As we approach a study of the Return of the Lord, let us realize that this is an important and vital truth for us, in the days in which we live. The Second Coming of the Lord is the most prominent doctrine in the Bible.
v In the New Testament alone there are more than 300 references to the Second Coming of the Lord.
v It is spoken of once in every 25 verses in the N.T.
v In the Old Testament there are 20 times as many references to Christ’s Second Coming as there are to His first coming.
v The Second Advent is mentioned twice as many times as the atonement.
In the face of this strong testimony it is evident that the integrity of the entire Bible is inextricably woven into the promise of Christ’s Return. If He does not come again the Word of God is made a lie, human destiny will lack fulfilment, the consummation of God’s glory will be denied, and the very foundations of the universe will be uprooted (Mark 13:31)!
Ps. Tony was born in Holland in 1938 and migrated with parents to Australia in 1952. He is married with three grown-up sons. He lived in Adelaide initially and did apprenticeship as carpenter and then he became self-employed as sub-contractor.Over 40 years of ministry, Tony pastored in 24 churches, planted 20 churches and twice helped restore broken churches.
Dr. Ian Traill was born in Dundee, Scotland in 1952.
Dr. Ian came to the Lord under Pastor Tony Smits in Ballarat Victoria Australia under the Christian Revival Crusade banner. The CRC is a Pentecostal church movement who believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit to be in action within the Church.