And then shall he send forth the angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

Summary of His Arrival – (His advent will be a singular event that means nothing less than the New Creation)

The Gathering – (There will be a final gathering when the saints will be assembled before Jesus in glory)

Finality of His Return – (His “coming” marks the end of the old and the commencement of the coming age)

His “Arrival” – (His ‘Parousia’ will mean the resurrection of the dead, the commencement of the New Creation, and final judgment)

Vindication or Condemnation – (The arrival of Jesus means vindication for the righteous, but condemnation for the wicked)

The One Return of Jesus – (The Bible always refers to the future arrival of Jesus in the singular)

Parousia in Thessalonica – (Paul reassured the church regarding the participation of dead saints in the events of that day)

Parousia and the End of the Age – (The note of finality in passages about the return of Jesus leave no room for further interim periods)

The Day of Christ – (In the New Testament, the traditional “day of the LORD” becomes the “day of our Lord Jesus Christ”)

Meeting Jesus – (Paul reassured believers concerning those who die in Christ and their participation in the future resurrection)

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Rescuing us from Wrath – (The coming of Jesus means our rescue from the coming “wrath“)

Revelation of Jesus from Heaven – (Vindication for the church, but destruction for her persecutors – 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10)

Day of Christ in Corinth – (An overview of passages about the Parousia from the Corinthian correspondence)

Blessed Hope and Glorious Appearing – (Titus 2:13 – Does this passage foresee two separate events?)

His Return and New Creation – (Peter coordinated the New Creation and final judgment with the parousia of the Lord)

Return of Jesus according to John – (The “last days” are underway evidenced by the activity of deceivers)

Paul on the Revelation of Jesus – (At his “revelation” on the “day of the Lord,” the saints experience glory, but the wicked receive “everlasting destruction”)

Day of His Revelation – (Christians must persevere in sufferings in the knowledge of Christ’s impending “revelation“)

Sunburst in the forest

His Appearing – (When Jesus “appears,” faithful believers will rejoice exceedingly and participate in the glories of that day)

His Longsuffering – (God has granted humanity the opportunity to repent before the Day of the Lord)

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The Death of Death – (Death itself will cease with the arrival of Jesus in glory)

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The Last Days in light of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus

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