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How Will We Recognize Jesus When He Returns

            My faith as a Muslim requires that I believe in Jesus and his second coming.  Now that the final Muslim prophet called Muhammad has departed from this world(1400 years ago), we are again repeating the vicious cycle of complacency, violence, hatred and disregard for God's commandments.  Some of us enjoy being left to their own will to do whatever they desire.  Others look in earnest for a leader that can guide them to something meaningful in life - even if it means joining cults and singing hymns of hatred.  Yet, a small number struggle to hang on tight to the rope of righteousness praying all the while that a divine light will be sent amidst this time of fear and insecurity.  Jesus, how we wait anxiously to have you guide us to the Lord Most High, the Father who created you, your mother Mary and all of us - His servants.

          When Jesus come, how will we recognize him?  Would he recognize us as his followers?  Or would he recognize another group?   Are there any group left in this world worthy of being recognized by the pure and sinless Jesus?  I fear so much, that Jesus would be walking down the street, passed by my shoulder and I would not know that it is him.   Some of you Christians, must have hints on how to recognize him.  For us Muslims, we rely on the word of God in the Qur'an and the prophecy of our last prophet Muhammad.  Muhammad was once brought up to the heavens by the archangel Gabriel, and as he climbed each level of the heavens, he met up with several great prophets of God.   He said: "I met Moses on the night of my Ascension.  As I thought, he was a tall person with lank hair....(snipped due to irrelevancy)   I met Jesus.  He was one of moderate height and was red-faced as if he had just come out of the bathroom...." (Bukhari collection 3437)

In another instance, the Prophet Muhammad said: "The prophets are like brothers with different mothers, their religion is one, but their mothers are different.  I am worthier of Jesus(in brotherhood) than others, because there was no Prophet between me and him.  He will come down from the heaven, and when you see him you will recognize him.  He is a man of middle height with a complexion of red and white, of graceful stature.  His head will seem to be dripping with water though it will not be wet.  He will be having two staffs....." (Ahmad collection 2:437)

He also said: "He will stay for 40 years on the earth.  He will descent (somewhere) in Damascus, after the morning prayer is called. ..." After this prayer, he will go in pursuit of the AntiChrist, and kill him. (Narrated by Abu Hurayrah)

          It somehow bothered me when I read about his description of having hair dripping from his head.  It seems to be such a strange description of a man's feature.   Fortunately, I came upon another reading about Jesus final hours on earth, based on the Islamic belief.

The Prophet Muhammad narrated this story about Jesus to his companion, Ibn Abbas:"When God wanted to lift Jesus up to heaven, Jesus came to his companions in the house. There were 12 people among his disciples and others.  He had just taken a bath, and his head was still dribbling with water.  He said to them, "There are those among you who will disbelieve in me twelve times after he had believed in me."

Jesus said: "Who from among you willing to take on my appearance and be killed in my place, so he will reach my rank (in heaven)?  A youth came forward.  But Jesus told him to sit down.  Then he repeated the same question and the same youth stood up and came forward and said, "I".  Jesus said, "You are the one."  Then, the appearance of Jesus appeared on him, and Jesus was lifted up to the heaven from the window of the house."

As a believer of the Qur'an and Muhammad, I am amazed to learn how Jesus was taken up to his Lord fresh after his shower, while his hair was still wet, and will be returned back to earth with no change happening to him physically since that day.  He will be fresh from the shower - is my inference about his appearance when he descends back to guide us all to his one true God.

 

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An Angel positioned above HIS head will introduce (testify for) HIM : Hadith<br />
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HE will transmit His message in a Divine language understood by all .<br />
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Everyone who hears HIS message will be able to see HIM too. <br />
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A fragrance of Perfume filled in air will signal His coming.<br />
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While transmitting His message HE will have no shadow and will come towards you as if resting on the wings of two Angels.

“he will come with the clouds”: well it could be as simple as that -> the clouds come with him and answer to him -> the sky and the clouds show themselves in the most amazing colors you can imagine. Golden/yellow and red are mostly present. A really nice sky to look at. <br />
I hope no one feels offended, if I add my words(I am new to this). I really respect all of you, and all your thoughts, all the different ways you choose to believe!<br />
I could really imagine that he could be pierced before he shows his face to the world the second time -> his body literally pierced with a weapon. And after that, he could show his face to the one (I do believe this could be real people in a real country, and there would be a clear sign he is living there for quite some time… you know, you take a look at witch country is the … ) that pierced/poisoned him. He would answer in a way, only the son of god can (that could be a first sign we would see on CNN -> angels (beautiful female reporters…).<br />
What is hard for me to believe is the end of the world thing -> god has so much love for all there is. <br />
Ahh, the way I picture him: he could have golden hair as a child, not as an adult I believe. Ok a few golden hair could still be there on his head. Mixed with gray and darker ones. I so wish he/the son of god, would be a young cool guy. having this endless power but at the same time this endless love for all of us. <br />
I do believe god loves all the people, no meter what religion they have, what skin color, nor witch music they listen to. (I imagine god like that: almighty, powerful, all-knowing and nice).

james garrett england blood line of christ... known

james garrett england blood line of christ... known by a small number also know the anti christ but god will see him in the end..im not saying who pray for my well being.

Oh wow! anti3static, that's awesome! You're awesome. Thanks for alerting me about the book!<br />
Peace to you.

I deleted my rude, impulsive comment. I have become friends with ILOVEALLAH. I'm also reading a book called THE FAITH CLUB. It's about three women; a Christian, a Jew, and a Muslim, who get together to discuss their differences and similarities.<br />
Finger pointing isn't the right way to solve problems.<br />
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Along with ILOVEALLAH, I will say, ]PEACE[

Thanks PrettyOldSoul,<br />
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I think Christians and Muslims are united in the knowledge that he is coming, soon!<br />
May God make us worthy of being his companion.

If you had studied and were preoared forvHis coming.. Yiuvouodvright niw know.. aaH hasvtold us. what must and will happen first and yiu will know Him ascHe svLord... In an instant His perfection decends to earth. all souls will be changed frilom the cotruptable and dying flesh to our perfect and eternal created of Hs love our souls. Thats when Hes here. xxoo

in the twinkling of an eye we are spirit instantaniously His light perfects.

james garrett england the line is known...

If Matthew 24:30 refers to him as Son of man, then why do most Christians conclude that Jesus is son of God. Is he son of man or is he son of God? Did he ever admitted to being the son of God?

james garrett england its known

You would walk past him in the street and surely notice him. Others might not notice but you would notice this person walking past you, as if you would wish to know this person walking past you. You would not consider him to be Jesus however, for there is a time set for that, between you and him, and the others that separate you from him.

Matt 24:23 "Then if anyone says to you, 'Behold, here is the Christ,' or 'There He is,' do not believe him. <br />
Matt 24:24 "For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect. <br />
Matt 24:25 "Behold, I have told you in advance. <br />
Matt 24:26 "So if they say to you, 'Behold, He is in the wilderness,' do not go out, or, 'Behold, He is in the inner rooms,' do not believe them. <br />
Matt 24:27 "For just as the lightning comes from the east and flashes even to the west, so will the coming of the Son of Man be. <br />
Matt 24:28 "Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather. <br />
Matt 24:29 "But immediately after the tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. <br />
Matt 24:30 "And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the SON OF MAN COMING ON THE CLOUDS OF THE SKY with power and great glory. <br />
Matt 24:31 "And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.

james garrett england the line is known...

My cherished child, you will not need to know him for he will know you. For if you have loved one for another in the way of the truth and kept his commandments and believed in the sacrifice he gave for all. If you believe that he is the truth, the life and the way, that because he lives you shall live. Then there is no need to worry for these are small points that offer huge rewards to all who can accept this truth, Be still and know that he is!!<br />
Here is a sign for how the Son of man shall come “For as lightening comes out of the east, and even shine unto the west so shall the coming of the son of men be”. For all eyes shall see him (Peace be with you)

james garrett england the line is known...

Yes the line is known, but many do not follow the words that make the ways of life right. They follow blindly in a watered down truth that is accepted by many; open your harts and eyes to that which is around you! His message is one not of hate but love, this is that which we have forgotten towards one another. Hear them as they were meant to be heard; He has taught that you are to love your enemies, and do good to those who would persecute you or say all kind of things against you! We as people keep missing the Point of Love, Compassion and Forgiveness to all; this is the message that he brought and preached to all. But people live by a watered down truth and their own self worth. Look to one another for strength as the time of testing comes into play. For the message is given and the wicked one takes it form those who would believe. The message is given to those who hear and receive it but it takes no root. Then there are those who take the news but fall because of their ways of this world mean more. We shall always be sinners in this world for if we were not then we would have been put to death just as the True Light of this world was! The Good shepherd is soon to be looking for his flock and there are those who try and make admission costs to high when his Truth is not charged for, but freely given to all who will accept it. Peace be with you!!

Hello,,,,you will seeing the jesus because he is most powerful.....and golden hairs,,,,if you believe,....he come with space lorry!

How will any one identify Jesus when he returns and who will beleive anyone that claims they are him. Any one that claimed to be him would be sent to the crazy house. He would have to tell the world an amazing story like where the mythical lost King Solomon mines are and more. The true King of the world thrown has had his wealth and identity stolen off him by the raining royal family that is a cousin of his. The real owner of the thrown is King Solomons grand son whos branch of the family was thought to have been murdered as Pagans or devil worshippers. Jesus worshipped Black Gods as he was from Aboriginal Hebrew decendancy himself and as was the God ALLAH who we refer to as walking through town broke and hungry with Mary who is ready to give birth to baby Jesus and they had no where to go is a down right lie. Allah was a GOD and Gods owned Wallhallas or houses of solid gold temple of God house of God and solid gold. The word walhalla was only allowed to be used in direct association and in the same sentence as God or Allah. Walhalla backwards spells ALLAH LAW. The Victorian gold feilds in Australiua are the NOT LOST OR MYTHICAL but stolen King Solomon mines and it was covered up by the mass slaughter of the Australian Aboriginal people and the entiore pre population of Australia when it was NAMED SOLOMONS ISLAND and it was the mainland to the SOLOMON and TORRE"S STRAIGHT ISLAND'S. King Solomons last name was DELLATORRE just like mine is. The Dellatorre's were the first sailors from Scandanavia and the first King Dellatorre was father to all Solomon and Torre's Straight Island People and tribe's. King Solomon was also a Great Grandson of Alder the first Aboriginal and father to all Aboriginal people who is the entire living population on earth. Alder was the first Human the God NAC evolved. There are hundreds of reports of a ufo painted and carved into caves all over the world. The ufo beleive it or not or accept the truth is not myth and we have all been lied to and tricked and brainwashed in to b eleiving otherwise. We all evolved through the Aboriginal and there was dozens and dozens of mioxed races of Aboriginals that the gods evolved and then placed all around the world at their places of origin that goes with the geographical names of places and people as India has Indian people. We all got our differeent physical features and characteristics from the hundreds of different breading structures formulated by the gods to create black, white, brown, yellow, olive coloured races. Jesus was anywhere from 5 to 15 different mixed nationalities as he held the knobility of all 12 hetitte kings as well as his families own line of DNA. The God Nac was God and father to Alder and they were evolves from the stone masons who were a sub human specie and were who constructed the pyramids and thousands of other huge hidden landscapes and sculpotures never seen by the world YET. The royal branch of the Gods family that was Jesus branch was Nacamuli Dellatorre. Nac is the God from no where and with no origin the same as my name Nacamuli has no place of origin because the origin was SOLOMONS ISLAND and it was stolen through the slaughter and cover up of the theft of the wealth from those mines by the brittish royal families. Bin Larden attacked the Twin towers and pentagon and were going for nasa because the people that run those places stole the gold from the Solomon mines. The symbols for dollars and cents $$$$$ and C with the line down it stood for SOLOMONS ISLAND AND SOLOMONS GOLD AND JESUS CHRIST GOLD. The raining royals stole their identities and wealth from the Egyptian and Australian SOLOMONS ISLAND and other royal families because they were BLACK. Cast us off as devil worshippers and blacks and murdered us like a life threatening paracite all to steel the wealth from my branch of the family. The Hitlers was a staged scene by the nacamuli/kennedys who run nasa the pentagon and owned and constructed thye twin towers. and i can go on and on and on and on and on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The missing gold from world war 2 was braught back to australia and bogusly remined through to give it a new identity and that is why they were covered up as gold can be identified to its origin by its DNA and that is why it had to go missing and why the australian history was all destroyed and covered up for the greed and wealth of the murderes who robbed Solomons Island and Mines and also stole the history and heritage of Solomons Island. The Kennedys and Nacamulis in the states and the windsors and relatives all live off the gold that was taken off the 46 million people that Adolf Hitler was blamed for in world war 2. Adolf was tricked into getting the gold back beleiving it was to be returned to my family but then mi6 was sent in to hijack it all and cover everything up. The gold was originally stolen from Solomons mines on Solomons Island now australia by the people who murdered Allah and his people and murdered Jesus. Captain cook burned the land of Solomons Island from its shores in murdering hundreds of thouisands of black and white Aboriginal tribes and he is praised with the discovery of australia. He was a murderess treturess cold blooded racist gold hungry murderer for the king of england. When you type something into google add nacamuli and note the names the will comme up every time you google. They are the internet spys scamers of pyramide scemes and rip offs like the AXA crash and the 4 billion off the stock market with YOUR super annuation. White collar criminals gaurded by the crown so they can help themselves to your money because they control the computer programs that are used to conmmit these rip offs just like their grand parents stole my wealth and identity.

Type your comment here...(Deuteronomy 6:4) 4 “Listen, O Israel: Jehovah our God is one Jehovah. . .<br />
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Or, “Jehovah is our God, Jehovah is one [or, there is one Jehovah].” Lit., “Jehovah our God [is] Jehovah one.” Heb., Yehwah′ ’Elo•heh′nu Yehwah′ ’e•chadh′.

Almost all religions that got their start in the Middle East teach that God is one God…not the Babylonian teaching that the Creator is “Three persons in one”. That’s another subject.<br />
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Christ’s Return—How Seen?<br />
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“I AM COMING AGAIN.” (John 14:3) Jesus Christ made this promise to his apostles when he was with them the night before his death. You will probably agree that never has there been a greater need for the peace, health and life that Christ’s return in Kingdom power will bring to humankind. But how does Christ return? Who see him, and in what way?<br />
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At his return, Christ does not come to live on earth. Rather, those who are to rule as kings with him are taken to live with him in heaven. Jesus told his apostles: “I am coming again and will receive you home to myself, that where I am you also may be.” (John 14:3) So, when Christ returns, those who are taken to heaven become spirit persons, and they see Christ in his glorified spirit body. (1 Corinthians 15:44) But do the rest of humankind, who do not go to heaven, see Christ when he returns?<br />
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WHY HE COULD NOT RETURN AS A HUMAN<br />
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That same night Jesus went on to say to his apostles: “A little longer and the world will behold me no more.” (John 14:19) The “world” refers to humankind. So Jesus here plainly said that people on earth would not see him again after his ascension to heaven. The apostle Paul wrote: “Even if we have known Christ according to the flesh, certainly we now know him so no more.”—2 Corinthians 5:16.<br />
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Yet many persons believe that Christ will return in the same human body in which he was put to death, and that all those living on earth will see him. The Bible, however, says that Christ returns in glory with all the angels, and that he sits “down on his glorious throne.” (Matthew 25:31) If Jesus were to come and sit as a man on an earthly throne, he would be lower in station than the angels. But he comes as the mightiest and most glorious of all these spirit sons of God and is therefore invisible, just as they are.—Philippians 2:8-11.<br />
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On the other hand, over 1,900 years ago it was necessary for Jesus to lower himself and become a man. He needed to give his perfect human life as a ransom for us. Jesus once explained it this way: “The bread that I shall give is my flesh in behalf of the life of the world.” (John 6:51) Jesus thus gave up his fleshly body in sacrifice for humankind. For how long was that sacrifice to be in effect? The apostle Paul answers: “We have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all time.” (Hebrews 10:10) Having given up his flesh for the life of the world, Christ could never take it again and become a man once more. For that basic reason his return could never be in the human body that he sacrificed once for all time.<br />
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FLESHLY BODY NOT TAKEN TO HEAVEN<br />
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However, many persons believe that Christ took his fleshly body to heaven. They point to the fact that when Christ was raised from the dead, his fleshly body was no longer in the tomb. (Mark 16:5-7) Also, after his death Jesus appeared to his disciples in a fleshly body to show them that he was alive. Once He even had the apostle Thomas put his hand into the hole in His side so that Thomas would believe that He had actually been resurrected. (John 20:24-27) Does this not prove that Christ was raised alive in the same body in which he was put to death?<br />
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No, it does not. The Bible is very clear when it says: “Christ died once for all time concerning sins . . . , he being put to death in the flesh, but being made alive in the spirit.” (1 Peter 3:18) Humans with flesh-and-blood bodies cannot live in heaven. Of the resurrection to heavenly life, the Bible says: “It is sown a physical body, it is raised up a spiritual body. . . . flesh and blood cannot inherit God’s kingdom.” (1 Corinthians 15:44-50) Only spirit persons with spiritual bodies can live in heaven.<br />
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Well, then, what happened to Jesus’ fleshly body? Did not the disciples find his tomb empty? They did, because God removed Jesus’ body. Why did God do this? It fulfilled what had been written in the Bible. (Psalm 16:10; Acts 2:31) Thus Jehovah saw fit to remove Jesus’ body, even as he had done before with Moses’ body. (Deuteronomy 34:5, 6) Also, if the body had been left in the tomb, Jesus’ disciples could not have understood that he had been raised from the dead, since at that time they did not fully appreciate spiritual things.<br />
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But since the apostle Thomas was able to put his hand into the hole in Jesus’ side, does that not show that Jesus was raised from the dead in the same body that was nailed to the stake? No, for Jesus simply materialized or took on a fleshly body, as angels had done in the past. In order to convince Thomas of who He was, He used a body with wound holes. He appeared, or seemed to be, fully human, able to eat and drink, just as did the angels that Abraham once entertained.—Genesis 18:8; Hebrews 13:2.<br />
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While Jesus appeared to Thomas in a body similar to the one in which He was put to death, He also took on different bodies when appearing to His followers. Thus Mary Magdalene at first thought that Jesus was a gardener. At other times his disciples did not at first recognize him. In these instances it was not his personal appearance that served to identify him, but it was some word or action that they recognized.—John 20:14-16; 21:6, 7; Luke 24:30, 31.<br />
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For 40 days after his resurrection, Jesus made appearances in a fleshly body to his disciples. (Acts 1:3) Then he left for heaven. But some may ask: ‘Did not the two angels present tell the apostles that Christ “will come thus in the same manner as you have beheld him going into the sky”?’ (Acts 1:11) Yes, they did. But notice that they said “in the same manner,” not in the same body. And what was the manner of Jesus’ leaving? It was quiet, without public display. Only his apostles knew about it. The world did not.<br />
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Consider how the Bible describes the manner in which Jesus left his apostles on his way to heaven: “While they were looking on, he was lifted up and a cloud caught him up from their vision.” (Acts 1:9) So when Jesus began going into the sky, a cloud hid him from the literal eyesight of his apostles. The departing Jesus, therefore, became invisible to them. They could not see him. Then in his spiritual body he ascended to heaven. (1 Peter 3:18) Thus his return also would be invisible, in a spiritual body.<br />
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HOW SEEN BY EVERY EYE<br />
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How, then, are we to understand the words of Revelation 1:7? There the apostle John writes: “Look! He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, and those who pierced him; and all the tribes of the earth will beat themselves in grief because of him.” Here the Bible speaks of seeing, not with physical eyes, but in the sense of discerning or perceiving. Thus, when a person comprehends or understands a matter, he may say, ‘I see it.’ The Bible, in fact, speaks of “the eyes of your understanding.” (Ephesians 1:18, King James Version) So the ex<x>pression “every eye will see him” means that everyone will then understand or recognize that Christ is present.<br />
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Those who actually “pierced” Jesus are no longer alive on earth. So they represent persons who, by hurting Christ’s present-day followers, copy the conduct of those first-century men. (Matthew 25:40, 45) The time will soon come for Christ to execute such wicked ones. They have been warned in advance about this. When this execution takes place, they will “see” or recognize what is happening. And their grief will indeed be great!<br />
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DOES CHRIST COME BACK TO EARTH?<br />
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To return does not always mean that one goes to a literal place. Thus sick persons are said to ‘return to health.’ And a former ruler may be said to ‘return to power.’ In a similar way, God told Abraham: “I shall return to you, next year at this time, and Sarah will have a son.” (Genesis 18:14; 21:1) Jehovah’s return meant, not literally returning, but turning his attention to Sarah to do what he had promised.<br />
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In the same way, Christ’s return does not mean that he literally comes back to this earth. Rather, it means that he takes Kingdom power toward this earth and turns his attention to it. He does not need to leave his heavenly throne and actually come down to earth to do this. As we have seen in the previous chapter, Bible evidence shows that in the year 1914 C.E. God’s time arrived for Christ to return and begin ruling. It was then that the cry was heard in heaven: “Now have come to pass the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ.”—Revelation 12:10.<br />
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Since Christ’s return is invisible, is there a way to confirm that it has really occurred? Yes, there is. Christ himself gave a visible “sign” by which we may know that he is invisibly present and the end of the world is near. Let us examine that “sign.”

Hello young man. You are wise to be asking these questions. I would like to answer your question about the Trinity-God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. It is my understanding that Muslims believe that Christians have three gods, but this is not true. The Bible clearly speaks<br />
of God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ) and God the Holy Spirit and clearly presents that there is only one God. Thus the term Tri meaning three and Unity meaning one. Tri + Unity = Trinity or 1 x 1 x 1 = 1 , not 1 + 1 + 1. Another analogy for the Trinity can be given<br />
as for water. It has three states matter - solid, liquid and gas. It's still the same substance no matter if it is ice, a flowing stream or clouds. God is so great that the Trinity is the only way He could adequately describe Himself.<br />
Hope this helps! God Bless You!

Would God in Heaven save others who worship Him or only those that worship God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit - three-in-one? Who is more important according to the Gospels, God in Heaven or Jesus? What is the role of the Holy Spirit in our everyday lives?<br />
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In Islamic belief, the coming of Jesus does not mark the end of the world. He would come to destroy the anti-Christ and all corruptions. He would rule the whole world with the law of God until his time expires, he will die for the first time. The Last Day would inflict suffering and death on all of earth's remaining inhabitants after the last of the believers have died a relatively calmer death, a cold drift that will reach every corner of the earth. Then, Judgement Day for all nations of the ancients and the final generations. <br />
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Hope to learn more from other lovers of Jesus,<br />
May God's peace be upon him.

According the Book of Revelations, Jesus will come during the End of Days. If you are saved, you will disappear from this Earth and go to Heaven. That is the Rapture. Everyone else will suffer. That is supposed to be the second coming.

Thanks for the information. I'll check it out.

You ask "When Jesus come, how will we recognize him?" I would refer you to the 10th chapter of the Book of John in the New Testament of the Bible. Jesus is the true Shepherd. The followers of Jesus, hear Jesus voice and are lead out. <br />
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Followers of Jesus "know His voice and will follow Him". Then in verses 27-28: "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will ****** them out of my hand."

james garrett england the line is known...

i belive you will know him without any mistaking who he is<br />
ive prayed and while i was praying i saw that i was praying at the feet of GOD i knew it was him. it was awsome