Ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. The court was seated, and the books were opened. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God. And another book was opened, which is the B ook of Life. And the dead were judged Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them.
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- Meditation (The Third Testament).
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And they were judged every man according to his works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death the opposite of the second resurrection. I, John, saw the Holy City , New Jerusalem , coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. Then, He who sat on the throne said, ' Behold, I make all things new. Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Note from Berit: This chart may not be finished.
I will continue to update it as God leads me. Since the word "rapture" is not mentioned in the Bible, I chose not to use it. Please help us by sharing your insights and letting us know if we have left out relevant Scriptures. We pray that this outline of Scriptures will encourage you to discern "the signs of the times" and to stand firm on the Rock of His Word until the day of His long-awaited coming!
As He told us,. In some cases I was astonished to have to read page after page of opinion, scripture, points developed and restructured, followed by more opinions, scriptures, etc. If this is correct than the only question is: Where does God indicate in the Scriptures when not a specific date He will send His Wrath? Berit's Response: I tried to just put Scriptures in a topical and chronological order, avoiding words that are not used in the Bible.
As for the timing, it fits under the 7th and last Trumpet. I tend to believe that Jesus' coming in the clouds to gather His elect happens before the 7 bowls of wrath are poured out.
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The warning and encouragement in Luke 21 indicates that the final outpouring of God's wrath will occur after the "escape" He has promised His people:. Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things From Lynda Wolfe: " Thank you for your Biblical view on eschatology - so many times people try to fit their pre-conceived ideas from fictional books into end time outlines. It is such an encouragement to see that there are others out there who hold to the Bible as the final authority.
Never give up on the Truth! I appreciate your site and the integrity of the articles. May God Bless you for your work. Berit's Response: Thank you, Lynda, for sharing our concerns.
I appreciate your warning about misleading influence of "Christian" fictional books. Ponder this portion:.
What will happen at the end of the world?
The clock still read , but he felt as if he were floating He saw himself asleep on the couch. He had heard of out-of-body experiences but had never had one, or dreamed one He felt weightless, moving higher Though he knew he was unconscious, he had never been so attuned to his senses. But never mind the uncertainties, the authors have created both the needed answers and the authority figures to communicate them.
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Caught up in the thrills of the plot, it's easy to forget that Instead they illustrate a key danger of Biblical novels: re-imagining God's Word in the context of enticing man-made visions God didn't give us freedom to adapt His Word to our personal perceptions. When we do so, we undermine the holy and absolute nature of the Bible itself. Do not add to His words From Rick Beltz : "The white horse of Rev. It is religious deception, which we find all over the world in pagan Christianity.
Berit's r esponse: Thank you for alerting me to this issue. Your message encouraged me to highlight the warnings about deception in other passages. Yes, deception is everywhere! And as Truth and factual thinking erodes, the forces of deception multiply fast. And he who sat on it had a bow According to other New Testament Scriptures cited in the early parts of this chart , "deception" is part of the conquest, but my intention and hope is to rely fully on God's Word.
More from Rick Beltz : The word "conquer" or "conquering" in the Greek is as follows from Strong's: nikao nik-ah'-o ; from ; to subdue literally or figuratively : KJV-- conquer, overcome, prevail, get the victory.
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It is not the type of conquering as in war of a soldier on a horse with a bow and arrow or even modern warfare. For example, Rev. Both follow "the great tribulation. They contend that Judgment Day will take place on Armageddon and Jesus will save the true believers, while non-believers left behind will face enormous suffering. In Islam , the end of the world is referred to as the Hour and involves Jesus returning to Damascus to slay an anti-Christ who has put the planet in peril.
With the anti-Christ out of the picture, a period of perfect harmony will ensue. Jesus will later die a natural death, which will usher in a time of destruction that leads directly to the Hour. In Judaism , there is no term for Armageddon, but there are references in the Hebrew bible to events that could be compared with Armageddon, including the Day of the Lord in which God causes death and destruction to people who deserve to be punished and the War of Gog and Magog in which Israel and its god fight their enemies, rather than an anti-Christ.
In Hinduism , there is the story of the god Vishnu coming back in the last cycle of time as a figure called Kulki, who rides a white horse, carries a sword that looks like a comet and destroys the forces of evil. In some Buddhist prophecies, the equivalent of Armageddon is Shambhala, in which good triumphs over evil; however, the planet is restored rather than destroyed so people can pursue enlightenment.
And until that day arrives— if it arrives—people will no doubt continue to speculate endlessly about when it will all be over. But if you see something that doesn't look right, click here to contact us! Subscribe for fascinating stories connecting the past to the present. Freedom of religion is protected by the First Amendment of the U. Constitution, which prohibits laws establishing a national religion or impeding the free exercise of religion for its citizens.
For years there was speculation that on December 21, , the world as we know it would end. Others believed that on that day in Today, with about million followers, Hinduism is the third-largest religion behind Christianity and Islam. Trump does fit several of the criteria attached to popular perceptions of the Antichrist.
Jenkins, imagine the Antichrist as a truly modern figure.
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Although the wildly popular book series, which was published between and and has sold over 65 million copies, is fictional, the vision embraced by LaHaye and Jenkins portrays the coming apocalypse as an event where non-believers are forced to reckon with the damage wrought by the Antichrist.
Here, the Antichrist is a worldly, charismatic man, often of Eastern European and Jewish heritage, who embraces modern technology and institutions for his own sinister ends. Trump, while not Eastern European himself, has a proclivity for Eastern European women and promises better relations with Russia, a country that figures prominently in 20th and 21st century apocalyptic tales. Trump, who was at that point the front-runner , was depicted as a devilishly red and scaled demon, sitting amid flames.
Remarkable, sure, but not a thought that had escaped the mind of some Christian commentators.
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Many saw him as a clear danger to the faithful. As one contributor explained on Red State , Trump can be best described as an , not the , Antichrist. Despite this, about two months later, he pondered why so many American chose to protest the president-elect. Still, numerous religious critics contend that Trump fails to meet the necessary criteria for being an, or even the , Antichrist.