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Judgment Day

or

Doomsday,

central point of early Christian, Jewish, and Islamic eschatology, sometimes called the Day of the Lord. References to it throughout the Bible are numerous. The Christian belief in the Last Judgment asserts that this world will end, the dead will be raised up in the general resurrectionresurrection
[Lat.,=rising again], arising again from death to life. The emergence of Jesus from the tomb to live on earth again for 40 days as told in the Gospels has been from the beginning the central fact of Christian experience and a cardinal feature of Christian doctrine
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, and God, or his agent, will gloriously come to judge the living and the dead. The sinners shall be cast into hellhell,
in Western monotheistic religions, eternal abode of souls damned by the judgment of God. The souls in hell are deprived forever of the sight of God. The punishment of hell is generally analogized to earthly fire.
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, and the righteous shall live in heavenheaven,
blissful upper realm or state entered after death; in Western monotheistic religions it is the place where the just see God face to face (sometimes called the beatific vision).
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. These concepts are also common themes in early Jewish apocalyptic speculation. No generally accepted Christian teaching pronounces when Judgment Day shall occur, but many individuals have prophesied its date. Doomsday believers are called chiliasts, millenarians, or, specifically, AdventistsAdventists
[advent, Lat.,=coming], members of a group of related religious denominations whose distinctive doctrine centers in their belief concerning the imminent second coming of Jesus (see Judgment Day).
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. See also AntichristAntichrist
, in Christian belief, a person who will represent on earth the powers of evil by opposing the Christ, glorifying himself, and causing many to leave the faith. He will be destroyed by Jesus at the time of the Second Coming. 1 John 2.18–22; 4.3; 2 John 7; and Rev.
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; ArmageddonArmageddon
, in the New Testament, great battlefield where, at the end of the world, the powers of evil will fight the powers of good. If the usual etymology is correct, the name alludes to the frequency of battles at Megiddo.
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; millenniummillennium
[Lat.,=1,000 years], the period of 1,000 years in which, according to some schools of Christian eschatology, Christ will reign again gloriously on earth. Belief in the millennium, based on Rev. 20, has recurred in Christianity since the earliest times.
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; apocalypseapocalypse
[Gr.,=uncovering], genre represented in early Jewish and in Christian literature in which the secrets of the heavenly world or of the world to come are revealed by angelic mediation within a narrative framework.
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. The Last Judgment also figures in the Qur'an.

Judgment Day

final trial of all mankind. [N.T.: Revelation]
See: End

Judgment Day

the occasion of the Last (or General) Judgment by God at the end of the world
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com), the address of which was also displayed on the ad, claims that as per the Bible, God plans to destroy the entire world forever following a powerful earthquake on May 21, 2011 which will be the judgement day for all the living and the dead.
Every single day of our lives, every situation, conversation, action and relationship is part of judgement day.
Last night he managed it wearing the dodgiest brown suit ever tailored, coupled with the most minging light tan Chelsea boots I've ever seen - in terms of wardrobe this was definitely a bad judgement day, Bri.
There's a sense of cataclysm to it that seems to have more to do with Marcus' taste for cataclysm than anything else; every second is Judgement Day, and once that happens, well, you can pretty much sleep through it.
City Arms manager Chris Rowlands said Judgement Day led to a full house at the venue he runs in Westgate Street.
There are no such worries in Wales, with tickets flying out of the door for Judgement Day III.
She informs them that Judgement Day was not stopped and will take place in 2011.
Ben John (Ospreys): Arguably the most impressive Judgement Day breakthrough performance as John caused havoc at centre for the Blues midfield before switching to the wing where he grabbed a welldeserved second-half score.
That means a new record is sure to be established, with the first two Judgement Day events having attracted crowds of 36,174 and 30,411 respectively.
Also on the card for Judgement Day, the World Wrestling Federation Intercontinental Title will be on the line as the champion, Chris Benoit, defends against Chris Jericho in a submission match.
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