Second Advent


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Second Advent

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Second Advent

n
(Theology) a less common term for the Second Coming
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Noun1.Second Advent - (Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last JudgmentSecond Advent - (Christian theology) the reappearance of Jesus as judge for the Last Judgment
Christian theology - the teachings of Christian churches
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They were breakfasting, but they rushed out cheerfully, quite prepared for the Second Advent. They stared at the shattered and twisted Vaterland driving before the gale, amazed beyond words.
On the second Advent Sunday, December 9, from 10:00 until 16:00, visitors can buy original Christmas presents for their loved ones in the heated Forest School and in the garden in front.
He begins with a detailed account of the Millerites, the nineteenth-century religious sect of Pastor William Miller, who used complex biblical calculations to predict the second advent of Jesus on October 22, 1844.
The second Advent Candle was lit by the Loftus family, Diane, Sam and Amy.
10:30 a.m.: Second Advent worship service, with Holy Communion.
The Second Advent Preface, in the old translation, stated, "(Jesus') future coming was proclaimed by all the prophets." In the revised translation, it still says, -For all the oracles of the prophets foretold him."
Luther's humor is testimony of his conviction that "between birth and death and between the first and second advent of Christ, one must trust the promise of Holy Scripture that all will be well after the final hour of earthly time."
The Christian Pertinence of Eschatological Hope, 1950: "Actually we are celebrating the Second Advent every time we open our hearts to Jesus, every time we turn our backs to the low road and accept the high road, every time we say no to self that we may say yes to Jesus Christ ...
The Second Advent of Jesus is so important to majoritarian Islamic creed that the Permanent Committee for Research and Fatwa, of Saudi Arabia, a government institution headed by that nation's most influential religious authorities, proclaimed:
Ahmadi Muslims, who believe the second advent of Jesus came in the person of the 19th century Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, have also endured persecution and violence.
Ahmadi Muslims, who believe the second advent of Jesus came in the person of the 19th century Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, have also endured persecution and violence, the worst of which claimed 95 lives in a coordinated attack on two Ahmadi mosques in Lahore on May 28.
(And so Christ will come like a flash of lightning to drive away [the Antichrist's] hideous darkness, and as night is overturned by the dawning day the Antichrist will flee before the brilliant Savior, and when the light of truth bursts forth he will no longer be able to spread about the darkness of his wickedness.) (48) This apocalyptic passage presents during Advent a text about the second advent, the day of Judgment.