180 – Purpose of the Second Advent
PURPOSE OF THE SECOND ADVENT
§ 180. The purpose of the second coming of Christ is not the establishment of a millennial kingdom on earth, 1 but the resurrection of all the dead, 2 the final judgment, 3 and the consummation of all things. 4
1. The purpose of the second coming of Christ is not the establishment of a millennial kingdom on earth, …
I Corinthians 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Cf. Matthew 25:34.
John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
I Thessalonians 4:16–17 For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Hebrews 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
II Timothy 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing.
Philippians 3:20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
2. …but the resurrection of all the dead,
3. … the final judgment,
4. …and the consummation of all things.