Wesley on Eschatology (Part 2)
The second coming of Christ will take some people by surprise, but the faithful will be prepared. It will be visible and obvious to everyone. Believers will be raised from the dead to be with Christ. Postmillennialism teaches that things keep getting better and the second coming of Christ will come after the millennium. Premillennialism teaches that things get worse and Christ comes before the millennium. Amillennialism sees the thousand-year reign as a symbol and not a reality. There will be a final judgment that will display the attributes of God, where Jesus will be seen as the king of kings. The final judgment will bring justice and reveal the character of each person. Heaven is where the glory of God is expressed. There will be a new heaven and a new earth.
I. SIGNS OF THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
III. A FINAL REBELLION
IV. GENERAL RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD
V. THE FINAL OR LAST JUDGMENT
A. Glorification of Believers
B. New Creation