July 26, 2014

Met: Hilarion: The End of History – An Orthodox View

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Source: Orthodox Christian Faith From ‘The Mystery of Faith’ by Bishop Alfeyev From the very beginning, the Christian Church has lived in the expectation of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. This belief is based on the words of our Lord, Who, shortly before His death on the Cross, promised His disciples that He would come again. ;Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. (2) In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places; but if not, I would have told you, because I am going away to prepare a place for you. (3) And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to myself, so that where I am, you may be also. (4) And you know the way where I am going (John 14:1-4). Belief in the Second Coming of Christ is also reflected in the Catholic Epistles, as well as in the Pauline corpus. The teaching expressed in these texts can be summarized as follows. First, ‘the day of the Lord’ will come … [Read more...]