ESCHATOLOGY

Eschatology

The word, Eschatology,  comes from the Greek word, ἔσχατος, meaning “last” or “end”.  Eschatology is the study of the end times; the prophesied events leading up to and surrounding the second coming of Christ and the final establishment of God’s Kingdom on earth. Many regard Eschatology as an area of theology to be avoided because of its complex nature and the proliferation of diverse interpretations. While Eschatology is not as crucial as Christology or Soteriology, that does not mean that it is unimportant to a Biblical worldview. How we understand Eschatology has a significant impact on the way we live our lives and determines the precise nature of our hope for the future.


INTERPRETING THE BOOK OF REVELATION (PowerPoint)
Understanding Apocalyptic literature. Principles of Interpretation. Reviewing the different interpretations of Revelation. An overview of the final events and their timing.

 

THE DOCTRINE OF THE RAPTURE (PowerPoint)
Will there be a rapture of the church from the earth? Examining the roots of this misleading doctrine. Proposing a proper interpretation of Biblical passages often used to support this doctrine.

 

SIGNS OF THE TIMES (PowerPoint)
Examining the prophesied events leading up to and surrounding the Second Coming of Christ.

 

JUDGMENT (PowerPoint)
(This presentation is also part of the Life After Death series). An examination of the Bible’s teaching about the two judgments – the the judgments of Christians and non-Christians.

 

HEAVEN (PowerPoint)
(This presentation is also part of the Life After Death series). What is the nature of the new earth? What will heaven be like? Will there be a literal city?

 

HELL (PowerPoint)
(This presentation is also part of the Life After Death series). Is there a literal hell? What will it be like? Will it be eternal? How can a loving God send people to hell?

SESSION HANDOUTS:

Session 1 Handout: Interpreting The Book Of Revelation

Session 2 Handout: Will There Be A Rapture?

Session 3: Signs Of The Times (Matthew 24)

PAPERS:

INTERPRETING MATTHEW 24 (a paper by Dan Doriani, Professor of Theology at Covenant Theological Seminary)

THE THOUSAND YEARS – by Rev. Angus Stewart (Word Doc)

WILL THERE BE A RAPTURE? (Word Doc)

JUDGMENT (Word Doc)

WRONG BELIEFS CONCERNING THE END TIMES (Word Doc)

“INTERPRETING THE BOOK OF REVELATION” by Dennis Bratcher (Word doc)

“INTERPRETING THE BOOK OF REVELATION” by Dennis Bratcher (web page)

THE RAPTURE THEORY – IT’S SURPRISING ORIGIN (www.askelm.com)

THE SECRET RAPTURE EXPLODED by Lorraine Day, M.D.

THE ROMAN PURGE OF ISRAEL IN AD 70


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