제6장 재림 론
2.1 Perspectives on the Bible
2.2 Christ Will Return as a Child on the Earth
2.3 What is the Meaning of the Verse that Christ Will Return on the Clouds?
2.4 Why Did Jesus Say that the Lord Will Come on the Clouds? Section 3. Where Will Christ Return?
3.1 Will Christ Return among the Jewish People?
3.2 Christ Will Return to a Nation in the East
3.3 The Nation in the East is Korea
3.3.1 A National Condition of Indemnity
3.3.2 God’s Front Line and Satan’s Front Line
3.3.3 The Object Partner of God’s Heart
3.3.4 Messianic Prophecies
3.3.5 The Culmination of All Civilizations
Jesus clearly foretold of his return. (Matt. 16:27) Yet he added that no one knew of the day and hour of his return, not the angels, not even himself. (Matt. 24:36) Hence, it has been commonly thought unwise to speculate about the date, place and manner of the Second Advent.
그러나 예수님이 계속하여 말씀하신 바 오직 아버지만 아시느니라고 하신 사실과, 아모스 3장 7절에 주 여호와께서는 자기의 비밀을 그 종 선지자들에게 보이지 아니하시고는 결코 행하심이 없으시리라고 하신 말씀을 종합하여 보면, 그 날과 그 때를 알고 계시는 하나님께서는 주의 재림에 관한 모든 비밀을 반드시 어떤 선지자(先知者)에게 알려 주시고야 역사(役事)하시리라는 것을 알 수 있다.
Nevertheless, we can deduce from the words of Jesus, “But of that day and hour no one knows . . . but the Father only,” (Matt. 24:36) and the verse, “Surely the Lord God does nothing, without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets,” (Amos 3:7) that God, who knows the day and hour, will surely reveal all secrets about the Second Advent to His prophets before He carries out His work.
Although Jesus said that the Lord will come like a thief, (Rev. 3:3) it is also written that for those in the light, the Lord will not come covertly, like a thief. (I Thess. 5:4)
예수님의 초림 때에 되어진 일을 보아도 예수님은 어둠 가운데 있었던 제사장(祭司長) 교법사(敎法師)들에게는 도둑같이 임하셨던 것이 사실이었지만, 빛 가운데 있었던 세례 요한의 가정에게는 그의 탄생에 관한 것을 미리부터 알려 주셨고, 또 그가 탄생하셨을 때에는 동방박사(東方博士)와 시므온, 안나, 그리고 목자(牧者)들에게 그 사실을 알려 주셨던 것이다. 그리고 누가복음 21장 34절 내지 36절에 예수님께서 그의 재림(再臨)하실 날이 뜻밖에 덫과 같이 임할 것이기 때문에 항상 기도함으로써 이것을 피하도록 하라고 말씀하신 것을 보아도, 빛 가운데 있는 성도들에게는 그 재림의 날을 위하여 준비할 수 있도록 미리 알려 주실 것이 분명하다.
When we reflect upon the events at Jesus’ First Coming, we realize that he came like a thief to the priests and scribes who were in darkness, but to the family of John the Baptist, which was in the light, God plainly revealed Jesus’ birth beforehand. When Jesus was born, God divulged this secret to the three wise men, Simon, Anna and the shepherds. Jesus said: But take heed to yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a snare; for it will come upon all who dwell upon the face of the whole earth. But watch at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of man. -Luke 21:34-36 Thus, Jesus strongly suggested that the secret of the time, place and manner of his return will be revealed to the faithful people who are vigilant, that they may prepare for the day of the Second Advent.
In the providence of restoration, God always revealed to His prophets what He would do before He carried it out. The flood judgment in Noah’s day, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the birth of Jesus are only a few examples.
Accordingly, regarding the Second Advent of the Lord, God will certainly give prophecies to those faithful believers who are in the light and have ears to hear and eyes to see. As it is written: And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. —Acts 2:17