Eschatology, coming from the Greek words eschatos (meaning end) and logos, (meaning word), is the study of the doctrine of last things. While eschatology is often used to refer to the detailed study of prophecy, it is important to remember that eschatology includes much more than speculative interpretations of the Apocalypse. At its foundation is the fundamental truth that the same God who created the world will bring that world to a conclusion. History is purposeful and linear, not cyclical. Jesus Christ, Who bodily ascended, will one day return bodily to the earth and set all things right. All those that are “in Christ” will receive the fruits of His triumph and those are yet His enemies will receive the just reward of their rebellion.