The apostle Paul said, "That day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God" II Thessalonians 2: Along with the "man of sin" will come what is called an apostasy, or a falling away.
Many of the believing people will grow cold in their faith see Matthew There will be persecution of Christians and a time of general trouble. Another event that had to happen before Jesus could return was the re-establishment of the state of Israel. The original Israel disappeared from the globe hundreds of years ago.
In a new state of Israel was established. The regathering of Jews to Israel is a clear sign, in both the Old and New Testaments, that our age is just about over.
Jesus said, "Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled" Luke On June 6, , the Jews, for the first time since Jerusalem was captured by Nebuchadnezzar in B. Jesus said, however, that the one major thing which would herald His coming would be the proclamation of the gospel.
He said, "This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come" Matthew Some Protestant churches proclaim the Mystery of Faith to be: Latter-day Saints have particularly distinct and specific interpretations of what are considered to be signs stated in the Book of Revelation. Their church also teaches that "When the Savior comes again, He will come in power and glory to claim the earth as His kingdom. His Second Coming will mark the beginning of the Millennium.
The Second Coming will be a fearful, mournful time for the wicked, but it will be a day of peace for the righteous.
Fundamental Belief 25 of the Seventh-day Adventist Church states:. The second coming of Christ is the blessed hope of the church, the grand climax of the gospel. The Saviour's coming will be literal, personal, visible, and worldwide. When He returns, the righteous dead will be resurrected, and together with the righteous living will be glorified and taken to heaven, but the unrighteous will die.
The almost complete fulfillment of most lines of prophecy, together with the present condition of the world, indicates that Christ's coming is imminent. The time of that event has not been revealed, and we are therefore exhorted to be ready at all times. Jehovah's Witnesses rarely use the term "second coming", preferring the term "presence" as a translation of parousia. Other biblical expressions they correlate with this period include "the time of the end" Dan Moody and the premillennial interpretation became one of the core components of Christian fundamentalism in the s.
In Rosicrucian esoteric Christian teaching, there is a clear distinction between the cosmic Christ, or Christ without, and the Christ within. Baha'u'llah wrote to Pope Pius IX ,. He Who is the Lord of Lords is come overshadowed with clouds He, verily, hath again come down from Heaven even as He came down from it the first time.
Beware that thou dispute not with Him even as the Pharisees disputed with Him without a clear token or proof. He goes on to refer to himself as the Ancient of Days and the Pen of Glory. This is the Father foretold by Isaiah, and the Comforter concerning Whom the Spirit had covenanted with you. Open your eyes, O concourse of bishops, that ye may behold your Lord seated upon the Throne of might and glory. We, in truth, have given Ourself as a ransom for your own lives.
Alas, when We came once again, We beheld you fleeing from Us, whereat the eye of My loving-kindness wept sore over My people. In Islam, Jesus or Isa ; Arabic: However, Muslims do not recognize Jesus as the Son of God, as they believe God has no equals, but instead as a prophet. The Quran states that Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary.
Ask a Bible Question. This event cannot be hidden, every human on planet earth will see Jesus. Judaism believes that Jesus is one of the false Jewish Messiah claimants because he failed to fulfill any Messianic prophecies , which include:. He will rule all the people of the earth in peace for 1, years. As the crowning act in the great drama of deception, Satan himself will impersonate Christ. Most English versions of the Nicene Creed include the following statements:.
Muslims believe that Jesus performed all the miracles in the Gospels , but do not believe that Jesus was crucified. And Jesus shall be a Sign for the coming of the Hour of Judgment: There are also hadiths that clearly foretell of Jesus' future return such as: The Hour will not be established until the son of Mary i. Jesus descends amongst you as a just ruler, he will break the cross idol symbol of Christians , kill the pigs, and abolish the Jizya tax.
Money will be in abundance so that nobody will accept it as charitable gifts. According to Islamic tradition, Jesus' descent will be in the midst of wars fought by the Mahdi lit. He will then join the Mahdi in his war against the Dajjal. Jesus, considered in Islam as a Muslim one who submits to God and one of God's messengers, will abide by the Islamic teachings.
Thus, there will be one community, that of Islam. Sahih Muslim , After the death of the Mahdi , Jesus will assume leadership.
This is a time associated in Islamic narrative with universal peace and justice. Islamic texts also allude to the appearance of Ya'juj and Ma'juj known also as Gog and Magog , ancient tribes which will disperse and cause disturbance on earth. God, in response to Jesus's prayers, will kill them by sending a type of worm in the napes of their necks.
Muslims will then perform the Salat al-Janazah funeral prayer for him and bury him in the city of Medina in a grave left vacant beside Muhammad. The Ahmadi sect, who identify as Muslims, believe that the promised Mahdi and Messiah arrived in the person of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad — This is rejected by many Muslims, who consider the Ahmadiyya not to be Muslims. The hadith sayings of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad and the Bible indicated that Jesus would return during the latter days.
Islamic tradition commonly depicts that Jesus, upon his second coming, would be an Ummati Muslim and a follower of Muhammad and that he would revive the truth of Islam rather than fostering a new religion. Ahmadis believe that Ghulam Ahmad demonstrated that the prophecy in Muslim and Christian religious texts were traditionally misunderstood to suggest that Jesus of Nazareth himself would return, and hold that Jesus had survived the crucifixion and had died a natural death.
Ahmadis consider Mirza Ghulam Ahmad the founder of the movement , in both his character and teachings, to be representative of Jesus; and subsequently, he attained the same spiritual rank of Prophethood as Jesus. Thus, Ahmadis believe this prediction was fulfilled and continued by his movement. Judaism believes that Jesus is one of the false Jewish Messiah claimants because he failed to fulfill any Messianic prophecies , which include:.
Regarding the Christian idea that these prophecies will be fulfilled during a "second coming," Ohr Samayach states "we find this to be a contrived answer, since there is no mention of a second coming in the Jewish Bible. Second, why couldn't God accomplish His goals the first time round?
In the early developments of the Rastafari religion, Haile Selassie the Ethiopian Emperor was regarded as a member of the House of David , is worshipped as God incarnate ,  and is thought to be the "black Jesus" and "black messiah" - the second coming of Christ. Due to this prophecy, Selassie was the source of inspiration of the poor and uneducated Christian populations of Jamaica , who believed that the Emperor would liberate the black people from the subjugation of European colonists.
In modern times some traditional Indian religious leaders have moved to embrace Jesus as an avatar , or incarnation, of God. In light of this, the Indian guru Paramahansa Yogananda , author of Autobiography of a Yogi , wrote an extensive commentary on the Gospels published in in the two-volume set The Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You. In the introduction of this book, Yogananda wrote that the true Second Coming is the resurrection within you of the Infinite Christ Consciousness.
Also stated in the Book of Luke - "Neither shall they say, Lo here!
Daya Mata wrote in the preface of The Second Coming of Christ that the "two-volume scriptural treatise thus represents the inclusive culmination of Paramahansa Yogananda's divine commission to make manifest to the world the essence of original Christianity as taught by Jesus Christ. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Second Coming disambiguation. Life in art Depiction Jesuism. In rest of the NT. Road to Damascus John's vision. Antichrist , False messiah , and False prophet. Predictions and claims for the Second Coming of Christ.
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Jesus in Ahmadiyya Islam. Judaism's view of Jesus. Light from the Ancient East: Patrick Fairbairn , Blackie and Son , London, , p. Worth, TX , p. Albert Schweitzer, Macmillan, NY, , p. Stuart Russell , T. The Closing of the Western Mind , p. In the New Testament the Parousia , or coming of Christ as Judge of the world, is an oft-repeated doctrine. The Saviour Himself not only foretells the event but graphically portrays its circumstances Matthew