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These two Greek words are seriously misunderstood in traditional Christian
theology, and their misuse undergirds significantly false concepts and doctrine.

Definition/Description of Parousia and Apocalypse
Updated: 07/09/2019

Parousia definition

The word “Parousia” means the display of a royal or official public presence, hence not so much a specific arrival nor relocation of proximity in time nor space. THE great Parousia or display has already taken place, and it went largely unrecognized and unappreciated.

1. PAROUSIA. (3952) This word occurs twenty-four times in the New Testament. It comes from the verb PAREMI which means "at hand," "to be present." The noun signifies "Presence." This verb emphasizes the actual personal presence of the one who comes. "Be patient unto the COMING (presence) of the Lord" (James 5:7). PAROUSIA never indicates the act of coming or the arrival of a person, but denotes the presence of one who has already arrived.  The Vine's dictionary incorrectly defines Parousia as either presence or coming.   Vine introduced this error to support his strong belief in the pre-tribulation rapture doctrine. Consider: I am present, here and now, with I am coming but I am not here but will be sometime.  These are opposite meanings.  Greek is a very precise language. If the bible says present it means present not I am coming.  Parousia can never be translated as coming or second coming.  If the Greek authors of scripture wanted to say coming they would have used the word ERCHOMAI.  Matt 24:3, 24:27, 24:37, 24:39, 1 Cor 15:23, 16:7,  2 Cor 7:6, 7:7, 10:10,  Phil 1:26, 2:12, 1 Thes 2:19, 3:13, 4:15, 5:23, 2 Thes 2:1, 2:8, 2:9, James 5:7, 5:8, 2 Pet 1:16, 3:4, 3:12, 1 John 2:28

Apocalypse defintion

The word “Apocalypse” means an uncovering or revealing, hence not so much a dramatic one. It definitely does NOT mean or even imply a destructive event, but simply the end of something being hidden or covered up and unrecognized. This false meaning of  an age-ending destruction comes from the fanciful events described in the NT book of Revelation. THE great Apocalypse of God has already taken place, and it went largely unrecognized and unappreciated. It signaled not the end of time, nor the end of the world nor the end of an earthly empire, but rather the end of a spiritual age and the dawning of a new one. The next great apocalypse will be the unveiling of the true understanding of, and the entering into, the kingship of the heavens.

2. APOKALUPSIS. (602) This word comes from the verb APOKALUPTO meaning "to uncover, "unveil," and stresses the appearing or revelation of one by means of an uncovering or unveiling. It is the disclosure of one who has been hidden under cover.

Christendom has continued to misuse these terms for far too long, yet few think that the majority of scholars and clerics can be so wrong as to not even use these important terms clearly.

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