The Second Advent
The second coming of Christ is the blessed hope of the church, the grand climax of the gospel. The Saviour's coming will be glorious, literal, personal, visible, audible 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. (Titus 2:11-14; Hebrews 9:28; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:9-11; Matthew 24:14; Revelation 1:7; Revelation 6:12-17; Matthew 24:43; Matthew 25:31; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 1 Corinthians 15:51-54; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; 2 Thessalonians 2:8; 2 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 14:14-20; Revelation 19:11-21; Matthew 24:14; Matthew 36-39; Mark 13; Luke 9:26, Luke 9:21; Luke 21:25-33; 2 Timothy 3:1-5; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6.