Monday, March 09, 2009

Is the world going to end in our lifetime? Probably not...

There are plenty of people who think that the world may end in our lifetime. This is due primarily to their understanding of the Bible - especially Revelation. Who knows, they may be right. But I have my doubts, since every generation seems to think this - for the past two thousand years or more.

Scot McKnight is posting once a day for five days on his understanding of Scripture and what we call "eschatology" - the fancy theological word for "study of last things." Professor McKnight works hard to understand the teachings and life of Jesus in its original culture - and new insights are being discovered regularly about the world Jesus lived in. With what we've learned about that world, it gives us new insights into the teachings of Jesus - and Paul - and John - and thus new insights into what they meant about "last things."

Click here for the first post - it will lead you to the next posts as well (as they are posted...).
And for the third post...
Here's the fourth and fifth post.

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