1SC Heb 9:28. Just as certainly and surely as Christ was offered on the cross 1900 years ago, just so certainly He will appear the second time.
2SC John 14:1-3. When Jesus was here on the earth 1900 years ago, He promised in just so many words that He would return to earth at the last day, or at the end of time, to reward every man according to his works. Mat 16:27; 26:64. He said, "If I go,...I will come again." So as surely as He went back to heaven, just so surely we may know that He will return to this earth at the right time.
3SC Luke 24:36-43, 50, 51. He had a real body of flesh and bones, with hands and feet, after His resurrection, and He went back to heaven with that real body.
4SC Acts 1:9-11. He will come in like manner as He went back to heaven at His ascension. He went back to heaven literally, bodily, personally, and visibly. So when He comes in like manner at His second advent, we know that He will come from heaven bodily, literally, personally, and visibly.
The second coming of Christ will be a literal, bodily appearing of Christ from heaven in the sight of all the people of the earth, and not any figurative or spiritual coming.
5SC Rev. 1:7. Every person, every eye, will see Him when He appears in the clouds of heaven. Christ will not appear at His second advent in any secret way just to the elect, but all the tribes of the earth shall see Him coming on the clouds, with power and great glory. Matt 24:30.
His coming will be just as open and visible to all people as the lightning. Matt 24:27.
6SC Rev. 6:15-17. The wicked will see Him as He approaches the earth at His coming, and will try to hide.
7SC Matt. 25:31. All the angels of heaven, countless millions (Rev. 5:11; Heb. 12:22) of bright shining angels, will surround the Son of God as He comes down from heaven.
8SC Matt 24:30, 31. The angels are coming with Christ to gathering all the good and pure people of all ages and from all lands to meet Christ and be forever with Him. The supreme purpose of Christ's second coming is to take His people to that wonderfully prepared place in heaven, the New Jerusalem. John 14:3; 17:24.
9SC 1 Thess 4:16, 17. Christ will not come down and walk around on the earth at His second advent, but will appear in the air above the earth in the sight of all the people, and the saints will be caught up from the earth to meet the Lord in the air, and go back with Him to the mansions of the heavenly Jerusalem. Christ will not come secretly, but with a mighty shout that will be heard all over the earth.
That shout will cause the millions and millions of graves where the righteous are buried to open, and all the righteous dead will rise from the graves with immortal bodies. At the same instant the righteous who will be living on the earth at that time will be changed in a moment from mortality to immortality. 1 Cor 15:50-53. Then the angels take all the righteous up to meet Christ in the air, and they go back with Him to the mansions of the city of God, the heavenly Jerusalem.
10SC Phil. 3:20, 21. At the second coming of Jesus the righteous will have their bodies changed and made like Christ's glorious body. Then we will have a glorious, immortal body that will never have an ache or a pain, that will never become old and will never die.
The coming of Jesus means that we will say good-bye to this world of sin with all our troubles, trials, hardships, and sorrows, and we will then enter into everlasting happiness and joy with Jesus Christ.
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