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What We Believe: Eschatology

March 22, 2015 Series: What We Believe

Scripture: Revelation 19:11–20:6

"We believe in the second coming of Christ; that His return from Heaven will be personal,
visible and glorious, he time being I revealed but always imminent, that when
He comes He will first by resurrection of the dead and the translation of the living
remove from the earth His waiting church, then pour out the righteous judgements
of God upon the unbelieving world, ands afterwards descend with His church
and establish His glorious and literal kingdom over all nations for a thousand years."
Bethel Bible Church Constitution - Article III - Statement of Faith - Section 8

Revelation 19:11-20:6
I. The Promise of Christ's Return (John 14:1-4/Acts 1:6-11)
     A. Personal
     B. Visible
     C. Glorious
II. The Purpose of Christ's Return
     A. To establish His Kingdom (Revelation 20:4)
     B. To bring judgment on the ungodly
          1. Revelation 4-19 -
          2. Revelation 20:11-19 - Great White Throne
     C. To gather His own to Himself
          1. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 - Rapture
          2. Revelation 20:1-6 - Millenium
III. The Planning of Christ's Return
     A. A Pre-Tribulational Rapture of the Church to Heaven
     B. A Pre-Millenial Return of Christ to the Earth
(The incarnation and the coronation of the Messiah) (Daniel 9:24-27)
Focus should not be on the church being taken but on the glorious return of Christ!!

Next Steps:
How should I respond?
2 Peter 3:11-13
     > Live a holy life!
     > Live a godly life!
     > Live a confident life!

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