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A Quick Note on the Parousia of Christ.

The Below is an excerpt from my Thesis currently in work and as such is copyrighted material.

1 Thess. 2.19. F.F. Bruce comments, “This is the earliest occurrence in literature of παρουσια in its distinctive Christian sense of the advent of Christ in glory.”[1] In this passage, Paul considers his spiritual children as his joy (χαρά) or crown (στέφανος).[2] The Thessalonian community came to faith as a result of Paul’s ministry and as such he considers them his crown, because at the parousia, he would be rewarded for his efforts in bringing them to faith. Hence, judgment was expected at Christ’s parousia. Read more…


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