Eschatology is the study of the end times. In this episode we will discuss the end times according to the Laymen. What do we mean by that? We will agree that Jesus will one day come back for his church; this Jesus was clear about. The question remains, in what manner is this event going to happen? For the Laymen, this is what we call an open handed question. The reason this is open handed, is because there are three main views, and these views do not change your salvation.
The three main views are Pre-Millennial, Post-Millennial and Amillennial. The issue within these views is not if Jesus is coming back, or if the rapture will happen, it is the timing of the rapture. In a Pre-Millennial view, it is believed that the rapture will occur before a tribulation, and then the Millenium (meaning the thousand year reign of Christ on Earth) will happen. In a Post-Millennial view, Christianity will spread, and once it has spread throughout the earth, then, Christ will come and reign. The Amillennial view believes that the Millennium explained in Revelation is completely figurative and will not occur.
In this episode we try to give an unbiased view by presenting each of the three views. We will admit, we have a lot of fun debating these views and challenging each other. On this issue we do not all agree, but because it is an open handed issue, we can challenge one another and have fun doing it.
No matter were you stand on Eschatology, we hope this episode challenges you, because then it will drive you the Scripture and force you to study God's word. All four of us has been challenged, and forced to defend what we each believe. There is, and will always be, a mystery to the end times. That is a part of the beauty of God's word. Know what you believe, and be able to give a defense for it.
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