While the Scriptures represent great events in the history of the individual Christian, such as death and great events in the history of the church, the outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost and the destruction of Jerusalem, as comings of Christ for deliverance or judgment, they also declare that these partial and typical comings shall be concluded by a final, triumphant return of Christ to punish the wicked and to complete the salvation of his people.
Temporal comings of Christ are indicated in <402423>Matthew 24:23, 27, 34 ? ?Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is the Christ, or, Here; believe it not?For as the lightning cometh forth from the east, and is seen even unto the west; so shall be the coming of the Son of man?Verily I
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