The Bible Testifies About the Second Coming Jesus

November 18, 2022

Nowadays, many people claim to believe in Jesus, since childhood. It is quite common for people today to grow up as Christians, learning about Jesus from the Bible at a young age. But how did people come to believe in Jesus when He first appeared 2000 years ago? Understanding the answer to this question will help us understand how we can recognize the Second Coming Jesus, who is prophesied to appear in our time.  Will you recognize Him when He comes a second time? What tools do we have to be able to recognize our Savior? God gave us the Bible. In fact, there is no other way to truly recognize our Savior, through the Bible. Even Jesus Christ testified that God’s purpose of giving the Bible to mankind was to testify and lead us to the Savior.

John 5:39 “You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me”

When Jesus Christ appeared 2000 years ago, the New Testament had not yet been recorded. It was written by the saints who believed in Him well after He ascended back to heaven. So, how did Jesus confidently say that the Bible testifies about Him? It was through prophecy. The Old Testament records numerous prophecies about the coming Savior, which Jesus alone fulfilled. As God’s people read the prophecies in the Bible and saw Jesus fulfill each one, they came to believe in Him as the Messiah.

In the same way, the Bible contains numerous prophecies about the Second Coming Jesus as well. As we study the prophecies about Second Coming Jesus and find the One who fulfills them all, we can recognize and have true faith in our Savior.

Jesus Testified Himself as the Savior

Jesus directly said that the Bible testifies about him, the Savior. This means the Bible and the Savior go hand and hand. Without understanding the Bible, we cannot understand the Savior. If we reject the Savior that the Bible testifies about, it is the same act of denying the Bible. We must make sure that we receive the Savior to whom the Bible testified so we don’t lose our salvation.

The saints believed that Jesus was the Savior because He was the one the Bible prophesied about. Even when Jesus testified about Himself, He used the Bible’s prophecies.

Luke 24:15-16 “As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing him.”

In this scene we can see that Jesus appeared to His two apostles, but they couldn’t recognize Him though He walked with them for three years. Then He used the Bible to testify who He was.

Luke 24:25-27 “And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.”

Jesus used “Moses and all the prophets,” the Old Testament of the Bible to testify about Himself. He explained to His two disciples that He suffered and rose from the dead according to the prophecy. The Bible’s prophecy is the best and most reliable way to believe in the Savior. After seeing who Jesus is through the Bible, they were able to understand that He was the prophesied Savior.

The Apostles Testified Jesus as the Savior

The Apostles also preached about the Savior. Following Jesus’ example, Philip preached to the Ethiopian eunuch that Jesus was the prophesied Savior using the Scriptures, the Bible.

Acts 8:35 “Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.”

The Apostle Philip met an Ethiopian eunuch reading the book of Isaiah. Although he was a worshipper of God, he could not understand who or what Isaiah was prophesying about. The Apostle Philip explained to him that the passage he was reading testified about Jesus Christ, who fulfilled the prophecy by His crucifixion. Through these examples, we can see that the Bible is the way for us to understand our Savior.

Reasons of Religious Leaders Rejecting Jesus

It is clear that the Scriptures alone can help us recognize our Savior. However, 2,000 years ago, no one studied the Scriptures as much as the religious leaders, yet they came to reject Jesus, and even conspired to crucify Him. They should have been the first to recognize who He was and welcomed Him with open arms, as the Messiah they had been waiting for. Instead, they vehemently rejected the Savior. Why couldn’t they accept Him, when they had so diligently studied the Bible and its prophecies?

Biblical Testimonies of Unbelievers

John 5:46-47 “If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. But since you do not believe what he wrote, how are you going to believe what I say?”

Jesus explains that one of the reasons they couldn’t accept Jesus Christ was because “they do not believe what he [Moses] wrote.” In other words, they didn’t believe in the Bible that Moses and the rest of the Old Testament prophets wrote. Jesus explained that their lack of faith in the Bible; the words of God, was the reason why they failed to recognize the Savior that the Bible testified about. Their faith in the Bible was very limited, as they regarded it as literature, history, or a collection of moral laws and teachings. They didn’t believe that the words of the Bible could be fulfilled and manifested in reality. If they believed it would be fulfilled, they would have recognized Jesus fulling the words and showing that He was Christ.

Lack of Knowledge of God

Let us see another reason why they failed to believe in Jesus.

John 15:20-21 “Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master. ’If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me.”

Jesus explained the reason why the believers were persecuted by the religious leaders. He said the religious leaders didn’t know the One who sent Him, meaning they didn’t know God. Only through the Bible we can truly know our God. The religious leaders of that time boasted about their supposed knowledge of God, yet they always tried to fit God into their own thoughts. They only superficially knew and believed in God who is enthroned in Heaven, but they could never know God who came as a man. They couldn’t believe that God could come as a man, and made no effort to understand Him. That’s why they persecuted Him and His disciples.

Lesson from 2,000 Years Ago

2,000 years ago, there were two kinds of people: those who rejected Jesus and those who accepted Him. Even though many people claimed to believe in God, not all believers accepted God when He appeared in the flesh right in front of them. If we become like them, can we still receive salvation? Therefore, we must understand and believe in the Bible in order to receive our Savior who will appears in this last age. If we don’t have faith in the Bible or try to fit God in our own ideas, it would be impossible to recognize the Second Coming Jesus that the Bible prophesies.

Hebrew 9:28 “so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.”

It says that He will bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. For us to receive salvation, we must receive it from the Second Coming Jesus, who appears in fulfillment of all Bible prophecies.

Recognize the Second Coming Jesus

John 5:39 “You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me”

Just as how the Bible testified about Jesus, it also testifies about the second coming of Christ. Like the saints who accepted Christ 2,000 years ago, we must rely solely on the Bible to understand who will come as the Second Coming Jesus by carefully studying the prophecies and accepting the One who fulfills them. Let’s not miss out on our opportunity to receive salvation and study the Scriptures to see who has come to give us salvation.