This I Believe: Last Things

Last Things I believe in the personal, glorious, visible, and bodily return of Jesus Christ with his holy angels when he will exercise his role as Judge, and his kingdom will be established. I believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust—the unjust to judgment and eternal, conscious punishment in hell and…

Seven Strengths of Amillennialism

I would rather be pelted by hard-boiled eggs in an ice storm than argue about eschatology (okay, that might be a stretch). Still, arguing end times is frustrating. Yet, I realize that developing a biblical and theologically informed view of the end times is good, healthy, and fruitful for me personally and the church at…

Coming Out of the End Times Closet

On this blog, I have yet to fully show my hand when it comes to the millennium. I have a link below to a paper I wrote on the millennium. Before you read it (I only expect theology nerds to do so), I want to make a few things clear: Debating eschatology (“end times”) is…

Thoughts on Jesus’ Coming, the Rapture, and Vultures

I don’t like arguing or debating eschatology.  I think it is a colossal waste of time.  I take a huge risk in even posting this, but it’s about Jesus and the Bible, so I think I’m okay. In Luke 17, Jesus gives one of his many messages about the kingdom being “already” and “not yet.” …

Christmas Points to the Second Coming

We get so excited about Christmas, and that is good.  Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8).  He came to save his people from sin (Matt. 1:21).  Without Jesus’ first coming, we wouldn’t know God in such an intimate, real, and personal way. Still, how much more excited should we…

It’s Okay to Laugh.

I was reading in the ESV Study Bible today in the section titled, “The Bible and Religious Cults.”  I read about Jehovah’s Witnesses when I ran across a particular belief of theirs on the second coming.  I remember learning this at one time, but today, it made me laugh aloud: Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the…