Downeast  Baptist Church
Founded on God's Word - Emphasizing  Spiritual Growth 
                         and Evangelistic Outreach
We believe Bible prophecy should be interpreted from the pre-tribulational, pre- millennial viewpoint (Daniel 9:26-27; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 5:1-10; Revelation 20:1-6). We believe the next imminent event on God’s prophetic timetable is the rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; 5:1-6). Following the rapture, all believers will return to heaven for the Judgment Seat of Christ to receive their rewards according to their works (1 Corinthians 3:13-15; 2 Corinthians 5:9-11) and to celebrate the Marriage Supper of the Lamb (Revelation 19:7-8). After the rapture, the next event upon the earth will be seven literal years of the Tribulation Period (Daniel 9:27; Revelation 5:1-18:24). At the end of these seven years, Christ will physically return to earth in His Second Coming with His saints (Zechariah 14:4-5; Revelation 19) to judge the beast and false prophet and to initiate a literal Millennial Kingdom, upon the earth (Revelation 19:19-20:6). At the end of Christ’s Millennial Kingdom, Christ will release Satan “for a little season” to deceive the nations of the earth for a final time (Revelation 20:7-9). At the end of this “season,” God will cast Satan into the Lake of Fire for all eternity (Revelation 20:10) and will resurrect the unsaved dead to face the Great White Throne Judgement and to be cast into the Lake of Fire (Revelation 20:11-15). However, God will cause believers to dwell with Him in the New Heavens and the New Earth for all eternity (2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1-22:5).