The following articles are related to the topic of JUDGMENT DAY

This Generation Shall Not Pass Away

Church history is replete with examples of sensational "prophets" who have attracted public attention with the claim of knowing the time of the Lord's return. William Miller, founder of the Adventist movement, announced that Christ would come in 1843. When that prediction failed, a revision was made and 1844 was set. That prophecy also proved to be short of the ... read more »

Did the Law of Moses Continue until A.D. 70?

A man argues that the law of Moses was binding until Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans in A.D. 70. One of the passages used to support his position is 2 Corinthians 3:11, which states that the law "is passing away" (NKJB). Therefore, it had not yet been removed. What are we to make of this? The gentleman is a ... read more »

What Is the Meaning of Matthew 10:23?

"Would you please explain Matthew 10:23?'When you are persecuted in one place, flee to another. I tell you the truth, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.'" There are a number of ways by which the meaning of a passage might be determined.One should look at the grammatical forms employed, remembering ... read more »

Does Luke 17:31ff Predict the Destruction of Jerusalem?

"Could you please discuss Luke 17:31-37? Is this context speaking of the coming destruction of Jerusalem or the Second Coming of Christ? Or both?" Let us place this text before us for careful consideration. "In that day, he that shall be on the housetop, and his goods in the house, let him not go down to take them away: and ... read more »

When the Son of Man Comes

Some speculate about when the Lord will return, but Christ Jesus gave no time indicators (i.e., signs) with respect to the judgment day (Matt. 24:34-36). He did, however, focus on man's need to be prepared for that unexpected, yet certain, reckoning. Matthew 25 focuses on the necessity of this preparation. Through the parables of the foolish virgins and the talents, ... read more »

Revelation 1:1 – The Things to Come Shortly

The opening statement of the book of Revelation indicates that it deals with certain things that "must shortly come to pass." Some have misunderstood this language and concluded that the entire book of prophecy was soon to be fulfilled - including events like the Second Coming of Christ (19:11-16), and the Day of judgment (20:11-15). Such a theory is grossly ... read more »

Reductio Ad Absurdum – The Consequences of an Argument

Jesus Christ was the master Teacher, and he employed a wide variety of didactic skills.One format the Lord occasionally used is known as ad hominem, a Latin expression meaning, "to the man."This line of argument is not designed to establish positive truth; rather, it is a form of refutation whereby the inconsistency of error is exposed.Sometimes the inconsistency is so ... read more »

A Study of Last Things

The New Testament was written in Koine Greek, the common language of the Mediterranean world. It was a tongue spoken in Rome, Alexandria, Jerusalem, etc., just as it was in Athens. That Providence chose this language for the composition of the New Testament is beyond doubt to any serious investigator. It is the most colorful, expressive form of communication ever ... read more »

How Will God Judge Those Who Never Hear the Gospel?

On the judgment day, what will God's response be to those who never had chance to hear the gospel? No one out of his own reservoir of knowledge and wisdom can emphatically state how God is going to judge any specific case. For example, did Judas die lost? The New Testament is clear that he perished (Jn. 17:12; Acts 1:25). ... read more »

Jesus Foretells the Coming Kingdom

Approximately six months before his crucifixion, and just a few days prior to his transfiguration, Christ prophesied regarding his impending kingdom. The prophecy is expressed in all three synoptic accounts. Verily I say unto you, there are some of them that stand here, who shall in no wise taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in ... read more »