Posts Tagged "New Jerusalem"

The Book of Revelation – Introduction

Posted by on Oct 4, 2012 in Prophecy

The book of Revelation is a message from Jesus to the Church concerning the end time. It was written by the Apostle John as he was on the Isle of Patmos around 95 A.D. Jesus came to him in a vision and showed him things concerning the end of human history.  It is a type of writing known as apocalyptic (unveiling something hidden, futuristic). The major themes include the Seven Churches in Asia, the Rapture of the Church, the Great Tribulation, the Second Coming of Jesus, the Millennium Kingdom, the final judgment, and New Jerusalem.

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The End Time – An Overview

Posted by on Nov 15, 2009 in Prophecy

The scriptures not only tell us how this world began, they also tell us how it will end. The events in the end times are full of political drama and universal destruction and catastrophes like the world has never known. The scriptures tell us in prophetic detail what to expect next.

The Rapture

The next event in prophecy is the rapture of the Church, called in scripture the catching away of the saints.

Titus 2:13  Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

At the rapture the dead in Christ will be resurrected and the living saints will be transformed, both receiving immortal, glorified bodies (Doctrines of the Bible, p. 282).

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Heaven and Hell

Posted by on Nov 14, 2009 in Eternity

We will all spend eternity somewhere, and we only have two choices: heaven or hell. The scriptures tell us that everyone will live forever in either heaven or hell, with God or with the devil, in paradise or in torment. The choice is ours.

When we die, our body is laid down into its final resting place. Our soul and spirit is no longer there, because death is the separation of the soul and spirit from the body. Our soul also goes to a resting place – awaiting the final judgment. The soul of a person that is righteous goes to a place of rest. The soul of the sinner goes to a place of punishment.

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