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Eschatology for beginners (part 2)

(read part 1 here) Mark 13 Some explanations “The abomination that causes desolation” (Mark 13:14) This phrase comes from the book of Daniel (Daniel 9:27, 11:31), where it foretells an act of desecration committed by the Greek king Antiochus Epiphanes … Continue reading

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Eschatology for beginners (part 1)

‘Eschatology’ is just a fancy word for ‘the last things’ – i.e. the events leading up to the return of Christ and the Day of Judgement. Many people find it a confusing subject. Scripture is often ambiguous regarding the details, and … Continue reading

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Scoffers

We believe in Jesus Christ… who will come to judge the living and the dead. II Peter 3:3,4 In the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, ‘Where is this “coming” He … Continue reading

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Thief in the night

We believe in Jesus Christ… who will come to judge the living and the dead. I Thessalonians 5:2,3 You know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, … Continue reading

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The year of the Lord’s favour

On the same principle as the weekly sabbath day, every seventh year was to be designated a sabbath year in Israel, during which the land itself would have a rest from cultivation (Leviticus 25:1-7). This was a severe test of … Continue reading

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Fear of the unknown

Uncertainty is unsettling. We do not know what lies in the future, or what happens beyond death. It is probably not surprising that so many people read horoscopes; we feel so much more comfortable if we know (or think we … Continue reading

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When will Jesus return?

We believe in Jesus Christ… who will come to judge the living and the dead. Mark 13:32-36 “But about that day or hour no-one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” (verse 32) … Continue reading

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