Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Doctrine of the Second Advent. Part 2.
Wednesday, September 3, 2003
Salvation – soteria = sometimes it means salvation in the sense of redemption, but more often, as here, it refers to deliverance.
The Doctrine of the Second Advent.
Point 1. Definition.
Advent – the Coming or the Arrival of something extremely important.
The First Advent begins with the virgin birth and concludes with the resurrection, ascension and session.
The Second Advent is the second coming or the second time our Lord comes back down on the earth.
Point 2. The Distinction Between the Rapture and the Second Advent.
7. R – Christ appears as the groom.
SA – Christ appears as the Messiah.
8. R – End of the Church-age.
SA – End of the Jewish age.
9. R – Israel under the fifth cycle of discipline.
SA – Termination of the fifth cycle of discipline.
Point 3. Analogies to the Second Advent.
The Analogy of Nature: Lightning –
MAT 24:27 For just as the lightning comes from the east, and flashes even to the west, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be.
The Second Advent also travels at great speed, REV 22:7,12.
The Second Advent disturbs and frightens the unenlightened,
The Second Advent warns of a coming storm.
The Second Advent – storms of coming judgment.
The annihilation of the invading armies against Jerusalem.
The judgment of Satan and the fallen angels. –
The judgment of the beast and false prophet.
The baptism of fire which removes all unbelievers from the earth.
The administration of the fifth cycle of discipline to certain nations.
Point 4. The Second Advent and Armageddon.
Point 5. The Second Advent and Operation Footstool.
During the Church-age, the royal family represents Christ on earth, not Israel.
After the Rapture, the Age of Israel resumes.
Satan is locked up for 1000 years, REV 20:1-3.
Point 6. The Baptism of Fire and the Second Advent.
The baptism of fire is the means by which all the unbelievers are removed from the earth and cast into fire.
MAT 24:36-41 is an analogy to the baptism of fire.
a. The wheat and the Tares, MAT 13:47.
b. The bad fish,
c. The ten virgins,
d. The Jewish baptism of fire is found in
The Gentile baptism of fire is found in
The baptism of fire vindicates the character of God, REV 19:11.
Point 7. The Second Advent and the Millennium.
Satan and demons are removed, REV 20:1-3.
There will be maximum spirituality, ISA 65:24.
Evangelism continues on the earth.
All the unconditional covenants to Israel are fulfilled, DAN 9:24.
f. There is a population explosion, no death except for capital punishment.
Then the Gog revolution is started by Satan after his release from prison because there are unbelievers on the earth, REV 20:7-10.
Redemption will have been accomplished and the sovereignty of God will have been manifest on the earth.
Point 8. The Views of the Second Advent.