Q: Do Mormons believe in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ?
A: Oh, yes.
You probably won’t hear members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints call it the rapture, and you shouldn’t hear predictions of a certain day or time or year when He will come again from Mormons, but we do believe that He will come and that it’s important to live each day in a way that shows that we want to be ready for whenever that day may come.
We plan to write a little more about this soon, but in the meantime, here are some scriptures and articles from lds.org about the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. (You can find nearly 10,000 results at lds.org if you search for “second coming”)
Elder recently talked about this in General Conference. Here are some of the scripture references he included in his talk:
You can find a list of other scripture references from the Bible here.
And read scriptures from the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price
“Prepare Yourself for the Great Day of the Lord”
“The Second Coming of Christ”
““The Leaves Are Commencing to Show on the Fig Tree””
“To Make a People Prepared for the Lord
“These Are Your Days”Elder Neal A. Maxwell passed away on 21 July 2004 as this issue of the Ensign was being prepared for publication.
“Preparation for the Second Coming”We need to make … spiritual preparation for the events prophesied at the time of the Second Coming.
““When Shall These Things Be?””These are the last days. As foretold by God’s holy prophets since the world began, they are challenging times, and they are going to become even more challenging.
“Preparing for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ”Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Wilford Woodruff, Chapter 24
“Preparing for the Second Coming of Christ”Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Joseph F. Smith, Chapter 44
“Second Coming of Jesus Christ”Guide to the Scriptures
“Signs of the Second Coming”Gospel Principles, Chapter 41
“The Great and Dreadful Day of the Lord”Old Testament Gospel Doctrine Teacher’s Manual, Lesson 48