When the time arrives, be sure you’re following the right parousia.
Some readers may immediately think, “Sure. But what’s a parousia?” Glad you asked. This term is used in the technical (and not-so technical) literature for Jesus’ Second Coming, aka the Advent, and is most often capitalized (Parousia).1
This particular word is used in this way, because it is found in a number of New Testament (NT) texts in reference to Jesus’ return. Seventeen to be exact. These include Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount of Olives, aka the Olivet Discourse:
…when shall these things be and what is the sign of your parousia, and of the end of the age? (Matt 24:3)
For as lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so will be the parousia of the Son of Man (Matt 24:27)
However, there are other occurrences of this term…