The Third Temple  The Center for
Messianic Learning 

Unapologetically Pro-Torah
Unashamedly Pro-Israel
Irrevocably Zionist
“… out of Tziyon will go forth Torah, the word of ADONAI from Yerushalayim.”
(Isaiah 2:3)
Jew and Gentile (Synagogue and Church), one in Messiah. (Ephesians 2:14)
“For He is our peace, Who made both one, and broke down the middle wall of partition, …”

If your life is not in jeopardy for what you believe, you’re probably on the wrong side!
If you don’t believe Genesis 1:1-11:32, how can you possibly believe John 3:16?
“Indeed, all who want to live a godly life united with the Messiah Yeshua will be persecuted.” (2Tim 3:12)
It is what you actually believe that determines how you walk out your faith, “but avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, quarrels and fights about the Torah; because they are worthless and futile.” (Titus 3:9)
The one who is testifying to these things says, ‘Yes, I am coming soon!’”
Amen! Come, Lord Yeshua!
(Rev. 22:20)

Please Note: Absolutely nothing on this website should be taken as anti-Church or anti-Rabbinic. I am not anti-anything or anti-anyone. I am only pro-Torah and pro-Truth (see “Philosophy”), but sometimes the Truth upsets our long-held beliefs. I know it certainly upset mine! For example, see “Why Isn’t My Theology Consistent Throughout the Website?”

Developing a
Systematic Messianic Theology:

What Torah Says About
The Future

“The purpose of careful theological formulations is not to put barriers in the way of people who are seeking salvation, but to define clearly the truths upon which genuine [Biblical] faith rests, so that people will not be misled by false doctrines.” [Bowman]

“It must be clearly and unequivocally stated that theology cannot save you. Only faith in Messiah Yeshua can save you. Theology can only give you sound doctrine.” [RLS]

Unless otherwise specified, throughout the Theology section of my website I use the term “Torah” in the wider sense of including the entire body of inspired Scripture: both the Tanakh and the Apostolic Writings. No other so-called “sacred writings” are considered inspired by God or authoritative for the Believe’s walk of faith.

[Explanations of rabbinic citations are HERE]

[Please read the introductory comments first]

Resurrection and Judgment

On the last day, [Jhn 6:40; 6:54]  all the dead will be resurrected. [Jhn 5:21; 5:28-29; Mat 25:32; 2Co 5:10; Act 24:15]

Their souls will then be reunited with the same bodies they had before dying. [Rom 8:11; Phl 3:21; 2Cor 5:10; Job 19:26; 1Cor 15:44; 15:53; Jhn 5:28; Rev 20:12]

The bodies will then be changed, those of the wicked to a state of everlasting shame and torment, [Dan 12:2; Mat 25:41-46; Jhn 5:29]

… those of the righteous to an everlasting state of glory. [Dan 12:1-2; Jhn 5:29; 1Cor 15:52; 15:42–44;  15:49-53, Phl 3:21; Mat 13:43; Rev 7:16]

After the resurrection of all the dead, [Jhn 6:40; 6:44, 11:24]

… and the change of those still living, [1Co 15:51-52; 1Th 4:15–17]

… all nations shall be gathered before Messiah, [Mat 25:32; Rom 14:10; Jhn 5:22, Act 17:31, Rev 1:7]

… and He will separate the righteous from the wicked. [Mat 25:32: Mar 16:16]

Messiah will publicly judge [2Co 5:10; 1Co 4:5; Rom 2:5; 2:16]

… all people by the testimony of their faith [Eph 2:8-10; 2Co 5:10; Mat 25:35-36; 25:42-43]

… the good works [Isa 43:25; Eze 18:22; 1Jhn 2:28]

… of the righteous in evidence of their faith, [Mat 25:34-35; Jhn 3:16-18; 3:36; 13:35; Rev 14:13; Gal 5:6]

… and the evil works of the wicked in evidence of their unbelief. [Mat 25:42; Mat 7:17-18, Jhn 3:18; 3:36]

He will judge in righteousness [Rom 2:5; 2:16; Act 17:31]

… in the presence of all and men and angels, [Luk 9:26; Mat 25:31-32]

… and His final judgement will be just damnation to everlasting punishment for the wicked and a gracious gift of life everlasting to the righteous. [Mat 25:41; 25:34; 25:46]

Originally posted on Wednesday, 03 November 2021

Page last updated on Monday, 25 September 2023 01:13 PM
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