The end of times.
Morning fellow TKOnians, I greet you all in the wonderful name of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.
The Bible has a lot to say about the end times. Nearly every book of the Bible contains prophecy regarding the end times. Taking all of these prophecies and organizing them can be difficult. Following is a very brief summary of what the Bible declares will happen in the end times.
Christ will remove all born-again believers from the earth in an event known as the rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:51-54). At the judgment seat of Christ, these believers will be rewarded for good works and faithful service during their time on earth or will lose rewards, but not eternal life, for lack of service and obedience (1 Corinthians 3:11-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10).
The Antichrist (the beast) will come into power and will sign a covenant with Israel for seven years (Daniel 9:27). This seven-year period of time is known as the “tribulation.” During the tribulation, there will be terrible wars, famines, plagues, and natural disasters. God will be pouring out His wrath against sin, evil, and wickedness. The tribulation will include the appearance of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, and the seven seal, trumpet, and bowl judgments.
About halfway through the seven years, the Antichrist will break the peace covenant with Israel and make war against it. The Antichrist will commit “the abomination of desolation” and set up an image of himself to be worshipped in the Jerusalem temple (Daniel 9:27; 2 Thessalonians 2:3-10), which will have been rebuilt. The second half of the tribulation is known as “the great tribulation” (Revelation 7:14) and “the time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jeremiah 30:7).
At the end of the seven-year tribulation, the Antichrist will launch a final attack on Jerusalem, culminating in the battle of Armageddon. Jesus Christ will return, destroy the Antichrist and his armies, and cast them into the lake of fire (Revelation 19:11-21). Christ will then bind Satan in the Abyss for 1000 years and He will rule His earthly kingdom for this thousand-year period (Revelation 20:1-6).
At the end of the thousand years, Satan will be released, defeated again, and then cast into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:7-10) for eternity. Christ then judges all unbelievers (Revelation 20:10-15) at the great white throne judgment, casting them all into the lake of fire. Christ will then usher in a new heaven and new earth and the New Jerusalem—the eternal dwelling place of believers. There will be no more sin, sorrow, or death (Revelation 21–22).
Revelation 22:12 “Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.
In the second paragraph you say Christ will take "believers from the earth". In the second last par you say Christ "will rule His earthly kingdom for this thousand-year reign".
Who will Jesus be ruling on earth if all the good people/ belivers have gone to heaven?
A new pastor on the pulpit today, good change. The end of times revelations is one of the most complicated scriptures in the bible because if read incorrectly, it sounds contradictory. i just wish somebody can simplify it and present all teh events much clearly!
I qoute "it sounds contradictory"
It doesn't sound contradictory, the whole book IS contradictory just that when you bring it up the less informed gang up against you. We were just conditioned as kids to believe it(bible) without questioning (Or else you going to "HELL").
I call it how i see it... fairytales!!!!
Just look at all the verses Yoyoman posted... They all sound like LORD OF THE RINGS...Difference is people think what Yoyo posted will happen just like that...Why? For the Bible tells us so..
So everyone knows how the "Antichrist" will be destroyed including the "Antichrist"?
And that antichrist hobo is somewhere sitting thinking "damn i'm gonna be defeated and cast into a lake of fire for eternity", and he just sitting on his arse? I've never heard of any war where a group lay down their strategies and send it to the opposition, blueprints included. SIMPLE LOGIC.