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  1. Please, could you explain why it is that we refer to the events of Revelation chapter 14 as Christ's second coming, during this study, whereas Ellen White tells us it is the Lord coming to his Temple, and the work of purification of the church, and

    "This coming, and the coming of the Lord to his temple, are distinct and separate events." The Great Controversy, 1888 edition, page 425, paragraph 3

    To add to that, if Revelation 14 is Christ's second coming, what would be the need of the other angel of Revelation 18, after the 3 angels' messages of Revelation 14?

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    • Hi, Elbert. Thank you for your question. The coming of the Lord to His temple is depicted in Malachi 3:1 and in Daniel 7. Seventh-day Adventists teach, based on Daniel 8, Daniel 9, and Ezra 7, that this took place in the year 1844. By my reading, the events of Revelation 14 are about the Lord coming out of His temple to "reap... the harvest of the earth." To my mind, this is the same event that is depicted in Revelation 22:12 (NKJV).

      "And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work."

      I hope this helps.

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