Judgment and sovereignty, the fulfilment of the purpose of God, are what the Prophet means by the Second Coming of Christ.
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the Old Testament tabernacle and temples were symbolically designed to point to the end-time reality that God’s presence, formerly limited to the Holy of Holies, would be extended throughout the cosmos. Hence, John’s vision in Revelation 21 is best understood as picturing the new heavens and earth as the eschatological temple. Continue reading “G.K. Beale Study Archive”
Wright’s overly realized eschatology is attractive to students today. Preterism is all the rage in some conservative Reformed circles these days. The “already and not yet” is out, and the “been there, done that” is in. NT eschatology, for the preterist, is retrospective and realized. Well, along comes Wright
Wright’s studies open up new vistas of understanding and inquiry into the nature of Christ’s mission and the people he founded, and that can only be welcome to those studying Realized Eschatology. Continue reading “Kent Ross: A Preterist Reviews The Resurrection of the Son of God by N. T. Wright (2004)”
Once the idea of Jesus as an Apocalyptic Prophet was presented to me the whole thing just made sense. The early Christians clearly expected Jesus to return immediately. The synoptic Gospels, on my reading, present Jesus as expecting a final judgment in the near future. It makes sense of his teaching, the warnings of judgment. ‘The Kingdom of God is at hand.
The twentieth century has indeed had its skeptics, as well as many who have, happily or not, embraced thoroughgoing eschatology. Continue reading “Dale Allison: A Plea For Thoroughgoing Eschatology (1994)”
I almost dropped the book when I read these words of Pope Benedict in his new book Jesus of Nazareth
Continue reading “Taylor Marshall: Benedict XVI on the Realized Eschatology of C.H. Dodd (2012)”
The topic was the use of the Old Testament in the New, and the title of his lectures was “Promised Beforehand by the Prophets”, published as The Time is Fulfilled (Eerdmans, 1978), the title of the first lecture. Continue reading “F.F. Bruce: The Time is Fulfilled (1977 Video)”
The church seems to have slackened its grasp upon the Parousia hope under pressure from materialistic thought; and western capitalism, naturally biased towards conservatism, has hardly encouraged the church to re-affirm its hope in the impending judgement and renewal of the present world order. Continue reading “A.L. Moore: Parousia in the New Testament (1966)”
His disciples said to him, “When will the repose of the dead come about, and when will the new world come?” He said to them,“What you look forward to has already come. but you do not recognize it.”