Armageddon Now: The End of the World A to Z by Jim Willis, Barbara Willis

By Jim Willis, Barbara Willis

Fireplace or ice, bang or whimper, asteroid or alien, act of God or human folly--"Armageddon Now" is all approximately doomsday prophecies. From alpha to omega, the ebook is jam-packed with 2 hundred entries and a hundred illustrations. within the base line, the tip hasn't ever been so completely lined as during this compendium--the final observe for the top consumer.

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The Holy Bible, New International Version. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1978. AMERICAN INDIAN VIEWS OF THE ENDTIMES see Indigenous Peoples of the Americas A MILLENNIALISM (See also Millennialism; Pre- and Postmillennialism) Millennialism is the belief, based on a literal interpretation of Revelation 20:1–10, that Jesus Christ will return to earth and reign for a thousand years, during which time Satan will be “bound” and unable to deceive the nations. This reign will be marked by peace and contentment.

In this tradition, there was a time when humans were innocent. In Genesis 3 they willingly threw away that innocence and became sinners after being tempted by the evil one. Before Genesis 3 there was no sin in the world. After that, “sin entered the world through one man, and death by sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned” (Rom. 5:12). 2. The Apocalypse is the final battle between good and evil, so it is eschatological in nature. Eschatology is the study of the end. So apocalyptic thinking assumes that time is a river flowing inexorably to a fixed destination, a final duel between good and evil.

Chicago: Moody Press, 1956. , and Bruce M. Metzger, eds. The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha. Rev. ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1973. Willis, Jim. The Religion Book: Places, Prophets, Saints, and Seers. Detroit: Visible Ink Press, 2004. A POSTASY The word apostasy refers to the abandonment or renunciation of Christianity. It doesn’t appear in the King James Bible, but it does occur in the original Greek that was used to write 2 Thessalonians. This letter, generally attributed to the apostle Paul even though that attribution is questioned by many modern theologians, uses “apostasy” as one of the signs of the end that will signal the imminent return of Jesus Christ: 34 A RMAGEDDON N OW: T HE E ND OF THE W O RLD A TO Z Apostles’ Creed Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ [the Second Coming] and our being gathered to him [the Rapture], we ask you, brothers, not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by some prophecy, report or letter to have come from us, saying that the day of the Lord has already come.

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