Our Deliverer is Coming

Mary's words in her "Magnificat" gripped me this morning and I think they are words for all of us as we walk through the fiery trials of life.

Mary said...

And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. - Luke 1:47

My Savior in Greek is Soter which is synonymous with 

The Second Coming of Christ

Background: "The Return of Christ" is a glorious event on God's prophetic calendar, but this wonderful doctrine can at times be confusing because some passages are ambiguous as to which aspect of the Return of Christ is being described and many commentaries use the term Second Coming generally to refer to both aspects of Christ's return (some of course because they do not accept a "two phase" return). The following table is an attempt to summarize the differences in the future Return of Christ.