Doctrine of the End Times

With so much confusion and controversy surrounding the doctrine of the End Times, how can we know what to believe? By carefully examining Jesus’ account of the Last Days, in this course, Dr. R.C. Sproul clarifies the issues surrounding this important subject.

  • Worldwide Class

    Take this course with Ligonier Connect students from around the world. In the Worldwide Class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the course at your own pace
    • Discuss questions and share notes with your classmates
    • Keep unlimited access to the course content with an active Ligonier Connect subscription
  • Create your own group class

    Take this course with your own private group of friends, family, or church members. With a group class, you'll be able to:

    • Take the class together on a schedule or allow members to work at their own pace
    • Invite anyone to join your class (requires a Ligonier Connect subscription)
    • Moderate discussion questions and leave feedback for each member of your class
    • Monitor each member's progress at a glance

About this course

What did Jesus mean when He said to His disciples that some of them would not taste death until they saw the Son of Man coming in His kingdom? What is meant when the book of Revelation says that the things prophesied therein “must soon take place”? Comments such as these have raised many questions, causing some to conclude that Jesus was wrong about the time of His second coming. In this course, R.C. Sproul examines the time-texts associated with the Olivet Discourse and the book of Revelation, demonstrating that when properly understood, they are actually strong evidence for the truthfulness of Scripture.

This course has been approved by the Association of Christian Schools International for one Continuing Education Unit.

Course Path Overview

  • Getting Started

    • Welcome to Doctrine of the End Times

      • to-do Review Course Material
      • to-do Update Your Student Profile
      • to-do Introduce Yourself
  • Crisis in Eschatology

    • Lesson 1: Crisis in Eschatology

      • watch Crisis in Eschatology
      • read Pages 11-17 from “The Last Days According to Jesus”
      • Take Lesson 1 Self-Assessment
  • Understanding the Parousia

    • Lesson 2: Understanding the Parousia

      • watch Understanding the Parousia
      • read Pages 17–26 from “The Last Days According to Jesus”
      • Take Lesson 2 Self-Assessment
  • A Question of Time

    • Lesson 3: A Question of Time

      • watch A Question of Time
      • read Pages 29–33 from “The Last Days According to Jesus”
      • Take Lesson 3 Self-Assessment
  • Literal or Figurative?

    • Lesson 4: Literal or Figurative?

      • watch Literal or Figurative?
      • read Pages 33-48 from “The Last Days According to Jesus”
      • Take Lesson 4 Self-Assessment
  • This Generation

    • Lesson 5: This Generation

      • watch This Generation
      • read Pages 51-68 from “The Last Days According to Jesus”
      • Take Lesson 5 Self-Assessment
  • The End of the Age

    • Lesson 6: The End of the Age

      • watch The End of the Age
      • read Pages 71-109 from “The Last Days According to Jesus”
      • Take Lesson 6 Self-Assessment
  • The Destruction of Jerusalem

    • Lesson 7: The Destruction of Jerusalem

      • watch The Destruction of Jerusalem
      • read Pages 113-127 from The Last Days According to Jesus
      • Take Lesson 7 Self-Assessment
  • The Book of Revelation

    • Lesson 8: The Book of Revelation

      • watch The Book of Revelation
      • read Pages 131-149 from “The Last Days According to Jesus”
      • Take Lesson 8 Self-Assessment
  • The Antichrist

    • Lesson 9: The Antichrist

      • watch The Antichrist
      • read Pages 173-182 from “The Last Days According to Jesus”
      • Take Lesson 9 Self-Assessment
  • The Beast

    • Lesson 10: The Beast

      • watch The Beast
      • read Pages 182-189 from “The Last Days According to Jesus”
      • Take Lesson 10 Self-Assessment
  • The Rapture

    • Lesson 11: The Rapture

      • watch The Rapture
      • read Pages 153-170 from “The Last Days According to Jesus”
      • Take Lesson 11 Self-Assessment
  • The Millennium

    • Lesson 12: The Millennium

      • watch The Millennium
      • read Pages 193-203 from “The Last Days According to Jesus”
      • Take Lesson 12 Self-Assessment