The Remnant Church of Jesus Christ
THE SECOND ADVENT
We believe that the Second Advent of Jesus Christ is to: first, redeem the saved, and second,  to judge and destroy the unrepentant
sinners, sin, this present world, and our solar system as we know it today.  

To save:
 (LUKE 21:28)  “AND WHEN THESE THINGS BEGIN  TO COME TO PASS,  THEN  LOOK  UP, AND  LIFT UP
YOUR  HEADS;  FOR  YOUR  REDEMPTION  DRAWETH NIGH.”  
(ISAIAH 25:9)  “AND IT SHALL BE SAID IN THAT
DAY, LO, THIS IS OUR GOD; WE HAVE WAITED FOR HIM, AND HE WILL SAVE US: THIS IS THE LORD; WE HAVE
WAITED FOR HIM, WE WILL BE GLAD AND REJOICE IN HIS SALVATION.”  (Titus 2:13-14; Heb. 9:28; Matt. 25:31-33;
Ps. 76:8-9; Isa. 33:22; I Thess. 5:9; Rev. 12:10; Isa. 12:2; etc.)

To destroy:  (II THESSALONIANS 1:7-9)  (7)  “AND TO YOU WHO ARE TROUBLED REST WITH US, WHEN THE LORD
JESUS SHALL BE REVEALED FROM HEAVEN WITH HIS MIGHTY ANGELS.  (8)  IN FLAMING FIRE TAKING
VENGEANCE ON THEM THAT KNOW NOT GOD, AND THAT OBEY NOT THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD, JESUS
CHRIST:  (9)  WHO SHALL BE PUNISHED WITH EVERLASTING DESTRUCTION FROM THE PRESENCE OF THE
LORD, AND FROM THE GLORY OF HIS POWER.”  
(ISAIAH 13:9)  “BEHOLD THE DAY OF THE LORD COMETH,
CRUEL BOTH WITH WRATH AND FIERCE ANGER, TO LAY THE LAND DESOLATE:  AND HE SHALL 104:35;
II Thess. 2:8-12; Heb. 10:26-27; Matt. 25:41-46; etc) (7)  “BUT THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH, WHICH ARE NOW,
BY THE SAME WORD ARE KEPT IN STORE, RESERVED UNTO FIRE AGAINST THE DAY OF JUDGMENT AND
PERDITION OF UNGODLY MEN.  (10)  BUT THE DAY OF THE LORD WILL COME AS A THIEF IN THE NIGHT; IN
THE WHICH THE HEAVENS SHALL PASS AWAY WITH A GREAT NOISE, AND THE ELEMENTS SHALL MELT WITH
FERVENT HEAT.” (Isa. 13:6,9-11;Joel 3:15-16; Jer.4:23,26,28; Isa.34:1-4,8; Rev. 19:11-18;etc.)

We believe that the Second Advent of Jesus Christ is going to come suddenly as a thief, and no one knows when that day and hour
is; therefore, we must be ready at all times.
(I THESSALONIANS 5:2)  “FOR YOURSELVES KNOW PERFECTLY THAT THE DAY OF THE LORD SO COMETH AS
A THIEF IN THE NIGHT.”  
(MATTHEW 24:36,44)  (36)  BUT OF THAT DAY AND HOUR KNOWETH NO MAN, NO,
NOT THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN, BUT MY FATHER ONLY.  (44)  THEREFORE BE YE ALSO READY:  FOR IN SUCH
AN HOUR AS YE THINK NOT, THE SON OF MAN COMETH.”

We believe, and  holy  scripture confirms, that  the  Second Advent of Jesus Christ will not be any secret, or secret rapture,
(MATTHEW 24:27,30-31)
 (27)  “FOR AS THE LIGHTNING COMETH OUT OF THE EAST, AND SHINETH EVEN UNTO
THE WEST; SO SHALL ALSO THE COMING OF THE SON OF MAN BE.  (30)  AND THEN SHALL APPEAR THE SIGN
OF THE SON OF MAN IN HEAVEN:  AND 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.  (31)  AND HE
SHALL SEND HIS ANGELS WITH A GREAT SOUND OF A TRUMPET, AND THEY SHALL GATHER TOGETHER HIS
ELECT FROM THE FOUR WINDS, FROM ONE END OF HEAVEN TO THE OTHER.”  

(I THESSALONIANS 4:16) “FOR 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.”  

There is definitely no secret here when Jesus returns.  The shout of the Archangel and the trump of God will be so loud, it will
wake up the dead.  (Luke 17:24; Psalm 50:1-7; Luke 21:27-28; Matt. 25:31-32; II Thess. 1:7-8; I Tim. 6:14-16; Rev. 19:11-21;
II Peter 3:10,12; Rev. 6:14-17; Jude 14; Dan. 7:9-10; Isa. 34:1-4; etc.).

We believe the scriptures  which  mention that  upon  Jesus’ return, “one will be left and one will be taken”,is merely a simple
explanation that some will be joining Jesus in the air to go home with Him, while others will not be going home with the Savior,
(MATTHEW 24:40-41)  (40)  “THEN SHALL TWO BE IN THE FIELD; THE ONE SHALL BE TAKEN, AND THE OTHER
LEFT.  (41)  TWO WOMEN SHALL BE GRINDING AT THE MILL, THE ONE SHALL BE TAKEN, AND THE OTHER
LEFT.”

We believe that  there are only  four categories of people on this earth,   (1)  The  righteous  or saved  who  are  alive,  (2)  The
righteous or saved who are dead in their graves,  (3)  The evil or lost who are alive, and   (4)   The evil or lost who are dead in
their graves.  We believe that the dead in Christ (the saved) will resurrect first at Jesus’ appearing.  The second event to take
place will be the translation of the saved who are alive.  This will be accomplished as quickly as the blinking of an eye,  
(I CORINTHIANS 15:51-53)  (51)  “BEHOLD, I SHEW YOU A MYSTERY; WE SHALL NOT ALL SLEEP (die) BUT WE
SHALL ALL BE CHANGED,  (52)  IN A MOMENT, IN THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE, AT THE LAST TRUMP:  FOR THE
TRUMPET SHALL SOUND, AND THE DEAD SHALL BE RAISED INCORRUPTIBLE, AND WE SHALL BE CHANGED.
(53)  FOR THIS CORRUPTIBLE MUST PUT ON INCORRUPTION, AND THIS MORTAL MUST PUT ON IMMORTALITY.”  
(I THESSALONIANS 4:13,15-17)  (13)  “BUT I WOULD NOT HAVE YOU TO BE IGNORANT, BRETHREN,
CONCERNING THEM WHICH ARE ASLEEP, THAT YE SORROW NOT, EVEN AS OTHERS WHICH HAVE NO HOPE.   
(15)   FOR THIS  WE SAY UNTO  YOU BY THE WORD OF THE LORD, THAT WE WHICH ARE ALIVE AND REMAIN
UNTO THE COMING OF THE LORD SHALL NOT PREVENT THEM WHICH ARE ASLEEP.  (16)  FOR THE LORD
HIMSELF SHALL DESCEND FROM HEAVEN WITH A SHOUT, WITH THE VOICE OF THE ARCHANGEL, AND THE
DEAD IN CHRIST SHALL RISE FIRST:  (17)  THEN WE WHICH ARE ALIVE AND REMAIN SHALL BE CAUGHT UP
TOGETHER WITH THEM IN THE CLOUDS, TO MEET THE LORD IN THE AIR:  AND SO SHALL WE EVER BE WITH
THE LORD.”
 (remarks in parenthesis supplied)

We believe that the remaining two categories of evil people will not make it into heaven.  The evil people who are alive at the
second coming of Jesus will be destroyed by the brightness of his coming because “He is a consuming fire,”
(II THESSALONIANS 2:8)  “AND THEN SHALL THAT WICKED BE REVEALED, WHOM THE LORD SHALL CONSUME
WITH THE SPIRIT OF HIS MOUTH, AND SHALL DESTROY WITH THE BRIGHTNESS OF HIS COMING:  
(HEBREWS
12:29 AND DEUT. 4:24)
 (29)  “FOR OUR GOD IS A CONSUMING FIRE.”  (Job 21:30,32; Jer. 25:30-33; Matt. 13:41-42,
49-50; Isa. 34:2,8; II Pet. 3:7,10-11; Psalm 37:9-10,34,38).

We believe that the fourth category of people will remain in their graves until the  “second resurrection” at the end of the
thousand years, to be destroyed in hell’s fire, which is the “second death”, from whence there is no more hope of a resurrection,
 
(JOB 21:32)  “YET SHALL HE BE BROUGHT TO THE GRAVE, AND SHALL REMAIN IN THE TOMB.”  
(REVELATION 20:5-6,14-15)  (5)  “BUT THE REST OF THE DEAD LIVED NOT AGAIN UNTIL
THE THOUSAND YEARS WERE FINISHED.  THIS IS THE FIRST RESURRECTION. (Those who sat on thrones and did not
receive the mark of the Beast, verse 4).  (6)  BLESSED AND HOLY IS HE THAT HATH PART IN THE FIRST
RESURRECTION:  (the second advent of Jesus) ON SUCH THE SECOND DEATH HATH NO POWER, BUT THEY
(the saved) SHALL BE PRIESTS OF GOD AND OF CHRIST, AND SHALL REIGN WITH HIM A THOUSAND YEARS.  
(14)  AND DEATH AND HELL WERE CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE. (signifying there will never be another death or hell
forever) THIS IS THE SECOND DEATH.  (Hell’s Fire)  (15)  AND WHOSOEVER WAS NOT FOUND WRITTEN IN THE
BOOK OF LIFE WAS CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE.”  (All of the Lost, including Satan; the Beast; the false prophet; and all
of the demonic fallen angels). (remarks in parenthesis supplied.) (John 5:28-29; I Cor. 15:22-24; Acts 24:15; Dan. 12:2).