Also pardon the start of this adventure in eschatology with words not even in the Bible
like millennium, dispensation, and rapture; however it does illustrate the persistence in
the minds of religious organizations for theology over Bible.  The emphasis on this Life
Beyond series will be on the realities of hell, heaven, the resurrection, and life on the new
earth centered around what Jesus thought was one of the most important eschatological
aspects for man to know, that is the COMFORT VERSUS POVERTY theme that He
introduced in telling of Lazarus in heaven and the rich man in hell. The rich man had his
comfort on earth while Lazarus begged for crumbs at his table, and the rich man unable
even in hell to appreciate his lack of status in eternity, asked Abraham to send Lazarus,
like an inferior to help him.  Eternal justice after the patience of God waiting for at least
7,000 years within itself demands a heaven and a hell.
It is questionable that anyone like Patterson, Dockery, and Erickson who have floated to
top leadership in religious politics, including in the once largest Protestant and Baptist
denomination, can every discuss eschatology on pure Bible rather than seeking a unity in
theology and Baptist history; thus this article on eschatology is disappointing on Bible but
good if you have not straightened out in your mind dispensationalism and the 3
millennium views.  Of course it is very dated, written in 1994, it does not include the
influence of Jeffries at FBC Dallas and others like him who are DTS graduates like
Jeremiah, and certainly it does not include the fiction based on fiction great influence of a
secret rapture based on the left behind series of fictional books by LeHaye.
Please read what the Bible really says on the false doctrine of a secret rapture in the
Demonic Veil of the Rapture listed below, a veil that protects organized religion from the
fact that they are leaders in the present failing away, protects those at the top with the
veil of a rich man's religion, and takes attention away from the "that sort" and "what sort"
history and theme of II Timothy. 


There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and
fared sumptuously
every day:
And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of
And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table:
moreover the dogs
came and licked his sores.
And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into
Abraham's bosom:
the rich man also died, and was buried;
And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and
Lazarus in his
And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus,
that he may dip the
tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good
things, and likewise
Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they
which would pass
from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from
Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my
father's house:
For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into
this place of torment.
Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they
will repent.
And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they
be persuaded,
though one rose from the dead."  (Luke 16:19-31)


My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed
in you,
I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I
stand in doubt of you.
Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?
For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid,
the other by a freewoman.
But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he
of the freewoman was by
Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the
one from the mount Sinai, which
gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.
For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem
which now is, and is in
bondage with her children.
But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all."  
(Galatians 4:19-26)
NOTE:  Exegesis is on http://www.biblecombibleman.

IV.  Caught Up in Clouds to Meet Christ in the Air.

V.  The Third Heaven or Paradise.

VI.  "Little Season" and "A Thousand Years"

VII.  What part of "the END" do you not understand?

VIII.  Jesus said,
"A Place for You".

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**Pardon the borrowing of the title from Dr Ray summers book; however
while studying graduate Physics at Baylor, the opportunity was also
afforded of taking the book of Revelation under him.  Summers and
McDowell in the "Meaning and Message of Revelation" come closer to real
Bible than any in our generation.  Of course Paul on the false secret rapture
came the closest in II Timothy.