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First coming of Christ and Second coming!  What's the difference?

There are huge differences in the reasons for His first

and second comings to earth

What are those differences between the two comings of Jesus Christ to earth?

In His first coming, Jesus Christ came to earth as a baby in a manger in Bethlehem, just as predicted 600 years before. Jesus fulfilled many of the prophecies of the Messiah during His birth, life, ministry, death, and resurrection. In His first coming, Jesus was the suffering Servant. In His first coming, Jesus arrived in the most humble of circumstances.

In His Second Coming, Jesus will be the conquering King. In His Second Coming, Jesus will arrive with the armies of Heaven at His side. Here are some more points of difference.

The First Coming of Christ:

  • Is a matter of historical fact.
  • Was when He came to earth as a newborn baby.
  • Was when He came to die to pay the penalty for the sins of the world.
  • When He came to be the Saviour of sinners.
  • Was when He came to be man's Saviour.
  • Was when He came with meekness riding on a donkey.
  • Was when Christ came to bring peace to the human heart and when He came the first time the government remained in the hands of men.
  • Was when Christ came the first time and was rejected by the Jewish people - they, and the Romans crucified Him.

The Second Coming of Christ:

    • Is a matter of prophecy (i.e.) is predicted in the Bible, God’s Word).
    • Means Christ will come to rule and reign.
    • Is when He will come to be the KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
    • Is when Christ will come to be man's judge. (Jude 14-15).
    • Means Christ will come to earth as a conquering Warrior.
    • Means Christ will come with power riding on a white horse.
    • Means Christ will come to bring peace to the entire world.
    • Then He will be received by the Jewish people.

So, whilst the first coming of Jesus was as a servant to serve and teach, His second arrival will be to rule over the whole earth. We all need to be ready for that time.

So there you can see in this very short summary, that every person on earth right now is required to make a decision on their future. If you do not receive Jesus Christ as your Saviour, then someday you must face Him as your Judge.