THE SAINTS SHALL JUDGE THE WORLD Chris discusses the apostle Paul’s first letter to the Corinthian church where he tells them, “Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world?” How is this passage to be understood? Interestingly, the apostle applies it to both present and future events. We examine the prophecies concerning the end times, but according to the understanding of earlier generations of Bible teachers, prior to the 20th century. Before global ecumenism (the idea that all religions are one and the same) took hold in the Western world, our Christian forefathers held to a radically different worldview. How did they understand the purpose of the churches during this time upon the earth?