Eschatology – The Beginner’s Theological Vocabularium


“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:”—Philippians 1:6

From Latinized form of Greek ἔσχατος (eskhatos) which means last, furthest, uttermost, extreme or most remote in reference to time, space and degree. In Theology, Eschatology, is the study of last things, or the End Times.

John MacArthur, pastor of Grace Community Church introduces Eschatology

History has experienced three of the four major parts in the Bible’s storyline—creation, fall, and redemption. The last to come is restoration, which involves the defeat of evil and the establishment of God’s kingdom on earth. How could any Christian not be excited about the future? Yet Christians are sometimes reluctant to study what the Bible says about events to come. Perhaps they think that end-time issues are secondary in importance or too hard to understand. Actually, approximately one-quarter of the Bible was prophecy at the time it was written. But the end matters most. It is the purpose for everything!

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