Frank M. Keele is a resident of Payson Utah. He served two years as a missionary in the Delaware Maryland mission and has gone on to serve in various callings over the years since. He considers himself to be a run of the mill active member of the church and has a deep and abiding testimony of Jesus Christ, the restored gospel, latter-day scripture and the Prophet Joseph Smith.
His unique perspective on the Lord’s Second Advent is based on his research into Ezra Taft Benson’s statement, wherein he said:
“His first appearance will be to the righteous Saints who have gathered to the New Jerusalem. In this place of refuge they will be safe from the wrath of the Lord, which will be poured out without measure on all nations. . . .
“The second appearance of the Lord will be to the Jews. To these beleaguered sons of Judah, surrounded by hostile Gentile armies, who again threaten to overrun Jerusalem, the Savior-their Messiah-will appear and set His feet on the Mount of Olives, “and it shall cleave in twain, and the earth shall tremble, and reel to and fro, and the heavens shall also shake. (D&C 45:48) The Lord Himself will then rout the Gentile armies, decimating their forces (see Ezek.38,39). Judah will be spared, no longer to be persecuted and scattered. . . .
“The third appearance of Christ will be to the rest of the world. . . . All nations will see Him “in the clouds of heaven, clothed with power and great glory; with all the holy angels. . “ (Ezra Taft Benson, New Era, Dec. 1980, pp. 49-50)
In an effort to more fully understand what Ezra Taft Benson taught, Frank has gone to great length in an effort to identify which prophetic passages relate the Lord’s first appearance, which describes his second appearance and those that are identified with his third appearance. The fruits of this approach have yielded a virtual panoramic view of the sequence and timing of the Lord’s Second Coming, which should properly be understood as a process.
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