Darby's particular new twist was his introduction of the concept of the Rapture, which breaks the Second Coming of Christ
down into two stages: the mid-air Rapture of born-again believers at the beginning of the seven-year Tribulation and what really amounts to a "third coming" after the Tribulation.
That is the principle of transformation which, necessarily passing through the redemptive events of incarnation, passion, death, resurrection, ascension and enthronement of Christ, reaches its fulfilment in the second coming of Christ
at the end of this dimension of creation.
Michael Jenkins, president of the Moon front group, announced that Moon is the second coming of Christ
He was a most charitable, hyper-religious man, a minister of the sect known as the Brethren, who spent his entire blameless life optimistically and totally convincedly awaiting the Second Coming of Christ
, his embraced Saviour.
Some say they fear the born-again President Bush believes he is preparing the world for the Second Coming of Christ
, and war in Iraq is just the opening salvo in the battle of Armageddon.
Critics of the Christian Right say the IFCJ's appeal to `prophesy' in their infomercial is a thinly veiled reference to Armageddon, the Second Coming of Christ
, and the moment when nonbelievers--Jews included--will be cast into the lake of fire," the Advocate reported.
Precisely what all the pseudoapocalyptic imagery is supposed to add up to remains entirely obscure--something about the absence of God and maybe the second coming of Christ
, given all that fishy imagery.
Nowadays, the affair between Jews and born-again Christians is more passionate than ever, as events that seem to unfold almost daily in the Holy Land are interpreted by some evangelicals as preordained indicators of the Second Coming of Christ
She appeared on the scene among the followers of William Miller, who, based on his interpretation of the scriptures, prophesied the Second Coming of Christ
I remember a few years ago the bookmakers had odds of a British player winning Wimbledon as 1,500-1 and they were the same odds as the second coming of Christ
Archbishop of Canterbury to confirm second coming of Christ
on or before January 1, 2000.
Fellini's movie opens with the second coming of Christ
as citizens of Rome glimpse a vision of the Messiah flying over their city.
Indeed, if Sitting Bull really believed in the second coming of Christ
, then Sitting Bull did die for Christ just as Vestal stated in 1932, "These good Christians said he was crazy and killed him because he dared to hope for the Second Coming of Christ
Augustine also developed his theological interpretation of human history, which he perceives as linear and predestined, beginning with creation and ending with the Second Coming of Christ
Hill undertakes just such a demolition project with regard to the thesis, still occasionally heard, that the normal pattern of early Christian hope, until the epidemic of |Hellenization' introduced by Clement and Origen at the beginning of the third century, was chiliastic or millenarian: that the first Christians looked forward not only to a second coming of Christ
and a bodily resurrection, but to a period of happiness and security on this earth before history's final conflict and the judgement.