ESCHATOLOGY

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§ 101           I.  Introduction to Biblical Eschatology

 

§ 101A             A. Reasons For Studying Eschatology

§ 101B             B. Biblical Concept of Prophecy

§ 101C             C. Interpretation of Prophecy

 

§ 102          II.  Background

 

§ 102A             A. Relationship of Israel’s Covenants to Eschatology

§ 102B             B. Christ’s Kingdom Prophesied and Realized

§ 102C             C. Times of the Gentiles

§ 102D             D. The Church Age

§ 102D1                1. “Age” in the New Testament

§ 102D2                2. Distinctions Between the Present Age and Other Ages

§ 102D3                3. Characteristics of the Present Age

 

§ 103         III.  Close of the Present Church Age

 

§ 103A             A. The Resurrection of the Church – Rapture

§ 103A1                1. Distinction Between the Rapture and the Second Advent of Christ

§ 103A2                2. Rapture Views

§ 103A2A                  a. Pretribulational Rapture  [50 Arguments]

§ 103A2B                   b. Pre-Wrath Rapture

§ 103A2C                  c. Midtribulational Rapture

§ 103A2D                  d. Posttribulational Rapture

§ 103A2E                   e. Partial Rapture

§ 103A3                3. The Rapture

§ 103A3A                  a. Conditions at the time of the Rapture

§ 103A3B                   b. Imminence of the Rapture

§ 103A3C                  c. Sequence of Events at the Rapture — Trumpet

 

§ 103B             B. The Church in Heaven

§ 103B1                1. Judgment Seat of Christ

§ 103B2                2. Marriage of the Lamb

§ 103B3                3. Imprecatory Prayers of Saints in Heaven  [SAM]

 

§ 103C             C. Events before the Tribulation

§ 103C1                1. Establishment of Israel as a State

§ 103C2                2. Rebuilding the Temple in Jerusalem

§ 103C3                3. Establishment of a One-World Government

§ 103C4                4. Ten Kingdoms

§ 103C5                5. Rise of Antichrist

§ 103C6                6. Signing of the Covenant Between Israel and Antichrist

 

§ 104         IV.  The Day of the Lord

 

§ 104A             A. Terms Used for the Day of the Lord

§ 104A1                1. Definition of the Day of the Lord

§ 104A2                2. Passages Related to the Day of the Lord

§ 104A2A                  a. In Relation to Israel

§ 104A2B                   b. In Relation to Gentile Nations

§ 104A3                3. Events of The Day of The Lord

 

§ 104B             B. The Tribulation

§ 104B                  1. Purposes of the Tribulation

§ 104B2                2. Work of the Holy Spirit in the Tribulation

§ 104B2A                   a. Restraining

§ 104B2B                   b. Salvation

§ 104B3                3. Beginning of the Tribulation

§ 104B3A                   a. Events during the First 3-1/2 Years

§ 104B3A1                      1. Seal Judgments

§ 104B3A2                      2. 144,000

§ 104B3A3                      3 Trumpet Judgments

§ 104B3A4                      4 Two Witnesses

§ 104B3B                   b. Personalities of the Tribulation

§ 104B3B1                      1. The Antichrist/Beast

§ 104B3B2                      2. The False Prophet

§ 104B3C                   c. Events in the Middle of the Tribulation

§ 104B3C1                      1. The Abomination of Desolation

§ 104B3C2                      2. The Mark of the Beast

§ 104B3C3                      3. Satan Cast out of Heaven

§ 104B3C4                      4. Persecution of Jews

§ 104B3D                   d. Events During the Last 3-1/2 Years

§ 104B3D1                      1. The Bowl Judgments

§ 104B3D2                      2. Protection of the Jewish Remnant

§ 104B3E                   e. Events at the End of the Tribulation

 

§ 104C             C. The Second Advent of Christ

 

§ 104C1                1. Old Testament Anticipation of the Second Coming

§ 104C2                2. Major Views of the Second Advent

§ 104C2A                  a. Premillennial View

§ 104C2B                   b. Postmillennial View

§ 104C2C                  c. Amillennial View

 

 

§ 104C3                3. Judgments at the Second Advent

§ 104C3A                  a. The Battle of Armageddon

§ 104C3B                   b. The Baptism of Fire

§ 104C3C                  c. Judgments on Israel

§ 104C3D                  d. Judgments on Gentile Nations

§ 104C3E                   e. Judgments on Individuals

§ 104C3E1                      (1). The Beast and False Prophet's Doom

§ 104C3E2                      (2). The Binding of Satan

§ 104C4                4. Errors Concerning the Second Advent

 

§ 105          V.  The Millennium

 

§ 105A             A. The Millennium

 

§ 105A1                1. General Characteristics of the Millennium

§ 105A1A                  a. Perfect Environment

§ 105A1B                   b. Optimum Spirituality

§ 105A1C                  c. Social & Economic Aspects of the Millennium

§ 105A2                2. The Government in the Millennium

§ 105A2A                  a. Christ Ruling the Nations

§ 105A2B                   b. Other Governors

§ 105A3                3. The Role of Israel in the Millennium         

§ 105A3A                  a. Restoration of Israel

§ 105A3B                   b. Fulfillment of Israel's Unconditional Covenants

§ 105A4                4. The Role of Gentiles in the Millennium

§ 105AC5              5. Worship in the Millennium

§ 105A6                6. The Relationship Between Resurrected Believers

                                                     and Mortals During the Millennium

§ 105A7                7. The End of the Millennium

§ 105A7A                  a. Loosing of Satan

§ 105A7B                   b. Final Revolt of Satan

 

§ 105B             B. Judgment on Satan and Demons

 

§ 105C             C. Judgment on all unbelievers

§ 105C1                1. Great White Throne Judgment

§ 105C2                2. The First and Second Resurrections

§ 105C3                3. The Book of Life

§ 105C4                4. The Book of Works

§ 105C5                5. The Destruction of the Present Universe

§ 105C6                6. The New Heavens, New Earth, New Jerusalem 

 


§ 106         VI.  The Eternal State

 

§ 106A             A. What the Believer Can Expect in Eternity

§ 106A1                1. Eternity With God

§ 106A2                2. Surpassing Grace - Crowns, Rewards, Rulership, Service

§ 106A3                3. Hope - Confidence

§ 106A4                4. Blessings in the Eternal State

 

§ 106B             B. What the Unbeliever Can Expect in Eternity

§ 106B1                1. Doctrine of Judgments

§ 106B2                2. Second Death

§ 106B3                3. The Abode of the Dead

§ 106B3A                   a. Sheol - Hades — Temporal Abode of the Dead

§ 106B3A1                      (1). Paradise - Abraham's Bosom

§ 106B3A2                      (2). Great Gulf Fixed

§ 106B3A3                      (3). Torments

§ 106B3A4                      (4). Tartarus

§ 106B3B                   b. Gehenna, Tophet, Hell, Lake of Fire - Eternal Abode of the Dead

§ 106B3C                   c. Abyss/bottomless pit

 

§ 106C             C. Errors Concerning Eternity

§ 106C1                1. Degrees of Punishment

§ 106C2                2. Soul Sleep

§ 106C3                3. Soul Annihilation

§ 106C4                4. False Theories of "Hell"