Archive for January, 2012

This is the planned introduction to the book version of the material found in this blog. It has been quite a long time since I was first encouraged to take my twenty-four week Sunday School class discussing the various Eschatological views and put them into written form. The series of classes has been available to […]

The Fellowship Hall of the Baptist Church I was raised in grew dark as the lights dimmed. I was seated cross-legged near the front of the hall as a bright light flickered from behind and the clicking noise of a movie projector started with a cough and began a steady chirping. I was seated next […]

Previously we discussed the initial purposes for even discussing eschatology as a subject and why many avoid it all together. The modern Church’s obsession with all things “apocalyptic” has made a more intelligent and doctrinal discussion on the matter more difficult. But, as we saw, Scripture is replete with passages dedicated to the subject and […]

What About All the “ologies?” As we continue our discussion as to how eschatology impacts other facets of our worldview and belief system, we now turn to a discussion of the doctrinal, theological and ecclesiological issues. Where previously we discussed a more sociological impact, here we look at the more basic underpinnings of the different […]

Millennial Views I was 16 years old, sitting in the first couple pews of the Baptist church I was raised in the day I learned two new words. I was a mini-expert in the field of eschatology, or so I assumed. I had read every tract on the rapture my church had it’s in foyer, […]

A DAY IS LIKE A THOUSAND YEARS The first thing to note is that in most millennial views, the topic of the “Kingdom of God” and the Millennium and unavoidably linked. In fact, in many, if not all views, they are interchangeable terms. When one speaks of the Millennium they are speaking of the Millennial […]

With this post we will conclude the general overview of the four views of the Millennium. Greater discussion will follow this post on the very popular Dispensational (Left Behind) view. AMILLENNIALISM With that in mind let us begin our overview of the four Millennial position by describing first, Amillennialism. Each overview will deal with the […]

The ABC’s of Reading the Book I remember sitting in my fifth grade Sunday School class at the Church I was raised in. The Pastor’s son was the teacher. He was a huge hulk of a man. He was impressive in stature and in confidence. I believed every word that came from his mouth and […]

Let Your Kingdom Come I remember my 16th birthday quite vividly. Well, actually I don’t remember anything about my 16th birthday except the royal blue FIAT Spider 850 convertible sitting in our driveway. It was mine, or it was going to be, later that afternoon after I passed my driver’s test. Three hours later she […]

Amillennialism In my late teens and early 20’s I started a small speaking ministry on modern culture with an emphasis on music. I would travel around the area speaking to Youth groups and parents about music, movies and the pitfalls of modern culture and its impact in Youth Group students. On one occasion I had […]