Second Coming of Christ

A Third Coming?

Matthew 24:36-42 We are studying the Olivet Discourse of our Lord found in Matthew 24. This is a very important chapter; it is in fact the heart of New Testament prophecy. We have seen that looking at this text through first century glasses gives us a whole new meaning of Jesus’ words. Jesus is not talking to us (twentieth century…

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Second Coming of Christ

How Long is Long?

The question is often raised concerning why there is so much emphasis on the shortness or brevity of time in relation to the Lord’s parousia or coming. Many are disturbed that those of us who teach the Lord’s return in 70 A.D. cite several passages which state nearness, a little while, at hand, this generation, quickly and shortly to come…

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Second Coming of Christ

A Critical Text (Matthew 16:27-28)

Matthew 16:27-28 is a critical text in the study of eschatology. As vital as it is, it has been and continues to be the focus of a great deal of debate. Part of the controversy has to do with whether the verses deal with two different times and subjects. If they deal with one subject and one time then most…

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Second Coming of Christ

Matthew 16:27-28

Matthew 16:27-28 is a critical text in the study of eschatology. As vital as it is, it has been and continues to be the focus of a great deal of debate. Part of the controversy has to do with whether the verses deal with two different times and subjects. If they deal with one subject and one time then most…

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Second Coming of Christ

Every Eye Shall See Him

When attempting to explain that Jesus returned at the fall of the Old World of Judaism in 70 AD, one of the first objections offered is Revelation 1:7, "Behold, he cometh with the clouds and every eye shall see him, and they also that pierced him, and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him." One detractor challenged…

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Second Coming of Christ

Zechariah and the Resurrection, Part 7

Part six of this series established that Zechariah contains several elements that are undeniably resurrection motifs. The prophet said these elements would come to pass "in that day," the day of the Lord’s A.D. 70 coming in judgment against Jerusalem, verses 1-5. This means the resurrection is tied to the end of the Old Covenant World of Israel. This article…

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Second Coming of Christ

Zechariah and the Resurrection, Part 6

Many Christian commentators see no correlation between Zechariah 14 and the resurrection. Allison has shown however, that early Jewish commentators did make such a connection. If Zechariah 14 predicted the resurrection then since this great chapter unequivocally speaks of the A. D. 70 coming of the Lord, verses 1-5, this constitutes a prima facia argument for the resurrection at the…

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