Definition[edit | edit source]
Eschatology (from Greek, eskhatos, last) is the term referring to the “doctrine of the last things.” The "last things" are important issues to Christian faith, although as a formal division of theology, eschatology is a relatively recent development.
Theology[edit | edit source]
Christian Eschatalogy is the study of Christian thought concerning biblical final events, including both individual destiny and the consummation of history based on God’s plan of redemption through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ. The Christian view of world history involves the Church and the spread of the Gospel as the primary agent in the triumph of good over evil, according to the Creator's divine purposes. The predictive element of the Book of Revelation leads up to the final establishment of the rule of God.
Doctrinal Eschatology[edit | edit source]
There are a variety of different beliefs regarding the end times in Christianity.
The general timeline:
- The OT perspective
- The NT perspective
- The Christian Hope
- Signs of the Times
- The Coming of Christ or Parousia
- The Resurrection
- The State of the Dead
- The Judgment
- The Millennium
- The New Creation
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