7.4-7.5: Eschatology

7.4. The Prophecies of the Bible. 

Again, Christian Separatists believe that every prophecy, both in the Old and New Testaments, was fulfilled by 70 AD, the Day of Vindication. However, we also believe that although these specific prophecies regarding the Promised Christ, His return, vindication, and the establishment of the everlasting Government of God on earth have been fulfilled, we nevertheless recognize that some mandates and promises in the Bible are still pertinent today, though these should not be viewed as prophecies. For example, it is mandated that we, as Adamics, have dominion over the earth. This is a mandate and a promise, not a prophecy. 

7.4.1. The Old Testament Prophecies. 

Most Old Testament prophecies specifically deal with the coming Messiah. Jesus Christ fulfilled each of the more than seventy major prophecies that are specifically referenced in the New Testament. Other prophecies have to do specifically with Christ’s return as the Mentality of Separation on the Day of Pentecost, such as Joel 2:28 (LXX), “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out My Mentality.” Some prophecies have to do with a longer period of time, such as the Seventy Sevens of Daniel, which foretells, in detail, events from 445 BC to 46 AD, including the crucifixion, the Day of Pentecost, and the spread of the Good Message to the Nations. Still other prophecies have to do with the Day of Vindication in 70 AD. Christian Separatists believe that each and every one of these numerous Old Testament prophecies was fulfilled as recorded in the New Testament and in history, without exception. 

7.4.2. The New Testament Prophecies. 

The prophecies of the New Testament come from Jesus Himself, as recorded throughout the Gospels, such as the Mount Olivet prophecies of Matthew 24 detailing events leading up to the Day of Vindication, or His prophecies regarding His return as the Mentality of Separation on the Day of Pentecost. Also, there are the extensive prophecies in the Book of Revelation detailing events that were leading up to the Day of Vindication. As with the Old Testament prophecies, Christian Separatists believe that each and every one of the prophecies, without exception, have been fulfilled. 

7.5. Judgment. 

We believe that the judgment is here and now. We reject the idea of a future judgment. We believe in the justice of God, that as surely as He is a “rewarder to those seeking Him out” (Heb. 11:6 AST), His justice demands that He also punish those who have rejected Him and who have made war with Him and who are His enemies. We believe that God does, and will, punish the wicked in Gehenna, the Lake of Fire, the place prepared for the Devil, his messengers, all liars, and all who help make a lie. 

“For it behooves all of us to be revealed before the judgment seat of the Anointed, so that each one may receive the things of the body, according to what he did whether good or bad” (II Cor. 5:10 AST).

“So then, each one of us will give account concerning himself to God” (Rom. 14:12 AST).

“Because it is the time to begin the judgment from the House of God, and if firstly from us, what will be the end of the ones disobeying the good message of God? ‘And if the justified are scarcely saved, where will the ungodly and failures appear?’ So as indeed the ones suffering according to God’s will, as to a trustworthy Creator, let them commit their lives in well-doing” (I Peter 4:17-19 AST).

“For if we judged ourselves, we would not be judged. But being judged by the Master, we are chastened, lest we are damned with the world. So that, my brothers, coming together to eat, await one another” (I Cor. 11:31-33 AST).

Therefore, we affirm that judgment is a present reality; we are judged by the Word of God already, but as believers are justified through persuasion. Non-believers, on the other hand, will receive God’s judgment of punishment in the Lake of Fire in the torment of the second death.

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