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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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Some visitors to the city were shocked to find parking charges around Cardiff City Hall had been raised for the Judgement Day event.
You also get the sense that some regular fans are not to fussed on sharing the day with event goers who are attracted to Judgement Day by the low ticket price and the prospect of a day on the beer.
September 28: Ayodhya: Judgement Day tomorrow - brace yourselves
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.
The event park and ride for Judgement Day is at Cardiff City Stadium while parking is also available at Sophia Gardens.
Fans have been buying tickets early for Judgement Day since the first one and we would encourage everyone to get their tickets quickly again this year to avoid disappointment.
Judgement Day V will be staged at the Principality Stadium on Easter Saturday, April 15, next year.
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.
To see an atmosphere in our national ground akin to a Welsh international match for the regional game for Judgement Day IV was heart-warming and shows that, if we can get the product right week in week out, the future is bright for Guinness Pro12 rugby and for our national game in general.