Understanding The Bible
STUDY REFERENCE
Clarence E. Mason's "ESCHATOLOGY 3"
ADDENDUM 4
"DOCUMENTATION OF ARGUMENT ON USE OF THE WORDS
PAROUSIA, EPIPHANEA, APOKALUPSIS"

 

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BY THE AUTHOR
Dr. Clarence E. Mason, Jr.
Philadelphia College of Bible
1970

Edited by Dr. Clarence E. Mason, Jr.


SECTION: Addendum 4 (See pages VIII, C, 1, b, (4); page 149)
Documentation of Argument on use of the Greek words Parousia, Epiphanea, Apokalupsis

PAROUSIA (and related words) used often, meaning "presence"; usually translated ^coming," e.g., 1 Cor. 16:17; Phil. 1:26; 2 Thes. 2:9.

  1. In relation to the rapture
    1 Cor. 15.23; 1 Thes. 2:19; 4:15; 5:23; 1 Thes. 3:13 (lit., "in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints"), 2 Thes. 2:1; 1 Jn. 2:28
  2. In relation to Christ's return to earth
    Mt, 24.3, 27, 37, 39; 2 Thes. 2:8; 2 Pet. 1:16
  3. In relation to the eternal state
    2 Pet. 3.12

EPIPHANEA (and related words) used 12 times, meaning "appearing, " "to show"; emphasis on natural sight, e.g.. Acts 27:20.

  1. In relation to the first coming of Christ Lk. 1:79; 2 Tim. 1:10; Tit. 2:11
  2. In relation to the rapture
    1 Tim. 6:14; 2 Tim. 4:1,8; Tit. 2:13
  3. In relation to Christ's return to earth Acts 2:20; 2 Thes. 2:8

APOKALUPSIS (and related words), used 44 times, meaning "unveiling, " usually translated "revelation."

  1. In relation to the rapture
    1 Cor. 1:7; 1 Pet, 1:7,13; 4:13
  2. 2. In relation to the Man of Sin
    2 Thes. 2:3,6,8
  3. 3. In relation to Christ's return to earth Lk, 17:30; Rom. 8:19: 2 Thes. 1:7

 

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