There was a time when the eschatology-emphasis churches talked of the approach of the end of the second day. According to the Bible, "a day with the Lord is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as a day." Two thousand had passed since the birth of Jesus. Therefore, said they, the end of the age was at hand. Many were expecting the end in the year 2000 A.D.
However, the end did not come as expected, and two alternate stances were taken by different eschatology teachers and preachers.