The early church members wrote many books. We can trace back to them what they really believed. We do not have the sermons that Paul preached in different churches around Asia and Europe. But we have these books that tell us exactly what Paul preached as what they believed is what Paul taught them .
No early church christian did believe that Jesus wouls return two times . This belief of 2 second comings comes from the 1800 s Margaret Mac Donalds had a dream where she saw Jesus returning two time s. Then Irving the preacher of her church took on this idea . Then Darby popularized it, then Scoefield who published his bible allover the world put notes saying there would be two second comings. I am glad i never bought this Scofield bible . Will there two second comings of Jesus in the new testament No as
Just this point alone is ebough for us to understand it is impossible for God to teach one thing for 1800 years then teacn the opposite. God does not contradict himself, God doe snot lie . It would be a lie for God to say He will return one time and give rewards at his coming . Then say o no I am coming one time before than secretly ; then i will return again . People couild not trust such a Jesus that would change the truth and would not know how many times he will return .
If the early chrictians of the first centiries did not believe in 2 second comings it means that the apostles taught them that there would be only one second coming . If Paul preached that Jesus would return 2 times , then what would the early church christian believe ? They would have believed that Jesus would return 2 times .
To say that God would have taught people the second coming, then God would change the truth is not possible . The truth never changes . God can change his idea on something like the destruction of Niniveh . But the truth never changes as it is absolute . If there was 2 second comings it would mean that God lied to people for 1800 years. How could that be possible . It is like when i talk to my Muslim friends . They say that God only revealed the truth to Mohammed . And before that God allowed people to have a corrupt Bible .
Which is nonsense as God cannot make people believe a lie and deceive all christians until 500 ad . Will there two second comings of Jesus in the new testament No as the purpose of the bible and God is to give us the truth . The bible says that the Holy Spirit will guide us into all truth . In the truth the bible says there is no lie . No lie is of the truth . Then the bible says that God cannot lie .
Will there two second comings of Jesus in the new testament Early church Preparation
Then if there is only one second coming, then people will need to prepare as they never know the day or the hour . But if there would be 2 second comings, then people coudl relax and not repent of their sins . As they would wait for the first coming invisibly, then they woudl repent .
But the exact purpose of not knowing the day or hour and the purpose of one second coming is that people need to be prepared always . As one who would only prepare knowing Jesus would come tomorow is not someone that really loves Jesus . As following the truth we obey God because of love and not because of ulterior motives like removing evil just because Jesus is coming . We need to hate evil just because we love God and we love good .
Jesus did not give the day or the hour, nor did he give different events. The bible teaches that we need to be always prepared.
MT 24 42 'Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. 45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.'
If God sends new beliefs then they cannot contradict old truths . There is a difference between new revelations and new so called truths that contradict what the bible teaches . We need to discern this carefully . God will always send new light and new truths . Because truth is unfolding . But this new truth will never contradict what God has taught us in the past. This is a problem os the modern church , the seventh ay adventist church is the remant church . But many ar esatisfied with their revelations and few of them seek and study new truths . Thus they are laodicea.
Laodicea is having the truth but not seeking more light . Babylon is a state where the beliefs are from Satan and God at the same time . It is a mix of paganism and bible teachings. The truth church can become weak like the Jews but they could never become babylon as the spiritual state of being babylon is when Gods truth is mixed with lies. The bible teaches that in the end times a power would come called the false prophet.
This belief of Will there two second comings of Jesus in the new testament is a new belief that contradicts what Jesus already tod and taught . When the bible says Jesus will return as a thief. This means that the manner of his return will be as a thief . A thief comes unexpected and very fast . But a thief is not invisible . Note the bible says AS a thief not not Comes a thief . As means in the manner, of .
Synonyms of as: to the same degree or amount
1 Th 5 2 'For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.'
This verse says that when Jesus returns there will be sudden destruction . Everything on earth will be destroyed . How can it be a secret if everything is destroyed . It cannot be a secret . As a woman ready to give birth . The pains of a woman giving birth ar esudden and not expected. As a thied means the return of Jesus will be sudden , unexpected. This means also that when it says they shall not escape , then it will not be secret as everyone on earth will be affected . Some will go with Jesus in the air , the others will be destroyed and will only resurect after the 1000 years are finished .
RE 20 5 ' But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished.Thisisthe first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.'
Will there two second comings of Jesus in the new testament Jesuit invention
This belief is a deception , it comes from 2 Jesuit priests Lacunza and Rivera. They wrote books and protestants did not know they wer eJesuits, this was created as a deception . People all over the world have been deceived . Now the whole protestant world is not protesting anymore . Because the whole protestant belief has been changed . They put the antichrist in the futur . When in fact Luther, Calvin and all reformers taught that The pope and the catholic church is the antichrist.
There are many loving cahtolics but the belief is a masterpiece of Satanic deception . If all protestant belief has been changed to futurism and they erased what the apostles and reformers taught then the whole of modern christianity if a false prophet . This is because all the events they expect will never happen . Such a the rebuilding of Jerusalem temple such as the antchrist being a strange men in the futur .
Such as the 1260 days being literal days in the futur when antichrist will reign. All of the prophecies of the bible believed by evangelicals, pentecostals are a deception and will nevr happen . Did you know that the only worldwide church that teaches the same belief as the apostles and the reformers is the seventh day adventist church ? This is why Jesus says
RE 14 'Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. ' Jesus notes a group that is diferent than the majority which he calls babylon and the daughters . This group keep the commandments of God , the sabbath included . They did not introduce sunday pagan worship . They preach the 3 angels message , they preach the sanctuary message , they keep the sabbath and have the testimony of Jeus swhich is the Spirit of prophecy . All these signs are charateristics of the remannt church
1 The Testimony of Jesus and keeping the sabbath
17 ' And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.'
RE 19 10 'And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. '
2 Preaching the 3 angels message
Note that when this message isigiven to all nations , then Jesus returns as everyone would have made a descision for or against the truth . 6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
RE 14 7 'Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:' 11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.'
Here is the coming of Jesus right after the 3 angels message is given . Did you know that the only church in the world giving the 3 angels message is the seventh day adventist church . It is the only church that fulfils the bible prophecy about bring the remant church .
RE 14 'And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. ' Note that in message 1 of the 3 angels message it says this group gives the judgment hour message . Two christianities in the end times One teaches futurism , secret rapture . One teaches the 3 angels message . Chose your sid emy friend Jesus loves you .Repeat Father God forgive my sins, help me to know the truth and to follow you .Please provide for all my needs in the name of Jesus amen