Hebrews 9:28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
The bible teaches that the Second Coming Christ comes to give salvation to those who are waiting for him. Then when he comes a second time, how would he give salvation?
This is an important matter that we have to think about. There are many in this world who are waiting for the appearance of the second coming Christ to receive salvation. But there are not many who have full knowledge of the way they can receive salvation. Vaguely, people say that they can be saved through the faith in Christ.
Let us find out the truth about how to receive salvation by studying the bible. Apostle Paul taught about the appearance of Christ in the Book of the Second Thessalonians. He was enlightening people about the false teaching at the time that the second coming Christ had already come. He teaches about the appearance of the lawlessness before the coming of Christ.
The lawlessness must come first and deceive people with falsehood. And he would confuse people by showing them wonders and miracles. Because of these false teachings and signs, many will fall away from the truth.
2Thessalonians 2:9 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, 10 and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.
Apostle Paul prophesies that the devil will use many things such as wonders and miracles, which will serve to make people believe in lie. And he continues to reveal the reason why people follow those wonders and miracles. He explains about what is happening the mind of people who follow the lie and practice the lawlessness.
He says that they are to be perished because they do not love the truth that gives them salvation. Jesus also rebuked the religious leaders as the sons of Devils who did not have truth in them and always told lies like the Devil himself, who was the father of lies. In the same way, Paul teaches that the lawlessness will come and teaches lies or lawlessness to people, and they would whitewash their lies with wonders and miracles to make them persuasive.
As a result, many will follow their way and be destroyed in the end. The reason is because they do not have the love of truth in them.
Through the teachings of both Jesus and Apostle Paul, we can see that we can be saved by the truth just as Jesus said, “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” The truth is the way of salvation and to receive salvation we must know the truth and follow the truth. In that way, we can be saved.
However, just as we have seen in the Book of Thessalonians, the lawlessness came according to the prophecies and they spread lies. And today many people are practicing lawlessness following the evil ways of the Devil. They do not know what the truth is. In this situation who would be saved? For this reason, the bible teaches that the Christ will come again for the second time in this world of lawlessness. Then what would he do when he comes again to give us salvation?
When he comes again, he must reveal the truth. He will teaches what the truth is so that we can have spiritual eyes to tell the truth from lies. Therefore, the most important work of the Second Coming Christ is to restore the truth abolished by the work of Satan during the Dark Ages. And those who are waiting for the Christ must receive the truth restored by the Christ and follow the truth. In that way they can receive salvation.
2 Thessalonians 2:13 But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth.
We can be saved by believing in the truth and following it. Today even though there are many churches around the world, the only church that has the truth of the new covenant is the Church of God. The Church of God or WMSCOG keeps all the truth of the new covenant Jesus established 2000 years ago such as Sabbath, Passover, Pentecost, the Feast of the Tabernacles, etc..
Come to the Church of God and follow the truth that set us free from sins and death.