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The Second Coming of Christ

“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 unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” John 14:2-3.

There is no fact in history more clearly established than the fact of the “First Coming” of Jesus Christ. But as His “First Coming” did not fulfill all the prophecies associated with His “Coming, ”it is evident that there must be "Another Coming” to completely fulfill them.

It was because the religious leaders of Jesus Christ’s day failed to distinguish between the prophecies that related to His “First Coming,” and those that related to His “Second Coming” that they rejected Him.

Peter tells us (IPeter.1:10,11) that the prophets themselves did not clearly perceive the difference between the “Sufferings” and “Glory” of Christ. That is, they did not see that there was a “TIME SPACE” between the “Cross” and the “Crown,” and that the “Cross” would precede the “Crown.”

But we have no such excuse. We live on this side of the “Cross,” and we can readily pick out all the prophecies that were fulfilled at Christ’s “First Coming” and apply the remainder to His “Second Coming.”

We cannot plead ignorance - because we have read the works of JESUS CHRIST, the PROPHETS AND APOSTLES - their EXPERIENCES and the DOCTRINES they shared - and for this reason - those of us in this age will be held more accountable for not having lived greater lives than they did. Did not Jesus say?

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and "GREATER WORKS THAN THESE SHALL HE DO; because I go unto my Father" - John 14:12.

So what will our excuse be for DOING SO MUCH LESS?


It is clear then that Christ’s “First Coming,” important as it was, is not the “doctrinal centre” of the Scriptures, that is, Christ’s “First Coming” was not the center of a circle that contains all doctrine, but was one of the foci of an ellipse of which the other is the “SECOND COMING.”