Plain Theology for Plain People- The Last Things (Charles Octavius Boothe 9/9)

Eidos | 2/12/2019 | Staff
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Charles Octavius Boothe began in God, moved from creation, to our fall, redemption, and life in Christ’s church. Now he comes to last things.

One thing is certain for all of us: Jesus will return in no more than one hundred years from the moment you read this sentence for each one of us. Why? We shall all die and at that moment the end has come: we are, each of us, hurtling toward the last things.

Day - Day - Judgment - Seat - Moment

We should live, day by day, as though we constantly stood at the judgment seat, ready at a moment to leave the post of duty for the place of rest.

Death can be terrifying, but there is victory in Jesus. This victory begins, for Boothe, at the moment of our death when we enter the intermediate state between death and the final resurrection.

Doubt - Saints - Affairs

No doubt the disembodied saints are still busy in our spiritual affairs.

There was more room, at the very start of what would become Evangelical Christianity, for this kind unexpected thinking. He is a man who supports believers baptism by immersion, non-hierarchical churches, but he considers a work for the dead. After all, the dead are not really dead, but more alive than ever, though not as alive as they will be!

Day - Boothe - Dead - Resurrection - Apologist

The day will come, Boothe reminds us, when the dead will raised: a general resurrection. Boothe the apologist is ready for the objection:

Regarding the possibility of the resurrection, it is enough to say that it will be brought about by the almighty power, and in the infinite wisdom of God. Which is easier for God to do, to make a living soul, or to make forms in which to clothe it? Which is...
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