Book: Whatever Became of Jesus Christ? The Biblical Case for the Second Coming as Accomplished Fact

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The purpose of this book is to give a fuller biblical explanation for the post Jesus Christ Has Already Come Again from the blog A Scriptural Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom.   If you have not already read that post, please do so before beginning this book.

The title of this book comes from the martyr Stephen’s address to the Jewish Council (or, Sanhedrin) recorded in Acts 7 and, specifically, from Acts 7:40 where he quotes Exodus 32:1 (NASB) in which the Israelites are pressing Aaron to make an idol for them (which turned out to be the golden calf).  Their justification was “…as for this Moses…we do not know what has become of him.”  This book was written so that no one might say of Jesus what they said of Moses.

When you finish this book, you will have a clear understanding of the Bible’s teaching on the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.  You will be able to give a straightforward answer to anyone who asks about it.

There is no need to wonder what became of Jesus Christ.  He is God Almighty and reigns supreme over and through all creation.  “In Him we live and move and exist” (Acts 17:28 NASB).

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Table of Contents

Part One – The Second Coming of Jesus Christ (Chapter 1)

Part Two – The Timing of the Second Coming (Chapters 2, 3, 4)

Part Three – The Nature of the Second Coming (Chapters 5, 6, 7)

Afterword – The Traditions of Men or the Truth of God?

22 Responses to Book: Whatever Became of Jesus Christ? The Biblical Case for the Second Coming as Accomplished Fact

  1. DT says:

    First question:
    You say that Jesus is God Almighty and then cite Acts 17:28. How is this proof Jesus is God Almighty?

    Acts 17:30-31 – In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead.”

    • Mike Gantt says:

      I do not offer Acts 17:28 as proof that Jesus is God Almighty. Rather, I use it to describe the realm Jesus has assumed, which was promised in Acts 17:30-31. That is, God promised a day in which He would judge the world with justice by a man whom He appointed. It turned out that the man was Jesus Christ. And it turned out that this Jesus Christ was God. That’s what was demonstrated in the Second Coming, about which you are just beginning to read.

      • Ron says:

        It is also confirmed Jesus second coming was soon after his asending into heaven as He told them he would send them a comforter the spirit of truth Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit the comforter Him self
        15“If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” Note how the world will not see Him no more meaning ever because He is now in the spirit as this comment He made the ( world will not see me anymore,) meaning if a human body as He was

  2. John says:

    You are absolutely correct about this and only God could have showed you. Because for one;Jesus himself said In a little while I go away, and in a little while I’ll come again. He was right on the money. The “little while” was exactly what he meant. He said things plain as day and yet people refuse to see it because of unbelief. John 14:16-20 explains in detail what was about to take place and what will happen when he comes again, which he did on the day of Pentecost. He comes to us all the time because his lives in US and we are seated with him in heavenly places(higher realms of the Spirit in him)! Christ in us the hope of Glory. Everyone isn’t alive yet, but everyone at some point will be alive in Christ. “In Adam all died, in Christ ALL will be made alive.”

    In John 14:18 He says, ” I will not leave you comfortless:I will COME to YOU.” And he did just like he does to everyone who simply believes that he is. People are out there looking for some natural, literal event where Jesus comes hanging out on some literal clouds, calls us all home to some distant million mile away planet called heaven where God sits on a literal throne. When his throne is within us. His kingdom is within us because We are his temple, his house where he dwells. If people would get a hold of that they would surely awaken and their eyes)understanding) would be opened. It is a spiritual thing that happens on the inside of us. The clouds are US! And we will all forever be with him.

    We are earth(dust of the ground) and heaven is within us(where God dwells). His righteousness, peace and joy and every good thing because of him who lives in us. God himself lives in us. People want to see naturally and the carnal mind will never see anything because it cannot. Only your understanding being enlightened by God himself will one truly see. He is the resurrection and the life. The resurrection is not an event it is PERSON. He raises the dead every day the one;s who become alive in him. Yes, he can literally raises the dead, but that does nothing. People are waiting for him to literally split the sky and come save everyone from the evil around us. But he isn’t going to do that.

    People don’t like it, but everyone goes back to God. Ecclesiastes says so”The dust goes back to the earth and the spirit goes back to God who gave it.” All this other mumbo jumbo about hell was never taught by Jesus or the prophets of old or God himself. Hell means the grave. Jesus came to save ALL. God knew exactly what he was doing. He saved us from our self and we can live an abundant life in this life, not in the sweet by and by. I’m not talking about living perfect, or you’ll never have troubles. He said to choose this day life or death. One can live out this life living in the hell they created by their carnal mindset or they can live life that in the spirit that Jesus taught which was the true good news. We are forgiven, God is not mad at anyone. His judgement is grace, mercy and love not torture. Religion has distorted and told lies about God as if he is is some crazed Tyrant waiting to pounce on anyone who makes a mistake. That’s not the God I know.

    Sorry so long winded.But people need to see God for who he really is. I enjoy your blog, btw

  3. Mary Burgess says:

    I believe you are speaking the truth about Jesus already having come the second time and that Bible prophecies have already been fulfilled… at first I was a bit reluctant because of all the prior teachings I’ve heard that contradict what you’re saying, but I’m starting to see the truth in what you write… and I want to better understand it so I can stand strong in the truth and have an answer for those who ask… especially about the “end times” and all the fear being loosed about 666, and how the world government is gonna destroy us, the end of the world, etc. I want to stand strong in the Lord ans be a beacon of hope in the midst of this crooked and perverse generation…

  4. Mike Gantt says:


    The key point in what you have come to learn is that our Lord is faithful! He makes promises…and He keeps them. Know that in the darkest of your days He will be with you just as He promised. God never speaks in vain; He means every word He says.

    As He says in Jeremiah 1:12, He is watching over His word to perform it!

    • Mary Burgess says:

      amen… He is so very faithful… and I am so grateful that His Spirit really does lead us into all truth, and the truth SETS US FREE… so anything we’re hearing or believing that binds us up or causes confusion or discouragement, isn’t His truth, but some cheap imitation… thank you Lord.

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  10. Cassie says:

    John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word (Jesus) and the Word (Jesus) was with God and the Word (Jesus) was God.

    Revelation 19:13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. (Jesus)

    The Holy Spirit descended on Jesus as HE was coming up out of the water. When we die which is the symbol of going under the water and rising up again coming out of the water. We are born again. We die to self and live as one with Christ, Amen.

    Galatians 2: 20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

    Let’s look at this verse. John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

    And this one… 1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory

    Clouds is referenced as glory. Matthew 17:5 While he was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!” Mark 13:26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. Clouds as we see it here is symbolic. The cloud is like a mantle a covering… Glory!!

    The living words of God are spoken to us clearly. Do you believe that Jesus is God? I do.

    Let’s look at this verse… John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

    The Holy Spirit was sent in Jesus name. I have received HIM and I am one with HIM. Amen. I wait for no rapture. I am already one with Christ. Amen.

    I would love to hear from you Brother Mike,
    In Jesus name,

  11. Fontem Alem says:

    I’m really interested in this gospel. When my husband Ps. Fontem started preaching this, I was so skeptical about it. But the more he explained from the scripture that Jesus Christ has already come the second time, the more my faith and joy rose up in freedom. I came to the net to see if there are others who believed this gospel and lo and behold, you are here explaining it deeper. Thanks so much. One thing I love is that if we’re still waiting for Jesus coming, then WHO IS IN US? Think about it! The Church is Christ on earth today but they are waiting for Christ to come. Thanks for spreading this gospel. Keep it up. In Christ

  12. Mike Gantt says:

    Your husband is right: we can know from the Scripture that Jesus has come again. In fact, that is the surest way of knowing that He has come again. He is faithful to His word. He cannot lie. His words cannot fail.

  13. Hi Mike

    I also came to understand that Messiah already came. I also came to understand The Mystery of the Ages revealed to the Gentiles ” Christ in You” as our hope of Glory for eternity. Any thoughts please

  14. Mike Gantt says:

    Christ is the centerpiece of all God’s work. In Him are hidden ALL the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. He who gives Christ first place in everything is on the path of understanding; every other path is a dead end.

    Christ in us is all that God is in us.

    2 Corinthians 11:3
    1 John 5:12
    2 John 1:9

    There is nothing more important than Christ, and there is nothing more valuable than Christ in us.

    Just be sure to walk in righteousness because Christ is not a God of licentiousness (Jeremiah 7:1-15; Matthew 7:23; Jude 1:4).

  15. Gbenga says:

    You said Jesus is God but who spoke from heaven in Matthew 3:17, Matthew 17:5, Mark 1:11, John 12:29-30.

    These verses show there is a Superior person talking to Jesus. I think YaHWeH is differ to Jesus.

    Therefore who is that person talking to Jesus.

  16. Mike Gantt says:


    When God became a man, He had to become subordinate to God. Thus He gave up His privileges as God during His time on earth. The voices from heaven to which you refer are simply part of the preparation He’d made long ahead of time – much like the many prophecies of Scripture that preceded His earthly life.

  17. Gbenga says:

    I still do not understand. Please whose voice was heard?

  18. Mike Gantt says:

    The text does not say, does it?

    As for understanding, you will receive it in due time as you give diligent heed to the instruction in Matthew 17:5.

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