Over the last few weeks, I’ve presented many eschatological views concerning the return of Christ. We’ve discussed the rapture, the tribulation, and the millennium. However, there are three things all eschatologists can agree on:
1) There will be a Great Tribulation
2) After the Tribulation, Christ will establish his kingdom on earth
3) There will be a rapture (where all believers will become immortal and dwell with Christ forever).
The time frame is what is in question here, which leads to what will Christ’s Second Coming look like.
Why is this important for us? Because Christ can come at any time. We should be familiar with the signs so we are not fooled by any of Satan’s trickery. Most importantly, the Second Coming gives us hope and faith. Hope when things are bad. Faith that God has not forsaken us. Through this study of Revelation we should see both our hope and faith grow in leaps and bounds.