Revelation 21 even mentions the “glory and honor” of the nations being brought into the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:26), suggesting that some of the best of what human beings have produced will find a place in the new creation. So our present lives can impact the new creation. Likewise, how we live now is a testimony to the sort of future we expect. As I have been putting it of late: Ethics is lived eschatology.
Eschatology (the doctrine of last things) has become a hot topic among Christians since the late nineteenth century, when John Nelson Darby began to popularize the doctrine of the rapture (as part of what we now call dispensational theology) through a series of Prophecy Conferences in Britain, Canada, and the United States.
Today - Books - End - Sensationalist - Books
Today there are many best-selling books claiming to predict how the end will come, some of them quite sensationalist. But there are also many books that attempt to expound sane biblical teaching about the last things.
Despite the good intentions of many Bible teachers, the popular views found in the church concerning what God’s future looks like (and how it ought to impact our life today) does not always conform to what Scripture actually teaches.
Post - Misconceptions - Christians - End - Eschaton
In this post I will unpack five common misconceptions Christians have of what the end (Greek eschaton) will be like.
Here are five things that the Bible doesn’t teach.
Christians - Forever
1. That Christians will live in heaven forever.
Although it has become popular orthodoxy to speak of Christians going to be with God in heaven when you die, the Bible promises, instead, the resurrection of the body and the renewal of creation, what we could call cosmic redemption.
New - Testament - Texts - Revelation - Peter
Some New Testament texts, like Revelation 21:1 and 2 Peter 3:13, speak of “a new heaven and a new earth.”
Since heaven and earth is how the Old Testament understands...
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