Key to the Interactive Chart of the Ages from Volume 1
Click on the chart to display addtional details about that specific event.


A The World that Was -- 1st dispensation (2 Peter 3:6; Genesis 6:11-13)

B The Present Evil World -- 2nd dispensation (Galatians 1:4; Malachi 3:15)

C The World to Come -- 3rd dispensation (Hebrews 2:5; Ephesians 1:10)

D Patriarchal Age (1 Chronicles 16:16, 17)

E Jewish Age (Amos 3:2)

F Gospel Age (Acts 15:14; Matthew 24:14)

G Millennial Age (Revelation 20:1-6; 1 Corinthians 15:25)

H Ages to Come (Ephesians 2:7)


K Plane of divine glory and power of office (Colossians 3:4; Revelation 3:21)

L Plane of spirit birth (John 3:8)

M Plane of spirit begettal (Romans 12:1; 1 Peter 1:3, 4)

N Plane of human perfection and justification (actual or approaching) (Romans 5:18-19)

P Plane of typical justification (Leviticus 16:30; Hebrews 9:7-10)

R Plane of human sin and depravity (Romans 3:10)

S World's time of trouble in Gospel harvest: separation of wheat and tares (Matthew 13:30, 38-40)


a Adam in perfection (Genesis 1:27, 31)

b Fallen Adam and his posterity, before the flood (Romans 5:12)

c Abraham and ancient worthies as individuals (Romans 4:2, 3; Hebrews 11)

d Mankind from flood to Millennial Age (Romans 5:12)

e Fleshly Israel typically justified as a nation (Leviticus 16:33, 34)

f Israel's time of trouble in Jewish harvest: separation of wheat and chaff (Luke 3:16, 17)

g Jesus at age 30, a perfect man (John 1:29-32)

h Jesus, spirit-begotten at Jordan (Matthew 3:13-17)

i Jesus, resurrected as a spirit being (Matthew 28:18)

k Jesus, 40 days after resurrection, in divine glory (John 20:17; Acts 1:3)

l Jesus, in Gospel Age, set down with the Father on His throne (Revelation 3:21)

"Christians" during the Gospel Age

m Spirit-begotten class who become the Great Company (Revelation 7:9-10)

n Spirit-begotten class who become the Bride of Christ (Revelation 7:4)

p Majority of nominal church: approaching justification but not fully consecrated (Matthew 22:14)

q "Wolves in sheep's clothing." Churchgoers but not believers: hypocrites (Matthew 7:15; 24:48-51)

During the Gospel Harvest

r Christ's second advent (John 14:1-3)

s Little Flock, separating from Babylon (Revelation 18:1-5)

t Great Company, failing to gain chief reward (1 Corinthians 3:11-13, 15)

u Babylon, the greater part of nominal church, falling: some remaining on Plane N, others falling below (Revelation 3:15, 16)

v Babylon, the hypocrite element of nominal church falling to Plane R with unbelievers (Revelation 18:2)

w The glorified Church, head and body (1 Thessalonians 4:17)

During the Millennial Age

x The glorified Christ class, reigning (Revelation 20:4)

y The Great Company class (Revelation 7:9-17)

z Fleshly Israel restored and in position of prominence (Romans 11:25-29; Zechariah 8:13-15, 20-23)

W Mankind restored to perfection and harmony with God (Revelation 21:1-4)



2nd Death (Rev. 20:14)