Conditions on the Earth When Jesus Returns

I. The Fact of the rapture of the Saints. (The first part of Christ's return.)

A. I Thessalonians 4:15-18 - Return in the Rapture of the Saints.

1. Matthew 24:36 - Nobody knows when Christ will return.

B. II Peter 3:3,4 - Scoffers about the Rapture and Return of Christ.

II. The Fact of the Second Return.

A. Acts 1:9-11 - Scriptural proof that Christ will set his feet once again on this earth.

B. The majority of the people will "go away" from:

1. The principles of God's Word.

2. The People of God (his kind of churches).

3. The nation of God (Israel).

C. Scriptures that speak about this turning away.

1. I John 2:18,19 - Those of the Anti-Christ movement will go away from God's Word.

2. II Thessalonians 2:3 - There will be a great falling away from the truth.

3. II Timothy 3:1-7 - There will be perilous times in the last days.

4. II Timothhy 4:3,4 - Some that say they are believers will turn their ears from the truth.

5. Isaiah 32:5 - We are not living in a time when good is called evil and evil is called good.

6. Zechariah 14:1-3 - Every nation on the face of the earth will go against Israel in an attempt to completely annihilate them. God will intervene.