Last Days

"You have heard that antichrist is coming, even now have there arisen many antichrists whereby we know that it is the last hour."

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  1. The Last Days in the Book of Acts - {PDF Copy} - (Joel 2:28-32 - The promised gift of the Spirit marked the commencement of the "last days")
  2. Joel's Prophecy Applied in the New Testament - {PDF Copy} - (Several times the New Testament applies Joel's prophecies of the Spirit and the commencement of the "last days" to the outpouring of the Spirit on the church)
  3. The Ends of the Ages - {PDF Copy} - (In Christ, one era arrived at its intended endpoint and another commenced)
  4. Last Days in  John - {PDF Copy} - (False teachers infiltrating the church constitute unequivocal evidence that we are living in the “last days”)
  5. Order of Final Events - {PDF Copy} - (In presenting his arguments for the necessity of the resurrection, Paul lays out several events that occur prior to or at the arrival of Jesus)
  6. Rescued from this Evil Age - {PDF Copy} - (Galatians 1:1-5 - Paul begins his letter on an apocalyptic note; in Jesus, the age to come has dawned)
  1. Key Sign of the End - {PDF Copy} - (Matthew 24:14 - The "End" will not come until the Gospel of Jesus Christ is proclaimed to all nations)
  2. Paul, Signs, and Seasons - {PDF Copy} - (The Apostle reaffirmed that the Son of Man will arrive unexpectedly "like a thief in the night")
  3. Concerning Signs and Seasons - {PDF Copy} - (Paul did not detail “times and seasons” since the Thessalonians understood that the Lord is coming “like a thief in the night – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11)
  4. Wars and Rumors of War - Signs of the End? - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus warned disciples about coming deceivers and “false prophets” who would “deceive many,” especially about the future)
  5. The Days of Noah - Normalcy or Chaos? - {PDF Copy} - (An analogy from the ancient past to illustrate the need to remain ever ready for the sudden return of Jesus)
  6. Deceivers, Tumults, and Opposition - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 13:5-13 - The Olivet Discourse opens with warnings about coming deceivers who will deceive many with false expectations about the end of the age)
  7. Three Repeated Warnings of Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Three specific warnings to disciples are repeated by Jesus in his Olivet Discourse to help them avoid deception)
  8. Signs and Wonders or Christ Crucified? - {PDF Copy} - (Claims that the Church will reap a great harvest of souls through displays of mighty "signs and wonders" do not square with Scripture)
  9. The Abomination of Desolation - {PDF Copy} - (When disciples see the “abomination of desolation standing where it ought not,” they are to flee the vicinity of Jerusalem)
  10. Know the "Times and Seasons" - {PDF Copy} - (Did Jesus command us to know the signs and seasons that will signal his soon arrival?)
  11. "This Generation" in the Olivet Discourse - {PDF Copy} - (Biblical usage of “this generation” consistently applies the phrase to the generation that was alive at the time it was uttered)
  1. The One Return of Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (The return of Jesus will be a singular and final event, both the righteous and the wicked)
  2. Crown of Boasting - {PDF Copy} - (If the Thessalonians emulate the apostolic example, they will receive the “crown of glory” at Christ's return – 1 Thessalonians 2:1-20)
  3. The Parousia of Jesus in Thessalonica - {PDF Copy} - (Paul reassured the Thessalonians regarding the participation of dead saints in the Parousia of Jesus1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
  4. Resurrection or Removal? - {PDF Copy} - (Is the hope of the church bodily resurrection at Christ’s return, or its removal from the present spacetime continuum?)
  5. Hastening the Day - {PDF Copy} - (In the interim between Christ’s ascension and his return, God has granted humanity the opportunity to repent before that day arrives)
  6. Rescued from Wrath - {PDF Copy} - (Already, Jesus is “rescuing” his people from the coming “wrath” that will befall the unrighteous when he arrives)
  7. Meeting Jesus in the Air - {PDF Copy} - (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 - Paul reassured the Thessalonians that both living and dead saints will participate in the arrival of Jesus from heaven)
  8. Just Judgment - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of Jesus will mean vindication and “rest” for the righteous, but everlasting loss for the wicked - 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10)
  9. New Creation and the Parousia of Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (2 Peter 3:3-12 - The Parousia of Jesus ushers in the Day of the Lord, final judgment, and the New Creation)
  10. Finality of His Return - {PDF Copy} - (The “coming” of Jesus produces the final judgment, the resurrection, the consummation of his kingdom, the cessation of death, ultimate victory over all his enemies, and the New Creation)
  11. The Key Sign of the End of the Age - {PDF Copy} - (Matthew 24:14 - Jesus declared, definitively, that the “end” will not come until “this gospel of the kingdom of God is proclaimed to all nations”)
  12. The End of the Age - Parousia! - {PDF Copy} - (The return of Jesus at the end of the present age will be an event of great glory, victory, and finality)
  13. Summary of the Parousia of Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (A summary of the terms used for the return of Jesus at the end of the age)
  14. Day of Christ in Corinth - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of Jesus means the Day of the Lord, the resurrection, and the cessation of Death)
  15. Day of Visitation - {PDF Copy} - (Peter exhorted Christians to persevere in sufferings and to live holy lives in the knowledge of the impending “day of visitation)
  16. Death - The Last Enemy - {PDF Copy} - (Paul defends the bodily resurrection and links it and the cessation of death to the coming of Jesus)
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Language of the New Testament

Armageddon - Final Battle