Eschatology: “Last Things”


Dr. Ed Hindson

TRBC Doctrinal Statement: We affirm that the return of Christ for all believers is imminent…to be followed by…tribulation and then the coming of Christ to establish His earthly Kingdom.

Seven Prophetic Promises for Every Believer’s Future

1. Rapture

“Dead in Christ shall rise first, then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up.”

1 Thessalonians 4:13-17

Greek, harpazo = “caught up” “snatched up”, “seized”

Taken from one place to another

Timing: Pre-Tribulational

Why? “not appointed to wrath” 1 Thess. 5:9

2. Bride to Father’s House

“My Father’s house has many rooms…I go and prepare a place for you” John 14:2

“You” = Believers (7 times)

Pattern: Jewish Wedding

Betrothal: Groom and Bride

Groom to Father’s House

Bride Remains at Her House

Groom Prepares Room

Father Authorizes Return

Groom Returns for Bride

Bride to Father’s House

3. Judgment Seat of Christ

“For we must all appear before the Judgment Seat of Christ…so that each may be repaid…in the body” 2 Corinthians 5:10

Bema Seat: Rewards for Service

4. Marriage of the Lamb

“For the wedding of the Lamb has come and His Bride has made herself ready” Revelation 19:7

Wedding Garment: Fine linen, bright and clean v. 8

5. Triumphal Return

“The armies of heaven were following him…dressed in fine linen, white and clean” Revelation 19:14

6. Millennial Reign

“They lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years” Revelation 20:1-6

Satan bound in Abyss for 1,000 years

7. Eternal City

“I saw a new heaven and a new earth…Holy City, the New Jerusalem coming down out of heaven” Revelation 21:1-2

Final State of Sinless Glorification


Spirit and Bride say: Come!

Revelation 22:17