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1 Facts About Christ’s Second Coming Second Thessalonians Lesson 1 (Refer to Fact Sheet)

2 Why Study This Subject? Our soul’s salvation depends on the truth of Christ’s return Our reward for obeying God’s word depends our resurrection with Christ If the dead rise not, our faith is vain and we are still in our sins (1Cor. 15:17) Some believe there is no resurrection Some believe in a Rapture, Premillenialism, and other “…isms” Some believe that Christ will return, but will set up an earthly kingdom Some believe that they can predict when Christ will return, and etc., etc.

3 Where Is Christ Now? 1. God swore He would raise up the Christ to sit on His throne. Acts 2:30 2. Christ died and was raised. Acts 2:30-33; Rom. 14:9; 1Cor. 15:3-4 3. Christ is now reigning in heaven. Heb. 9:24; Acts 1:11; 1Cor. 15:25; 1Pet. 3:21-22 4. Christ now sits on the throne of David. Luke 1:32; Acts 2:29-30 5. Christ is now preparing a place in heaven for us. John. 14:2-3; Matt. 25:34

4 Will Christ Return? 6. Christ is coming again a second time. Heb. 9:28 7. Christ will come from heaven. 1Thess. 4:16; 2Thess. 1:7 8. Christ will come in the clouds. Matt. 24:30; Mark 13:26; Luke 21:27; 1Thess. 4:17

5 When Will Christ Return? 9. The time of his coming is not known. Matt. 24:36; Mark 13:32 10. Christ will come as a thief in the night. 1Thess. 5:2; 2 Pet.3:10; Matt. 24:43-44 11. There will be a “falling away" first. 2Thess. 2:3 12. The falling away began in the days of the apostles. 2Thess. 2:7

6 When Will Christ Return? 13. There will be scoffers in the last days (Christian dispensation). 2Pet. 3:3 14. The reason for his long suffering (delay) is salvation. Heb. 9:28; 2Pet. 3:9

7 What Will Happen When Christ Returns? 15. Christ will come in the twinkling of an eye. 1Cor. 15:52 16. Christ is coming with power and great glory. Matt. 24:30; Matt. 25:31; Mark 13:26 17. All dead will be raised from the grave. John 5:28-29; Acts 24:15 18. Every eye shall see Him. Rev. 1:7 19. Christ will descend with his mighty angels. 2Thess. 1:7; Matt. 24:31; Matt. 25:31; 1Cor. 15:52; Matt. 24:31

8 What Will Happen When Christ Returns? 20. Christ will come in flaming fire. 2Thess. 1:8 21. Christ will descend with a shout. 1Thess. 4:16 22. The voice of the archangel will be heard. 1Thess. 4:16 23. The trumpet of God will sound. 1Thess. 4:16; 1Cor. 15:52; Matt. 24:31

9 How Will Christians Be Affected? 24. Faithful Christians look for and hasten Christ’s coming. 2Pet. 3:12 25. Christians will have a new body. 1Cor. 15:44, 49, 53; 2Cor. 5:1, 4 26. Christians who died in Christ will be raised first. 1Thess. 4:16 27. Christians who are alive will join them. 1Thess. 4:17

10 How Will Christians Be Affected? 28. Christians will meet Christ in the air (clouds). 1Thess. 4:17 29. Angels will gather together the elect (Christians). Matt. 24:31; Mark 13:27 30. Christians, both alive and dead, will be taken to heaven. 1Thess. 4:17; 5:10

11 Why Will Christ Come Again? 31. We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ. 2Cor. 5:10; Rom. 14:10 32. The books will be opened and “The Book of Life.” Rev. 20:12; 2Cor. 5:10 33. Christ will execute judgment on the disobedient. 2Thess. 1:8; John 5:27, 29 34. Christ will take vengeance on them that obey not the gospel. 2Thess. 1:8

12 Why Will Christ Come Again? 35. The Wicked (Satan) will be revealed, consumed, and destroyed. 2Thess. 2:8 36. Christ will punish the disobedient with everlasting punishment. 2Thess. 1:9; Matt. 25:41, 46

13 What Will Happen After The Resurrection? 37. Earth will pass away, be melted, and be burned up. 2Pet. 2:10, 12; Mark 13:21; Matt. 24:35 38. Christ will destroy his last enemy – death. 1Cor. 15:26, 54 39. Christ will deliver up the kingdom to God. 1Cor. 15:24 40. Christians will ever be with the Lord eternally. 1Thess. 4:17; Matt. 25:46 41. When all things are subdued, Christ will be subjected to God. 1Cor. 15:28

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