ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH
a congregation of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
Jesus sits upon a cloud with the angels surrounding Him in the background. Mankind stands in two groups in the foreground.
What’s Taking Place:
Christ has come to judge the world. He has come with the hosts of heaven in the clouds as was foretold. Everyone must stand before Him and be judged. Those who believe in Him are separated from those who do not believe in Him. The group of people on Christ’s right look up to Him in expectation of being taken to heaven with joy. The group of people on Christ’s left look about in terror in anticipation of being everlastingly condemned.
The lightning symbolized the suddenness of Christ’s returning to judge the world.
Matthew 16:27; 24:27-31; 25:31-46; 26:64
Mark 13:24-27; 14:62
I Thessalonians 4:13-18
II Peter 3:10-13
The Last Judgement