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Church Ages - Are the Last Two Combined?

Sometimes, based on the research, more than one possibility appears to support the presentation within the WindowView.

So, we think it fair to note — for example — that there are those who would say that some aspects of the Missionary Age (the 6th Church Age) continue in time even to the latter days on the current time line. This would put the characteristics of the second to last Church Age well into and perhaps to the end of the 7th (Apostate) Church Age. You might even find diagrams — as we have — that in fact overlay the last two ages as if to occur simultaneously.

Undoubtedly, some elements of all seven Church Ages are present at all times. Missionary work may well continue into the present day — but on what scale... realistically far less than before. But overall, the character of tolerance, focusing more on social than on spiritual issues, and seeking political correctness can be observed in print (i.e., the popular media reports) and in the activities of many current day congregations. We see that some Jewish and Christian groups have openly embraced elements of secular humanism — a tendency which certainly leads away from acknowledging and embracing the God of Israel.

We ask you to consider that the characteristics for each age apply to only a specific segment of time. Further, think about how the apostate position weakens the spiritual core of the faith community — i.e., believers in Messiah — in the global sphere over all. Yes, there are large councils and global church meetings of all sorts in this time, but upon close examination one can recognize that the traits of the last Church Age predominate — if not in the foreground, certainly as a presence in the background. We bring this to your attention because its a relevant part of the view today... and thus has something to do with what's ahead of us on the time line.


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SOURCES, Citations, and Reference listing.
TimeLine References:
  • Various sources were used to develop this time line. Where possible dates are cross checked or events are placed in relative position. Many of the dates used above come from the following references:
  • Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum, Th.M., Ph.D.1982. Footsteps of Messiah - A Study of the Sequence of Prophetic Events. (Fruchtenbaum)
  • Ayers, Ed. 1999. God's Last Offer - Negotiating for a Sustainable Future. (A)
  • Fruchtenbaum, Arnold G., Th.M., Ph.D.1982. Footsteps of Messiah - A Study of the Sequence of Prophetic Events. (Fruchtenbaum) (New edition 2003)
  • Graham, Billy. 1992. Storm Warning. Published by: W Publishing Group (formerly Word Publishing)
  • Grun, Bernard. 1991. The Timetables of History - A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events. New Third Revised Edition. Based on Werner Stein's Kulturfahrplan. A Touchstone Book:New York. (G)
  • Ice, T., and R. Price. 1989. Ready to Rebuild — The Imminent Plant to Rebuild the Last Days Temple. (IP)
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  • H. Lindsey. 1973. There's A New World Coming. Bantam Books. (Lindsey)
  • Randall Price. 2001 Unholy War. (P)
  • Dr. G. Schroeder with Z. Levitt. Genesis One. Levitt Ministries (see note in graphic box at top of this table for details).
  • SciNews: Science News is a science news weekly generally obtained by subscription, also see:
  • Web (Internet): Occasionally we find what appear as reliable, but formally unpublished, sources on the Internet. As such these entries remain to be fully confirmed. In many cases this information is found to agree with the remainder of the timeline and the published sources used here.
  • Zondervan Corporation. 1985. The NIV Study Bible. Zondervan Bible Publishers:Grand Rapids.

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