The purpose of this book is to give a fuller biblical explanation for the post Jesus Christ Has Already Come Again from the blog A Nonchurchgoer’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom. If you have not already read that post, please do so before beginning this book.
The title of this book comes from the martyr Stephen’s address to the Jewish Council (or, Sanhedrin) recorded in Acts 7 and, specifically, from Acts 7:40 where he quotes Exodus 32:1 (NASB) in which the Israelites are pressing Aaron to make an idol for them (which turned out to be the golden calf). Their justification was ”…as for this Moses…we do not know what has become of him.”
When you finish this book, you will have a clear understanding of the Bible’s teaching on the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. You will be able to give a straightforward answer to anyone who asks about it.
There is no need to wonder what became of Jesus Christ. He is God Almighty and reigns supreme over and through all creation. “In Him we live and move and exist” (Acts 17:28 NASB).
In order to achieve its purpose, this book incorporates quotations of – not merely references to - Bible verses. This is a departure from the way I normally write in my blogs, which is to simply cite chapter and verse and let the reader use his own Bible – whatever the translation. While I claim no copyright for anything I write my my blogs (and this book is no exception), English Bibles are copyrighted (even the King James Version) – hence the notice I am required to give below, and the similar notations I give throughout the text whenever I have reproduced the text of this translation. You are free to copy anything of mine you want (see the end of the About section where I have waived all copyrights, but you do not have the same liberty where the Bible verses are concerned.
Scripture quotations taken from the New American Standard Bible®,
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Table of Contents
Part One – The Second Coming of Jesus Christ
Part Two – The Timing of the Second Coming
Part Three – The Nature of the Second Coming
Afterword – The Traditions of Men or the Truth of God?