Much of the Bible is dedicated to the theme of the Second Coming. There are over 1500 prophecies of Jesus’ Second Coming recorded in the Bible. For every prophecy of His first coming mentioned in the Old Testament, there are eight predicting His Second Coming. Christ’s return is also mentioned once in every five verses in the New Testament.
Many Old Testament prophets were given visions and instructions
concerning this period, often called “the time of the end.” Daniel was
told that his writings were for the time of the end (Daniel 12:9). John’s book of Revelation is also full of prophecies concerning the Second Coming and the period just before it.
The Bible warns us of a period of great trouble and tribulation just
before the Second Coming. As well, the Coming itself is not necessarily
good news for all people, as the Bible warns that those that have
rejected Christ will run from Him at His appearing.
The Scriptures tell us that there will be signs in the earth, distress
of nations, and turmoil in the social structure of societies. In Matthew 24,
Jesus discusses the events prior to His Second Coming. He intermingles
His warnings about the destruction of Jerusalem with the destruction of
the world at the end of time using the events surrounding the
destruction of Jerusalem as a dual application. This discourse is also
presented in Mark 13 and Luke 21.
It can be argued that many of the events portrayed in the Bible have
always existed on the earth, but never has there been a time when all
these events were evident in so many diverse places and in such