our mission

The mission of Emmanuel Bible Church is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by worshiping Him as the one true and living God (exaltation), by reaching the lost with the gospel message of salvation (evangelization), and by discipling believers through the study of the Scriptures (edification).


Our Core Values  |  Our Uncommon Beliefs

What We Teach and believe

The Truths We Teach

The Doctrinal Statement for

Emmanuel Bible Church


Preface.

The Bible.

God.

The Triune Nature of God.

God the Father

God the Son.

God the Holy Spirit

Man and Sin.

Salvation.

Election.

Regeneration.

Repentance.

Faith.

Justification.

Sanctification.

Security and Assurance.

Holiness.

The Church.

The Universal Church.

The Local Church.

The Local Church. 

Leadership.

Purpose.

Spiritual Gifts.

Ordinances.

Angels.

Holy Angels.

Fallen Angels.

Last Things.

Death.

The Rapture of the Church.

The Tribulation Period.

The Second Coming and the Millennial Reign.

The Judgment of the Lost

Eternity.


 


Preface

Emmanuel Bible Church is deeply committed to the absolute authority of the Bible. We are convinced that the Bible is the only trustworthy standard of what we should believe and how we should live. Our ultimate priority is to glorify God by faithfully proclaiming the truth of His Word so that people can clearly understand it and practically apply it to their lives.

The following is a summary of the major theological truths that the Bible teaches organized into seven basic categories (i.e. the Bible, God, Man and Sin, Salvation, the Church, Angels, and Last Things). These are the primary doctrines of the Christian faith and they reflect what we teach at Emmanuel Bible Church.  

We acknowledge there are differences in how believers understand some of the doctrines set forth in this document; and we acknowledge the limited understanding we have in regard to these divine truths as well.  We humbly place this document under the Word of God and commit ourselves to updating it as the Spirit gives more light through the study of His Word.   


 

The Bible

WE TEACH that the Bible is God's written revelation to man and thus the sixty-six books of the Bible given to us by the Holy Spirit constitute the plenary (inspired equally in all parts) Word of God.[1]

WE TEACH that the Word of God is an objective, propositional revelation[2], verbally inspired in every word,[3] absolutely inerrant in the original documents, infallible, and God breathed.[4] The Bible is fully self-authenticating, not relying on any external proof for its claims.[5]

WE TEACH the literal, grammatical, and historical interpretation of Scripture which affirms the belief that the opening chapters of Genesis present creation in six literal twenty-four-hour days.[6]

WE TEACH that the Bible constitutes the only infallible rule of faith and practice.[7] The Scriptures are completely sufficient for life and godliness[8] and should not be adulterated by mixture with human schemes of thought.[9]

WE TEACH that God spoke in His written Word by a process of dual authorship. The Holy Spirit so superintended the human authors that, through their individual personalities and different styles of writing, they composed and recorded God's Word to man[10] without error in the whole or in the part.[11]

WE TEACH that, whereas there may be several applications of any given passage of Scripture, there is but one true interpretation.[12] This one true interpretation is the intended meaning of the author and it is found as one diligently applies the literal, grammatical, historical method of interpretation under the illumination of the Holy Spirit.[13] It is the responsibility of all believers to ascertain carefully the true intent and meaning of Scripture, recognizing that proper application is binding on all generations.[14] Yet the truth of Scripture stands in judgment of men; never do men stand in judgment of it.[15]  

God

The Triune Nature of God

WE TEACH that there is but one true and living God,[16] an infinite, eternal, all-knowing Spirit,[17] who is transcendent, unchanging, and perfect in all His attributes.[18]  

WE TEACH that He is one, eternally existing divine entity or essence who is manifested concurrently in three distinct Persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,[19] each equally deserving of reverence, worship, and obedience.[20] He exhibits an array of attributes or peculiarities which define His existence and constitute His character.[21] Certain attributes are unique to God alone (i.e. omniscience, omnipotence, eternality, self-existence, immutability, etc.), and are therefore described as incommunicable attributes. There are however communicable attributes which, to a limited degree, He bestows upon His creatures and which man can reflect (i.e.: justice, grace, mercy, love, faithfulness, etc.).

God the Father  

WE TEACH that God the Father, the first Person of the Trinity, orders and disposes all things according to His own purpose and grace.[22]

WE TEACH that He is the Architect and Creator of all things.[23]  As the only absolute and omnipotent Ruler in the universe, He is sovereign in creation, providence, and redemption.[24]

WE TEACH that His Fatherhood involves both His designation within the Trinity and His relationship with mankind. As their Creator He is Father to all men,[25] but He is the spiritual Father only to believers.[26]  He has decreed all things that come to pass will be for His own glory.[27] He continually upholds, directs, and governs all creatures and events in perfection.[28]

WE TEACH that in His sovereignty He is neither author nor approver of sin, nor does He diminish the accountability of moral, intelligent humanity.[29]

WE TEACH that He has chosen or predestined or foreordained some people to eternal life through Jesus Christ to the praise of His glorious grace and love,[30] others being left to continue in their sin to their just condemnation, to the praise of His glorious justice.[31]

WE TEACH that He made this choice in eternity past not because He was persuaded by anything in the person He foresaw in the future, but according to His eternal purpose and the holy counsel of His will, to the praise of His glory.[32]

WE TEACH that those persons the Father has chosen for eternal life, He will effectually call in His appointed time by His Word and Spirit, to come to Him for salvation,[33] regenerating their dead hearts;[34] enlightening their minds spiritually and savingly to understand the things of God;[35] renewing their wills;[36] and by His sovereign power and grace effectually drawing them, enabling them  to repent and believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ,[37] upon which they are justified, adopted, sanctified, and kept by His power through faith unto salvation.[38]

God the Son

WE TEACH that Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Trinity, possesses all the divine attributes, and in these He is coequal, consubstantial (of the same substance), and coeternal with the Father and the Spirit.[39]

WE TEACH that God the Father created all things without pre-existing material according to His own will, through His Son, Jesus Christ, by whom all things continue in existence and in operation.[40]

WE TEACH that in the incarnation (God becoming man) Christ surrendered only the prerogatives of deity but nothing of the divine essence, either in degree or kind.[41]  In His incarnation, the eternally existing second Person of the Trinity accepted all the essential characteristics of humanity and so became the God Man.[42] Although he was fully man, since he was also fully God, Jesus was without sin as to his nature, unable to sin in principle, and did not sin in fact.[43]

WE TEACH that Jesus Christ, the God Man, represents humanity and deity in indivisible oneness forever.[44]

WE TEACH that our Lord Jesus Christ was virgin born;[45] that He was God incarnate;[46] and that the purpose of the incarnation was to glorify God,[47] reveal God,[48] redeem men,[49] and rule over God's kingdom.[50]

WE TEACH that our Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through the shedding of His blood[51] and sacrificial death on the cross.[52]

WE TEACH that His death was voluntary,[53] vicarious, substitutionary,[54] propitiatory,[55] and redemptive.[56]

WE TEACH that on the basis of the efficacy of the perfect life and substitutionary death of our Lord Jesus Christ,[57] the believing sinner is freed from the penalty and power of sin,[58] and at the final revelation of Jesus Christ will be delivered from the very presence of sin;[59] and that he is declared righteous, given eternal life, and adopted into the family of God.[60]

WE TEACH that our justification is made certain and secure by Jesus Christ’s literal, physical resurrection from the dead.[61]

WE TEACH that in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave, God confirmed the deity of His Son and gave proof that He has accepted the atoning work of Christ on the cross.[62] Jesus' bodily resurrection moves believers from the realm of the flesh to the realm of the Spirit and guarantees a future bodily resurrection to life for all believers.[63]

WE TEACH that Christ is now ascended to the right hand of the Father, where He mediates as our Advocate and High Priest.[64]

WE TEACH that Jesus Christ will receive the church unto Himself at the rapture,[65] and returning with His church in glory, will return a second time to the earth to establish His millennial kingdom for a thousand years.[66]

WE TEACH that the Lord Jesus Christ is the One through whom God will judge all mankind:[67] believers;[68] living inhabitants of the earth at His glorious return;[69] and the unbelieving dead at the Great White Throne.[70] As the mediator between God and man,[71] the head of His body the church,[72] and the coming universal King who will reign on the throne of David,[73] He is the final judge of all who reject Him as Lord and Savior.[74]

God the Holy Spirit

WE TEACH that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, eternal, un-derived, possessing all the attributes of personality and deity including intellect,[75] emotions,[76] will,[77] eternality,[78] omnipresence,[79] omniscience,[80] omnipotence,[81] and truthfulness.[82] In all the divine attributes He is coequal and consubstantial with the Father and the Son.[83]

WE TEACH that it is the work of the Holy Spirit to execute the divine will with relation to all mankind. We recognize His sovereign activity in creation,[84] the incarnation,[85] the written revelation,[86] and the work of salvation.[87]

WE TEACH that the work of the Holy Spirit in this age began at Pentecost when He came from the Father as promised by Christ[88] to initiate and complete the building of the Body of Christ, which is His church.[89] The broad scope of His divine activity includes convicting the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment;[90] glorifying the Lord Jesus Christ;[91] and transforming believers into the image of Christ.[92]

WE TEACH that the Holy Spirit is the supernatural and sovereign agent in regeneration,[93] immersing or placing (baptizing) all believers into the Body of Christ.[94] The Holy Spirit also indwells,[95] sanctifies,[96] instructs,[97] empowers them for service,[98] and seals them unto the day of redemption.[99]

WE TEACH that the Holy Spirit is the divine Teacher, who guided the apostles and prophets into all truth as they committed to writing God's revelation, the Bible.[100] Every believer possesses the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit from the moment of salvation, and it is the duty of all those born of the Spirit to be filled with (controlled by) the Spirit.[101]

WE TEACH that the Holy Spirit dispenses and administers spiritual gifts to the Church.[102] The Holy Spirit glorifies neither Himself nor His gifts by flamboyant displays, but He does glorify Christ by implementing His work of redeeming the lost and building up believers in the faith.[103]

WE TEACH, in this respect, that while God the Holy Spirit is sovereign in the bestowing of His gifts for the perfecting of the saints today,[104] speaking in tongues and the working of sign miracles in the beginning days of the Church were for the purpose of pointing to and authenticating the Apostles and prophets as revealers of divine truth, and thus were never intended to be characteristic of the lives of believers.[105]

Man and Sin

WE TEACH that man was directly and immediately created by God in His image and likeness.[106] Man was created free of sin with a rational nature, intelligence, volition, self-determination, and moral responsibility to God.[107]

WE TEACH that God's intention in the creation of man was that man should glorify God, enjoy God's fellowship, live his life in the will of God, and by this accomplish God's purpose for man in the world.[108]

WE TEACH that in Adam's sin of disobedience to the revealed will and Word of God,[109] man lost his innocence;[110] incurred the penalty of spiritual and physical death;[111] became subject to the wrath of God;[112] and became inherently corrupt and utterly incapable of choosing or doing that which is acceptable to God apart from divine grace. With no recuperative powers to enable him to recover himself, man is hopelessly lost.[113] Man's salvation is thereby wholly of God's grace through the redemptive work of our Lord Jesus Christ.[114]

WE TEACH that because all men were in Adam, a nature corrupted by Adam's sin has been transmitted to all men of all ages, Jesus Christ being the only exception. All men are thus sinners by nature, by choice, and by divine declaration.[115]

Salvation

WE TEACH that salvation is wholly of God by grace on the basis of the completed work of redemption by Jesus Christ, the merit of His shed blood, and not on the basis of human merit or works.[116]

Election

WE TEACH that election is the act of God by which, before the foundation of the world, He chose in Christ those for whom Christ would die as their substitute; these and these alone, He would sovereignly redeem, call, regenerate, draw, reconcile, justify, save, sanctify, and glorify.[117]

WE TEACH that sovereign election does not contradict or negate the responsibility of man to repent and trust Christ as Savior and Lord.[118] Nevertheless, since sovereign grace includes the means (repentance and faith) of receiving the gift of salvation as well as the gift itself, sovereign election will result in what God determines. All whom the Father calls to Himself will come in faith and all who come in faith the Father will receive.[119]

WE TEACH that the unmerited favor and enabling power that God grants to totally depraved sinners is not related to any good works or initiative of their own part, nor to God's anticipation or prior knowledge of what they might do by their own will, but is solely of His sovereign grace and mercy.[120]

WE TEACH that election should not be looked upon as based merely on abstract sovereignty. God is truly sovereign but He exercises this sovereignty in harmony with His other attributes, especially His omniscience, justice, holiness, wisdom, grace, and love.[121] This sovereignty will always exalt the glory of God in a manner totally consistent with His character as revealed in the life of our Lord Jesus Christ.[122]

WE TEACH that while it is impossible for finite humanity to harmonize God’s sovereign election of sinners to salvation and man’s responsibility to believe the gospel for salvation, it is the clear teaching of the Word of God and it is perfectly resolved in the infinite mind of God.[123]  

Regeneration

WE TEACH that regeneration is a supernatural work of the Holy Spirit by which the eternal life of God and a new nature are given to elect sinners.[124] This “new birth” is instantaneous and is accomplished solely by the power of the Holy Spirit through the instrumentality of the Word of God.[125]  Enabled by the Holy Spirit, regeneration also causes the sinner to be repentant and to trust solely in Jesus Christ for salvation.[126]

Repentance

WE TEACH that repentance is a necessary requirement for salvation.[127] Repentance is a gift of God’s grace to elect sinners that makes them willing by the Holy Spirit to confess their sins to God and forsake them in response to the gospel proclamation.[128] Repentance involves a change of mind about sin, leading to a change of emotion, resulting in a change of the will, in which the sinner willingly turns away from sin and pursues the righteousness of Jesus Christ.[129]

WE TEACH that those who are truly saved will bear fruit in keeping with repentance and manifest a life of continual repentance.[130] 

Faith

WE TEACH that faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is a necessary requirement for salvation.[131] Saving faith is a confident belief and willing surrender to the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ.[132] It involves the mind understanding the truth of the gospel; it involves the emotions giving full approval to the truth of the gospel; and it involves the will, in which the sinner willingly chooses to trust in the truth of the gospel and surrender to Jesus Christ as both Savior and Lord and the only hope of eternal salvation.[133]    

WE TEACH that saving faith, like repentance is a gift of God’s grace to elect sinners that makes them willing by the Holy Spirit to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ in response to the gospel proclamation.[134]

WE TEACH that saving faith occurs simultaneously with repentance and that it is impossible to have one without the other.[135] 

WE TEACH that genuine saving faith is evidenced by good works in the life of the believer.[136] These good works will be exhibited to the extent that the believer submits to the control of the Holy Spirit in his life through faithful obedience to the Word of God.[137] This obedience causes the believer to be increasingly conformed to the image of our Lord Jesus Christ.[138] Such a conformity is climaxed in the believer's glorification at Christ's coming.[139]


Justification

WE TEACH that a sinner who repents and believes in Jesus Christ, confessing Him as sovereign Lord, is instantaneously justified.[140]

WE TEACH that justification before God is an act of God[141] by which He declares righteous those who, through faith in Christ, repent of their sins[142] and confess Him as sovereign Lord.[143] This righteousness is apart from any virtue or work of man[144] and involves the imputation of our sins to Christ[145] and the imputation of Christ's righteousness to us.[146] By this means God is both “just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.”[147]

Sanctification

WE TEACH that every believer is sanctified (set apart) unto God by justification and is therefore declared to be holy and identified as a saint. This sanctification is positional and instantaneous and should not be confused with progressive sanctification. This sanctification has to do with the believer's standing, not his present walk or condition.[148]

WE TEACH that there is also by the work of the Holy Spirit a progressive sanctification by which the state of the believer is brought closer to the standing the believer enjoys positionally through justification. Through obedience to the Word of God and the empowering of the Holy Spirit, the believer is able to live a life of increasing holiness in conformity to the will of God, becoming more and more like our Lord Jesus Christ.[149]

WE TEACH that every saved person is involved in a daily conflict—the new creation in Christ doing battle against the flesh—but full provision is made for victory through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit operating in us by faith in God's promises.[150] The struggle nevertheless stays with the believer all through this earthly life and is never completely ended until Christ’s return.[151]

WE TEACH that total sinlessness is not possible in the life of this flesh, but the Holy Spirit does provide for victory over sin.[152]

Security and Assurance

WE TEACH that once saved, all the redeemed are kept by God's power and are thus secure in Christ forever.[153]

WE TEACH that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the internal testimony of the Spirit;[154] through the external testimony of God's Word;[155] and through their continual obedience to it.[156] However, the Bible clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion for sinful living and carnality.[157]

Holiness

WE TEACH that out of love for Jesus and deep gratitude for the undeserved grace of God granted to us, all believers should live in such a manner as to demonstrate our love to God and so as not to bring reproach upon our Lord and Savior.[158] 

WE TEACH that believers should be separated unto our Lord Jesus Christ[159]  and should be separated from any association with religious apostasy, and any sinful practice that is contrary to the Word of God, so as not to bring reproach upon our Lord and Savior, tempt another believer to sin, or display a poor testimony of Christ to the world.[160]

WE TEACH that believers in a spirit of love and humility should avoid any sinful practice, any preference, and any matter of conscience that would violate or bind another believer’s conscience or put a stumbling block before them.[161]

WE TEACH that the Christian life is a life of obedient righteousness that reflects the teaching of the Beatitudes[162] and a continual pursuit of holiness.[163] The practical holiness of the believer is a matter of grace-enabled faith and obedience to the Word of God lived out in the world and in the community of the Church.[164]

The Church

The Universal Church

WE TEACH that all who are converted to faith in Jesus Christ, are immediately placed by Christ through the Holy Spirit into one universal, united, spiritual Body, the Church,[165] the Bride of Christ,[166] of which Christ is the Head.[167]

WE TEACH that the formation of the Church, the Body of Christ, began on the Day of Pentecost[168] and will be completed at the coming of Christ for His own at the rapture.[169]

WE TEACH that the Church is a unique spiritual organism designed by Christ, made up of all born again believers in this present age.[170] The Church did not exist in the Old Covenant and is not comprised of ethnic Jews exclusively or national Israel.[171] The Church is a mystery not revealed until this New Covenant age, and is comprised of believing Jews and Gentiles together in one body.[172]

The Local Church

WE TEACH that the establishment and continuity of local gathered churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures[173]  and that the members of the one spiritual Body are to form a community together in local visible assemblies.[174]

The Local Church

Leadership

WE TEACH that the one supreme authority for the Church is Christ whose authority is mediated through the Scriptures.[175] Church leadership, gifts, order, discipline, and worship are all appointed by His sovereignty as found in the Scriptures. The biblically designated officers in the assembly are elders (also called overseers, bishops, pastors, shepherds, and pastor-teachers[176] and deacons (servants), both of whom must meet biblical qualifications.[177]

WE TEACH that the elders lead or govern as shepherds under Christ[178]  and, as a body, have His authority in directing the church. The congregation is to follow their example, submit to their leadership, and pray for them.[179]

WE TEACH that the deacons are the servants in the church and that they are to serve in capacities delegated to them by the elders.[180]

Purpose

WE TEACH that the purpose of the Church is to glorify God[181] by building itself up in the faith,[182] by instruction of the Word,[183] by fellowship,[184] by prayer,[185] by keeping the ordinances,[186] by advancing and communicating the gospel to the whole world,[187] and by establishing the character of Christ in its members.[188]

WE TEACH the importance of discipleship[189] and mutual accountability of all believers to each other.[190]

WE TEACH the need for corrective discipline of members of the congregation in unrepentant sin. This is to be done in accordance with the standards of Scripture and with the goal of restoring the member and preserving the purity of the church.[191]

WE TEACH the autonomy of the local church, free from any external authority or control, with the right of self-government and freedom from the interference of any hierarchy of individuals or organizations.[192]

WE TEACH that it is scriptural for true churches to cooperate with each other for the presentation and propagation of the faith. Each local church, however, through its elders and their interpretation and application of Scripture, should be the sole judge of the measure and method of its cooperation. The elders should determine all other matters of membership, policy, discipline, benevolence, and government as well.[193]

WE TEACH the calling of all believers to the work of service.[194]

WE TEACH that the Church is the primary vehicle God is using in the present age to accomplish His purpose in the world. To that end, He gives the Church spiritual gifts. First, He gives men chosen for the purpose of equipping the saints for the work of the ministry.[195] Second, He gives unique and special spiritual abilities to each member of the Body of Christ.[196]

Spiritual Gifts

WE TEACH that while all believers in the local church are equal before God in their person and standing in Jesus Christ,[197] they differ in their God-ordained roles,[198] and their spiritual giftedness.[199]

WE TEACH that every believer receives a unique blend of the spiritual gifts.[200]  It is the responsibility of every believer to use their gifts for the purpose of edifying the Church and glorifying God through Jesus Christ.[201]    

WE TEACH that there were two kinds of gifts given the early church: miraculous gifts of divine revelation and healing, given temporarily in the apostolic era for the purpose of confirming the authenticity of the Apostles' message;[202] and ministering gifts, given to equip believers for edifying one another.

WE TEACH that because the New Testament revelation is complete, Scripture becomes the sole test of the authenticity of a man's message and confirming gifts of a miraculous nature are no longer necessary to validate a man or his message.[203] Miraculous gifts can even be counterfeited by Satan so as to deceive even believers.[204]

WE TEACH that the only gifts in operation today are those non-revelatory equipping gifts given for edification.[205]

WE TEACH that no one possesses the special gift of healing today but that God does hear and answer the prayer of faith and will answer in accordance with His own perfect will for the sick, suffering, and afflicted.[206]

Ordinances

WE TEACH that two ordinances have been committed to the local church: baptism and the Lord's Supper,[207] neither of which are necessary for salvation.  

WE TEACH that Christian baptism by immersion into water[208] is the solemn and beautiful testimony of a believer professing his faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior, and his union with Him in death to sin and resurrection to a new life.[209]  It is also a sign of fellowship and identification with the visible Body of Christ.[210]

WE TEACH that the Lord's Supper is a regular practice of the corporate church whereby the death of Christ is commemorated and proclaimed as the only sacrifice for sin and as the only means of forgiveness and entrance into the New Covenant until He comes.[211] 

WE TEACH that the Lord’s Supper should always be preceded by solemn self-examination and taken with thanksgiving and joy in the heart.[212]

WE TEACH that whereas the elements of communion are only representative of the flesh and blood of Christ, the Lord's Supper is nevertheless an actual communion with the risen Christ who is present in a unique way, fellowshipping with His people corporately.[213]

Angels

Holy Angels

WE TEACH that angels are created beings and are therefore not to be worshiped. Although they are a higher order of creation than man, they are created to worship and serve God, fulfill His purposes, and minister to God’s people according to His will.[214]

Fallen Angels

WE TEACH that Satan is a created angel and the author of sin. He incurred the judgment of God by rebelling against his Creator,[215] by taking numerous angels with him in his fall,[216] and by introducing sin into the human race by his temptation of Eve.[217]

WE TEACH that Satan is the open and declared enemy of God and His truth.[218]

WE TEACH that even though Satan has been defeated through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ,[219] he is alive and active in the world today as the enemy and deceiver of believers,[220] the father of lies,[221] and the prince of this world.[222]

WE TEACH that while it is possible for unbelievers to be indwelt by Satan and his demons,[223] it is not possible for believers because they are indwelt by the Spirit of God.[224]

WE TEACH that Satan will be eternally punished in the lake of fire.[225]

Last Things

Death

WE TEACH that physical death involves no loss of our immaterial consciousness;[226] that the soul of the redeemed passes immediately into the presence of Christ;[227] that there is a separation of soul and body,[228] and that, for the redeemed, such separation will continue until the rapture,[229] which initiates the first resurrection,[230] when our soul and body will be reunited to be glorified forever with our Lord.[231] Until that time, the souls of the redeemed in Christ remain in joyful fellowship with our Lord Jesus Christ.[232]

WE TEACH the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life,[233] and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment.[234]

WE TEACH that any concept of annihilation of the wicked or anything less than a literal and eternal punishment in hell of the wicked is unscriptural.[235]

WE TEACH that the souls of the unsaved at death are kept under punishment until the second resurrection,[236] when the soul and the resurrection body will be united.[237] They shall then appear at the Great White Throne judgment[238] and shall be cast into hell, the lake of fire,[239] cut off from the eternal life of God forever in an eternal conscious punishment.[240]

The Rapture of the Church

WE TEACH the personal, bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ before the seven-year tribulation[241] to translate His church from this earth[242] and, between this event and His glorious return with His saints, to reward believers according to their works.[243]

WE TEACH that believers should comfort and encourage one another with the truth of the rapture,[244] pursue righteous and holy living,[245] and be filled with hope and expectation.[246]   

The Tribulation Period

WE TEACH that following the removal of the Church from the earth[247] the righteous judgments of God will be poured out upon an unbelieving world,[248] and that these judgments will be climaxed by the return of Christ in glory to the earth.[249] At that time the Old Testament and tribulation saints will be raised and the living will be judged.[250] This period includes the seventieth week of Daniel's prophecy[251] as well as some of the judgments associated with “the day of the LORD.”[252]   

WE TEACH that the future tribulation should cause believers to warn unbelievers to repent and believe the gospel,[253] live righteously,[254] glory in God’s justice and vindication of the righteous,[255] and look forward to Jesus’ return and kingdom.[256]


The Second Coming and the Millennial Reign

WE TEACH that, after the tribulation period, Christ will come to earth to occupy the throne of David[257] and establish His messianic kingdom for a thousand years.[258] During this time the resurrected saints will reign with Him over Israel and all the nations of the earth.[259] This reign will be preceded by the overthrow of the Antichrist and the False Prophet, and by the removal of Satan from the world.[260]

WE TEACH that the kingdom itself will be the fulfillment of God's promise to ethnic Israel[261] to restore them to the land which they forfeited through their disobedience.[262] The result of their disobedience was that Israel was temporarily set aside[263] but will again be awakened through repentance to enter into the land of blessing.[264]

WE TEACH that this time of our Lord's reign will be characterized by harmony, justice, peace, righteousness, and long life,[265] and will be brought to an end with the release of Satan.[266]

The Judgment of the Lost

WE TEACH that following the release of Satan after the thousand-year reign of Christ,[267] Satan will deceive the nations of the earth and gather them to battle against the saints and the beloved city of Jerusalem, at which time Satan and his army will be devoured by fire from heaven.[268] Following this, Satan will be thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone,[269] whereupon Christ, who is the Judge of all men,[270] will resurrect and judge the great and small at the Great White Throne judgment.[271]

WE TEACH that this resurrection of the unsaved dead to judgment will be a physical resurrection, whereupon receiving their judgment they will be committed to an eternal conscious punishment in the lake of fire.[272]

Eternity

WE TEACH that after the closing of the millennium, the temporary release of Satan, and the judgment of unbelievers,[273] the saved will enter the eternal state of glory with God, after which the elements of this earth are to be dissolved[274] and replaced with a new earth wherein only righteousness dwells.[275]

Following this, the heavenly city will come down out of heaven[276] and will be the dwelling place of the saints, where they will forever worship, serve, love, and enjoy fellowship with God and with one another.[277]

Our Lord Jesus Christ, having fulfilled His redemptive mission, will then deliver up the kingdom to God the Father[278] that in every realm the triune God may reign forever and ever.[279]







[1] 2 Timothy 3:16, 1 Corinthians 2:7-14; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Exodus 4:12, 17:14, 20:1, Jeremiah 30:2, 31:2, Mark 12:36; Luke 24:27; Acts 3:19-22; John 16:12-13, 1 Timothy 5:18, 2 Peter 3:14-16; Revelation 22:18

[2] 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Corinthians 2:13

[3] Mathew 5:18; Mark 12:26-27; Galatians 3:16, 2 Timothy 3:16

[4] 2 Timothy 3:16, John 3:31-34, John 16:13, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, Exodus 34:1,27-28, Deuteronomy 17:18, Jeremiah 36:28

[5] Psalm 19:7-11, 119:152, Matthew 5:17-18, Matthew 13:40-41, John 14:6, John 15:26, John 17:17, Luke 4:27, 2 Timothy 3:16, Titus 1:2

[6] Genesis 1:1,5,8,13,19,23,31; Exodus 20:11; 31:17

[7] Matthew 5:18; 24:35; John 10:35; 16:12-13; 17:17; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:20-21, Titus 1:2, John 14:6, John 15:26

[8] Psalm 19:7-11, 2 Timothy 3:14-17, 2 Peter 1:2-11

[9] 2 Corinthians 4:1-2, 2 Corinthians 10:4-6, 2 Timothy 4:1-5, Colossians 2:3-9

[10] 1 Corinthians 2:6-13, 2 Peter 1:20- 21

[11] 2 Timothy 3:16, Matthew 5:18, Mark 12:26-27, 35-37

[12] John 1:18

[13] Mt 1:21-23, 2:6-7, Mk 12:26-27, 35-37, Jn 7:17; 16:12-15, Acts 2:25-31, 7, 1Cor 2:7-15; Gal 3:16, 1Jn 2:20

[14] Ezra 7:10, Nehemiah 8, Psalm 78:1-5, Psalm 89:1, Psalm 119:27, 33, John 14:15, Acts 17:11, 1 Timothy 4:13, 2 Timothy 2:15, James 1:19-25, 1 Peter 2:1-3, Revelation 1:3

[15] Psalm 119:89, Matthew 4:4, Matthew 5:17-18, John 10:34-35, 2 Timothy 3:16, 1 Peter 1:23-25

[16] Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-7; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6

[17]  Psalm 145:3, Isaiah 40:28, I Kings, 8:27, John 5:26, Psalm 90:2, Psalm 147:4, Psalm 139:1-4, Isaiah 40:28, John 4:24, 1 Timothy 1:17

[18] 1 Samuel 2:2, Psalm 99, Isaiah 57:15, Numbers 23:19, 1 Samuel 15:29, James 1:17, Deuteronomy 32:4, Psalm 145:17

[19] Deuteronomy 6:4, John 6:27, John 8:24, 58, 1 Corinthians 3:16, John 10:30, 1 Corinthians 3:16, Romans 8:9, Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19; Genesis 1:1-2, Psalm 33:6, John 1:3, John 14:16-23, 2 Corinthians 13:14

[20]  Matthew 22:37, John 4:24, Philippians 2:9-11, John 5:23, 14:21, 20:28, Hebrews 1:6, Revelation 4:8-11, Revelation 5:11-14, Colossians 3:17, John 16:7-15, Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 4:30, Ephesians 5:18, Ephesians 6:18, Philippians 3:3

[21] Exodus 34:5-7; Deuteronomy 7:9-10, 32:3-4; Psalm 145:8-21

[22]  Psalm 145:8-9; Isaiah 45:5-7; 46:9-11; 55:10-11; Daniel 4:17,35; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians 1:1,5

[23]  Genesis 1:1-31; Psalm 33:6; Ephesians 3:9

[24]  Psalm 103:19; Psalm 135:8, Isaiah 46:9-11; Daniel 4:35; Romans 11:33-36, Ephesians 1:4-5

[25]  Acts 17:25-29

[26]  Romans 8:14; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 4:6

[27]  Ephesians 1:11-12

[28] Genesis 50:20, Deuteronomy 8:18, 1 Samuel 2:6-10, Job 38-39, 1 Chronicles 29:11, Psalm 33:14-15, Proverbs 16:1, 33; 20:24, 21:1; Matthew 10:29, Romans 8:28, Galatians 4:4

[29]  Habakkuk 1:13; Psalm 5:4-6; Acts 4:27-28, James 1:13-15; John 8:38-47, 1 Peter 1:17; 1 John 1:5

[30]  Ephesians 1:4-6

[31] Romans 9:22-23, Jude 4

[32]Ephesians 1:4-6,9,11-12; Matthew 24:22, 24, 31; Luke 18:7; John 13:18; Romans 8:29-33; 9:11-18; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; Colossians 3:12, 2 Timothy 1:8-9; 2:10; Titus 1:1; 1 Peter 1:1-2; Revelation 13:8

[33] Acts 13:48, Romans 8:30, 11:5-7, 1 Corinthians 1:2,9,26-31, 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14, 2 Peter 1:3, Jude 1

[34] John 3:1-7; Ezekiel 36:25-27; Ephesians 2:1-6; 1 Peter 1:23-25

[35]  Acts 26:18; 2 Corinthians 4:4-6; Ephesians 1:17-19

[36] Jeremiah 32:39; Ezekiel 36:25-27; John 6:35-37

[37] John 1:12-13; 3:1-16; 6:35-44; Ephesians 2:1-10

[38] John 10:26-29, 17:9-15, Romans 8:15; Romans 8:30, Galatians 4:5; 1 Thessalonians 5:24, 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14, Hebrews 12:5-9, 1 Peter 1:3-5; 5:10; Jude 1, 24-25

[39] Micah 5:2, Matthew 22:41-45, Matthew 28:20, Mark 2:5-12, John 1:1, 14, 18, 2:23-25, 5:17-23, 26, 6:33, 8:23-24, 58, 10:30; 12:39-41, 14:9, 17:5, 24, 20:30-31, Acts 3:14, Philippians 3:20-21, Colossians 2:9, Titus 2:13, Hebrews 1:2-13, 1 John 5:20.

[40] John 1:3; Colossians 1:15-17; Hebrews 1:2

[41] Philippians 2:5-8; Colossians 2:9

[42] John 1:1-3,14,18; Galatians 4:4, Philippians 2:5-8; Colossians 2:9

[43] Luke 1:35, John 18:38, 19:4,6, Acts 3:14, Romans 8:3, 2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 2:14-17, 4:15; 7:26, 1 Peter 2:21-24

[44]  Micah 5:2; John 5:23; 14:6-11; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 1:1-3

[45] Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:22-25; Luke 1:26-35

[46] John 1:1, 14

[47]  John 17:4

[48]  John 1:18

[49] John 1:29; 1 Corinthians 1:30, 1 Peter 1:18-19

[50] Psalm 2:7-9; Isaiah 9:6-7; Philippians 2:9-11

[51] Ephesians 1:7

[52] Hebrews 10:12

[53] John 10:11,17-18, Philippians 2:8, 1 John 3:16

[54] Leviticus 17:11; Isaiah 53:4-11; Matthew 20:28, Romans 5:8-9; II Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 2:9, 9:28; 1 Peter 2:24; 3:18

[55]  Romans 3:24-25; 5:8; Hebrews 2:17, 7:27, 1 John 2:1-2, 4:9-10

[56]  John 10:15; Romans 3:24-25; 1 Corinthians 1:30, Ephesians 1:7, Colossians 1:13-14, Titus 2:13-14, Hebrews 9:12-14, 1 Peter 1:18-19

[57] Romans 5:8-9; 2 Corinthians 5:14-15,21, Hebrews 7:26-27

[58] 1 Peter 2:21-24, Romans 6:6-18; 8:1

[59] Romans 8:29, 1 Corinthians 15:49, Philippians 3:21, 1 John 3:2

[60] Romans 3:24-26; 5:8-9; Galatians 3:24-26, 4:4-5; Hebrews 9:12,15; 1 Peter 3:18, 1 John 4:9-10, 5:11-13

[61] Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:38-46; Acts 2:30-32; Romans 4:25; 1 Corinthians 15:17

[62] Acts 2:24-36; 17:31; John 20:27-28; Romans 1:4; Ephesians 1:20-23; Philippians 2:9-11

[63] John 5:26-29; 14:19; Romans 6:4-11; 1 Corinthians 15:20-23; Ephesians 2:5-7; Philippians 3:20-21; Colossians 1:13; 2:8-15

[64] Ephesians 1:20-23; Hebrews 1:3; 4:14-16; 7:25-26; 9:24; 10:12; 1 John 2:1

[65] 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

[66] Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 20:1-6

[67]  John 5:22-23; Acts 17:31

[68]  1 Corinthians 3:10-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10

[69] Matthew 25:31-46

[70]  Revelation 20:11-15

[71]  1Timothy 2:5

[72]  Ephesians 1:22; 5:23; Colossians 1:18

[73] Isaiah 9:6-7; Luke 1:31-33

[74]  Matthew 25:14-46; Acts 17:30-31; John 5:22-30

[75]  1 Corinthians 2:10-13

[76]  Ephesians 4:30

[77] 1 Corinthians 12:11

[78]  Hebrews 9:14

[79]  Psalm 139:7-10

[80]  Isaiah 40:13-14

[81]  Romans 15:13

[82]  John 16:13

[83] Matthew 28:19; Acts 5:3-4; 28:25-26; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; and Jeremiah 31:31-34 with Hebrews 10:15-17

[84]  Genesis 1:2

[85]  Matthew 1:18

[86]  2 Peter 1:20-21

[87]  John 3:5-8

[88]  John 14:16-17; 15:26

[89]  1 Corinthians 12:13

[90] John 16:7-11

[91]  John 16:13-15

[92]  2 Corinthians 3:18

[93] John 3:5-8, Titus 3:5

[94]  1 Corinthians 12:13

[95]  Romans 8:9

[96]  Romans 15:16, 1 Peter 1:2

[97]  1 Cor.2:12-13

[98]  Acts 1:8, Ephesians 1:19-20, 3:20-21

[99]  Ephesians 1:13-14

[100]  John 16:13, 2 Peter 1:20-21, 1 John 2:20, 27

[101]  Ephesians 5:18

[102]  1 Cor.12:4-11

[103]  John 16:13-14; 1 Cor.12:3; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 2 Thess.2:13-14; 1 Peter 1:2

[104]  1 Cor.12:4-11

[105] 1 Corinthians 13:8-10; 2 Corinthians 12:12; Hebrews 2:1- 4

[106] Genesis 1:26-28; 2:7

[107] Genesis 2:15-25; James 3:9

[108] Genesis 1:26-30; Isaiah 43:7; Colossians 1:16; Revelation 4:11

[109] Gen.2:16-17; 1 Timothy 2:13-14

[110] Genesis.3:7-13

[111] Genesis 2:16-17; 3:1-19

[112]  John 3:36

[113]  Job 14:4; Is.64:6; Jer.13:23; Matt. 7:16-18; John 6:44; Romans 3:23; 5:12-19; 8:7-8; 1 Cor.2:14; 4:7; Eph.2:1-3

[114]  John 3:5-16; Romans 3:23-24; 6:23; Ephesians 2:4-9; Colossians 2:13-15

[115]Genesis 6:5; Psalm 14:1-3; 51:5; 58:3; 130:3; 143:2; Proverbs 20:9; Eccl.7:20; Is.53:6; Jeremiah 17:9; Matthew 7:21-23; John 3:19; 8:34,44; Romans 3:9-18, 23; 5:10-19; Titus 1:15; James 2:10; 1 John 1:8-10; 3:10

[116]  John 1:12-13; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-10; 1 Peter 1:18-19

[117] Deut.10:14-15; Psalm 65:4; John 6:44; Romans 8:28-30,33; Ephesians 1:4-14; Col.3:12; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14; 2 Timothy 2:10; Titus 1:1; 1 Peter 1:1-2

[118]  Ezekiel 18:23, 32; 33:11; Mark 1:15; John 3:18-19, 36; 5:40; 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12; Revelation 22:17

[119]  John 6:37-40, 44-47; Acts 13:48; 1 Thess.1:4-5; James 4:8-10

[120] Matt.11:27; 22:14; Acts 13:48; 18:27; Romans 9:6-23; 10:20; 11:4-6; 1 Cor.1:27-29; Ephesians 1:4-7; Phil.1:29; 2 Thess.2:13; 2 Tim. 1:9; Titus 3:3-7; 1 Peter 1:2; Rev.13:8, 17:8

[121] Ex.33:19; Deut.7:6-7; Romans 9:11-16

[122] Matthew 11:25-28; 2 Timothy 1:9

[123] Romans 11:33-36

[124]  John 3:3-7; John 5:24; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 2:1-5; Ephesians 4:24; Colossians 3:3-4; Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 1:1-3; 2 Peter 1:4; 1 John 5:11

[125] Ezekiel 37:1-14; John 5:24; James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:23

[126] Ezekiel 36:25-27; John 1:12-13; 3:1-16; 1 John 2:29; 3:9; 4:7; 5:1

[127]  Ezekiel 18:32; Isaiah 55:6-7; Mark 1:15-17; Acts 2:38; 3:19; Luke 13:3; 1 Thessalonians 1:9; 1 John 1:9

[128]  Proverbs 28:13; Acts 11:18; 2 Timothy 2:24-26

[129]  Matthew 5:3-6; Luke 9:23-25; 14:26-33; 18:9-14; 2 Corinthians 7:10-11

[130]  Matthew 3:8; Psalm 32:5; Proverbs 28:13; Luke 9:23; James 5:16; 1 John 1:9

[131]  John 1:12; 3:16,36; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Hebrews 11:6; 1 John 5:13

[132] John 3:14-18; Romans 10:9-10; Hebrews 11:1

[133] Matthew 5:6; Matthew 7:24-27; John 6:35; Romans 10:9; Galatians 2:16; ; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 11:1,3; 

   1 Peter 1:8-9; 1 John 3:23

[134] John 5:24; Ephesians 2:8-9; Philippians 1:29; Romans 10:17

[135] Isaiah 55:6-7; Mark 1:15-17; Acts 3:19; 26:20; 1 Thessalonians 1:9

[136] Acts 26:20; Ephesians 2:10; Titus 2:14; 3:8; James 2:18

[137] Ephesians 5:17-21; Philippians 2:12b; Colossians 3:16; 2 Peter 1:4-10

[138] 2 Corinthians 3:18

[139] Romans 8:17; 2 Peter 1:4; 1 John 3:2-3

[140] Romans 3:21-24; 4:3; 5:1; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

[141] Romans 8:30,33

[142] Luke 13:3; Acts 2:38; 3:19; 11:18; Romans 2:4; Galatians 2:16; 2 Corinthians 7:10; Isaiah 55:6-7

[143] Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 12:3; 2 Corinthians 4:5; Philippians 2:11

[144] Romans 3:20,28; 4:6; Galatians 2:16

[145] Isaiah 53:4,11-12; Colossians 2:14; Hebrews 9:28; 1 Peter 2:24

[146]Romans 4:6; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 2 Corinthians 5:21

[147]Romans 3:26

[148] Acts 20:32; 1 Corinthians 1:2, 30; 6:11; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; Hebrews 2:11; 3:1; 10:10, 14; 13:12; 1 Peter 1:2

[149] John 17:17,19; Romans 6:1-22; Romans 8:29; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Philippians 2:12-13; 1 Thessalonians 4:3,4; 5:23

[150] 2 Peter 1:2-11

[151] 1 Corinthians 15:42-49; Philippians 3:21; 1 John 3:2

[152] Romans 13:13-14; Galatians 5:16-25; Ephesians 4:22-24; Philippians 3:12-16; Colossians 3:5-11; 1 Peter 1:14-16; 1 John 3:5-9

[153] John 5:24; 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Romans 5:9-10; 8:1,31-39; 1 Corinthians 1:4-8; Ephesians 4:30; Hebrews 7:25; 13:5; 1 Peter 1:5; Jude 24

[154] Romans 8:16

[155] 1 John 5:13

[156] 2 Peter 1:2-10

[157] Romans 6:15-22; 13:13-14; Galatians 5:13, 25-26; Titus 2:11-14

[158]  Romans 12:1-2; 2 Corinthians 5:9

[159] 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12; Hebrews 12:1-2

[160] 1 Corinthians 5:9-13; 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1; 2 Timothy 3:1-5; 1 John 2:15-17; 2 John 9-11

[161]  Romans 12:9-10; 14:13; 1 Corinthians 8:13; Philippians 2:1-6

[162] Matthew 5:2-12

[163] Romans 12:1-2; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; 1 John 3:1- 10

[164] Galatians 6:1-10; Philippians 2:12-13; Titus 2:11-14

[165] 1 Corinthians 12:12-13

[166] 2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 5:23-32; Revelation 19:7-8

[167] Ephesians 1:22; 4:15; Colossians 1:18

[168] Acts 2:1-21, 38-47

[169] 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

[170] Ephesians 2:11-3:6

[171]  1 Corinthians 10:32

[172]  Ephesians 3:1-6; 5:32

[173] Acts 14:23, 27; 20:17, 28; Galatians 1:2; Philippians 1:1; 1 Thessalonians 1:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:1

[174]  1 Corinthians 11:18-20; Hebrews 10:25

[175] 1 Corinthians 11:3; Ephesians 1:22; Colossians 1:18; 1 Corinthians 2:12-16; Ephesians 4:11-16; 2 Timothy 4:1-2

[176] Acts 20:28; Ephesians 4:11

[177] 1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-5

[178] 1 Thessalonians 5:12; 1 Timothy 5:17-22

[179] 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13; Hebrews 13:7, 17-18

[180] Acts 6:1-6; 1 Timothy 3:8-13

[181] Ephesians 3:21

[182] Ephesians 4:13-16

[183] 2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16-17

[184] Acts 2:47; 1 John 1:3

[185] Acts 2:42; 1 Timothy 2:1-2

[186] Luke 22:19; Acts 2:38-42

[187] Matthew 28:19; Acts 1:8; 2:42

[188] Ephesians 4:13-16; 1 John 2:6; Col.1:28

[189] Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Timothy 2:2

[190] Matthew 18:1-14; Romans 12:1-21

[191] Matthew 18:15-22; Acts 5:1-11; 1 Corinthians 5:1-13; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15; 1 Timothy 1:19-20; Titus 1:10-16

[192] Acts 14:23; Acts 20:17,28; Titus 1:5

[193] Acts 15:19 31; 20:28; 1 Corinthians 5:4 7, 13; 1 Peter 5:1-4

[194] Matthew 20:24-28; Romans 12:1; 1 Corinthians 15:58; Ephesians 2:10; 4:12; Revelation 22:12

[195] Ephesians 4:7-12

[196] Romans 12:5-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-31; 1 Peter 4:10-11

[197] Galatians 3:28

[198] 1 Corinthians 11:3; Ephesians 5:22-23; 6:1-4; 1 Timothy 2:9-15

[199] Romans 12:6; 1 Corinthians 12:4

[200] 1 Corinthians 12:6, 11

[201] 1 Peter 4:10-11

[202] Hebrews 2:3-4; 2 Corinthians 12:12

[203] 1 Corinthians 13:8-12

[204] 1 Corinthians 13:13-14:12; Revelation 13:13-14

[205] Romans 12:6-8

[206] Luke 18:1-6; John 5:7-9; 2 Corinthians 12:6-10; James 5:13-16; 1 John 5:14-15

[207] Acts 2:38-42

[208] Acts 8:36-39

[209] Romans 6:1-11

[210] Acts 2:41-42

[211] Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:17-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

[212] 1 Corinthians 11:23-32

[213] 1 Corinthians 10:16

[214]  Isaiah 6:3; Matthew 18:10; Luke 2:9 14; Hebrews 1:6 7, 14; 2:6-7; Revelation 5:11 14; 19:10; 22:9

[215]  Isaiah 14:12 17; Ezekiel 28:11-19

[216]  Matthew 25:41; Revelation 12:1 14

[217]  Genesis 3:1-15

[218]  Isaiah 14:13,14; Matthew 4:1,11

[219]  Romans 16:20, Hebrews 2:14

[220]  1 Peter 5:8; Revelation 12:9,10

[221]  John 8:44

[222]  John 12:31; Ephesians 2:2; 1 John 5:19

[223]  John 13:27; Luke 8:2, 26-39

[224]  Matthew 12:22-30; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; 1 John 4:4

[225]  Isaiah 14:12 17; Ezekiel 28:11 19; Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10

[226]  Revelation 6:9-11

[227]  Luke 23:43; Philippians 1:23; 2 Corinthians 5:8

[228]  Philippians 1:21-24

[229]  1 Thessalonians 4:13-17

[230]  Revelation 20:4-6

[231]  Philippians 3:21; 1 Corinthians 15:35-44, 50-54

[232]  2 Corinthians 5:8

[233]  John 6:39; Romans 8:10-11, 19-23; 2 Corinthians 4:14

[234]  Daniel 12:2; John 5:29; Revelation 20:13-15

[235]  Matthew 25:41-46; 2 Thessalonians 1:5-12; Revelation 20:10-15; 14:9-13

[236] Luke 16:19-26; Revelation 20:13-15

[237] John 5:28-29

[238]  Revelation 20:11-15

[239]  Matthew 25:41-46

[240] Daniel 12:2; Matthew 25:41-46; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9

[241]  1 Thessalonians 1:10; 4:16; 5:9; Titus 2:13; Revelation 3:10

[242]  John 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:51-53; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-5:11

[243]  1 Corinthians 3:11-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10

[244]  1 Thessalonians 4:18; 5:11

[245]  1 Corinthians 15:58; Titus 2:11-12

[246]  John 14:1-3; Titus 2:13

[247]  John 14:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

[248]  Jeremiah 30:7; Daniel 9:27; 12:1; 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12; Revelation 6-16

[249]  Matthew 24:27-31; 25:31-46; 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12; Revelation 19:11-21

[250]  Daniel 12:2-3; Revelation 20:4-6

[251]  Daniel 9:24-27; Matthew 24:15-31; 25:31-46

[252]  Joel 2:30-32; 3:14; Zechariah 14:1; Malachi 4:1,5; 1 Thessalonians 5:2; 2 Thessalonians 2:2

[253]  Psalm 2:10-12; Joel 2:11-13; 1 Thessalonians 5:2-3; Revelation 3:3; 14:6-7; 16:15

[254]  1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; 2 Peter 3:10-14

[255]  2 Thessalonians 1:6-10; Revelation 14:15-18; 15:2-4; 16:5-7

[256]  Revelation 11:15-18

[257]  Matthew 25:31; Luke 1:31-33; Acts 1:10-11; 2:29-30

[258]  Revelation 20:1-7

[259]  Ezekiel 37:21-28; Daniel 7:17-22; Revelation 19:11-16

[260]  Daniel 7:17-27; Revelation 20:1-7

[261]  Isaiah 65:17-25; Ezekiel 37:21-28; Zechariah 8:1-17

[262]  Deuteronomy 28:15-68

[263]  Matthew 21:43; Romans 11:1-26

[264]  Jeremiah 31:31-34; Ezekiel 36:22-32; Romans 11:25-29

[265]  Isaiah 11; 65:17-25; Ezekiel 36:33-38

[266] Revelation 20:7

[267] Revelation 20:7

[268] Revelation 20:9

[269] Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10

[270] John 5:22

[271] Revelation 20:11-15

[272] Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:11-15

[273]  2 Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20:7-15

[274]  2 Peter 3:10

[275]  Ephesians 5:5; Revelation 20:15, 21-22

[276]  Revelation 21:2

[277]  Psalm 16:11; John 17:3; Revelation 7:15; chapters 21-22

[278]  1 Corinthians 15:24-28

[279]  1 Corinthians 15:28