176 Q. Do you believe in the second coming of Christ?
A. Yes, the New Testament plainly teaches the doctrine of Christ’s second coming when Christ shall raise the dead and judge the world in righteousness.
177 Q. What are the different views held regarding the glory of Christ’s Kingdom on earth?
A. There are three different views concerning Christ’s second coming and the glory of his Kingdom on earth:
(1) Pre-millennialists believe that after his second coming Christ will reign physically on earth for 1000 years before the last judgement.
(2) Post-millennialists believe that for a prolonged period Christ’s gospel will prevail over the whole earth, and his spiritual kingdom will be established in its gospel fullness before he returns to judge the world,
(3) A-millennialists do not believe that Christ’s kingdom will thus prevail for a prolonged period over the whole earth before he returns to judge the world.
178 Q. Does the Bible promise a time when the Kingdom of Christ will be established in all nations by the power of the gospel?
A. Yes, there is no cause in the world that has such a bright future promised as the Church or Kingdom of Christ (Rom. 11:25, 26).
179 Q. What is our duty in view of the promises regarding Christ’s Kingdom on earth?
A. We should pray that the kingdoms of the world would become the kingdoms of the Lord and his Anointed, and that his Kingdom may come in its fullness and that the whole earth may be filled with his glory (Ps. 72:17-19).