90+ Scriptures about the Final Coming of Jesus

Here is every New Testament scripture on the second or final coming of Jesus, a.k.a. the coming of the Son of Man, the day of the Lord, etc. Unless otherwise stated all scriptures are from the NASB.  This list is a work-in-progress. Feel free to submit suggestions using the comment form below.

  1. Matthew 16:27 For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and will then repay every man according to his deeds.
  2. Matthew 24:3 As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”
  3. Matthew 24:27 For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be.
  4. Matthew 24:36 But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.
  5. Matthew 24:37-39 For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. “For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be.
  6. Matthew 24:42-44 Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.
  7. Matthew 24:45-46 Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time? Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes…
  8. Matthew 24:50 The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of.
  9. Matthew 25:5-6 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep. At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’
  10. Matthew 25:19,27 After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them… you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest. (NIV)
  11. Matthew 25:31-33 But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.
  12. Mark 8:38 For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.
  13. Mark 13:35-36 Therefore, be on the alert – for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning – in case he should come suddenly and find you asleep.
  14. Luke 9:26 For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory, and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.
  15. Luke 10:35 On the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper and said, “Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I return I will repay you.”
  16. Luke 12:36-37 Be like men who are waiting for their master when he returns from the wedding feast, so that they may immediately open the door to him when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those slaves whom the master will find on the alert when he comes; truly I say to you, that he will gird himself to serve, and have them recline at the table, and will come up and wait on them.
  17. Luke 12:40 You too, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect.
  18. Luke 12:42-43 And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper time? Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when he comes.
  19. Luke 17:22 And He said to the disciples, “The days will come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.”
  20. Luke 17:28-30 It was the same as happened in the days of Lot: they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, they were building; but on the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. It will be just the same on the day that the Son of Man is revealed.
  21. Luke 18:8 I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?
  22. Luke 19:12,15 A nobleman went to a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself, and then return… When he returned, after receiving the kingdom, he ordered that these slaves, to whom he had given the money, be called to him so that he might know what business they had done.
  23. Luke 21:34-36 Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap; for it will come upon all those who dwell on the face of all the earth. But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
  24. John 6:39 This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but raise it up on the last day.
  25. John 6:40 For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day.
  26. John 6:44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day.
  27. John 6:54 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.
  28. John 14:3 If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.
  29. John 21:22-23 Jesus said to him, “If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow Me!” Therefore this saying went out among the brethren that that disciple would not die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but only, “If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you?”
  30. Acts 1:6-7 So when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, “Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority;”
  31. Acts 1:11 They also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.”
  32. Acts 2:20-21 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord. And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
  33. Acts 3:20-21 (God) will again send you Jesus, your appointed Messiah. For he must remain in heaven until the time for the final restoration of all things, as God promised long ago through his holy prophets (NLT)
  34. Act 17:31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.”
  35. Romans 8:23 We wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. (NIV)
  36. Romans 8:25 But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.
  37. 1 Corinthians 1:7 so that you are not lacking in any gift, awaiting eagerly the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ,
  38. 1 Corinthians 1:8 He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  39. 1 Corinthians 4:5a Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes…
  40. 1 Corinthians 5:5 hand this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved on the day of the Lord.
  41. 1 Corinthians 11:26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
  42. 1 Corinthians 15:22-24 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming, then comes the end, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power.
  43. 1 Corinthians 15:51-54 Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory.
  44. 2 Corinthians 1:14 as you have understood us in part, you will come to understand fully that you can boast of us just as we will boast of you in the day of the Lord Jesus.
  45. Philippians 1:9-10 And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ;
  46. Philippians 1:6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. Php 1:6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
  47. Philippians 2:16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ… (KJV)
  48. Philippians 3:20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ,
  49. Colossians 3:4 When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.
  50. 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10 For they themselves report about us what kind of a reception we had with you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve a living and true God, and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, that is Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath to come.
  51. 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20 For who is our hope or joy or crown of exultation? Is it not even you, in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming? For you are our glory and joy.
  52. 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13 and may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all people, just as we also do for you; so that he may establish your hearts without blame in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints.
  53. 1 Thessalonians 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.
  54. 1 Thessalonians 4:15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.
  55. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord.
  56. 1 Thessalonians 5:2-3 For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. While they are saying, “Peace and safety!” then destruction will come upon them suddenly like labor pains upon a woman with child, and they will not escape.
  57. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  58. 2 Thessalonians 1:7 …and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels.
  59. 2 Thessalonians 1:9-10 They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might on the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed. This includes you, because you believed our testimony to you. (NIV)
  60. 2 Thessalonians 2:1-2 Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us – whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter – asserting that the day of the Lord has already come.
  61. 2 Thessalonians 2:8 Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming;
  62. 1 Timothy 6:13-16 I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who testified the good confession before Pontius Pilate, that you keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which He will bring about at the proper time – He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see. To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.
  63. 2 Timothy 4:1 In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and because he is coming to rule as King… (GNB)
  64. 2 Timothy 4:8 Now there is in store 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 longed for his appearing.
  65. Titus 2:13 looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,
  66. Hebrews 9:28 Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. (NIV)
  67. Hebrews 10:24-25 Let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.
  68. Hebrews 10:37 In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay.
  69. James 5:7 Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains.
  70. James 5:8 You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.
  71. James 5:9 Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door.
  72. 1 Peter 1:3-5 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. (NIV)
  73. 1 Peter 1:7 These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith – of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire – may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. (NIV)
  74. 1 Peter 1:13 Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. (NIV)
  75. 1 Peter 2:12 Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.
  76. 1 Peter 4:13 but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation.
  77. 1 Peter 5:4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
  78. 2 Peter 3:3-4 Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.”
  79. 2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.
  80. 2 Peter 3:11-12 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.
  81. 1 John 2:28 And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.
  82. 1 John 3:2 Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.
  83. Jude 1:14-15 Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about them: “See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones to judge everyone, and to convict all of them of all the ungodly acts they have committed in their ungodliness, and of all the defiant words ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” (NIV)
  84. Jude 1:21 keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.
  85. Revelation 1:4 John, To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne,
  86. Revelation 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
  87. Revelation 3:11 I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown.
  88. Revelation 16:15 Behold, I am coming like a thief. Blessed is the one who stays awake and keeps his clothes, so that he will not walk about naked and men will not see his shame.
  89. Revelation 22:7 And behold, I am coming quickly. Blessed is he who heeds the words of the prophecy of this book.
  90. Revelation 22:12 Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done.
  91. Revelation 22:20 He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

34 Comments on 90+ Scriptures about the Final Coming of Jesus

  1. Matthew 23:39 For I tell you, you wil not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’

    Matthew 24:30 “At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory.

    Mathew 26:64 “Yes it is as you say,” Jesus replied. “But I say to all of you: In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

    Mark 13:26-27 At that time men will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory. And he will send his angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of the heavens.

    Mark 13:35-37 Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back – whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’

    Mark 14:61-62 Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?” “I am,” said Jesus. “And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Might One and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

    Titus 2:12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope – the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

    Hebrews 3:7 For in just a very little while, “He who is coming will come and will not delay.

    Revelation 1:7 Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen. I am the Alpha and the Omega, ” says the Lord God, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

    • Thanks Brandon. Some of those scriptures refer to Christ’s final coming (and I will add them to the list above), but some refer to his other comings – such as his coming on the clouds to the Ancient of Days (Matt 23:39, 24:30, 26:64, Mark 13:26, 14:61, Rev 1:7). If you’re curious, I have written articles on most of these scriptures and you can find them in the Archives>Scripture Index.

  2. You are quite welcome. 🙂

  3. ahenderson753 // November 3, 2016 at 9:38 pm // Reply

    Thanks so much Paul and Brandon! I really like these next ones too =)
    1 Peter 1:7 (NKJV) that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

    John 6:39,40,44,54 (NKJV) “This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. 40 And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.” . . . . . 44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day. . . . 54 Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”

      • ahenderson753 // November 8, 2016 at 1:33 am //

        Oops, here’s a couple more =)

        Philippians 1:6 (NKJV) Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;

        Philippians 2:16 (NKJV) Holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain.

      • Hannah Hannah // December 17, 2020 at 4:30 pm //

        Does it mean that our Lord Jesus Christ is coming twice, first as a Saviour, and second as a warrior/judge?

  4. Paul…looking forward to your updated list. Thank-you for this as so many have strayed into thinking “that” day has already come.

  5. Paul, Just to clarify have you concluded that all these “second comings” listed are future? For the last few years it has been my understanding that most of the “comings” described by the New Testament writers (but not all) referred to the time of the destruction of Jerusalem, especially in the Book of Revelation where He is described as coming “quickly.” In other words the understanding of the early Christians based particularly on Matthew chapter 24 was that the destruction of Jerusalem was the next major event on God’s calendar and that they anticipated that the destruction of Jerusalem would bring an end to their terrible persecution by the Jews.

  6. Paul Helderman // December 8, 2016 at 2:29 am // Reply

    Paul, I took a quick look at the list and noticed that the NASB adds the words “of sin” to Acts 3:19-21 so that it reads “Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away”. It is my understanding that there is no Greek text to support the words “of your sin”. The King James translates the verse as: “19 Repent (change your mind) ye therefore, and be converted (believe), that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.” It is up to you, but I would recommend using a more accurate translation than the NASB.

  7. Paul Helderman // December 8, 2016 at 3:06 am // Reply

    Just noticed that Acts 3:19-21 was taken from the NLT not the NASB. That translation totally distorts the meaning of repentance in the original text.

  8. Mark A Perkins // March 26, 2017 at 4:09 am // Reply

    So what does this mean? Is there a “rapture?” Is there a great tribulation?Is there a great falling away or a great revival?How will it all play out? I am confused. I will definitely get your new book “AD 70.” Love to hear your thoughts.
    Sincerely, Mark

    • I have a chapter on the rapture in the new book. Update: I now have several articles on the rapture and great tribulation here on E2R. Find them using the search box above. Thanks.

  9. Awesome, I like your articles, clear enough to understand.
    I cannot wait for you to explore the words of John in revelations, I want to know about the 7 judgments, the seven years(split into half, 3 and half years and the second half 3 and half years) enlightening me where it fits on the past tribulation, if it is still in the future what will these events be since the Great Tribulation has passed. Also since Jesus is coming permanently on Earth where does this 1000 year Rule of Christ fits(the millennial Kingdom). After understanding this, then I will be well settled..Thank You.

  10. Cecilia Kirby // November 25, 2017 at 3:10 pm // Reply

    Thank you for this list. I appreciate your work.

  11. Is theyr anything scriptural that suggests that HE wouldn’t return again until his second coming? Meaning any appearances on the earth after his ascension into heaven

  12. David J Patrick // August 27, 2018 at 1:39 pm // Reply

    It is the truth on which Christianity stands. Both the advents of Christ are equally important. Just like all prophecies concerning Christ were literally fulfilled, whether His birth, the timing, the manner, the place. His life, His power, His humility His teachings His suffering. His arrest, accusation, His being condemned to death, His burial and resurrection.
    Similarly every prediction of His glorious and essential second coming will be fulfilled.
    I thank God for the opportunity I had to to hear and believe the full reality of the 1st coming of Christ about which Apostle Paul says, ” This is a faithful saying and worthy of all expectation that Christ came into the world to save sinners. Of whom I am chief.” Having believed in the sacrificial death of Christ Jesus, I’m looking forward to His second coming with joy.
    Prayerfully hope God would open the eyes of many to hear and believe in what Christ has done and what He is going to do.

  13. All the verses it seems that Jesus came already?

  14. Leandra Zayer // July 25, 2019 at 11:42 am // Reply

    Hi Paul. Do you believe that 2 Thessalonians 2:1-8 is speaking of a future coming or a past fulfillment? I have read your book 70 A.D. and you only briefly mention 2 Thessalonians 2 in your footnotes to clarify that you do not believe John Levi nor Simon were the “man of lawlessness”. If you believe this is still a future event, what would in your opinion be this “falling away”? Would this not put a rather negative spin on our hopes for the future (before Jesus comes back)?

    • Hi Leandra, it seems plain to me that Paul is speaking of the Lord’s final return to earth. I know preterists will disagree for three reasons: (1) Paul speaks of “our” being gathered to the Lord at his final coming (2 Thess 2:1) suggesting that the Thessalonians would be alive to see it, (2) Paul said the man of lawlessness would sit in the temple (2 Thess 2:4), and the temple did not exist after AD70, and (3) the Thessalonians had been unsettled by false message that the final coming had taken place, suggesting they were expecting an imminent return. However, there are other perfectly reasonable interpretations for these passages and preterism cannot account for two things that have not yet happened, namely a bodily resurrection of the dead and a rapture of the living.

      Paul paints a rather graphic picture of the Lord’s return without specifying when. And that makes sense. If Jesus did not know the hour or day of his return, it’s hard to believe that Paul did.

      Regarding the man of lawlessness, there are at least two different ways to interpret Paul’s words, but no way to reach a definitive conclusion. My view is that Paul is quoting Daniel’s prophecy and not much more. His larger point, however, is pretty clear: “Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him. We ask you not to become easily unsettled or alarmed…”

      • Thanks for your reply. Yes I’ve seen those interpretations from (partial) preterists too. I think they see the “gathering together” the same as the “gathering of the elect” Jesus spoke about in Matthew 24. (Different to the final coming).
        If this is still future though, would this not support the typical evangelical “doom and gloom” futuristic outlook? (Massive rebellion, evil one coming to claim they are God). I’m leaning towards seeing the “lawless one” as Satan, with him being revealed at Jesus’ coming. However, it’s hard not to read the passage and not see the “falling away” as referring to the first century jewish apostasy.

  15. ahenderson753 // December 19, 2019 at 9:59 pm // Reply

    Hi Paul =) Merry Christmas!
    How about 1Cor 15:51-55 too? I know “the Day” per se isn’t mentioned there, but it sure is encouraging about the goodies we will get on that Day! =)

  16. Doug Clemmerson // December 22, 2019 at 1:29 pm // Reply

    Thank you Paul for taking the time to gather all these scriptures from the New Testament that talk about the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus. I appreciate it very much! By the way, you mentioned preterism, so what is your view on futurism? Do you know how these two schools of interpreting Bible prophecy came about and when and by whom?

  17. I think that 2Peter 3:3-4 fits you perfectly.
    There are none so blind as those who simply will not see.
    Jesus Christ IS coming soon.
    Scripture tells us exactly what the conditions in the earth will be when He does. And that’s exactly what this planet looks like. And it’s never looked like this before. Ever.

    I understand the damage that’s been done by end time fanatics, believe me I do. but the harm you are doing by trying to convince people That He may not is going to cause people to stop watching. And He clearly demands is in Mark 13 to not be found sleeping upon His return. “What I say to you I say to All… WATCH.

    • You may be interested in my article, “Is Jesus coming soon?

    • The earth has looked like this plenty of times. World war 1 World War Two. The Great Depression, the Spanish flu storms and earthquakes….and things that were not even recorded by historians even before that. The list goes on and on and on. The biggest issue now is we have social media and instant news.

    • Also stop watching what exactly. None know of the time of his return and why do I need to concern myself as a Christian of it? If I am living by the law of grace and resting in his finished work then what am I watching for exactly and what exactly does YOURE version of watching entail? If I’m getting what you’re saying correctly if I’m not “watching” then I am doing something wrong. If I am confident in the foundation in Jesus Christ then I don’t care about what’s going around me in the world today. John 16:33 tells me to be of good cheer and why because Jesus has already won the battle and overcome the world. You make it sound like I’m sinning and not watching, but my heart is always on “watch”. It just not be the same as yours.

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