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New Defender's Study Bible Notes
17:35 the other left. The return of the Lord, like His first coming, will entail many events stretched over a period of time. It will be initiated by the sudden translation of believers out of the unbelieving world, as described more fully in I Thessalonians 4:13–5:10. Thus the Lord frequently exhorted His disciples (including us) always to be watchful and ready for His coming (e.g., Luke 21:36), an admonition which would be pointless under any other interpretation of such Scriptures.