"And when He had spoken these things, while they beheld, He was taken up; and a
cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven
as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; which also said, Ye men of
Galilee, why stand ye 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."
5. How did Christ Himself say He would come?
"For the Son of man shall come in the glory of His Father with His
angels." Matt. 16:27. "Then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and
they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great
glory." Matt. 24:30. "For whosoever shall be ashamed of Me and of My words,
of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when He shall come in His own glory, and in His
Father's, and of the holy angels." Luke 9:26.
6. How many will see Him when He comes?
"Behold, He comes with clouds; and every eye shall see Him, and they also
which pierced Him." Rev. 1:7.
NOTE.-Christ's second coming will be as real as was His first, and as visible as His
ascension, and far more glorious. To spiritualize our Lord's return is to pervert the
obvious meaning of His promise, "I will come again," and nullify the whole plan
of redemption; for the reward of the faithful of all ages is to be given at this most
glorious of all events.
7. What wonderful demonstration will accompany the Lord's coming?
"The Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the
Archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first." 1
8. What warning has Christ given concerning false views of the manner of His coming?
"Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it
not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great
signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, He is in the
desert; go not forth: behold, He is in the secret chambers; believe it
not." Matt. 24:23-26.
9. How visible is His coming to be?
"For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even unto the west; so
shall also the coming of the Son of man be." Verse 27.