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the part of theology concerned with the final events in history

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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 comes 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 ...
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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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The Jehovah's Witness perspective concerning the Four Horsemen

As a continuation of this question and this question: Few Biblical symbols, allegories, or metaphors have fired the imagination more than the alleged Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse described all too ...
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The Protestant perspective concerning the Four Horsemen

As a continuation of this question: Few Biblical symbols, allegories, or metaphors have fired the imagination more than the alleged Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse described all too briefly in ...
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Why did the early Christians think Jesus would return soon?

In multiple New Testament passages the Disciples and even Jesus appear to think He would return within one generation or so: Jesus says, 'What I say to you, I say to all: Watch, for you know not the ...
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The Catholic Perspective concerning the Four Horsemen

Few Biblical symbols, allegories, or metaphors have fired the imagination more than the alleged Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse described all too briefly in Revelation 6:1-8. Does the Catholic Church ...
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What does the Catholic church say about its own presence or absence when the tribulation starts?

Simply the question: What, if anything, does the Catholic Church teach about its existence at the time of the tribulation?
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Where do Saints go after we return with Jesus (Pentecostal perspective)

I was wondering where the glorified Saints go to live after we return with Jesus as described in Revelation 19:11–16: And I saw Heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was ...
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What characteristics does the Great Tribulation have in JW eschatology?

I had asked this question regarding LDS eschatology and thought that I ask the same one from Jehovah's Witnesses point of view. I can see however that there's this other question where the answer ...
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What is the biblical basis for Christ living on earth during the Millennial Reign?

I can't find any passages that prove the Premillennialist viewpoint that Christ lives here on earth during the Millennial Reign. I'm a Protestant, and have been taught that he reigns during the ...
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Identify this story about the end times from the Desert Fathers

I heard a story similar to the following at some point, but for the life of me I can't find an authoritative source. I believe that it's one of the Desert Fathers, but I'm not certain of that, either. ...
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Did Saint Paul attend the council of Nicaea? Which other councils did he attend? [closed]

My question is exactly who is Saint Paul? When did he live and when did he die? Did he attend the council of Nicaea? Which councils did He attend?
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses believe that the 1918 influenza was caused by Satan?

The accepted answer to this other question of mine mentioned that epidemics like the Spanish influenza are thought to be strong evidence of Satan’s being confined to the vicinity of the earth. ...
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What kind of characteristics does the Great Tribulation have in LDS eschatology?

There is this other question with an answer that touches on the Great Tribulation as it is viewed in LDS eschatology, but I would like to ask more specifically about the situation on earth during the ...
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What do mormons believe about eschatology? [closed]

As I understand, mormons affirm some sort of final judgment where people are judged according to their works. I'm curious what that looks like. Is it a balancing scale, where if you did more good ...
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What do JW, Evangelicals and Mormons believe about hastening the Return of Jesus? [closed]

I've found some Protestant and Catholic articles about interpreting (Peter 3:12, Revelation 22:20, Matthew 6:9-13, Luke 18:1-8) as the opportunity, for Christians, to hasten the Return of the Lord ...
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Do Jehovah Witnesses believe that Jesus Christ returned to Earth in 1914, or has this teaching now been abandoned?

I would be interested in having some clarification on this topic. I once had a poster displayed in my house with the text, "The coming of the Lord draws near." James 5:8. Two very sincere and ...
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According to Catholicism, will those who are alive on the Day of Judgement die physically?

At 1 Thessalonians 4:15–17 (NRSVCE) we read: For this we declare to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will by no means precede those ...
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How will Satan rage in the hearts of the children of men? (LDS perspective)

The following passage from The Book of Mormon teaches that people will be strongly influenced by Satan in the last days, which Mormons believe are happening now. Are there scriptural references or ...
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Is there a Catholic council that established the dogma that the eschaton is in “Heaven” rather than in the Promised Land?

I imagine that the details of the afterlife were disputed as have all points of doctrine. Was the matter settled into dogma at a particular Council? I'd like to find out the details of who championed ...
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What is the textual evidence from the Bible that the resurrection for believers happens in stages (a Dispensationalist View)?

On a separate post, the question about who populates the Millennium brought this question to mind. The belief is that Christ rose first, then believers, whether dead or living at the time of the ...