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  Bible Articles and Lessons: P-Q - "Parousia"
In common first-century Greek "parousia" is the technical word for the arrival of an emperor, a king, a governor or famous person at a town or province.
"Parousia" is sometimes used of the "invasion" of a province by a general.
Lastly, the "parousia" of the king or governor or emperor was often an occasion when petitions were presented and wrongs were righted.
christadelphianbooks.org /agora/art_less/p-q04.html   (588 words)

  
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 Parousia: Living in the Endtime - Scripture From Scratch November©2004
Many expected the parousia to occur soon, with, however, warnings that the time of its occurrence was entirely unknown.
Mark did believe that the parousia would occur in his lifetime or, at least, that his generation would not have passed before the end had come (13:30).
After all, Paul, despite his own words about parousia, when it came to it, spoke not of Christ coming to him but, rather, of his going to Christ: “For to me, living is Christ and dying is gain.…My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better" (Phil 1:21,23).
www.americancatholic.org /Newsletters/SFS/an1104.asp   (2064 words)

  
 The Parousia
Pretribulationism states that the parousia is the "second coming of Christ for the Church," at which time Christians are glorified and removed to heaven during the seven-year Tribulation.
When the parousia and the apokalypsis are aimed at the single posttribulational event, the confusion over the use of the two words disappears.
Because they use the word "parousia" to describe the gathering of the Jews in Matthew 24 to bring them into the millennial reign, then they have a problem becuase Jesus comes, gathers the remnant Jews, and is with them as He leads them into that reign on earth.
users.stargate.net /~ejt/Comparo.htm   (2392 words)

  
 The Parousia
It was frequently and solemnly predicted by our Lord; it was incessantly kept before the eyes of the early Christians by the apostles; and it was firmly believed and eagerly expected by the churches of the primitive age.
It deserves consideration whether there may not be a fundamental difference between the relation of the church of the apostolic age to the predicted Parousia and the relation to that event sustained by subsequent ages.
These warnings of John the Baptist are not the vague and indefinite exhortations to repentance, addressed to men in all ages, which they are sometimes assumed to be; they are urgent, burning words, having a specific and present bearing upon the then existing generation, the living men to whom he brought the message of God.
www.preterism-eschatology.com /Parousia-Russell.htm   (5794 words)

  
 The Parousia of Jesus Christ - Rev. Charles Cooper
The debate concerning whether parousia emphasizes different arrivals of Christ for different purposes, or a singular arrival and the presence of Christ that is initiated by the rapture of the church and ending with the battle of Armageddon, forces a choice between one or the other for every passage where parousia occurs.
They indicate that "The Parousia of the Lord Jesus is thus a period with a beginning, a course, and a conclusion." (italic added) (21) I am in agreement with this point, however, I do not agree with their division of this period concerning what events will happen and when they will occur.
Parousia is not a technical term in general throughout the NT It is, however, used in a technical sense in the seventeen NT references to Christ's future return.
www.solagroup.org /articles/endtimes/et_0001.html   (4841 words)

  
 The Parousia: Past, Present, or Future
Parousia is connected to the many prophecies regarding the coming of the Messianic age and the destruction of this wicked system.
Parousia apart from these prophecies, especially those in Daniel, Revelation and the Gospels, for it is these very prophecies that point to Christ’s eventual coming and the conclusion of the present age.
parousia is used at times in secular Greek literature to refer to the “visit of a royal or official personage.”  The coming of Christ, therefore, describes the arrival of a king.
members.shaw.ca /homechristian/docs/articles/parousia.htm   (7119 words)

  
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The inference therefore is, that the Parousia, or glorious coming of Christ, was declared by Himself to fall within the limits of the then existing generation,- a conclusion which we shall find in the sequel to be abundantly justified.
The theme is the approaching consummation of the age, with its attendant and concomitant events ; the woes which were to overtake that 'wicked generation,' comprehending the invasion of the Roman armies, the siege and capture of Jerusalem, the total destruction of the temple, the frightful calamities of the people.
Along with this we find the true Parousia, or the coming of the Son of man, the judicial infliction of divine wrath upon the impenitent, and the deliverance and recompense of the faithful.
www.christianharbor.com /user/Parousia.doc   (16798 words)

  
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 Parousia
“Parousia, literally, a presence, para, with, and ousia, being … in a papyrus letter a lady speaks of the necessity of her parousia in a place in order to attend to matters relating to her property there.
For example, in “John put the ball on the table,” John is the subject, put is the verb, ball is the direct object (the thing the verb acts upon), and table is the indirect object—the thing to which the direct object relates.
Parousia is in every case a noun, unlike a verb such as “I am coming” where the act of transit is the point.
www.heraldmag.org /2003/03nd_8.htm   (2363 words)

  
 The Parousia - A Word Study
Parousia is a Greek word used 24 times in the New Testament to mean "coming, arrival, personal presence".
There are six uses of the word to describe a visit by a person or their personal "presence" (1 Cor 16;17; 2Cor6:6, 2Cor 6;7; 2Cor 10:10; Phil 1:26; 2:12) this combination of "arrival" plus "personal presence" gives the flavour to the word even when it is being used theologically.
The Parousia of Jesus Christ is both His arrival and the manifestation of His "presence" to all mankind.
aibi.gospelcom.net /articles/parousia.htm   (1552 words)

  
 The Cross and the Parousia of Christ - Max R. King
Sub-titled, "the two dimensions of one age-changing eschaton," this thoroughly researched, scholarly work examines problems that have plagued the interpretation of Bible prophecy for centuries, then offers a compelling explanation: that the Resurrection was a first century event from the Cross to A.D. 70, which fulfilled the promises of God to Israel.
Part One is a survey of different solutions proposed by prominent scholars an attempt to account for an assumed delay or failure of Christ's end-of-the-age Parousia in first century time, as taught and expected by Christ and the early church.
Attention is given to the non-millenarian practice of dividing the ONE cross-determined eschaton into two eschatons separated by centuries of time, to the effect that Christ's Cross and Parousia become counteractive rather than coactive in their age-changing function.
www.presence.tv /cms/books4.shtml   (656 words)

  
 parousia
"Parousia is sometimes used in a technical sense as the term for an official visit or the arrival of a person of high rank.
But even then the word does not normally emphasize the person's arrival but the fact of that person's physical presence with those to whom he or she has come...
When parousia is used to describe the return of Jesus, our thoughts are directed to the fact that he will return in person..." -- Expository Dictionary of the Bible Words p.
members.tripod.com /sosoutreach/bthemes/parousia.html   (969 words)

  
 Parousia
We are going to study the Preterist's view on "parousia," the Greek word for "advent, coming, or presence." Interesting, I checked in Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, and it says, 'Advent (often, return; spec.
Therefore, it is the same theme in the parousia, trumpet, and the end.
Also there is nowhere that mentions the multi-parousias of Christ like the Dispensationalists claim (the parousia or "rapture" before 7 years tribulation, the parousia of Christ after the great tribulation and the parousia at the end of millennium).
www.ecclesia.org /truth/parousia.html   (2523 words)

  
 BGreek: parousia
emperor made a "parousia" in the provinces in the east, the roads were
"parousia" of the king or emperor, and coins were struck to commemorate it.
A term related to "parousia" is "epiphaneia" ("appearing").
www.ibiblio.org /bgreek/test-archives/html4/1995-08/10312.html   (955 words)

  
 Part Three - Greek: Parousia  | Don Hochner  |    The Preterist Archive ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
James 5:8 - "You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming (parousia) of the Lord is at hand." Again, James wrote that the coming of the Lord was at hand.
For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation." Peter wrote to the Jewish Christians to remember the words spoken by the holy prophets, the commandment of the Lord, and the apostles (vv.
2 Peter 3:12 - "Looking for and hastening the coming (parousia) of the day of God, on account of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning and the elements will melt with intense heat!" Peter and Christians in their generation were looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God.
www.preteristarchive.bravepages.com /Preterism/hochner-donald_p_03.html   (2565 words)

  
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The Parousia and the Resurrection of the Dead The Resurrection, the Judgment, and the Last Day The Judgment of this World, and of the Prince of this World Christ's Return (the Parousia) speedy St.
John to live till the Parousia Summary of the Teaching of the Gospels respecting the Parousia APPENDIX TO PART I. Note A.-On the Double-sense Theory of Interpretation Note B.-On the Prophetic Element in the Gospels PART II.
This fact lies on the very face of the New Testament writings; it is the key to the interpretation of much that would otherwise be obscure and unintelligible, and we shall see in the progress of this investigation how consistently this view is supported by the whole tenor of the New Testament Scriptures.
www.christianharbor.com /user/Parousia_Russell.txt   (16858 words)

  
 The Parousia  |  James Stuart Russell
But with regard to the bearing of the Parousia on Christians in Thessalonica, or outside of Judea in general, it cannot be denied that the language of this passage, as of many others, intimates that it was an event in which all had a deep and personal interest.
If the Parousia itself, to which the development of the apostasy and the appearing of the man of sin were antecedent, was declared by the word of the Lord to fall within the period of the existing generation, it follows that ‘the apostasy’ and ‘the man of sin’ lay nearer to them than the Parousia.
It is the coming of the Lord, the Parousia, which is to be the signal of his destruction; yet not the full splendour of that event so much as the first appearance or dawn of it.
www.preteristarchive.com /Books/1878_russell_parousia/russell_parousia_02c.html   (5664 words)

  
 NT imminence of parousia | open source theology
Suggestions put forth in the past include: (1) preterism, the belief that all the prophecies were fulfilled somehow in the first century, and that Christ came for judgment at the destruction of Jerusalem in the year 70.
This is not simply a matter of timing - the parousia was believed to be imminent because it was expected to resolve the actual, present or impending crises that the early church faced.
But if we are going to inquire into the early church’s ‘parousia consciousness’ historically, we have to take seriously the possibility that they were talking about their future rather than ours.
www.opensourcetheology.net /node/493   (3483 words)

  
 The Systematic Relationship of Filioque and Parousia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Thus for Barth, the parousia consists of the single revelatory event of Jesus Christ made manifest in the three forms of Resur-rection, Pentecost, and Return; as such, the parousia is Jesus Christ yesterday (Resurrection), Jesus Christ today (Pentecost) and Jesus Christ tomorrow (Return).
Thus for Barth, the parousia, beginning with the Resurrection through the outpouring of the Spirit and ending in the Return of Christ, is wholly eschatological in nature.
Thus the Filioque is ontically prior to parousia in the sense that the Holy Spirit’s role in the parousia, particularly in his work as the mediator of Christ to the church, will be commensurate with what he has always been in his eternal proceeding from the Father and Son.
www.sasktelwebsite.net /meandd/articles/filioqueparousia.htm   (8014 words)

  
 Parousia, by Adolph E. Knoch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In my early days pamphlets were issued with the title "The Parousia," and I received the impression that a particular time, a special event, connected with our Lord's return was entitled His "Parousia," and this term could not be used of His presence at any other time.
Because "parousia" is used of the coming of Christ in glory to Israel in some passages, it has been inferred that this is true in other of its occurrences, and that this is the meaning of the word.
For us the parousia is the portal from mortality to immortality, from corruption to incorruption, from weakness to power, from dishonor to glory.
www.godstruthfortoday.org /Library/knoch/TheParousia.htm   (1414 words)

  
 Parousia
However, while durativity is a semantic property (it is not dependent on the context and cannot be canceled) punctuality is a pragmatic property (it must be construed by help of the context and can be canceled), and therefore punctiliarity is much more difficult to pinpoint.
This is seen by the parallel between the word and "the days (plural) of Noah" in Matt 24:37-39 and that it is contrasted with APOUSIA in Philippians 2:12.
Of the 24 examples of PAROUSIA in the NT, there is not a single instance where the context unambiguously shows that only the punctiliar coming of someone is focussed upon, but a durative understanding is possible in all cases.
lists.ibiblio.org /pipermail/b-greek/1999-June/005885.html   (782 words)

  
 The Potency of a Proper Placing of the Parousia - Dr. Kelly Nelson Birks
The subject of the parousia of Christ needs to be discussed within the realm of the presentation of the Biblical subject and that means using the Biblical words to so describe it.
Within the word parousia (the Biblical word), we are directed to see the Second Coming as an event prophesied to occur within the confines of the first century and in particular, within the generation of people that Christ Himself had ministered to while He was initially upon the earth.
One of the biggest problems that the partial futurists have with these parousia passages in Matthew 24, is the fact that the nearness of the occurrence of the parousia is directed precisely to the lifetime and experience of the disciples themselves.
www.preterist.org /articles-old/seraiah_response_ch6.htm   (8838 words)

  
 Parousia
Dialogue is the heart of Parousia alongside thoughtful teaching as we explore the soulful terrain of literature, music, film and the visual arts.
Besides traversing the mysterious realm which art inhabits, Parousia also exists to simply offer "artist types" a place to practice their craft and share their work within a community.
Parousia hopes to identify and inspire these artists of faith to practice their craft with passion, honesty, thoughtfulness and devotion.
www.iac-cs.org /parousia.htm   (328 words)

  
 The Parousia
The sayings of his Parousia may have been written down after those sayings of Jerusalem’s apocalypse, and eventually they were conflated together.
Matthew 24:3 has the apostles assume a Parousia is to happen, when that doesn’t seem to be explicitly taught by Christ prior to this point.
But the language is very precise— one event (the ending of the age) is preceded by various signs: false prophets, christs, and wars and upheaval; the Parousia, however, is not preceded by any particular event.
www.nabion.org /html/the_parousia.html   (3138 words)

  
 Amazon.com: PAROUSIA...and man made God: Books: M. Jerista Lampman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
PAROUSIA weaves a fictional plot between a group of covert Vatican Cardinals to clone the Shroud of Turin; the burial cloth of Christ.
The story begins at the end of WWII where this group makes a deal to hide one of Germany's most prominant geneologist in the seminary in return for his help to fufill their plan.
The plot of Parousia is timely, intriguing, and frightening; it is what made me buy the book.
www.amazon.com /PAROUSIA-man-made-Jerista-Lampman/dp/0967343003   (1068 words)

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