Wilson, Everett L.
Title JESUS AND THE END-TIME: An Interpretation
Book Condition Good
Publisher Covenant Press; 177 Pgs. 1977 1977
Seller ID 1360
Paperback. Good. In many of the mainline churches the doctrine has been reduced to personal eschatology. Here attention is directed to our destiny as individuals ---to the assurance of life after death & to the doctrines of heaven & hell. These are of course, important & biblical teachings, but they are only one aspect of biblical eschatology which looks toward a consummation in which the entire creation will participate. In narrrowing the emphasis the doctrine has been deprived of its historical & cosmic significance. In some circles emphasis has fallen on the present realization of the Kingdom of God. In this "realized" eschatology, the Kingdom is now, & the signs of its presence can be discerned wherever the grace & power of God are at work in human lives, both individually & in community. The author's concern is not technical or speculative but pastoral. He wants to help the believer to live confidently & in hope, knowing, inspite of all to the contrary, that God was, & is, & will be in charge & that he can be counted on to bring his kingdom to its appropriate consummation.