Second Coming 2

In the New Testament there are three terms for the Second Coming of Jesus:
Parousia: ‘Coming’ or ‘arrival’ or ‘presence’. Used in the First Century for the visit of an emperor or other distinguished person. Conveys the idea that the Lord’s return will be definite and decisive action of his part. He will come himself, as surely as he came in the Incarnation.
Apokalypsis: ‘Revelation’. The Lord’s coming will reveal who he is and what the world is. It will be a time for things which are now hidden to come to light.
Epiphneia: ‘Appearing’ or ‘manifestation’. Carries idea of drawing back a veil so that what is there already may be truly seen for what it is.
Know the Truth: Milne

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