3.5. Judgment Day (What Will Jesus Do in the Future?)

Unfinished Business, Second Coming

Fulfillment of Daniel 7


Kingdom of God


Resurrection of all

When will Jesus return?

Paul expected Jesus to return in his lifetime

The earliest gospels interpret the failed Jewish revolt against Rome (66-74) and destruction of temple in Jerusalem (70) as signs of return

Roman persecution of Christianity as a cult interpreted as stirring Christ to vengeance

Different responses to delay

The Simpsons, season 16 episode 19 “Thank God It’s Doomsday” is based partly on the Millerites’ attempt to calculate the second coming. It also reflects popular ideas about the rapture and heaven as a cloud place to which one goes after death.