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What is the fate of the lost? What does the Bible say about immortality? What is the historical context in which Jesus Christ promised to return? In The Threshold of Exile: Examining New Testament Prophecy and Eternal Destiny, author Marc Paladino examines these issues. His research into the subject of biblical eschatology has led him to the conclusion that much of our popular understanding of this theological discipline needs careful re-examination. With that in view, this book raises questions and offers alternatives concerning some of our commonly held beliefs and assumptions. Considerably more than a volume of mere proof-texts, the author's interpretive approach invites us to see how a vast amount of the New Testament's eschatological material is linked directly to the Old Testament prophets. Jesus, his apostles, and the New Testament authors extracted those ancient texts, together with their imagery and linguistic style, and presented them to the Jewish nation in their own day. They served as a warning that the tragic consequences of their history, especially those of the sixth century BC, were about to be repeated in their own generation. This book will take readers on a journey of discovery, a journey that may fundamentally transform our understanding of the New Testament's prophetic outlook. Above all, it underscores the central and universal impact of the cross and the emergence of a new, inclusive, and enduring biblical economy under the reign of Christ. Marc Paladino received Christ in 1971 during the Jesus movement. He began his Christian service at the age of 20 with an evangelistic outreach in the Detroit area. Now a retired business professional, Marc and his wife Judy reside in Utica, Michigan. He has served the body of Christ as an associate pastor, church elder, Bible teacher, and administrator. His first book, After the Walls Came Down: Discovering Contemporary Relevance in the Visions of Zechariah 1-6, was published in 2011. The author can be contacted by email at: email@example.com.