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Comparing Christian Denominations - Beliefs (Part 2)


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End Times
  • Anglican/Episcopal - "We believe Christ will come in glory and judge the living and the dead ... God will raise us from death in the fullness of our being, that we may live with Christ in the communion of the saints." BCP (1979), p. 862.
  • Assembly of God - "The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the church." AG.org Read more.
  • Baptist - "God, in His own time ... will bring the world to its appropriate end ... Jesus Christ will return ... to the earth; the dead will be raised; and Christ will judge all men ... The unrighteous will be consigned to ... everlasting punishment. The righteous ... will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven ...." SBC
  • Lutheran - "We reject every type of millennialism ... that Christ will return visibly to this earth a thousand years before the end of the world and establish a dominion ..." LCMS
  • Methodist - "Christ did truly rise again from the dead, and took again his body ... wherewith he ascended into heaven ... until he returns to judge all men at the last day." UMC
  • Presbyterian - "Presbyterians have clear teaching ... about the end of the world. These come under the theological category of eschatology ... But fundamental ... is a rejection of idle speculation about the "end times." Certainty that God's purposes will be fulfilled is enough for Presbyterians. PCUSA
  • Roman Catholic - "At the end of time, the Kingdom of God will come in its fullness. After the universal judgment, the righteous will reign for ever with Christ ... The universe itself will be renewed: The Church . . . will receive her perfection ... At that time, together with the human race, the universe itself ... will be perfectly re-established in Christ." Catechism - 1042

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