Bible Study – Eschatology-Bible Doctrines Concerning the End Time

Scripture Reading:

James 5:8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

Summary:

Jesus Christ will return a second time to this earth where there will be a universal resurrection of the dead and all people will be ushered to the judgment seat of God. This earth will be destroyed and the righteous will live forever in heaven and the unrighteous in hell.

Misc_05I. The Second Coming of Christ

A. John 14:28 Jesus will come again.
B. Acts 1:9-11 Visibly.
C. 1 Thessalonians 5:2 As a thief.
D. Mark 13:32 Time unknown.
E. Luke 12:40 Unexpectedly.
F. Revelation 1:7 Every eye shall see him.
G. 1 Thessalonians 4:16 With a shout.

II. One Universal Resurrection

A. John 5:28-29 All that are in the graves.
B. Acts 24:15 Of the just and unjust.
C. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 Righteous first.
D. 1 Corinthians 15:51-53 Raised incorruptible.

III. Destruction of  This Earth

A. 2 Peter 3:7-12 The earth burned up.
B. Matthew 24:35 Shall pass away.
C. Hebrews 1:10-11 Shall perish.

IV. General Judgment

A. 2 Corinthians 5:10 All will be judged.
B. John 12:48 Judged in the last day.
C. Acts 17:31 World judged by Christ.
D. 2 Timothy 4:1 Living and dead judged.
E. Romans 14:10-12 Personal accounting.
F. Ecclesiastics 12:14 Secrets judged.

V. Judgment Scenes
(Judgment, Reward and Punishment)

A. Matthew 25:31-46
B. Revelation 20:11-15

VI. Degrees of Punishment

A. Romans 2:6 According to deeds.
B. Luke 12:47-48 Degrees.
C. See also: 2 Peter 2:21; Hebrews 10:29.

VII. Eternal Punishment – Hell

A. See Judgment Scenes.
B. Psalm 9:17 Hell.
C. 2 Peter 2:9 Punishment.
D. 2 Thessalonians 1:9 Everlasting.
E. Matthew 24:50-51 Weeping.
F. Revelation 21:8 Fire and brimstone.
G. Luke 16:23-26 Torment of hell.

VIII. Eternal Reward – Heaven

A. See Judgment Scenes: Everlasting life.
B. 1 Peter 1:4-5 Inheritance in heaven.
C. 2 Corinthians 5:1 Made without hands.
D. Hebrews 11:16 A heavenly country.
E. Revelation 7:15-17 No hunger or tears.
F. Revelation 21 & 22 Description

Conclusion

Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.