The Coming of the Lord
We believe that according to Scripture, the next great event in the fulfillment of prophecy is the Rapture of the Church, which is the coming of the Lord in the air to receive all believers to Himself. This event is the “blessed hope” and the “glorious appearing”, and all believers should be looking for and actively preparing for it.
Matthew 24:21-22 | John 14:1-3 | 1 Corinthians 15:51-52 | Philippians 3:20 | 1 Thessalonians 4:1-3 | Titus 2:11-14
We believe that the Rapture of the Church will be followed by the Tribulation, which is a fulfillment of Israel’s seventieth week when the Church is in heaven. We believe that the world is daily ripening. This will be a time of judgment on the whole earth for its rebellion and resistance against God. The world is daily moving away from God and toward this judgment.
Jeremiah 30:7 | Daniel 9:27 | Matthew 24:15-21 | Revelation 6:1- 12:17
We believe that the great tribulation in the earth will be climaxed by the return of the Lord Jesus Christ to the earth as He went, in Person on the clouds of heaven, and with power and great glory, to introduce His reign in the millennial age. In the millennium, Christ will bind Satan and place him into the abyss, lift the curse that now exists on the whole creation, fulfill God’s covenant promises with Israel, and bring the whole world to the knowledge of God.
Deuteronomy 30:1-10 | Isaiah 11:9 | Ezekiel 37:21-28 | Romans 8:19-23 | Romans 11:25-27 | 1 Timothy 4:1-3 | 2 Timothy 3:1-5 | Revelation 20:1-3