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Eschatology is the study of future things, of prophecy fulfilled and unfulfilled in the Bible. This thread will have a much more narrow focus, so please don't make it about prophecy per se. Eschatology intersects with Christology, the doctrine of Christ in the doctrine of the Second Coming. However, more importantly to the cause of orthodox Christianity, the full preterist insistence that Christ came spiritually in AD 70 has very serious consequences for Christology proper.
From the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary:
Definition of eschatology
1 :a branch of theology concerned with the final events in the history of the world or of humankind
2 :a belief concerning death, the end of the world, or the ultimate destiny of humankind; specifically :any of various Christian doctrines concerning the Second Coming, the resurrection of the dead, or the Last Judgment
From the same dictionary:
Definition of preterist
In a recently closed thread, there was some pushback on one of these terms. I believe it helps to understand them because they define a belief system without the baggage that comes with Calvinism and Arminianism. For the purpose of this discussion, I am going to provide a definition of both positions.
Synergism, in general, may be defined as two or more agents working together to produce a result not obtainable by any of the agents independently. 1
"In theology, [monergism is] the doctrine...
I'm confronting an important theological issue in the Sunday in the Adult Bible Class this Sunday
I consider it a common ordination question but want to know if I'm on track.
What would you say is THE MOST common question asked?
And then if you wish, list the top three
I am not allowed to participate in the special baptist forum so I am re-posting a post from Jerome here so all of us can share our thoughts.
"John Calvin, Commentary on Jn 8:32
"when the Lord regenerates us by his Spirit, he likewise makes us free, so that, loosed from the snares of Satan, we willingly obey righteousness. But regeneration proceeds from faith"
John Calvin, Commentary on Rom 4:16:
"Here, in the first place, the Apostle shows, that nothing is set before...
Since almost every thread on almost any topic seems to be at-risk of being derailed by one or two - abortion-all-the-time-on-every-topic devotees.
Here it is
If I support abortion does that help Satan or not?
If you derail every thread over to the abortion topic - does that help Satan or not?? is that your question?
May I suggest that you direct your agenda to a thread like this one - that is actually on your topic?
========================================================== fine lets do...
Question from another thread
In 2nd thessalonians 2
If the concept that the day of the Lord would/will be an awesome event. The physical heavens would be on fire as Jesus descends on a cloud. The heart rending sound of the trumpet resounds throughout all creation and the physical bodies of those long dead arise as the ground is violently thrown back. All creation is engulfed in fire and the elements are dissolved. The earth is destroyed as well as the universe with the planets and stars....
I ask this question because I myself cannot make up my mind on it, yet this is a vital question to my current accepted beliefs about living for Jesus.
Really, I am asking if anyone who is a false teacher or accepts false teaching goes to heaven when they die? Another key question, is do you go to heaven if you died a martyr for a different Gospel to the biblical one?
This rule could also be applied to Jehovah's Witnesses, Roman Catholics, Orthodox, and Seventh Day Adventists among other...
There is only one solitary passage in scripture pertaining to the "thousand years" (Rev 20:1-9), and that single passage is found in a book that is rich in symbolism. Zero mentions of a millennium may be found in the Old Testament, gospels, or epistles.
Here's how we know the "thousand years" of Rev 20 is a symbol and cannot be a true time period of history:
(1) Premillennialists divide the judgment of the living and dead into multiple events separated by a time period of one thousand...