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The Little Scroll


The Little Scroll, a web page devoted to End Times Prophecy as revealed in the Holy Bible






But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.  For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.  For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.  But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.    1Thes.5:  1 – 4



Some preliminaries (on a personal note)



This is my take on the End Times as I have come to understand them through prayerful and open-minded study of the Holy Bible.  I began this study several years ago as a consequence of my taking God at his word - that He would give special blessings to those who read and hear what He has to say about this important subject (Revelation 1:  1 – 3).  That's all I wanted at the time - His blessing - and I'm the kind of guy who takes God at His literal word.  I've never been disappointed.


Please note that the information contained herein is my current and best understanding of End Times events.  I claim no special revelation, other than that promised by God to anyone who will approach His word with a simple and open (childlike) faith and with no predetermined agenda.  I had no agenda at the beginning of this study (other than to receive God's blessing) and I have none now.  I condemn no one who holds different views, and I will pray for anyone motivated by anything other than an honest desire to know, and respond to, God's plan for the future of humanity.


By religious training I'm a layman.  By religious background I'm a Southern Baptist.  However, through prayerful study and discipleship, as I continue my spiritual walk after Christ, I grow more and more merely Christian.  I'm completely comfortable with my membership and participation in a Southern Baptist Church.  I think I could be equally comfortable joining with, and participating in, any other church that preaches of the gospel of Christ, 'for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth'.


Finally, I wish to disclose here three important points about my understanding of the End Times:


astonbu1   I interpret prophecies regarding the future of Israel to be about the literal Jewish nation of Israel, and not some spiritualized Church/Israel hybrid.  If God has never failed to deliver on any promise He's made to me, why should I think He'd renege on Israel?     (See References to Israel)


astonbu1           I interpret the Mystery of God as the Church Age - - that portion of history dated from the Day of Pentecost in Jerusalem, shortly after Christ's ascension to Heaven, to the Rapture.     (See References to Mystery)


astonbu1   I interpret that the catching up of the dead and the living in Christ (commonly called the rapture) as occurring at the Seventh Trumpet when 'the mystery of God' (i.e. the Church Age) is complete, and just before the outpouring of the Vials of God's Wrath.  If God expects us to put ourselves in harms way doing His work right now (even unto death, if necessary – right?), I doubt He will expect less of us in humanity's hour of greatest need.     (See References to Trumpets)


May God bless you and keep you in His care until Christ returns.


Jim Bowling


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