Last Days

{SIGNS OF THE TIMES}
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  1. The Key Sign of the End of the Age - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus declared, definitively, that the “end” will not come until “this gospel of the kingdom of God is proclaimed to all nations” - Matthew 24:14)
  2. Deceivers in the Church - Sign of the Last Days - {PDF Copy} - (The presence of false teachers in the church provides a clear sign that we are in the period known as the “last days” - 2 John 7-8)
  3. The "Last Generation" Con - {PDF Copy} - (The Prophecy Industry has been telling us for generations that we are the “last generation” that will live to see the return of Jesus)
  4. Resurrection or Abandonment? - (The New Testament Hope is found in Bodily Resurrection and New Creation) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Signs and Wonders or Christ Crucified? - {PDF Copy} - (Claims that God will reap a great harvest of souls because of the mighty “signs and wonders” the church will display in the "last days" do not square with Scripture)
  6. Paul and the "Signs and Seasons" - {PDF Copy} - (Did Paul command us to the "signs of the Times" so we can calculate the nearness of the end?)
  7. "Know the Times and the Seasons"!? - {PDF Copy} - (Did Jesus Command us to know the "signs and the seasons" of the end?)
  8. "Concerning Times and Seasons" - {PDF Copy} - (An explanation of the "times and seasons" - 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11)
  9. The Parousia and the End of the Age - {PDF Copy} - (The note of finality in passages about the return of Jesus leaves no room for any interim period after his arrival)
  10. The Temple Setting of the Olivet Discourse - {PDF Copy} - (The Olivet Discourse of Jesus cannot be understood apart from his conflicts with the Jewish Temple authorities that preceded it)
  11. Wars and Rumors of War - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus warned of deceivers who would raise false expectations about the signs and seasons of the end)
  12. The Abomination of Desolation, according to Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (When disciples see the “abomination of desolation standing where it ought not,” they are to flee the vicinity of Jerusalem)
  13. "This Generation" according to Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 13:30-31 - Was Jesus referring to the generation contemporary with him or to one in a remote future?)
  14. "As it was in the Days of Noah" - Normalcy or Chaos? - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus used an analogy to the destruction of the Flood to stress the necessity to be prepared for the sudden arrival of the Son of Man)
  15. The Order of Final Events - (1 Corinthians 15:20-28 - Paul discusses the future resurrection and coordinates it with the Coming of Jesus) - {PDF Copy}
{THE MESSIANIC AGE}
  1. The Final Word of God - Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Hebrews 1:1-3 - Jesus is God's final and complete word sp0ken "upon the last of these days")
  2. Upon the Last of These Days - (Hebrews 1:1-2 - The "last days" began with God's final revelation in His Son) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Joel's Prophecy of the Spirit in the New Testament -  (The New Testament links the prophecy of Joel about the outpouring of the Spirit in the "last days" to the gift of the Spirit first given at Pentecost) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The fulfillment of the Feast of Pentecost - (Acts 2:1-4 - The outpouring of the Spirit marked the fulfillment of the Feast) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The Last Days in the Book of Acts - (Acts 2:15-21 - The promised gift of the Spirit identifies the People of God in the "Last Days") - {PDF Copy}
  6. Paul and the Last Days - (The Apostle locates the start of the last days and the commencement of the New Creation in the resurrection of Jesus) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Rescued from this Evil Age - (Galatians 1:1-5 - The Apostle Paul's curt salutation to the churches of Galatia) - {PDF Copy}
{RETURN OF JESUS}
  1. The Single and Final Parousia of Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (The Parousia of Jesus will be a singular event of great finality, both the righteous and the wicked)
  2. Hastening the Day of the Lord - {PDF Copy} - (2 Peter 3:3-13 - Right Christian conduct can "hasten" the Day of the Lord, according to Peter)
  3. Rescuing us from the Wrath - {PDF Copy} - (1 Thessalonians 1:9-10 - Jesus is already in the process of "rescuing" us from the coming wrath)
  4. A Crown of Glory  - {PDF Copy} - (1 Thessalonians 2:17-20 - The Apostle Paul looks forward to when he will receive a “crown of glory” at the return of Jesus, the salvation of the faithful believers from the city of Thessalonica)
  5. "Concerning Times and Seasons" - {PDF Copy} - (An explanation of the "times and seasons" - 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11)
  6. Parousia - Vindication or Condemnation - {PDF Copy} - (The "Parousia" of Jesus results in vindication some, and condemnation for others)
  7. New Creation and the Coming of Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (2 Peter 3:10-13 - Peter links the New Creation and the "Day of the Lord" to the Parousia of Jesus)
  8. A Summary of the Parousia of Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (A Summary of New Testament teaching about the arrival of Jesus)
  9. The Finality of Christ's Advent - {PDF Copy} - (New Testament passages on the advent of Jesus portray it as an event of great finality)
  10. The Coming of Jesus - A Singular and Final Event - {PDF Copy} - (The New Testament refers to only one future coming of Jesus and describes it as a singular and paramount event)
  11. The End of the Age - Parousia! - {PDF Copy} - (The return of Jesus at the end of the present age will be an event of great glory, victory, and finality)
  12. Meeting Jesus in the Air  - {PDF Copy} - (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 - Paul reassured the Thessalonians that both living and dead saints will participate in the arrival of Jesus from heaven)
  13. The Revelation of Jesus from Heaven - {PDF Copy} - (2 Thessalonians 1:5-10 - The coming of Jesus means vindication for the righteous but everlasting destruction for the unrighteous)
  14. The Coming of Jesus in Corinth - {PDF Copy} - (The advent of Jesus means the time of judgment, resurrection, completion of the kingdom, the cessation of death)
  15. The Coming of Jesus in 1 Peter - {PDF Copy} - (Peter exhorts believers to persevere in trials and to live holy lives in the knowledge of the impending revelation of Jesus from heaven)
  16. The Coming of Jesus in the Letters of John - (The presence of false teachers in John's congregations demonstrated that the "last days" had arrived) - {PDF Copy}
  17. The Parousia of Jesus in Thessalonica - (Paul reassured the Thessalonians regarding the participation of dead saints in the Parousia of Jesus1 Thessalonians 4:13-18) - {PDF Copy}
  18. The Last Enemy - Death - (1 Corinthians 15:24-28 - The bodily resurrection and the cessation of death occur at the return of Jesus) - {PDF Copy}
Angry skies - Photo by Victor Rodriguez on Unsplash
Angry skies - Photo by Victor Rodriguez on Unsplash

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