Are we to Look For the IMMINENT Return of Christ?

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  1. JesusFan

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    For if we are, according to the Bible...

    Where would those who believe in either full Pretierist/premillenial eschatology be able to fulfill that looking for his "imminent" returning?

    full pretierist would deny His return, premill would have 7 years of tribulation to come etc

    Unless one is an amil, which I am NOT, how would you work around this?
     
  2. Amy.G

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    Yes.

    2 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.



    Albert Barnes:

    Unto all them also that love his appearing. That is, unto all who desire his second coming. To believe in the second advent of the Lord Jesus to judge the world, and to desire his return, became a kind of a criterion by which Christians Were known. No others but true Christians were supposed to believe in that, and no others truly desired it. Comp. Re 1:7; 22:20. It is so now. It is one of the characteristics of a true Christian, that he sincerely desires the return of his Saviour, and would welcome his appearing in the clouds of heaven.
     
  3. Martin Marprelate

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    What Amy says. :thumbsup:
    But I am Amil and therefore have nothing to 'work around.' :smilewinkgrin:

    Steve
     
  4. Old Union Brother

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    What Steve, Amy, and Peter said

    (2Pe 3:10) But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
     
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    Rev 22:12 is translated in different ways.

    KJV and NASB say "Behold, I come quickly...."
    NIV and others say "Behold, I am coming soon..."

    Given the fact that it's been 2000 years since John wrote those words quoting Jesus, "soon" doesn't quite fit.

    I think the sense of the verse is when the final events kick in, they'll happen in rapid fashion.
     
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    The imminent rturn for His Bride is what we are looking for. This return is pre-tribulational. The 2nd advent follows 7 years later per pre-tribu;ation and Pre-millinial teaching. So one really needs to define what type return you mean.
     
  7. JesusFan

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    Could it be that the Rapture is the "blessed hope" for the Church alive at end of days, while His Second Coming event is blessed hope for Isreal and the World?
     
  8. Martin Marprelate

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    2Peter 3:8-10. ' But beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as a day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any [of His elect] should perish but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night.' Unlike the destruction of Jerusalem which was a long drawn out affair.

    Steve
     

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