>Eschatology on the Minds of the New Testemant Writers: The Second Coming

>Continuing on the series of eschatology in the New Testament, before we get to the heaven segment, let’s take a pit stop to cover a very important eschatological doctrine – The second coming.

The second coming is a future event when the same resurrected, now glorified, Jewish God-man, WILL COME IN LIKE MANNER as he ascended to heaven.

And while they were gazing into heaven as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white robes, 11and said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”
Acts 1:10-11 ESV

The Greek word “purousia” appears 24 times in the New Testament; 18 of which have to do with the “coming” of the Jesus, at the end of the age. “Parousia” is derived from “para”: beside, beyond, and “ousia”: substance so literally, “the appearance and subsequent presence with”

Here are those occasions (take a minute to read through these) Take notice of the frequency with which the second coming is referenced in the NT and what it is associated with.

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 sign of your coming and of the close of the age?”
Matthew 24:3 ESV

“For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
Matthew 24:27 ESV

“As were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

Matthew 24:37 ESV

“and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
Matthew 24:39 ESV

But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:23 ESV

and not only by his coming but also by the comfort with which he was comforted by you, as he told us of your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced still more.
2 Corinthians 7:7 ESV

For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before our Lord Jesus at his coming? Is it not you?
1 Thessalonians 2:19 ESV

so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.
1 Thessalonians 3:13 ESV

For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.
1 Thessalonians 4:15 ESV

Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 ESV

Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers,
2 Thessalonians 2:1 ESV

And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming.
2 Thessalonians 2:8 ESV

Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.
James 5:7 ESV

You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
James 5:8 ESV

For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
2 Peter 1:16 ESV

They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.”
2 Peter 3:4 ESV

waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn!
2 Peter 3:12 ESV

And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming.
1 John 2:28 ESV

Also the Greek “epiphaneia” is used 6 times in the NT, 5 referring to the second coming.

And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming.

2 Thessalonians 2:8 ESV

to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,

1 Timothy 6:14 ESV

I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom:

2 Timothy 4:1 ESV

Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.

2 Timothy 4:8 ESV

waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,
Titus 2:13 ESV

Advertisements

About kurtkjohnson

Husband to Abbey Johnson, proud father, irregular blogger and occasionally creative. View all posts by kurtkjohnson

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: