Last Days

{LAST DAYS - ERA OF FULFILLMENT}
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  1. The "Last Days" in the Book of Acts - (According to Peter, the "last days" began with the outpouring of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Prophecy of Joel Applied in the New Testament - (According to the New Testament, the outpouring of the Spirit coincided with the commencement of the "last days") - {PDF Copy}
  3. Paul and the "Last Days" - (According to the Apostle, the "last days" commenced with the Death and Resurrection of Jesus) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The "Last Days" in the Letters of John - (According to John, the presence of deceivers in his congregations constituted evidence the "last days" had commenced) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The Age of Fulfillment - (What was sealed in Daniel is unsealed in the Book of Revelation - In Jesus, the era of fulfillment arrived) - {PDF Copy}
  6. The Unsealed Scroll - Season of Fulfillment - (Revelation 1:1-3The scroll is unsealed in Revelation - The messianic age arrived in the Death and Resurrection of Jesus) - {PDF Copy}
  7. The Last Days in the Letter to the Hebrews - (Hebrews 1:1-2 - God has "spoken" His final Word in His Son in these "last days") - {PDF Copy}
  8. Rescued from this Evil Age - {PDF Copy} - (Galatians 1:1-5 -By his Death and Resurrection, Jesus delivered believers from the present evil age}
{THE ARRIVAL OF JESUS}
  1. Summary of the Return of Jesus - (The New Testament foresees a single event that will mean nothing less than the resurrection of the dead, the New Creation, and the final judgment of all God's enemies) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Finality of His Return in Glory - (The “coming” of Jesus produces the final judgment, the resurrection, the consummation of his kingdom, the cessation of death, ultimate victory over all his enemies, and the New Creation) - {PDF Copy}
  3. The Single and Final Return of Jesus to the Earth - (The Parousia of Jesus will be a singular event of great finality, both for the righteous and the wicked) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Revelation of Jesus in First Peter - (Peter exhorts Christians to persevere in suffering and persecution, and to live holy lives in the knowledge of Christ’s impending return) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Hastening the Day of the Lord - (Prophecy teachers who have presumed to know what God alone knows have set up Christians for discouragement and, very possibly, apostasy) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Millennialism - The Parousia Problem - (The note of finality in many New Testament passages about the Parousia leaves little room for an interim period after the return of Jesus Christ in Glory) - {PDF Copy}
  7. The Return of Jesus in the Corinthian Correspondence - (The return of Jesus constitutes the “Day of the Lord” at the end of the age when the dead are raised, the judgment occurs, his kingdom is consummated, and Death ceases to occur) - {PDF Copy}
  8. Rescuing Us from Wrath - (1 Thessalonians 1:5-10 - Even now, Jesus is “rescuing” his people from the future “wrath” that will befall all who do not turn from transgression before the Day of the Lord) - {PDF Copy}
  9. Crown of Glory - (1 Thessalonians 2:19 - 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) - {PDF Copy}
  10. Unblameable Before Him - (1 Thessalonians 3:13 - Paul prays that the Thessalonians be found blameless on the day Jesus arrives in glory accompanied by his angels) - {PDF Copy}
  11. Meeting Jesus in the Air - (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 - Paul reassured the Thessalonians that both living and dead saints will participate in the arrival of Jesus from heaven) - {PDF Copy}
  12. Concerning Times and Seasons - (1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 - Paul has no need to write the Thessalonians about the “times and seasons” because they understand fully that the Lord is coming “like a thief in the night”) - {PDF Copy}
  13. The Revelation of Jesus from Heaven - (2 Thessalonians 1:5-10 - The coming of Jesus at the end of the age will mean vindication for the righteous but everlasting loss for the wicked) - {PDF Copy}
Courtesy Mary L. Maas (marymaas@comcast.net)
Dusk on Fidalgo Island, Washington

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