parousia

parousia (Puh-roo´zhee-uh)

A Greek word meaning “coming,” “arrival,” or “being present.” It occurs several times in the NT: (Matt 24:3, Matt 24:27, Matt 24:37, Matt 24:39; 1Cor 15:23; 1Thess 2:19; 1Thess 3:13; 1Thess 4:15; 1Thess 5:23; 2Thess 2:1, 2Thess 2:8; Jas 5:7-8; 2Pet 1:16; 2Pet 3:4, 2Pet 3:12; 1John 2:28). In most instances, the term gives expression to the early Christian belief and expectation that Jesus will appear, in the future, as Son of Man, Christ (Messiah), or Lord. Frequently in these texts, Jesus is visualized as the one who will sit as judge on the coming day of judgment. A number of passages suggest that certain “signs” or preliminary phenomena may indicate that Jesus’s parousia or other parousia events are imminent (Matt 24:4-34; Mark 13:5-20; Luke 21:8-28; 2Thess 2:1-12; 1John 2:18). Other texts call on readers to be ready because such events will take place without warning (see, e.g., Matt 24:43-44).

Matt 24:3

Signs of the End of the Age
3When he was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will this be, and what will ... View more

Matt 24:27

27For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

Matt 24:37

37For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

Matt 24:39

39and they knew nothing until the flood came and swept them all away, so too will be the coming of the Son of Man.

1Cor 15:23

23But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ.

1Thess 2:19

19For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before our Lord Jesus at his coming? Is it not you?

1Thess 3:13

13And may he so strengthen your hearts in holiness that you may be blameless before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.

1Thess 4:15

15For this we declare to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will by no means precede those who have ... View more

1Thess 5:23

23May the God of peace himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2Thess 2:1

The Man of Lawlessness
1As to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we beg you, brothers and sisters,

2Thess 2:8

8And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will destroy with the breath of his mouth, annihilating him by the manifestation of his coming.

Jas 5:7-8

Patience in Suffering
7Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with i ... View more

2Pet 1:16

Eyewitnesses of Christ's Glory
16For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we ha ... View more

2Pet 3:4

4and saying, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since our ancestors died, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation!”

2Pet 3:12

12waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set ablaze and dissolved, and the elements will melt with fire?

1John 2:28

28And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he is revealed we may have confidence and not be put to shame before him at his coming.

Matt 24:4-34

4Jesus answered them, “Beware that no one leads you astray.5For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah!’ and they will lead many astray.6And you w ... View more

Mark 13:5-20

5Then Jesus began to say to them, “Beware that no one leads you astray.6Many will come in my name and say, ‘I am he!’ and they will lead many astray.7When you h ... View more

Luke 21:8-28

8And he said, “Beware that you are not led astray; for many will come in my name and say, ‘I am he!’ and, ‘The time is near!’ Do not go after them.9“When you he ... View more

2Thess 2:1-12

The Man of Lawlessness
1As to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we beg you, brothers and sisters,2not to be quickly sh ... View more

1John 2:18

Warning against Antichrists
18Children, it is the last hour! As you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. From this we know t ... View more

Matt 24:43-44

43But understand this: if the owner of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his ... View more

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