8.1 We believe that history is moving towards the time when all whom God has chosen will have been saved, and Jesus Christ will return visibly and in person. The dead will be raised, and everyone who has ever lived will be judged. Those who do not know God will be eternally separated from the presence of God in Hell, as God’s just punishment for their sin. Those who know God will be welcomed into the presence of God in Heaven, where they will enjoy eternal and perfect life with Christ. All creation win be made new, and all evil destroyed, and so God will be honoured for ever. Christians long for this time; they are to prepare themselves for it by the way they conduct their daily lives.

Passages for study: Psalm 96:1-12; Matthew 24:1-25:46; Acts 1:6-11; 2 Corinthians 5:1-10; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 1:4-8, 21:1-22:6