Questions And Answers


    Christ’s Second Coming


What promise did Christ make concerning His coming?


      “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 

     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 14:1-3


What follows the signs of Christ’s coming?


      “And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.”

Luke 21:27


At His ascension, how was Christ’s return promised?


      “And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; 

       Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.”

Acts 1:10,11


How does Paul give expression to this hope?


      “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.”

Titus 2:13


What is Peter’s testimony regarding it?


      “For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.”

2 Peter 1:16


Will the inhabitants of the earth as a whole be prepared to meet Him?


      “And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” 

Mathew 24:30

      “Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so,  Amen.”

Revelation 1:7


Why will many not be prepared for this event?


      “But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; 

       And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; 

      The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, 

      And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” 

Matthew 24:48-51


What will the world be doing when Christ comes?


      “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 

       But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed [them] all. 

       Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.”

Luke 17:28-30


Comment- These text do not teach that it is wrong in itself to eat, drink, marry, buy, sell, plant or build, but that men’s minds will be so taken up with these things that they will give little or no thought of the future life, and make no plans or preparation to meet Jesus when He comes.


Who is it that blinds men to the gospel of Christ?


     “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”

2 Corinthians 4:4


Comment- The devil does not want us to see the truth and keeps people talking about other things.


When are the saved to be like Jesus?


      “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.”

1 John 3:2


Will Christ’s coming be a time of reward?


            “For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.”

Matthew 16:27

      “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.”

Revelation 22:12


To whom is salvation promised at Christ’s appearing?


     “So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.”

Hebrews 9:28


What influence has this hope upon the life?


      “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 

      And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.”

1 John 3:2,3


To whom is a crown of righteousness promised?


      “For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. 

     I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 

      Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”

2 Timothy 4:6-8


What will the waiting ones say when Jesus comes?


      “And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”

Isaiah 25:9


Has the exact time of Christ’s coming been revealed?




      “But of that day and hour knoweth no man.”

Matthew 24:36

In view of this fact, what does Christ tell us to do?


      “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.”

Matthew 24:42


Comment- To the secure and careless He will come as a thief in the night: to His own he will come as their Lord.  We are to always be looking for the return of our Saviour.


What warning has Christ given that we might not be taken by surprise by this great event?


      “And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and [so] that day come upon you unawares. 

      “For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 

      Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. 

      And in the day time he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount of Olives. 

       And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him.”

Luke 21:34-38


What Christian grace are we exhorted to exercise in our expectant longing for this event?


      “Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. 

     Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.”

James 5:7,8