15 "Himself with the voice of an archangel and with the trumpet of God." v16 And the dead and alive "shall be ...
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Do only believers hear the"shout" of the Lord?

Do only "caught up" (726) 1Th 4:16 believers (dead and alive) v17 hear (but not see) the "shout" (keleusma, 2752); "the voice (phone, 5456) of an archangel (arche, 746)"; ...
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When The Parable of the Budding Fig Tree will fulfill?

In Deuteronomy 8:8 it says that: אֶ֤רֶץ חִטָּה֙ וּשְׂעֹרָ֔ה וְגֶ֥פֶן וּתְאֵנָ֖ה וְרִמּ֑וֹן אֶֽרֶץ־זֵ֥ית שֶׁ֖מֶן וּדְבָֽשׁ׃ Which is the same as: a land of wheat and barley, of vines, figs, and ...
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Is the Lord's coming (in the air) 1Th 4:14, 17 also called "the day of the Lord Jesus Christ"? 1 Cor 5:10?

Does "the coming (parousia, 3952) of the Lord" 1Th 4:15 "in the air" 1Th 4:17b constitute "the day of Jesus Christ" Phil 1:6, "the day of Christ" Phil 1:10, 2:...
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Did Jesus hint to his coming on a future Feast of Trumpets (Yom Teruah) -John 4:35?

John 4:35 Jesus states "there are four months until the Harvest." ... "look upon the fields, they are already white and ready for harvest!" What I understood him to mean was that ...
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Is Jesus implying that his second coming will be a literal, extraordinary worldwide event akin to Noah's flood? Matthew 24:36-44

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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Does Hebrews 9:28 imply that only those who eagerly await the second coming of Christ will be saved?

Hebrews 9:23-28 (ESV): 23 Thus it was necessary for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these rites, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 24 For ...
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Meaning of "quick" or "quickly"

Revelation 22:20 (KJV): He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. There is a veritable plethora of questions on this site and SE-Christianity ...
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How can 'what must soon come to pass' in Revelation 1:1 be reconciled with ~2000+ years?

Revelation begins with "This is the revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants what must soon come to pass." (Berean Study Bible) The word 'soon' here is 'tachei', ...
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Is John's vision of the second coming of Christ (Revelation 19:11-19) a fulfillment of Matthew 16:28?

Matthew 16:28 (NASB): 28 “Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.” And then John, on Patmos, ...
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Does Matthew 26:64 describe immediate or future events?

"You have said so," Jesus replied. "But I say to all of you: From now on, you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.&...
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Incorrect Prophecy of Jesus?

The first time I read Matthew 10:23, I was disturbed to think this might be an issue. I've read up about it a little, but does anyone here have an explanation for the following words of Christ: "...
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Trumpet Call of God

Three times in the NT we are told about the "trumpet call of God" which is always associated with the second Advent and the great resurrection of the dead. These are: Matt 24:31, And He will send ...
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Is there a connection between Hebrews 12:26 and Hebrews 9:28 and the second coming of Christ?

Hebrews 12:26 (DRB): 26Whose voice then moved the earth; but now he promiseth, saying: Yet once more: and I will move, not only the earth, but heaven also. Hebrews 9:28 (DRB): 28So also Christ ...
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Since those who subscribe to amillennialism don't believe in rapture, how do they interpret Luke 17:30-34

Luke 17:30-34 It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed. 31 On that day no one who is on the housetop, with possessions inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, no one 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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What does it mean that the Son did not know the hour of his return in Matthew 24:36 // Mark 13:32?

I'm little lost here. Can somebody please help me with this? We have these two verses concerning the day when (as introduced in Mark 13:26 // Mark 24:30) the Son of Man returns in glory: But of ...
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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 ...
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