Reasons to Believe

Back to the Future, Part 3 (of 12)

To the non-Christian it may appear at first glance that Christians are hopelessly divided on a number of doctrinal issues. These theological differences certainly extend to the controversial topic of eschatology (the study of last or future things). However, a closer inspection of the views held by believers concerning future things reveals what I like to call “Mere Christian Eschatology.”

Theologically conservative Christians who hold different positions about end time events nevertheless still affirm a common ground of doctrinal orthodoxy. Thus, what believers hold in common is much more significant than their areas of difference.

While I work on a new book manuscript, I hope you will enjoy reviewing historic Christianity’s “Five Eschatological Essentials.”


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Subjects: Bible Difficulties

Kenneth R. Samples

I believe deeply that “all truth is God’s truth.” As an RTB scholar I have a great passion to help people understand and see the truth and relevance of Christianity’s truth-claims. Read more about Kenneth Samples.