Research on Eschatology
Doctrinal rightness and rightness of ecclesiastical position are important, but only as a starting point to go on into a living relationship -- and not as ends in themselves. -- Francis Schaeffer
What does this all have to do with church leadership? The sad fact is that too many of our churches are spending too much time and energy on speculative theology while completely ignoring the calls and commands of Christ. While we invent these particulars of nonsense, too many people go un-reached and thus un-discipled because of our foolishness. Let's stop the nonsense and focus on that to which God has clearly and assuredly called us!
First of all this is not an essential issue, as "Eschatology," meaning End Times Theology, is debatable and has no real bearing on orthodoxy versus unorthodoxy, unless it is distracting you from the person and work of Christ. Nor is this even an important issue, as God is far more concerned with our...
What is your view of "Eschatology" or "End Times?" This is the study of our Christian beliefs concerning all future and final events, such as Jesus' Second coming and the final judgment. How sure are you that your view is correct?
Understanding Apocalyptic Literature
Apocalyptic, as a term in the common vernacular or dictionary definition, means something that is written in an ominous, threatening way. It is scary, thwarting, and about boding evil. The dictionary tells us it is presaging people of imminent disaster, exaggerated predictions, or allusions of the Last Days. However, this is not what it meant in the original Greek or Hebrew or in the time this term was penned. This means "Biblical" or "Exegetical Eschatology" which is seeking what the Bible has to say about end times not what an unwise mind may come up with! What did it mean? It means...
Yes and no! Yes, Christ is coming back and we will meet Him and it will be spectacular and no words or speculations could ever describe it effectively, especially not in the way most books and TV preachers have sensationalized it. There has been a lot of debate over...
What Did Jesus say about the Last Days?
Matthew 24:1-28: This is part one of a two part study as a prelude into The Book of Revelation. It is essential we understand the events that are to come and not bow to false teachings or sensationalism, and the best way to do that is see what our Lord Jesus Christ taught on the matter.
This is part two of a two part study as a prelude into The Book of Revelation. The Coming of the Son of Man! A spectacular glimpse to things that will come! Jesus is explaining here, symbolically, the events of the coming...
Have you ever wondered what the book of Revelation is all about?
Minus the nonsense and feeble theories we theologians (not to mention the sensationalists) seem to come up with, what is its purpose for you now concerning how you live and lead your life? We will also examine the four main views from a deductive look and find out it is not so mysterious, after all. In fact,Revelation means "discourser of events," or "uncovering" and not hidden or foreboding!
Introduction to the Book of Revelation
Have you ever wondered what the book of Revelation is all about? This article also serves as the introduction and Background Material to our Bible Study series in the Book of Revelation.
The Four Main Views of Revelation
This is a basic outline overview of the Book of Revelation
A fifty+ part, verse by verse, Exegetical and Inductive in-depth Bible Study series in Revelation with the Four Main views laid out side by side!
Greetings to the Seven Churches! Revelation 1: 1-8
The Vision of Christ Revelation 1: 9-20
The Church of Ephesus Revelation 2: 1-7
The Church of Smyrna Revelation 2: 9-11
The Church of Pergamum Revelation 2: 12-17
The Church of Thyatira Revelation 2: 18-29
The Church of Sardis Revelation 3: 1-6
The Church of Philadelphia Revelation 3: 7-13
The Church of Laodicea Revelation 3: 14-22
The Throne Revelation 4:1-5
Heaven Exposed to Us! Revelation 4: 6-11
The Scroll Revelation 5: 1-7
The Lamb Revelation 5: 8-14
The Four Horseman Revelation 6: 1-8
The Promise of Vindication Revelation 6: 9-17
The 144,000 Revelation 7: 1-8
The Great Multitude Revelation 7:9-17
The Seventh Seal Revelation 8:1-5
The First Four Trumpets Revelation 8:6-13
The Fifth Trumpet Revelation 9:1-11
The Sixth Trumpet Revelation 9:12-21
The Small Scroll Revelation 10:1-7
Take God's Word and Eat It Revelation 10:8-11
The Two Witnesses Revelation 11:1-6
The Third Woe Commences Revelation 11:7-14
The Seventh Trumpet Revelation 11:15-19
The Women and the Dragon Revelation 12:1-6
The War and Victory of Christ Revelation 12:7-12
The Woman Perseveres Revelation 12:13-17
The First Beast Revelation 13:1-4
The Beast is Worshiped Revelation 13:5-10
The Second Beast Revelation 13:11-18
The Followers of the Lamb Revelation 14:1-5
The Three Angels Revelation 14:6-13
The Angels and the Harvest Revelation 14:14-20
The Seven Plagues Revelation 15:1-8
The First Bowls of God's Wrath Revelation 16:1-11
The Final Bowls of God's Wrath Revelation 16:12-21
The Great Prostitute Revelation 17: 1-5
The Woman and the Beast Revelation 17:6-18
Judgment on Babylon Revelation 18:1-24
Praise from Heaven Revelation 19:1-10
The Return of the KING! Revelation 19:11-21
The Millennium! Revelation 20:1-6
The Defeat of Satan! Revelation 20:7-15
The New Heaven and Earth! Revelation 21:1-8
The Lord God Almighty is the Temple Revelation 21:9-27
The Water of Life! Revelation 22:1-6
Jesus is Coming! Revelation 22:7-20
Amen! Revelation 22:21
Revelation is a much debated and often misunderstood book. It seems foreboding and unattainable to some, while being over-simplified and twisted by others. But, it does have honest, truthful, and...
The main point of Biblical, Exegetical Eschatology is to tell us not to be discouraged, but remain faithful and vigilant. We are to live our lives as if Christ were coming tomorrow, or preparing and planning as if He were coming a thousand years from now. We are not to be preoccupied with the details and trivialities. That is why Jesus did not give them to us. Rather, our faith development and steadfastness are far more impacting and real for ourselves and others around us!
Why are some Christians so greatly interested in chasing fads and so little interested in effectual truth?
God is calling the Church, you and me—those who lead and pastor churches, who influence people in the church, who sit on committees, teach, or like to flee from manipulating and gossiping or making up sensationalism behind the scenes—to wake up and SEEK HIM, not ourselves or ideas or plans or trends!