A-Z: General definitions: End times


Also referred to as the 'latter/last days' / 'the end' / the 'day of the Lord' / the apocalypse. A series of images used in the Bible about the sequence of events at the end of human history. Jesus' account (Matthew 24:1-51 and Matthew 25:1-46) includes natural disasters, human warfare and lawlessness, false leaders, terror and tribulation for all participants, the destruction of natural elements (2 Peter 3:3) then the sudden appearance of Christ to bring about the final judgement of all people. Revelation also describes the cosmic battle between good and evil in which God triumphs.

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Big ideas: Apocalypse, Revelation, the End Times, the Second Coming

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