Finding Comfort in Eschatalogical Texts?: Christian Hope in Revelation 7

Monday, 16 Jul 2007

Eschatology is not distinct from, but thoroughly involved with God's Gospel promise to save.
Does your eschatology provide you with Christian comfort? One of the tragic effects of dispen-sationalism on American Christianity has been a speculative spirit with regard to the last things. While the New Testament authors recognized that they were living in the last days and that the consummation of history had already begun in the cross of Christ, dispen-sationalism has sought that consummation else-where. It has looked almost completely to the future and away from the cross. The Apostles saw themselves in the midst of a present eschatological drama, but dispen-sationalism has ...

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