With so much chatter out there regarding this topic how do you know if what you're getting is accurate and interpreted, much less conveyed, properly? I must stress that the single greatest thing you can do is STUDY THE PROPHECIES CONTAINED IN THE BIBLE YOURSELF and ask the Holy Spirit for guidance. Use your own understanding of God's Word as the foundation and then test what others have to say against the truth. This is truly the best course of action.
Well, we've already established that almost 30% of the entire Bible is prophetic in nature. Surely, God must've wanted His follwers to learn prophecy. Not only does prophecy teach us about future events, it also assures us that God keeps His word and His promises and that He's always in complete control.
So, what are the basics of biblical prophecy and what is supposed to happen along the prophetic timeline of human history?
To answer that question, I will defer to others who have already done an excellent job of outlining the path that we're all currently on.
Please note that there are some variations from timeline to timeline with the most common disagreement being the timing of the Rapture (pre-Tribulation or post-Tribulation?) Don't worry, we'll cover what all these foreign terms mean and refer to in an upcoming post.
For the most part, however, we can all agree on the "what is going to happen" and will always disagree on the "when it's going to happen" parts.
Here's what we know is going to happen:
- Terry James' listing of the major events to occur on the prophtic timeline
- The End Time Timeline
- The End Of The World? by Britt Gillette as found on Rapture Ready
- 10 key events in biblical prophecy from Mark Hitchcock's best-selling book
The Rapture of the Church
The Judgment Seat of Christ
The Marriage of the Lamb
The Tribulation Period
The Second Coming of Christ
The Campaign of Armageddon
The Millenial Kingdom
The Final Revolt of Satan
The Great White Throne Judgment
The Creation of the New Heaven and the New Earth
- Herb Peters' timeline of events
- End Of Days Scenarios from Rapture Ready
I hope those links serve to help clarify a few things for you.
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