Eschatology – teaching of End-times
Eschatology is the theological term for the teaching about End-Times. We have several articles about this subject. Most of them are connected to PURPOSE of PROPHECY (14 at present). But since the length of those connections became so long, we have added this article with many articles connected to it. This article in wordpress-eses is a parent to the others articles.
There are several good articles attached to this one.
Is eschatology an important subject? Yes, because almost 25% or more of Bible verses are about future events. This is how we know that God is the author of Scripture because He is the only one who can declare the end from the beginning Isaiah 46:10
10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure…. Isaiah 46:10 (KJV)
Prophecy is one of the great things that confirms that we are following the One true God by believing and obeying Holy Scripture. Only an Omniscience (all Knowing) God can tell the End from the beginning.
Through many years of being a Christian I am more and more convinced of the ultimate accuracy of Holy Scripture. We believe that Holy Scripture is verbally inspired. We believe in verbal plenary confluent inspiration of the Holy Scriptures. Verbal means every single word was chosen by God. Plenary means all Scripture has its source in God. Confluent means that all Scripture flows together into a coherent unity.
We are trusting our eternity to this book, the Bible. We only truly know God through the Holy Scriptures as enlightened by His Holy Spirit. At present there are amazing amounts of Christian evidences that confirm the Holy Bible.
Why do we study the Scripture so diligently? Well because it is God speaking to us. We have friends that we like to speak with, but who is better to speak with than God. Why don’t we speak with Him more. Well for the same reason that we still have a problem with personal sin.
But Jesus opened the way of access to a Holy God so that we may come before Him with (boldness) freeness of speech.
14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. 15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Heb 4:14-16 (KJV)
We should be instructed to be regular in prayer as Paul admonishes!
17 Pray without ceasing. 1 Thess 5:17 (KJV)