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Two physical comings of Christ to Earth

There are 2 comings of Christ, and they are very different. In the 1st Coming, the Messiah greatly humbled Himself in His Incarnation in a human body, his ministry and death on our behalf, in order to provide the means of grace and to establish His Spiritual Kingdom.

• How and why did Jesus greatly humble himself for us? Answer

At the 2nd Coming, the Messiah will come in awesome and overwhelming deadly power to destroy Satan’s kingdom on Earth and establish the physical Kingdom of God on Earth in fulfillment of His promise.

  1. His 1st Coming—the advent “in the fullness of the time” of the Messiah’s incarnation and ministry

    …the Son of God has come… —1 John 5:20

    …coming in the flesh… —2 John 1:7

  2. His 2nd Coming—at the end of our current era

    …“Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.” —Acts 1:11

    so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him. —Hebrews 9:28 NASB

    Act 3:20-21; 1 Thess. 4:15; 2 Tim. 4:1

See: KINGDOM OF GOD for the stages involved

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Article Version: June 7, 2019