Academic Catalog 2014.2015 - page 8

The Master’s College 2014-2015 Catalog
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THE COLLEGE
upon an unbelieving world (Jeremiah 30:7; Daniel
9:27; 12:1; 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12; Revelation 16),
and that these judgments will be climaxed by the
return of Christ in glory to the earth (Matthew
24:27-31; 25:31-46; 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12). At
that time the Old Testament and tribulation saints
will be raised and the living will be judged (Daniel
12:2-3; Revelation 20:4-6). This period includes
the seventieth week of Daniel’s prophecy (Daniel
9:24-27; Matthew 24:15-31; 25:31-46).
The Second Coming and the Millennial Reign.
We teach that after the tribulation period, Christ
will come to earth to occupy the throne of David
(Matthew 25:31; Luke 1:32-33; Acts 1:10-11; 2:29-
30) and establish His messianic kingdom for a
thousand years on the earth (Revelation 20:1-7).
During this time the resurrected saints will reign
with Himover Israel and all the nations of the earth
(Ezekiel 37:21-28; Daniel 7:17-22; Revelation 19:11-
16). This reign will be preceded by the overthrow
of the Antichrist and the False Prophet, and by the
removal of Satan from the world (Daniel 7:17-27;
Revelation 20:1-6).
We teach that the kingdom itself will be the
fulfillment of God’s promise to Israel (Isaiah 65:17-
25; Ezekiel 37:21-28; Zechariah 8:1-17) to restore
them to the land which they forfeited through
their disobedience (Deuteronomy 28:15-68). The
result of their disobedience was that Israel was
temporarily set aside (Matthew 21:43; Romans 11:1-
26) but will again be awakened through repentance
to enter into the land of blessing (Jeremiah 31:31-34;
Ezekiel 36:22-32; Romans 11:25-29).
We teach that this time of our Lord’s reign will
be characterized by harmony, justice, peace,
righteousness, and long life (Isaiah 11; 65:17-25;
Ezekiel 36:33-38), and will be brought to an end
with the release of Satan (Revelation 20:7).
The Judgment of the Lost.
We teach that
following the release of Satan after the thousand
year reign of Christ (Revelation 20:7), Satan will
deceive the nations of the earth and gather them
to battle against the saints and the beloved city, at
which time Satan and his army will be devoured
by fire from heaven (Revelation 20:9). Following
this, Satan will be thrown into the lake of fire and
brimstone (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10)
whereuponChrist, who is the Judge of all men (John
5:22), will resurrect and judge the great and small
at the Great White Throne judgment.
We teach that this resurrection of the unsaved
dead to judgment will be a physical resurrection,
whereupon receiving their judgment (John 5:28-
29), they will be committed to an eternal, conscious
punishment in the lake of fire (Matthew 25:41;
Revelation 20:11-15).
Eternity.
We teach that after the closing of the
millennium, the temporary release of Satan, and
the judgment of unbelievers (2 Thessalonians
1:9; Revelation 20:7-15), the saved will enter the
eternal state of glory with God, after which the
elements of this earth are to be dissolved (2 Peter
3:10) and replaced with a new earth wherein only
righteousness dwells (Ephesians 5:5; Revelation
20:15, 21-22). Following this, the heavenly city
will come down out of heaven (Revelation 21:2)
and will be the dwelling place of the saints, where
they will enjoy forever fellowship with God and
one another (John 17:3; Revelation 21, 22). Our
Lord Jesus Christ, having fulfilled His redemptive
mission, will then deliver up the kingdom to God
the Father (1 Corinthians 15:23-28) that in all
spheres the triune God may reign forever and ever
(1 Corinthians 15:28).
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