Is Christ Ahnsahnghong’s coming the sign of the end of the age?

Before coming to the Church of God World Mission Society, I was confused about many things.  One of the things I was confused about was Christ coming.  I’ve heard so many different things and I wasn’t sure if the end of the age and Second Coming Christ coming was the same event or a different event.  From day to day I would hear so many different things, I’ve heard about a so called Raptor, I heard that when Second Coming Christ comes, so will the end and one time I even heard that Christ was coming in a spaceship.  I wasn’t sure what was true, but one thing I was sure of was that if I wanted to find out, I had to look in the bible. So, is it the same event or a different event?

Matthew 24:3 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”

According to this verse, the disciples asked Jesus three questions.
1. When will this happen?
2. What will be the sign of your coming?
3. What will be the sign of the end of the age?

Through the bible you can see that the sign of Second Coming Christ and the sign of the end of the age are two different events.

2 Thessalonians 1:6 God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you 7and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. 8 He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 9They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the majesty of his power

According to this verse Christ will come from heaven with blazing fire, with everlasting destruction.  As we know everlasting is not something that is temporary. He will also come with the purpose to punish, in order words to judge.  We can clearly see that this is the sign of the end of the age but is this the same event as Second Coming Christ coming?

Matthew 24:30 “At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. 31 And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

Through this verse we can see that Christ will come on the clouds with the purpose of gathering his elect.  Can this be the same event?  According to 2 Thessalonians 1, God is coming with fire but according to Matthew 24 he is coming on the clouds.  Clouds is made up of water, can fire and water mix? No, then this has to be two different events but which one will occur first?  2 Thessalonians 1 says, that he will punish and bring everlasting destruction but according to Matthew 24 he will gather the elect.  If God brings everlasting destruction, then how can he then come later to gather the elect, there would be nobody left to gather.  Christ has to come first on the clouds to gather his elect and then he can come with fire to punish with everlasting destruction.

We can clearly see that Second Coming Christ will come first to gather his elect and then he will come with blazing fire at the end of the age.  So, Second Coming Christ is coming on the clouds but do you really think that Christ is literally coming on the clouds?

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