25. The Second Coming of Christ

25. The Second Coming of Christ

The second coming of Christ is the blessed hope of the church, the

grand climax of the gospel. The Saviour’s coming will be literal, personal,

visible, and worldwide. When He returns, the righteous dead will be

resurrected, and together with the righteous living will be glorified and

taken to heaven, but the unrighteous will die. The almost complete

fulfillment of most lines of prophecy, together with the present condition

of the world, indicates that Christ’s coming is near. The time of that event

has not been revealed, and we are therefore exhorted to be ready at all

times. (Matt 24; Mark 13; Luke 21; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Cor

15:51-54; 1 Thess 4:13-18; 5:1-6; 2 Thess 1:7-10; 2:8; 2 Tim 3:1-5; Titus

2:13; Heb 9:28; Rev 1:7; 14:14-20; 19:11-21.)