The Second Coming (sometimes called the Second Advent or the Parousia) is a Christian and Islamic belief regarding the future (or past) return of Jesus after his ascension to heaven about two thousand years ago. The idea is based on messianic prophecies and is part of most Christian eschatologies.
Views about the nature of Jesus's Second Coming vary among Christian denominations and among individual Christians.
This app is a collection of lectures by William Miller (1782-1849), a 19th century preacher who managed to convince himself and thousands of others that Jesus would return in 1844. Born a Baptist, he became a Deist and Freemason. After he fought in the war of 1812, he had a spiritual epiphany, and was called back to Baptism. After much study, Miller became convinced that Biblical chronology pointed to the imminent end of the world, and in 1832, was confident enough to publicize his beliefs.
As the deadline approached, his followers grew into a huge movement. The calculations were refined by his disciples, and October 22, 1844 was determined to be the day. As that date approached, Millerites sold their homes and business, and flocked to the hills to await the last judgement. Of course, nothing out of the ordinary occurred, and most of Miller's followers melted away as quickly as they had joined. This became known as 'the Great Disappointment.' However, the concept of the imminent return or the Second Coming of Jesus has been a major component of evangelical Christian thought for the past century. Few have been so bold as to set an actual date certain for the end of the world. Most millennialists today simply point to various signs and portents to suggest that the end is near.
Content included in this The Second Coming app:
-Lecture I. The Second Appearing of Christ
-Lecture II. The First Resurrection
-Lecture III. The Two Thousand Three Hundred Days
-Lecture IV. Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people...
-Lecture V. Pagan Rome Numbered
-Lecture VI. Daniel's Vision of the Latter Days
-Lecture VII. Daniel's 1260, 1290, and 1335 Days Explained
-Lecture VIII. The Three Woe Trumpets
-Lecture IX. The Epistles to the Seven Churches of Asia, Considered as Applying to Seven Periods of the Gospel Church, Part I.
-Lecture X. The Epistles to the Seven Churches of Asia, Considered as Applying to Seven Periods of the Gospel Church, Part II
-Lecture XI. The New Song
-Lecture XII. The Seven Seals, as Representing Events to the End of Time
-Lecture XIII. The Two Witnesses, as Having Been Slain in the French Revolution
-Lecture XIV. The Woman in the Wilderness
-Lecture XV. The Seven Last Plagues, or Seven Vials
-Lecture XVI. The Parable of the Ten Virgins
-Lecture XVII. On the Punishment of the People of God Seven Times for their Sins
-Lecture XVIII. Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved?
-Lecture XIX. Signs of the Present Times
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