The return of Jesus



⚪ The return of Jesus took place on earth

Our Lord’s parousia (presence in the world) begun in 1874, will continue till the end of the Millennial age.

Source : 🇺🇸 What Say the Scriptures About Our Lord’s Return—His Parousia, Apokalupsis and Epiphania 1914 page 65

For the Lord Jesus is now invisibly present on earth, establishing his kingdom.

Source : 🇺🇸 The Watchtower, November 1, 1922, page 339 + Cover

The Truth that THE GOLDEN AGE stands for is that Christ Jesus returned to earth in 1874, and that His kingdom is in process of construction before our very eyes.

Source : 🇺🇸 The Golden Age, March 25 1925, page 407 + Cover


⚫ The return of Jesus took place in heaven

Christ's Return not a Literal Coming Back to Earth [...] Christ's return means his turning attention to his joint heirs then in groves, raising them to heavenly life

Source : 🇺🇸 1965 - Make sure of all things Hold fast to_what is fine, page 431 + page 432 + Cover


Then should you think of Jesus as invisibly present in the earth’s atmosphere? When the Bible speaks of Jesus’ return, it does not at all follow that for him to be present he has to leave his abode in the heavens. [...] all that would be necessary is for Christ to direct his attention to the earth. [...] So in this sense it can be said that Christ’s second advent or presence has taken place even though he actually resides in heaven. He has returned in that he has turned his attention to the affairs of the earth at God’s due time, […]

Source : 🇺🇸 The Watchtower, August 15 1969, page 485 + Cover