The Bible’s Watchword: Day of the Lord

Richard Mayhue | September 14, 2011

The biblical phrase “Day of the Lord” (DOL) stands as a key term in understanding God’s revelation about the future.1 The NT writers’ use of DOL rested upon their understanding of the OT prophets. A survey of the OT indicates that it was used by the prophets when speaking of both near historical and future eschatological events involving God’s wrath. The NT writers picked up on the eschatological use and applied DOL both to the judgment which will climax the Tribulation period and the judgment which will usher in the new earth. This view is not only compatible with but also strengthens the case for Futuristic Premillennialism and a Pretribulational Rapture.

Vol. 22, no. 1 (Spring 2011)

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Mayhue, Richard. "The Bible’s Watchword: Day of the Lord." The Master's Seminary Journal 22, no. 1 (Spring 2011): 65-88.