Bible Study Outline on Eschatology
by Ven Dr I. U. Ibeme P a g e
FOUR VIEWS OF THE END TIMES
Will Jesus returnphysically?
Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.
When will Jesusreturn?
Anytime; a detailedtime frame is notimportant.After the millennium.After a 7-yeartribulation; before themillennium.After tribulation;before the millennium.
Do the rapture as in1Thes 4:15-17 andsecond coming of Christ occur at thesame time as in Matt24:25-31 and 2Thes2:1-3?
Yes. Yes.No; they are eventsseparated by either 7years (pre-tribulationrapture) or 3½ years(mid-tribulationrapture).Yes.
Will there be a great(Antichrist, worst,final) tribulation asspoken in Matt 24:21-25; 2Thes 2:1-12?
Tribulation occursanytime Christians arepersecuted or warsand disasters occur.Tribulation is eitherthe first centuryJewish-Roman War orthe on-going conflictbetween good and evilprior to millennium.Yes. Yes.
Will Christians sufferduring the tribulation?
Yes, Christians willsuffer and endurepersecutions untilJesus returns;persecutions willincrease in the end.Yes, Christians arecalled to share thegospel and tribulationwill occur when thatgospel is opposed.Christians are eitherraptured before thetribulation (pre-tribulation rapture) or3½ years into thetribulation (mid-tribulation rapture).Yes, Christians will gothrough the tribulation
to enduresuffering andpersecution for thecause of Christ.
Will there be a literal1,000-year millenniumas in Rev 20:1-6?
No, the millenniumrefers to the reign of Christ in the hearts of believers.No, the millenniumrefers to a period of peace when the gospelreaches all people.Yes, after the 7-yeartribulation, Christ willreturn and reign for1,000 years.Yes, after thetribulation, Christ willreturn and reign for1,000 years.
Who is saved?
Christians only. Christians only. Christians only. Christians only.
Is the modern state of Israel relevant to theprophecies inRevelation?
No. No. Yes. No.
Did the 70 weeks of Dan 9:24 end with thedesolation of Jerusalem Temple asspoken by Daniel inDan 9:27 and by Christin Matt 24:1-4, 15-18?
Yes. Yes.No; the 70
week orthe last half of the 70
week was suspendedfor latter fulfilment infuture modernJerusalem Temple.Yes.
When was this viewmost held?
Well known from theAD 300s. It becamewidespread since theAD 400s. Continues tobe accepted today.Popular in the 18
century missionary andcolonisation Europebut lost popularityafter the two WorldWars.Became popular in the19
century Adventismcircles. Has increasedin popularity sinceafter the two WorldWars and birth of modern Israel.The earliest popularview of the end timesat the end of the firstcentury, through theministry of ApostleJohn. Still acceptedtoday.
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