What the Bible teaches about the coming of the Christ:

Jesus Christ is referred to in the Bible by many titles. Probably the most important one in the mind of most of us is that he is our "Savior"; (John 4:42) providing the ransom sacrifice for our sins. [(Matthew 20:28) "Just as the Son of man came, not to be ministered to, but to minister and to give his soul a ransom in exchange for many"...] Jesus is referred to as the "son of God," (John 20:31 ; John 3:17-18 ; Mark 3:11-12) the "faithful and true witness," (Revelation 3:14) and even as the "word of God." (Revelation 19:11-13)

Jesus himself taught the message he brought, between the years 29 and 33 C.E., was a treasure more important than anything we could seek. (Matthew 13:44) He indicated his message brought hope for everyone: As he compared his making sure the poor and downtrodden got preached to with his raising the dead and healing the sick. (Matthew 11:5 ; Luke 4:18-19 ; ) [Those scriptures indicate Jesus believed the poor being talked to about the hope of Christ's kingdom, was just as important as raising the dead. He was making clear to us his Father is not partial. (Acts 10:34)]

The Bible teaches at the mouth of two witnesses a thing is established. (2 Corinthians 13:1) God asserted law to mankind, and further stated that his law was good for all. [(Isaiah 48:17) ..."I, Jehovah, am your God, the One teaching you to benefit [yourself]."] Being perfect and good, God chooses to act in harmony with his own laws. When satan and Adam and Eve rebelled against the right of God to establish law, God set in motion a plan to fix the damage they caused. That is one of the things Jesus came to do. [(1 John 3:8b) . . .For this purpose the Son of God was made manifest, namely, to break up the works of the Devil.]

Christ is given a kingdom and power, so that every knee should bend to him. [(Philippians 2:9-11) . . .For this very reason also God exalted him to a superior position and kindly gave him the name that is above every [other] name, so that in the name of Jesus every knee should bend of those in heaven and those on earth and those under the ground, and every tongue should openly acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.] Christ Jesus is thus the second witness to establish the righteousness of God's sovereignty: To firmly establish forever that God's rule is good. When all Christ's enemies have been made his foot stool, Jesus will submit himself (and of course, the kingdom God has given him) to his Father: [(1 Corinthians 15:24-28) 'Next, the end, when he hands over the kingdom to his God and Father, when he has brought to nothing all government and all authority and power. 25 For he must rule as king until [God] has put all enemies under his feet. 26 As the last enemy, death is to be brought to nothing. 27 For [God] “subjected all things under his feet.” But when he says that ‘all things have been subjected,’ it is evident that it is with the exception of the one who subjected all things to him. 28 But when all things will have been subjected to him, then the Son himself will also subject himself to the One who subjected all things to him, that God may be all things to everyone.']

By all Jesus has done at his first coming, and finally [yet in the future], by the act of returning the kingdom to his Father, Christ will forever demonstrate loyalty and faithfulness to his heavenly Father. He [fulfills the law and] becomes the second witness to the goodness, and to the right, of God's rule. He restores peace and harmony to the universe, with his Father as ruler of heaven, and ruler of an earth full of perfect people. It will be just as God intended when he created Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. Some even imagine it will take the same amount of time to get us there, as it would have taken if Adam and Eve had never sinned. This truly is the greatest story ever told! It is truth!

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