"Waiting for the Coming":
"Waiting for the Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians 1:7
by J T Mawson
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This book consists of chapters of a practical nature on the Second Advent.
People have all sorts of ideas about what the future holds. What is the truth about what lies ahead? The Bible records that Jesus said He would return. Is that true? and, if so, what are the consequences - for the Christian and the world?
In a series of Bible studies the author explores these and related issues: considering relevant questions, to which he discovers convincing answers. Importantly, he shows that the coming again of the Lord Jesus Christ will be in two stages - the coming for His saints (the Rapture) and with them (the Appearing).
In the light of these, we each need to face the challenge, "Am I waiting for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ?"
Revised and reprinted from a series entitled "The Coming Again of the Lord Jesus" in Scripture Truth magazine, Volume 25, 1933 and the article "He that shall come, will come" in Volume 26, 1934, this book was first published in 1936. This edition amends typographical errors in Scripture references and adds references omitted.
Other books by J T Mawson are available from STP.
Preface to the 2011 Edition
Will He Really Come Again?
"Behold the Bridegroom"
The Rapture and the Appearing
Will all Who are Christ's Be Caught Up at His Coming for His Saints?
"Surely, I Come Quickly"
Signs of His Coming
Waiting, Watching, Working
The Judgment Seat of Christ
The Judgment of the Living and the Dead
The Herald of His Coming
The Gospel of the Kingdom
The Word of God and the Coming of the Lord
Events to Take Place on Earth Between the Rapture and the Eternal State
In these pages I have endeavoured to show that the coming again of the Lord Jesus Christ will be in two stages - the coming for His saints and with them, and in doing this I have used words that are current amongst Christians, namely, the Rapture and the Appearing. The latter is a Biblical word, the former is not, and it may not be a familiar word in this connection to many; for these reasons I had some hesitation in using it. But it is a convenient and effective word, and if the reader will bear in mind that wherever I have used it, it stands, not for a rapture of the mind or spirit, but for the actual catching away bodily of the saints of God to meet the Lord in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:17), what otherwise might be a difficulty will become simple.
May every reader be amongst those who are waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. To whom be glory, both now and for ever.
John Thomas Mawson (1871-1943) was an outstanding evangelist, teacher and author. He edited and contributed to "Scripture Truth" magazine from its inception in 1909 until 1943 (initially sharing the editorship with H D R Jameson, until the latter's death in 1912). The content of some of his books was originally delivered in series of talks to Christians, young and old, and his writings have a pleasant conversational style about them which makes them easy to follow. His comment on the story of Elisha as "enlightening to the mind and delightful to the heart" describes well his own written ministry.