Second Coming

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Second Coming

(less commonly), Second Advent
the prophesied return of Christ to earth at the Last Judgment
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Aspects of the "last things" treated include death and dying, God's promise, the intermediate state, millennialism, the central NT theme of the return of Christ, the resurrection of the dead, the meaning of hell, the last judgment, and the beatific vision.
But premillennialism no doubt increased holiness expectations of the present power of God and the outpourings of the Spirit in the end times, along with the imminent return of Christ. Expectations and longings heightened in addition due to the failings of perfectionist claims; as believers repeatedly claimed the "second blessing" and then fell into sin, a general clamor for greater experiential assurance arose.
The website recalled that Camping's first claim that Judgement Day would occur on 6 September 1994, caused "scores" of his believers to gather inside the Veterans Memorial Building in Alameda, California, to await the return of Christ. "Followers dressed children in their Sunday best and held Bibles open-faced toward heaven." But there was no sign of Christ's return.
Palin believes in the imminent return of Christ to this world.
According to Thompson, John's Gospel stretches from the creation (1:1) to the promised return of Christ (21:22-23).
evangelicals were so focused on the return of Christ that what was happening in the real world was almost incidental," Rev.
He added he expects 10,000 people to show up at the shrine and claimed this appearance is directly linked to the return of Christ.
Authors in this volume document how the cooling of eschatological expectations for the immediate premillennial return of Christ, the world's denying resistance to women's increasing roles in secular society, the adaptation of Pentecostal leadership as they became accepted in the wider Evangelical ecclesiastical subculture, and the "stained-glass ceiling" that promoted women in new and failing congregations but shifted leadership in stable congregations to men--all were factors in this decline.
With regard to the Christian Zionists belief, Williams said, they support the establishment of the Jewish state is that they believe Jewish return is a prerequisite for the return of Christ, that belief, pointed out does not exist in Christianity, adding it begun to appear in some biblical studies in the nineteenth century.
Parousia deals with the theological affirmations about the presence of God in human existence, here and now through the Holy Spirit and, in the future, through the return of Christ at the end of time.
Testament foreshadows the return of Christ and the restoration of His Kingdom upon the earth.
Geis sets out the case for the return of Christ from the dead as a foundation for resurrection theology.