In the Doctrine of Last Things, students will learn the distinctives of both “individual eschatology,” the biblical hope of individual believers, and “general eschatology,” the biblical hope for the world.
Individual eschatology includes the individual’s hope for the future, in death, in the intermediate state, and in the bodily resurrection. General Eschatology includes the biblical teaching on Christ’s return, the general resurrection, the final judgment, the eternal state, and the various millennial views.
Students will also learn the richness of certain Bible texts, which bear directly upon the subject of last things, to include: Daniel 9:24-27, Matthew 24-25, Romans 9-11, 1 Corinthians 15, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12, and Revelation 20.
The course will interact with dispensational theology and include a response to dispensationalism’s central and distinctive principle that there are separate and parallel destinies for Israel and the church based upon the Book of Hebrews. Finally, course content will include the answers to particular questions raised by the class.
In all, we will begin to see that the above facets of Covenant Theology work together to produce a beautiful gem displaying God’s work of redemption through Christ.
The Eschatology Class will meet ten consecutive Monday nights, beginning on March 6, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
(For those taking the class for credit)
¨ Cornelis P. Venema, The Promise of the Future
¨ Marcelus Kik, An Eschatology of Victory
¨ Dennis Prutow, The Majesty of Christ: An Exposition of Revelation