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The Greek word “parousia” is becoming common in English as a technical term for the Second Coming of Christ. The use of the word in the secular Greek contemporary with the New Testament is extremely interesting.
The Second Coming of Christ: Must Christians Have A Creed?
The Apostle Paul, in the First Epistle to the Thessalonians, describes the Gentile Christians in that city as people who had “turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for His Son from heaven.” It is therefore evident that the Second Coming of Christ occupied a prominent place in the beliefs of the 1st century Christians. Here are a few quotations which reveal the faith of those early disciples in their Lord’s return.