Second Coming


Second Coming
the coming of Christ on Judgment Day. Also called Advent, Second Advent.
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also called  Second Advent, or Parousia,  

      in Christianity, the future return of Christ in glory, when it is understood that he will set up his kingdom, judge his enemies, and reward the faithful, living and dead. Early Christians believed the Advent (Adventist) to be imminent (see millennium (millennialism)), and most Christian theologians since then have believed that the visible appearance of Jesus may occur at any moment and that Christians should be ever ready for it. Such believers find evidence for the Second Coming in the Gospels (Matthew 24,25; Mark 13; Luke 21:5–26; John 14:25–29), in the Book of Revelations, and in other biblical and traditional sources. See also Last Judgment.

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