"And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men
stood by them in white apparel; which also said, You men of Galilee, why stand you gazing
up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come
in like manner as you have seen Him go into heaven." Acts 1:10,11.
8. How ancient is this doctrine of Christ's coming?
"And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold,
the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgment upon all."
NOTE.-Seeking to cast reflection upon modern believers in the advent doctrine, a man in
Hungary not long ago remarked to a colporteur of this faith that he had heard that the
first Adventist preacher is still living. "Yes," replied the colporteur,
"the first Adventist preacher is still living, yet the Adventist faith is thousands
of years old. The Bible says that Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, preached the coming
of Christ in glory and power, and Enoch is still living. He was translated to heaven
without seeing death, and will never die."
9. What was Job's confidence concerning Christ's coming?
"For I know that my Redeemer lives, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon
the earth: . . . whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another;
though my reins be consumed within me." Job 19:25-27.
10. How does David speak of Christ's coming?
"Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before Him,
and it shall be very tempestuous round about Him." Ps. 50:3. "For He cometh, for
He cometh to judge the earth: He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people
with His truth." Ps. 96:13.
11. How does Paul give expression to this hope?
"For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Savior, the
Lord Jesus Christ." Phil. 3:20. "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious
appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ!" Titus 2:13.
12. What is Peter's testimony regarding it?
"For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you
the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye-witnesses of His
majesty." 2 Peter 1:16.
13. When are the saints to he like Jesus?
"Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what we shall be:
but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him
as He is." 1 John 3:2.
14. What scriptures show that Christ's coming will be a time of reward?
"For the Son of man shall come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and then
He shall reward every man according to his works." Matt. 16:27. "And,
behold, I come quickly; and My reward is with Me, to give every man according as
his work shall be." Rev. 22:12.
15. To whom is salvation promised at Christ's appearing?
"So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look
for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation." Heb. 9:28.
16. What influence has this hope upon the life?
"We know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as
He is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as He is
pure." 1 John 3:2,3.
17. To whom does Paul say a crown of righteousness is promised?
"For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have
fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is
laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give
me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His
appearing." 2 Tim. 4:6-8.
18. What will the waiting ones say when Jesus comes?
"And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for Him,
and He will save us: this is the Lord; we have waited for Him, we will be glad and rejoice
in His salvation." Isa. 25:9.
19. Has the exact time of Christ's coming been revealed?
"But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but
My Father only." Matt. 24:36.
20. In view of this fact, what does Christ tell us to do?