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Christ will appear the second time. “And to them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” Hebrews 9:28; Acts 1:9-11; John 14:1-3; Titus 2:13; 1 John 3:2; Revelation 1:7; 22:20. BSA 4.3

Christ’s coming will be personal and visible. “This same Jesus which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. Acts 1:9-11; Matthew 24:30; Mark 13:26; 14:62; John 14:3; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; 2 Thessalonians 1:7; Titus 2:13; 1 John 3:2; Revelation 1:7. BSA 4.4

At Christ’s second coming the sinners, then living will be destroyed. “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.” 2 Thessalonians 2:7, 8; 1:7-10; Matthew 13:24-30, 37-43; 3:12; Luke 17:26-80. BSA 5.1

The dead in Christ will be raised, and the living saints will be changed at his coming. “Behold, I show you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 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.” 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17; 1 John 3:2. BSA 5.2

The immortal saints will then ascend up to heaven with their Lord, to the Father’s house, or New Jerusalem. “Let not your heart be troubled, ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” John 14:1-3; 7:33; 13:33, 36; 1 Peter 1:3-5. BSA 5.3

The earth will be left desolate. “Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger to lay the land desolate; and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.” Isaiah 13:9; 6:8-11; 24:1-3; 34:1-15; 28:21, 22; Jeremiah 4:20, 27; 50:32-38; Zephaniah 1:2, 3, 7-18; 3:6-8. BSA 5.4