Last Days

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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. Doomsayers and Christian Angst - {PDF Copy} - (Scripture encourages Christians to exercise discernment of prophecies, visions, and dreams. Voices constantly warning of imminent disaster should not be taken at face value)
  3. 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)
  4. The Last Days in the book of Hebrews - {PDF Copy} - (God has spoken His final word in His Son upon the "last of these days")
  5. The Apostle Paul and the Last Days - {PDF Copy} - (In Christ, one era arrived at its intended endpoint and another commenced)
  6. The Last Days according to John - {PDF Copy} - (False teachers infiltrating the church constitute unequivocal evidence that we are living in the “last days”)
  7. The Unsealed Scroll - The Time of Fulfillment is Now - {PDF Copy} - (What was Sealed in the book of Daniel is Unsealed and Revealed in Revelation)
  8. The 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)
  9. 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. The Key Sign of the End of the Age - {PDF Copy} - (Matthew 24:14 - The "End" will not come until the Gospel of Jesus Christ is proclaimed to all nations)
  2. Deceivers - The Sign of the Last Days - {PDF Copy} - (The presence of false teachers in the church provides a clear sign that we are in the period known as the “last days” - 2 John 7-8)
  3. Is the Parable of a Budding Fig Tree a Sign of Israel Flourishing in the Land? - {PDF Copy} - (The parable of the budding fig tree meant that the fulfillment of the things predicted by Jesus on the Mount of Olives signaled the imminent destruction of the Temple)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. The Apostle Paul and the Signs of the Times - {PDF Copy} - (The Apostle reaffirmed that the Son of Man will arrive unexpectedly "like a thief in the night")
  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 Single and Final Parousia of Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (The Parousia of Jesus will be a singular and final event, both the righteous and the wicked)
  2. Hastening the Day - {PDF Copy} - (The conduct of the church may “hasten the Day of the Lord.” In the interim, God has granted humanity the opportunity to repent before that day inevitably arrives – 2 Peter 3:3-14)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. The Finality of His Return at the End of the Age - {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)
  6. Hastening the Day of the Lord - {PDF Copy} - (2 Peter 3:3-13 - Right Christian conduct could "hasten" the arrival of the "Day of the Lord")
  7. 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”)
  8. The Parousia and the End of the Age - {PDF Copy} - (The note of finality in passages about the return of Jesus leaves no room for any interim period after his arrival)
  9. 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)
  10. The Coming of Jesus in Corinth - {PDF Copy} - (The arrival of Jesus means the Day of the Lord, the resurrection, the consummation of the kingdom, judgment, and the cessation of Death)
  11. The Revelation of Jesus in 1 Peter - {PDF Copy} - (Peter exhorts believers to persevere in trials and to live holy lives in light of the coming revelation of Jesus from heaven)
  12. The Coming of Jesus in the letters of John - {PDF Copy} - (The presence of false teachers in John's churches constituted evidence that Christians were living in the “last days”)
  13. The Last Enemy, Death - {PDF Copy} - (1 Corinthians 15:20-28 - Paul defends the bodily resurrection and links it and the cessation of death to the coming of Jesus)
  1. The Spirit of Antichrist - Deceivers in the Church - {PDF Copy} - (In the New Testament, the Antichrist is a deceiver intent on leading the elect of God away from the Christ revealed in the Bible)
  2. Antichrist-S in the Church - {PDF Copy} - (1 John 2:18 - According to John, "Antichrists" are false teachers that operate within the local churche)
  3. The Beast and its Counterfeit Religion - {PDF Copy} - (Believers must be  on alert for clever ploys of Satan to compromise with the beliefs of the world order)
  4. The Antichrist - What Kind of Leader? - {PDF Copy} - (Will the Beast be a global political leader or a deceiver within the church?)
  5. The Ravenous Beasts in the Church - {PDF Copy} - (Throughout the present age, the Church is plagued with deceivers from within bent on causing apostasy)
  6. Embracing the Mark of the Beast - {PDF Copy} - (In the book of Revelation, the inhabitants of the earth take the Beast's mark of their own volition)
  7. The Man of Lawlessness - The Problem - {PDF Copy} - (2 Thessalonians 2:1-2 - Disinformation fed to the Thessalonians about the “day of the Lord” alarmed many members of the congregation)
  8. The Man of Lawlessness - Missing Events - {PDF Copy} - (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 - The Man of Lawlessness must appear and the apostasy must occur before the Day of the Lord commences)
  9. The Man of Lawlessness - Until Revealed - {PDF Copy} - (2 Thessalonians 2:5-7 - The Mystery of Lawlessness is already at work in the world to prepare for the unveiling of the Man of Lawlessness)
  10. The Man of Lawlessness - His Destruction - {PDF Copy} - (2 Thessalonians 2:5-7 - Jesus will undo the evil works of the Man of Lawlessness at his Parousia or “Arrival")
  11. Kingdom of God or Christendom? - {PDF Copy} - (The deception of ‘Christendom’ is an attempt to domesticate the Jesus of scripture so he may be used to validate national institutions, ideologies, and values often more antichrist than Christian)
  12. Little Horn - Son of Destruction - {PDF Copy} - (The “little horn” in Daniel is the model for the “man of lawlessness” described by Paul  2 Thessalonians 2:3-9)
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