Doctrine of the End Times

“Finally, we believe, according to the Word of God, when the time appointed by the Lord (which is unknown to all creatures) is come and the number of the elect complete, our Lord Jesus Christ will come from heaven, bodily and visibly, as He ascended, with great glory and majesty to declare Himself judge of the living and the dead, burning this old world with fire and flame, to cleanse it [2 Peter 3:10].” Then all people who have ever lived “will personally appear before this great Judge…For all the dead shall be raised out of the earth, and their souls joined and united with their proper bodies, in which they formerly lived. As for those who shall then be living, they shall not die as the others, but be changed in the twinkling of an eye, and from corruptible, become incorruptible [1 Thessalonians 4:16-17].” Then everyone shall be judged, “according to what they shall have done in this world, whether good or evil” (BC, article 37). Then all the wicked “will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life” (Matthew 25:46).