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the part of theology concerned with the final events in history

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Why do Premillennialists teach the 1,000 year reign of Christ will take place on Earth?

Revelation 20 [1] mentions a special 1,000 year period commonly referred to as the Millennial Reign. That chapter also mentions of an angel coming down from heaven. However, the Holy City does not ...
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Why would Jesus Christ ascend, then descend again?

Millenialism, as such, postulates the return of Jesus Christ to this present earth to reign for a thousand, literal, years. The evidence for this is taken from the visionary mention in Revelation. ...
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According to Jehovah's Witnesses, are the “overlapping generations” only the Witnesses or are they all the people of the current/last days? [duplicate]

As I understand Jehovah's Witnesses' eschatology, the "generation" Jesus referred to in Matthew 24:34 and parallels in Mark 13:30 and Luke 21:32 refers to all of the generations that saw the ...
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Does the Catholic Church believe that we become just souls after we die?

I am a Roman Catholic and I ask this question as one, but I'm also interested in understanding the answers that other christian denominations may have to my question. So, feel free to share here your ...
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Do Protestants think of Mary as the “Mother of All Peoples”?

I recently ran across a photo of a statue of Mary with her arms outstretched horizontally and the caption "Mother of All Peoples." A Google search reveals that this title is derived from a ...
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Do pre-tribulational, pre-millenial theologies reconcile with Jehovah's Witnesses

In this thesis there are many assertions made. One of them is that the teachings of Charles Taze Russell, as regarding the return of Christ being 'multi-staged', shares a common origin with the pre-...
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Destruction of 50% of the planet is not end of the world? [closed]

It is clear from the Bible that the destruction and end of the world will not be man-made. No question about that. But why do influential Christian leaders, even like John F. MacArthur, think it is ...
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Eschatology: Reformed and Roman Catholic?

I've heard that both Reformed and Roman Catholic eschatologies have Augustine as a major foundation. True?
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How do Roman Catholics explain their change in Eschatology?

Gregory I, Pope from 590-605, predicted that the end of the world was imminent in a letter he wrote to Ethelbert, a European monarch. He advised "Further, we also wish your Majesty to know, as we have ...
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How do Jehovah's Witnesses explain the dramatic changes in their eschatology?

Apologies for the length of this introduction but I felt it was important to begin with a weight of evidence. There have been a great many changes in the Jehovah's Witness understanding and prophetic ...
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Could “COVID-19” be the name of the beast? (Rev 13:18) [closed]

Greetings to the Community. I come seeking advice from those who currently have much more knowledge about theology than probably I will ever have. Yesterday morning I did this with pencil and paper: C ...
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What did Thomas Aquinas teach about the renewal of the world after judgement and what kinds of bodies will be renewed?

In Summa Theologica suppl. q. 91, where St.Thomas Aquinas speaks of the quality of this world after the Last Judgement, a. 5 arg. 2 objects that plants, animals, and mineral bodies will be renewed. In ...
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According to evangelicals, who are the Great Multitude at Rev 7:9, who come out of the great tribulation (on earth) where they are given life?

Revelation 7:4-8 describes the 144,000. Then another group is mentioned that is the subject for this question. According to evangelicals, who are the Great Multitude at Re 7:9, Rev 7:9 ...
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The great Deception

I would like to know what different denominations teach about what the great deception is exactly. One so great that even the very elect, if possible, would be deceived. For there shall arise false ...
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How can it be said that Paul taught a pre-tribulational rapture of the Church given 2 Thessalonians chapter 2?

2 Thess 2:1-3: Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers, not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a ...
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When the child shall play at the hole of the asp, will it be newly created or re-created? [closed]

The Bible tells us that the elements will melt to form the renewed earth. Since neither the physical world, nor this world's animals + plants can apprehend the Good News, but the eath is to be renewed,...
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Does Catholicism teach a physical 'New Earth' or is it only a state of mind? [duplicate]

In my Catholic catechism classes, I have always heard that a Christian's ultimate aim is to reach heaven with the Lord and that heaven is not a physical place but a state of mind. But in Revelation ...
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Who do Seventh Day Adventist think the Harlot is in Revelation chaps 17 & 19?

According to Seventh Day Adventist’s Who/what is the harlot noted in Revelation? Why do you or your source think that answer is correct?
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Are there any saints and/or mystics who had vision of hell and based on that made a judgment about have many people are in hell?

Are there any saints and/or mystics who had vision of hell and based on that made a judgment about have many people are in hell (the majority, minority, or some kind of judgment like that)?
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According to Catholicism, what particular truth will the great apostasy deny?

CCC 675 Before Christ's second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the "...
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How can one identify the Anti-Christ; can he be a Bishop opposing the Papacy in relation to 1 John 2:19-20?

Will the Anti-Christ come from the Catholic Church? Perhaps since the Anti-Christ was a real person, is it possible that he is like a Cardinal or Bishop infected by the spirit of Anti-Christ? ...
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What is the Catholic understanding of Antichrist?

Is there a good explanation describing how to identify the anti-Christ? They say a lot of false prophets will rise up in the end times to preach the anti-Christ. Is there a biblical explanation or ...
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Eschatology, views and best commentaries. Best scriptures for each view [closed]

I am a Historical premillenial who sometimes believes amillenial as well. I have studied the main four views and I am settled here. But I do waiver constantly between a literal millennium where ...
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Catholic interpretation of Revelation by John?

Does the Catholic Church have the book of Revelation all fleshed out or do they teach it's sealed? I'm aware of some elements, like the woman, for example, being Mary. If everything is fleshed out, ...
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In premillennial theology, is the last judgement before the millennium?

According to the Millenium theory, such period is followed by the end of times. My question is: Before this end, is there supposed to be Last Judgement? I have read that there only exists a time of ...
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Percentage of Christians to hold pre- or post-tribulation view of rapture

What percentage of all Christians, who believe in pre-millenial Rapture of the Church hold pre-tribulation, respectively post-tribulation view? As far as I know, majority of Christians hold pre-...
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Why is Rome referred to as Babylon in Rev 17 and 18?

At the time of Daniel, Rome was not yet powerful and known, but at the time of St. John at Patmos. So why it is referred to as Babylon by many Christians.
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Augustine's importance to eschatology

I have heard recently that both Reformed and Roman Catholic eschatologies are at least somewhat derived from Augustine's views. Is this accurate?
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According to Preterism why wasn't Capernaum destroyed?

Matthew predicted the untimely demise of Capernaum because they ignored Jesus' many miracles in their midst: [Mat 11:20-24 ESV] (20) Then he began to denounce the cities where most of his mighty ...
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Did early Christians believe the world was about to end?

Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom. (Matthew 16:28, NIV) Edit: adding another verse in ...
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What is the Biblical Basis for differences in the Dispensational and Non-dispensational understanding of the 70th week in the Book of Daniel?

I've heard at least two different interpretations from Baptists of: And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the ...
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What do Jehovah's Witnesses say about Matthew 16:28?

If Jesus didn't come until 1914 why didn't those surrounding Jesus not experience death until then? [Mat 16:28 KJV] 28 Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of ...
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How can we understand the SDA interpretation of Daniel 9:26?

According to the SDA interpretation of Daniel 9 the seventy weeks terminate in AD34. Daniel 9:26 New King James Version (NKJV) 26 “And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall [a]be cut off, ...
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Into what eschatological category do the teachings of the Catholic Church fit?

I don’t think I’ve heard much from Catholics on the topic. It seems that they would be removed from the dispensational-premillennialism hysteria, but haven’t heard many speak on it one way or another.
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According to Dispensationalism is “the land” of Ezekiel 37:24-28 interpreted as “Heaven”?

ESV Ezekiel 37: 24“My servant David shall be king over them, and they shall all have one shepherd. They shall walk in my rules and be careful to obey my statutes. 25They shall dwell in the land ...
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According to Preterism is the land mentioned in Ezekiel 37:25 “Heaven”?

NIV Ezekiel 37: 24 My servant David will be king over them, and they will all have one shepherd. They will follow my laws and be careful to keep my decrees. 25 They will live in the land I gave to my ...
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What kind of Christianity supports Zionism?

I'm writing an essay about Christian Zionism, and I'm a bit unclear on the end-times beliefs of pre-millennialism and post-millennialism. I understand the basic timelines of both, but where does ...
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Does anyone remember prophecy of beast with thousand names or possible Mandela effect?

I have a memory of reading about end times prophecy that talks about beast with thousand names and at that time I thought that now when people have lot of nicknames and usernames on internet, maybe ...
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Popes Benedict XVI or Pope St. John Paul II on the subject of the Antichrist and the end times?

Has Pope Benedict XVI or Pope St. John Paul II written anything extensively (or even informally supported any author) on the subject of the Antichrist and the end times? The Catechism of the Catholic ...
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According to Calvinist, are there another kind group of people besides “they” in Revelation 22:4-5?

Revelation 22: (2) and flowing down the middle of the city's street. On each side of the river was the tree of life, which bears fruit twelve times a year, once each month; and its leaves are for ...
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On Amillenialism and the Catholic Church

My Question: Is amillenialism an ordinary (fallible) or extraordinary (infallible) teaching of the Catholic Church? In other words, is it possible to be Catholic while believing in the Millenium ...
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Does the Associate Reformed Presbyterian church believe in replacement theology?

I belong to Associate Reformed Presbyterian church and would like to know if they believe in replacement theology . Do they believe in the prophecy and the thousand year reign of Christ on the earth??...
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According to Full Preterism, what do Thunders mean?

In the 10th chapter of the Revelation of John the Theologian, says: Rev 10:4 And when the seven thunders uttered with their voices, I was about to write; but heard a voice from heaven saying to me: ...
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According to Preterists did “the man of sin” (2 Thessalonians 2:3) become manifest before 70AD? If so, who was it?

KJV 2Th 2:1  Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,  2Th 2:2  That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by ...
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What, specifically, if anything, is heterodox about LDS eschatology?

I know the Christology and soteriology of Mormonism is heterodox. But would Mormons disagree with any of the following: the inspiration of scripture (Book of Mormon notwithstanding) the ...
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When did the Lion of the tribe of Judah take the book from the One sitting on the throne?

And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne (KJV, Rev. 5:7) When did this moment happen? When did the Lion of the tribe of Judah (Jesus) take the book from ...
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Being flogged in the synagogues before the second coming? [closed]

Matthew 10:17 speaks thus: “Be on your guard; you will be handed over to the local councils and be flogged in the synagogues.” The context is Jesus’ commission to his disciples to go and proclaim ...
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According to Preterism has Matthew 19:27-30 been fulfilled? If so, when?

Mat 19:27  Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?  Mat 19:28  And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ...
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Daniel's timeline - Yom Kippur dates 2024 [closed]

Hello, I have been working on a hypothetical Daniel’s timeline for the final “week” of 7 years prophecy (using dispensational/literal interpretation of days in the timeline) described in Daniel/...
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The LDS perspective on the Four Horsmen

As a continuation of this question, this question and this question: Few Biblical symbols, allegories, or metaphors have fired the imagination more than the alleged Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ...

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