What is the point of the second coming?

squirrelyguy

Active member
What is the point of Christ returning at all? If the only purpose of the second coming is to judge the world, couldn't Christ do that without leaving His throne in heaven? Upon reflection, doesn't it make the idea redundant unless we believe He intends to interact with human affairs for a while before the final judgment?
 

organgrinder

Well-known member
What is the point of Christ returning at all? If the only purpose of the second coming is to judge the world, couldn't Christ do that without leaving His throne in heaven? Upon reflection, doesn't it make the idea redundant unless we believe He intends to interact with human affairs for a while before the final judgment?
The Second Coming is to establish the 1,000 year millennial kingdom where Jesus will reign in a Jerusalem temple. Mankind will leave in peace and harmony until just before the 1,000 years expire. He will be interacting with folks. See Revelation, Zechariah, etc. The final judgment follows that where all unsaved will be raised and stand before the Great White Throne. They will be judged out of "the books" because they will not be found to be in the Book of Life (see Revelation). They will be banished to the lake of fire and eternal torment with Satan and his followers for rejecting God's love in the person of Jesus the Messiah. A new heaven and a new earth will then be made where we will dwell eternally with God. That is the ultimate Feast of Tabernacles.
 
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