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Doctrine of Last Things

These are longer theological posts that deal with the doctrine of last things. This covers two general areas. What happens to me when I die? And what happens at the end of this age?

The Second Coming of Jesus

The Second Coming of Jesus: Doctrine 406

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As believers in the Lord Jesus, we look forward to his second coming, when he returns to take us to where he is.

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The Intermediate State for Believers

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What happens to the believer between their physical death and their resurrection at the last day? What is this intermediate state we are in?

What is the Rapture

What is the Rapture? What Does the Bible Say About It?

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The Scripture teaches us that the end of the age, Jesus will return for those who are his. This event has been called the Rapture.

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Why Do We Avoid Reading Revelation?

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Revelation is a challenging part of the Bible to read. And many, for a variety of reasons, choose not to read it. But those who do read it are blessed.

Amillennialism

What is Amillennialism? A Brief Description.

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While there are several different views concerning the millennial reign of Christ, Amillennialism has been the predominant view through most of history.

Three Views of the Millennium

Millennialism: A Quick Look At Three Views of the Millennium

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Christians hold to a variety of different views on millennialism. This post is a quick survey of the views; closing with my own view and reasons for it.

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The Doctrine of Last Things

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The doctrine of last things includes the global events preceding Christ's return, as well as the more personal aspects; what happens to me in the end.

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Arminianism: The Persistence of Salvation

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Can a true believer ever lose their salvation? Persistence of salvation is debated among Arminians, but classical Arminianism does support the possibility.

So What Comes Next, After This Life Is Over?

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What comes next, after death in this world? 1 John 3:1-3 tells us that we are God's children now, and in the future will be like Christ. Some future!

Gehenna

Gehenna: Where and What Is It?

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Gehenna was a valley of defilement near Jerusalem. A garbage dump. Where the worms and fire were unending. And everything thrown into it was consumed.