The biblical basis
The fact of Jesus' return is one of the most extensively commented on teachings in the Bible. Here are just a few of the many sources of evidence:
Jesus Himself: In his sermon on the end times he declared:
"And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory."
Luke 21:27 (ESV)
Even before he began his suffering on the cross, he promised his disciples:
"In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also."
John 14,2+3 (ESV)
b) Two angels
Two angels: After Jesus appeared to his disciples several times after his resurrection, he was caught up into heaven before their eyes on the Mount of Olives. Then two angels appeared to them and said:
"...This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven"
Acts 1,11b (ESV)
c) New Testament letters
New Testament letters: There are repeated references to the return of Jesus. Of the many Bible passages in this regard, I would like to quote just one:
"So Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him."
Hebrews 9,28 (ESV)
d) Revelation John
There is also a lot of talk about Jesus' return in the last book of the Bible. For example, Jesus himself testified to John:
"And behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book...Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done"
Revelation 22,7+12 (ESV)
The Lord is coming soon, Hallelujah,
But not in lowliness;
The kingdom is his, hallelujah,
For all eternity
Author: Karl-Otto Böhringer