is the doctrine of Eschatology, and why
is it so important to the New Testament
Church? Does the Bible provide
clarity on the chronology of end time
Eschatology is the study of the doctrine
or teachings in the Bible concerning the
end times, more specifically, of the
period of time dealing with the return
of Christ and the events that follow.
Eschatological subjects commence with
the Rapture followed by the Tribulation,
the Millennium, the Final Judgment,
Armageddon, and the New Heavens and the
In the New Testament, eschatological
chapters include (but not limited to);
2 Thess. 2. In one form
or another most of the books of the
Bible deal with end-times subjects. But
some that are more prominently
eschatological are Daniel, Ezekiel,
Isaiah, Joel, Zechariah, Matthew, Mark,
Luke, 2 Thessalonians, and of course
Why is understanding the doctrine
Eschatology so important?
First, Because of its prominence in
Scripture. Next to the Gospel of Christ,
eschatology is the most emphasized
subject in the Bible.
Finally, Because God's Word provides a
clarity about the future. The fact of
eschatology is intended to comfort the
(1 Thess. 4:18)
and conform us to the likeness of Christ
(1 John 3:3).
Bible is not vague about the chronology
of events concerning end times.
Note the chronology of events that are
certain to happen:
Of The Church (This
could happen now)
1 Thess. 4:15,17;
1 Cor. 15:51,53
The Judgment Seat Of Christ (This
will happen in heaven where believers
will be judged according to their works
and receive or lose rewards.
5:10; Romans 14:10-12
The Marriage Of The Lamb (This will
happen in the heavenlies)
#4: The Seven Sealed Book - The Crisis
(This will occur right after the
(Known also as:
Jacob's Trouble &
Daniel's 70th week)
The Second Coming of Christ (Will be
visible and invincible)
#7: The Millennium (The Reign of Christ
on Earth For one-thousand years)
#8: The Final Revolt Of Satan -
#9: The Great White Throne Judgment
(Where Sinners Are judged and cast into
the lake of fire)
#10: The Destruction Of This Present
Earth And Surrounding Heavens
#11: The New Creation Of Heaven And
The chronology of events clearly present
the wisdom of God in all His doings. How
fortunate we are as believers to know
the Lord Jesus Christ.
Sincerely, Dr. Arthur Belanger
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