The LDS Second Coming of Christ Research Group.
And it shall come
to pass that he that feareth me shall be looking
forth for the great day of the Lord to come, even for the signs of the coming
of the Son of
I welcome you to The LDS
Second Coming of Christ Research Group. This group
started in the early 90's as a small email group, which expanded to include a WEB
site in 1996 to track the ideas of the group. The group then moved to Egroups and then to its current home on Yahoo.
The key events, listed on this site, comprise a list of what will be the greatest work that this world has seen, second only to the great atoning sacrifice of Christ. These events will also lead to the greatest time of mankind, one which mankind has only caught glimpses of, like the city of
This group continues to develop a template, using the LDS scriptures, for use with all Last-Days prophecies. Many of the prophecies of the last days are not chronological and simply list a group of events that must take place prior to the second coming, others list events surrounding the Second Coming both before and after Christ's return . Although key concepts and ideas are coming together much is left to do. I am asking for the assistance of LDS members who have a firm interest in this project, to all who see this as an important event in the quest of life.
Thanks. Clint Gray
Importance of the Work
From this project I hope to install in every member of the church (even members of other Christian religions) a revived desire to earnestly study the second coming of Christ. I have come to understand why individuals outside of the church have limited the importance of this topic, based on a false understanding of what they call the "Rapture", but I hope to remove some of the misunderstandings within members of the church concerning the need to more fully study this important event. Most of the lack of interest however I believe comes from a misunderstanding of statements from modern prophets in the last two decades. .....
The Key Events
The events are listed in chronological order. Many of the events may not be in their proper place and might need to be moved, thus the living nature of the list. As I have built this last days mosaic I have adjusted the pieces of the puzzle to try and arrive at a complete picture, that will include all prophecies, but have yet to arrive at a final solution.
I have attempted to keep my own personal thoughts out of this section, I tried to include only items pertinent to the event itself, however some events do not permit this approach and need further clarification thus my comments are included in some locations. For the most part my own views have been reserved for the section of this work dealing with that topic. As a study group resource I would also like to see others views included. I request from anyone that is willing to share their own interpretation of the full set of events to provide me with their own view so that they can also be included.
Many of the key events are simply listed with scriptural references, while others have other references and comments as required. The reason for the additional references or comments are to help properly identify what the event is or clarify where in the list they belong. Some events require no further clarification since they are well understood or are not debated.
With that in mind let's start the list.
We must first understand the foundation for the
work in the last days a period known as the Dispensation
of the Fullness of Times.
The Dispensation of the fulness of times
Gospel restored and the Gathering of the remnant of the House of Israel commences.
Future preperatory events
Additional sacred writings are yet to come forth,
Gospel preached to all nations of
the world then
Missionaries called home:
Times of the Gentiles fulfilled:
Now we start into the polarization phase events themselves. Each event should have a clear starting or finishing point that can be assigned. The event may not be quite so final in and of itself however, the event will produce a polarizing affect on individuals or groups. No longer will one be able to sit astride the fence, or go off and play in the forest while the train slowly lumbers on, as it was put in general conference. (Spiritual Revival, Glenn L. Pace; October 1992)
Polarizations / Arm of the Lord Raised
Antichrist confirms or strengthens a seven year "covenant with the many"
Antichrist revealed, Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him?
Antichrist starts his reign with the “abomination of desolation” (Matthew 24:15)
Abomination of Desolation:
According to the prophets, some important events must take place before the battle actually begins:
1. The house of Israel will be gathered from among the heathen (the Gentiles) and returned to their own land (see Ezekiel 36:24; 37:21).
2. The land of Israel will be rebuilt and reinhabited by the covenant people (see Ezekiel 36:10–12, 33–36).
3. The land will become highly productive and fruitful, even like the Garden of Eden (see Ezekiel 36:8, 29–30, 34–35).
4. There will be one nation in the land of Israel again (see Ezekiel 37:22).
5. Jerusalem will be reestablished as the capital city of the Israelites (see Zechariah 1:16–17; 2:12; 12:6; 3 Nephi 20:46).
6. Judah will become powerful in politics and warfare (see Isaiah 19:16–17; Zechariah 10:3, 5–6).
7. A great combination of organizations serving Satan will arise in the last days. This combination has several names: the “beast … out of the sea” (Revelation 13:1), representing the kingdoms of the earth (see JST, Revelation 13:1; 17:8–14; Bruce R. McConkie, Doctrinal New Testament Commentary3:520); the “great and abominable church,” “the church of the devil,” “the great whore,” and “the mother of … abominations” (Revelation 17:1, 5).
Elder George Q. Morris of the Quorum of the Twelve stated that some of the totalitarian regimes of the 20th century were part of this coalition:
Mother of Abominations makes war with the Saints
The Marvelous Work and a Wonder / Great and Marvelous Work
The remnant that believe in Christ as their Savior are gathered in
Return of the lost ten tribes "from the north countries,
(D-6) The Return of the Ten Tribes
New Jerusalem built up
Two Prophets in Israel (two witnesses): Revelation 11, D&C 77:15
Adam-Ondi-Ahman ( Ancient of Days Sits ):
"Judah must return, Jerusalem must be rebuilt, and the temple, and water come out from under the temple, and the waters of the Dead Sea be healed. …all this must be done before the Son of Man will make his appearance. …..then will appear one grand sign of the Son of Man in heaven." (Joseph Fielding Smith. Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Section Six 1843–44, p.286)
Starts with: the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light, stars will fall from the sky (Joel , Matthew 24:29). In Revelation 6:12, this coincides with the opening of the sixth seal, when the sun turns black and the moon turns blood red. 2 Thes 2:1-3,
Earth reel to and fro
Sun Dark, Moon Blood:
end of Silence in heaven for the space of half an hour, the face of the Lord unveiled
Sign of Son of Man in Heaven / great sign in heaven all people see it together
Prophets are raised up
Four trumps of the resurrection
Quake #2 Rev 11:13, ,
The Lords sets His foot on Mnt. Olives:
Arm of the lord falls
Lord Preaches his own sermon:
Woe #1/Trump & Plague #5
Woe #2/Trump & Plague #6
Church is bound ready to be burned. The Trump will sound loud and long and all
nations hear it:
Woe #3 / Trump 7 &
"desolating scourge" that will reach plague proportions
The great deep shall roll back into the north countries, Continents become one again.
Four Angels standing on the four corners of the
Seven Angels set: Rev.
parents and children seeking each other's lives:
Full end to all nations