The return of Jesus to earth to establish the Kingdom of God
and to reward the faithful is basic Bible teaching and the belief
of all true Christians. The Bible gives many signs as to when
this event might be expected and how believers can prepare for
it. Some of these predictions are quite specific as to timing,
others are more general indications, but combined they have
given Bible students much encouragement and hope.
With the passage of years many previously expected fulfilments
of these predictions have proved premature or incorrect.
This can lead to the feeling that even though the coming of
Christ is assured, some specific signs of his return are beyond
It is hoped that the following pages will encourage a re-examination
of the Bible teaching relating to the time of the end. It is
not our intention to be dogmatic – for prophecy is not given that
we might be prophets ourselves – rather to make suggestions
as to how events might transpire, whilst always recognising the
fallibility that is common to us all.