THE END OF TIME
1 Corinthians 15:22 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (NKJV)
The Bible teaches about the end of time, end of the world, the last moment of recorded history in four specific topics:  The Second Coming;  The Resurrection;  The Judgment; and  The Eternal Destiny of the Righteous and Wicked.
One out of every thirty verses in the Bible mentions this teaching.
The second coming is discussed in 318 places.
Whole books (1 and 2 Thessalonians) are devoted to this subject.
It is common theme of Old Testament prophecy.
Jesus discussed this subject at great length - Matt. 24, Mark 13, Luke 21.
The angles that announced his first coming will announce the second.
Acts 1:11 Hebrews 2:2
The apostles taught this subject often.
Acts 3:19-20 1 Thessalonians 4:16
Hebrews 9:28 1 John 2:28
Jude 14-15 2 Peter 3:12
Titus 2:11-13 2 Peter 3:12
Matthew 24:44-46 1 John 2:28; 3:2-3
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
2 Thessalonians 1:7-10
Acts 1:11 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
That the second coming means his coming at our death
1 Corinthians 15:50-57
That the second coming is the coming of the Holy Spirit
That the second coming refers to the destruction of Jerusalem
Revelation 1:10 and 22:20 were written after Jerusalem.
Lord’s supper has expired? - 1 Corinthians 11:26
Raise the righteous and the wicked -
1 Corinthians 15:50-52 Philippians 3:20
1 John 3:2 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17
Become the bride of Christ -
Ephesians 5:23, 32 2 Corinthians 11:2
Revelation 19:6-9 Matthew 25:1-10
Believers will be rewarded for their faithful service -
Matthew 25:19 2 Timothy 4:8
1 Peter 5:4 1 Corinthians 3:12-15
Revelation 6:12-17 Matthew 25:46
Revelation 20:11-15 Matthew 25:26-30
Romans 1:17-18 Romans 3:23
2 Thessalonians 1:7-9 Revelation 19:20
Many are trying to use “spiritual calculators” to figure out the time.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-5
I am not aware of any event in prophecy that must happen before the second coming of Christ.
A potential objection - Preach gospel to whole world (Matt. 24:14)
ANS. Colossians 1:23 They did!
NOTE: Jesus did not say that the whole world would be converted. He only said that the message would be preached to all men. This was done in the first century of the church.
Genesis 22:5 (Hebrews 11:19)
1 Kings 17 (Elijah)
2 Kings 4:32-35 (Widow’s son)
John 5:28-29 John 6:39-44, 54
Luke 14:13-14 Luke 20:35-36
Acts 24:15 1 Corinthians 15
1 Thessalonians 4:13-16 Philippians 3:11
Revelation 20:6, 13 John 11 (Lazarus)
Matthew 27:52-53 (saints) Matthew 28 (Jesus)
1 Corinthians 15:22
2 Corinthians 5:10
1 Corinthians 6:13-20
2 Corinthians 5:4
In general 1 Corinthians 15:36-37
The body of the believer Philippians 3:21
1 John 3:2 1 Corinthians 15:49
1 Corinthians 15:50-51 No flesh and blood
Glorious, powerful, spiritual body
The body of the unbeliever
The bible is strangely silent on this subject.
Luke 16 (rich man) is our only passage.
NOTE: There has been much speculation about what we will look like in eternity. Will we recognize each other? How will you know me? Will we retain our physical features? Will we remember our connections and associations from earth?
John 6:39-44 the last day
1 Corinthians 15:23
1 Thessalonians 4:14-17
NOTE: All will be raised, wicked and righteous. There is no incentive or assurance in the promise of a resurrection. All will be raised from the dead. We must seek to be among the righteous at the resurrection.
1 Corinthians 15:21-24
“Judgment” is mentioned 188 times in the Bible.
There are several ways the word is used.
Civil or criminal judgment of guilt or innocence
God’s decision or judgment about a tribe or nation
Human judgment – opinion about some matter
Decision making regarding a brother in sin
Final, eternal judgment, Judgment Day
In the Old Testament “judgment” is most often used in reference to the judgment of God against a nation or civil judgments
Daniel 5:27 “You have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting”
The New Testament is more focused on the judgment at the end of time.
3.The testimony of conscience
You do not need a preacher or elder to tell you when you have done wrong. Your conscience will speak loudly to you. We judge ourselves and know where we stand.
I cannot judge others, but I can judge myself.
2 Timothy 4:1
Of saints – Matthew 25
Of unbelievers – 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9
Of angels – 1 Corinthians 6:3
Of Satan and his angels – 2 Peter 2:4
We have recently studied what heaven is like
Hell is real
Hell is a place
It is a prepared place for Satan and his angels
The unrighteous (all not allowed in heaven) will be there
It is a place of punishment
It is a place of haunting memories
It is a place of pain
Hell is eternal, forever and ever, without end
Hell is smoke
Hell is fire, flame, heat
There are only two places to spend eternity – Heaven or Hell