Truth That Matters

"What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?" - Jesus Christ

Introduction to eschatology

Eschatology refers to things pertaining to the end of the world. Should we bother about what's going to happen in the future or should we only focus on the present? The answer is obvious: If God included eschatology in the Bible, it means He wants us to study it.
 
The following is the sequence of events that the Bible says will take place to usher in eternity:-
  1. The Rapture: The believers who are alive, along with New Testament believers who died will be caught up in the air to meet the Lord Jesus Christ.
  2. The Seventieth Week: A troublesome period of seven years on earth, characterized by a one world government and religion.
  3. Armageddon: All the nations of the world will attack Israel in a bid to annihilate her at the end of the seventieth week.
  4. The Second Advent: The Lord Jesus will descend with us onto Mt Olives, and just when it seems that Israel has no hope, He will rescue her from her enemies.
  5. The Millenium: The Lord Jesus Christ will reign over all the earth from Jerusalem for a thousand years.
  6. The Great White Throne Judgment: After the Millenium, every soul (apart from the New Testament believers), the Old Testament Saints and the Tribulation martyrs) will stand for judgment before Christ. Those whose names are not found written in the book of life will be sent to hell.
  7. Eternity: After the Great White Throne Judgment, God will create a new heavens and earth. The people of God will dwell with Him in the new Jerusalem, a cubical shaped city, for ever.
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