Is the term, "the great falling away" directly from the Bible, capitalized when used in a sentence to emphasize its importance? Also, the term "last days" is in question.

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    Hi Suzette - welcome to the community. I'm not sure whether this question is on topic, but I should point out that 'the great falling away' as a phrase does not appear in the Bible (at least not in the King James Version) - it is usually referred to with ref to Ephesians. Initial capitalisation then becomes a matter of personal stylistic choice. Again, I would expect 'last day' - and here a good dictionary would be of more help than this site - see lexico.com/definition/last_day - consider rephrasing in line with guidelines - you may get a better answer. Hope this helps. Leon Commented Sep 9, 2021 at 11:25

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Some terms are always capitalized, like Holy Ghost.

Specific and important religious events are capitalized in many style guides (the Creation, the Crucifixion, the Flood, the Resurrection, the Second Coming, etc.), but not all.

The "great falling away" (=apostasy/rebellion - 2 Thessalonians 2:3) is less talked about than the Flood or the Second Coming, but if you interpret it as a single and major event, you could argue for its capitalization. Otherwise, I would caution against it (but context matters).

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