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By Darrell L. Bock

Are those the final days? may Jesus go back at any time to set up his thousand-year reign in the world? what's the nature of Christ’s millennial state noted within the ebook of Revelation? What needs to take place ahead of Jesus returns, and what half does the church play? 3 important perspectives held by means of evangelicals search to reply to those and comparable questions: premillennial, postmillennial, and amillennial. This e-book provides every one view a discussion board for presentation, critique, and security. in addition to each one contributor’s own standpoint, a variety of interpretations of the several positions are mentioned within the essays. 3 perspectives at the Millennium and past allows you to examine and distinction 3 vital eschatological viewpoints to achieve a greater figuring out of ways Christianity’s nice desire, the go back of Jesus, is known by means of the church. The Counterpoints sequence presents a discussion board for comparability and critique of other perspectives on matters very important to Christians. Counterpoints books tackle different types: Church existence and Bible and Theology. entire your library with different books within the Counterpoints sequence.

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To telos, 1 Cor. 15:24; 1 Peter 4:7), the end of “this age,” which will come when Christ comes— that is, when both God’s people and God’s created cosmos enter into total and perfect deliverance from sin and all its consequences (Rom. 8:18-23), when the present earth and heavens will give way “to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness” (2 Peter 3:13). God’s “creational purpose” will be fulfilled in the new creation, which is not to be understood as a second creation ex nihilo but rather as a renewal, a re-creation of God’s original creation.

When we ask concerning God’s purpose and the church’s mandate for this present time, we are reminded of our Lord’s commission (Matt. 28:16-20) and the apostle’s statement of the reason behind the apparent “delay” in the promised coming: “He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). Berkouwer writes: If missions is in fact closely connected with the eschatological expectation, it is important to note that the community of believers on its way to the future assumes a very central and meaningful place.

Once she skillfully completes the project, the child sees its beauty causing his wonder to vanish in delight. We now see but a little stream of hope. But this stream, flowing continuously in history, will become a river of life and will one day overflow its banks: The man brought me back to the entrance of the temple, and I saw water coming out from under the threshold of the temple toward the east (for the temple faced east). The water was coming down from under the south side of the temple, south of the altar.

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