|Coming of Christ |
(1) With reference to his first advent "in the fulness of the time" (1 John 5:20; 2John 1:7), or (2) with reference to his coming again the second time at the last day (Acts 1:11; 3:20,21; 1 Thessalonians 4:15; 2Tim 4:1; Hebrews 9:28).
The expression is used metaphorically of the introduction of the gospel into any place (John 15:22; Ephesians 2:17), the visible establishment of his kingdom in the world (Matthew 16:28), the conferring on his people of the peculiar tokens of his love (John 14:18,23,28), and his executing judgment on the wicked (2 Thessalonians 2:8).
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for 'Coming of Christ'". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".