The SECOND Coming Of Christ And The 70 AD Theory
Heb 9:28 says “So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” So Jesus is going to come a second time – no doubt.Some preachers say Jesus already came the second time when He came figuratively in judgment against Jerusalem in 70 AD. But that won’t work. Last week Doctrine Matters pointed out at least 14 references to comings of Christ (Isa 19:1, 26:21, 31:4, 35:4, 40:10, 59:20, 66:15, Jer 4:13, Dan 10:20, John 14:23, Rev 2:5, 2:16, 3:3, 3:20) - not counting the first or second literal comings, or his 70 AD coming. These 14 were all figurative comings (in judgment or etc.). If Heb 9:28 were talking about a figurative coming like the 70 AD coming against Jerusalem, then it would have had to say the 15th coming or something such as that, instead of the second. The fact that God calls it the second coming proves the verse must be talking about another (yet to happen) physical coming like the first coming. That’s pretty simple – yet conclusive.