The Post-millennial Advent: When the Church May Expect the Second Coming of Christ

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  The church may experience occasional small scale successes in history, but ultimately she will lose influence, fail in her mission, and become corrupt as worldwide evil intensifies toward the end of the Church Age. 6. Christ will return secretly in the sky to rapture living saints and resurrect the bodies of deceased saints (the first. Christmas Special: The Judgment and Reward of the Church. Dear Friends, The following is an excerpt from the upcoming part 6 of Coming Tribulation: "Last Things, covering the judgment seat of Christ and the rewards given to the contains, among other things, a discussion of the nature and the level of Christian rewards, the basis for the award, and the judgment process. When the Church celebrates the liturgy of Advent each year, she makes present this ancient expectancy of the Messiah, for by sharing in the long preparation for the Savior's first coming, the faithful renew their ardent desire for his second coming. By celebrating the precursor's birth and martyrdom, the Church unites herself to his.   Dispensational premillennialists hold that the second coming of Christ, and subsequent establishment of the millennial kingdom, is to be preceded by a seven-year-long period known as the “Tribulation,” the earthly activity of the Antichrist as well as the outpouring of God’s wrath on mankind.

Eventually everyone will confess that Jesus Christ is the Savior. During the Millennium, Jesus will “reign personally upon the earth” (Articles of Faith ). Joseph Smith explained that Jesus will “reign over the Saints and come down and instruct” (Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith [], ).   Revelation Post-millennial Viewpoint. Dave: Janu Scripture text for this study: Revelation Introduction (by Adam) On January 27 th, our Bible study group met as we usually do on a weekly basis, and studied Revelat the classic text on “the Millennium.”That night three of us took a limited amount of time to present three different views of the Millennium: [1.   The second one is usually an excerpt from the writings of a well-known saint or doctor of the church, and I’ve come to expect it to read like a sermon written for precisely this day. And so it was on the last day of Ordinary Time, when it was St. Augustine’s turn to talk to me and get me ready for Advent.   You could say the church lives in a perpetual Advent. Advent is a time for hope, but not for some saccharine, precious moments sort of hope. It is a time for the hope of deliverance in the coming.

Postmillennialism sees Christ's second coming as subsequent to the millennium and concurrent with the final judgment. In this view "Christ's reign" (during the millennium) will be spiritual in and through the church. Amillennialism basically denies a future literal year kingdom and sees the church age metaphorically described in Rev. One scholar has estimated that there are 1, references to Christ’s Second Coming in the Old Testament, where 17 books give it prominence. In the chapters of the New Testament, there are references to the second advent of Christ—an amazing 1 out of every 30 verses. Twenty-three of the 27 New Testament books refer to this great event. This Sunday, the Third Sunday of Advent, Year B, Gaudete Sunday, Jesus is still absent from Sunday’s Gospel, but nonetheless the Church says “rejoice.” The readings even give the key to rejoicing: humility. It’s a paradox we easily miss.

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The Post-millennial Advent: When the Church May Expect the Second Coming of Christ When the Church May Expect the Second Coming of Christ by Rev Alexander Hardie. Publication date Book from the collections of New York Public Library Language English.

Book digitized by Google from the library of the New York Public Library and Pages:   THE POST-MILLENNIAL ADVENT The Church has always held the doctrine of the Second Advent. But occasionally, and only occasionally to any considerable extent, has the question of the time of the coming agitated the minds of Christians.

Post-millennial advent: when the church may expect the second coming of Christ. New York, Eaton & Mains [] (OCoLC) Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ. Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Hardie, Rev.

Yet Advent, when our attention is riveted on the First Coming of Christ, is a good time to think about its bookend, the Second Coming of Christ when the mission of the Church established by Christ is fulfilled.

Saint John Cardinal Newman possessed one of the keenest minds ever placed at the service of the Church. Christ. Law/Gospel Theme: We know that Jesus came to Earth, lived, and died, to take our sins away and grant us eternal life in Him.

Because of that, we rejoice in the Advent of His birth, and eagerly anticipate His second coming. Object Lesson Props / Optional Materials: Clock or watch, calendar (optional) Bible Passage: Matthew Advent is also a time for us to reflect on the Second Coming of Jesus.

So Advent is concerned with the two comings of Jesus; our preparation for the celebration of Jesus’ birth and our preparation for his Second Coming.

In two of the Eucharistic Acclamations we profess our faith in Jesus’ Second Coming: We proclaim your Death, O Lord.

Living in the first half of the first millennium of the Church’s history, Augustine naturally took the years of Rev. literally; and he expected the second advent to take place at the end of that period.

Inbelievers watch the heavens and wait with great anticipation for the second coming of Jesus. The Old and New Testaments record the certainty of His return to claim His bride, make an end.

In other words, 70 Jubilees plus 7 will mark the year of Christ’s Second Coming (7x7x70+7) in marks 70 Jubilees since the battle of Jericho in BC when Rahab, a prophetic type of the Church, was taken out following the 7th trumpet on the 7th day of battle.

In His first advent, Jesus Christ came as ho Logos revealing God in His plan of salvation (love, grace, power and perfect holiness). But, in His second advent, He will come revealing God in His plan of wrath and judgment (compare vs. 13a, the blood dipped garments, and vs. 14, the armies, with John17).

One will experience the second coming of Christ as a horrifying surprise. They will pray for the rocks to fall on them and hide them from Him (see Revelation —17). The second group will experience it as a wonderful deliverance—a fulfillment of all they’ve lived for. If the new heavens and new earth come at the time of Christ’s second advent, there can be no earthly millennial reign intervening between the two.

Remember that the PM places the creation of the new heavens and new earth after the millennium (Rev. We are told in Scripture that the Second Coming of Jesus will be “with power and great glory.” During Jesus’ first coming, He humbled Himself, being born in a stable in Bethlehem and living a life.

According to amillennialism, the present millennial age, which is characterized by suffering, will be followed by the second coming of Christ, the general resurrection, the last judgment, and the new heavens and new earth.

Amillennialism also has its origin in the early church. John, the Forerunner of the Messiah (Christ), is the model for our own living.

We also are to be those who announce Jesus’ coming into his world. We are so to live that “we may,” as we pray in Advent, “without shame or fear rejoice to behold his appearing” (Proper Preface for Advent, BCP, page ). Welcome Bring your family’s Advent wreath to the center of your gathering.

Make sure you have matches or a lighter. One: Last week we lit the first Advent candle that invited us to wait during this special season. Today we continue to celebrate Advent as we watch for the coming of Jesus. All: Emmanuel, God with us. (light the first Advent candle from last week) One: Our circle to remind us.

The return of Christ at the beginning of the Tribulation in order to rapture the Church is a secret coming (1 Thes. ); it is not the Second Coming. The Second Coming occurs at the end of the Tribulation (Matt.

; 2 Thes. When the Church is raptured, the New Testament power of the Holy Spirit is also removed from the earth. The second coming of Christ will be the return of Christ to fulfill these remaining prophecies. In His first coming, Jesus was the suffering Servant.

In His second coming, Jesus will be the conquering King. In His first coming, Jesus arrived in the most humble of circumstances. It’s the fourth Sunday of Advent, and the tug of war is over. Christmas now takes center stage.

Families who have come home and may not join you for Christmas Eve services are expecting a Christmas message. It won’t do to keep to the Advent theme of anticipation of the second coming of Christ. We need to relive the first. The Second Coming of Christ is not an event that we should expect to happen soon, violently, or literally.

The Second Coming of Christ is what. The view that the second coming of Christ will precede the millennium and that he will rule personally and bodily on the earth during the thousand years.

Post-millennialism. The view that the millennium will come through the success of the gospel gradually converting the world and ushering in a golden age of the church.

1 Thessalonians - Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. In Christian end-times theology (eschatology), postmillennialism, or postmillenarianism, is an interpretation of chapter 20 of the Book of Revelation which sees Christ's second coming as occurring after (Latin post-) the "Millennium", a Golden Age in which Christian ethics term subsumes several similar views of the end times, and it stands in contrast to premillennialism and, to a.

Guest commentary by Dave Coles Advent is a time of preparation. In the secular world, that preparation involves writing the obligatory Christmas card letter, dragging out the baking pans and hunting through the closets for a Christmas-themed sweater to wear to the party.

But Advent really is the time when we prepare our hearts for the arrival of Jesus Christ, the Anointed One, our Lord and Savior.

There may be signs and hints that the Second Coming approaches, but we cannot predict the actual date. This verse would have been particularly important to the early Church. Hence, we should re-examine the Bible from the perspective that the Second Advent of Christ may not take place in a miraculous way.

It may, in fact, take place in the same manner as the First Advent. Christ Will Return as a Child on the Earth.

Jesus made a number of predictions foretelling what would happen to the Lord at his return. The only end-times event to occur is the second coming of Christ. They believe the second coming could occur at any moment and will be immediately followed by judgement of all humanity and then the end of time.

The Roman Catholic Church holds amillennial views, largely based on Saint Augustine's "City of God.". The second coming is soon. In fact, Jesus promised His disciples that He would come again.

John says, “Let not your heart be troubled In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”.

But though it is his work, we may seek out means whereby the Spirit of God can cultivate patience in our hearts.

As we observe Advent, God can grow patience in our hearts by demonstrating that God is patient, and not because he is slow (2 Peter ). By remembering the longing for Christ’s first coming, we see God’s mercy.

for the coming of Christ, so also do they prepare us for the RESHAPING CHURCH is telling readers (including us) to stay alert since the risen Christ may return anytime--probably when we least expect him.

Just like Jesus’ first advent into human time described in the birth narrative, the second advent will be unexpected as well. In the. “Advent” derives from the Latin Adventus, which means “coming,” and originally referred just to the coming of the feast of Christmas.

But over time the season of Advent took on a double meaning. Today it refers both to the “first coming” of Jesus Christ in his birth at Christmas and to his “second coming.The church holds many positions on the rapture, but the Second Coming is undisputed.

Foremost of all, belief in the Second Coming of Christ is important because it is clearly what the Bible teaches. To doubt the reality of the Second Coming is to doubt the reliability and validity of God's Word.TWO DISTINCT PHASES OF THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST A Comparison Between the Rapture (Pre-tribulational Coming) and the Second Advent (Post-tribulational Coming) 1.

TIME. RAPTURE--before the tribulation (Revelation ). The church will be kept out of that hour or time of testing which will come upon the whole world.